Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Petite Treasures from Stowaway Cosmetics That You Need in Your Life | Review and Swatches

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Stowaway Cosmetics is an innovative makeup line that features products that are about half the size of regular makeup. That their products are diminutive in size not only makes them infinitely portable, but also about half the price of normal department store makeup. This Indie line offers travel-friendly products that are made small enough to actually finish them up before they expire, and this paradigm shifting thinking is very economical and smart.

Stowaway Cosmetics is always paraben, phthalate, and cruelty-free. EU compliant.
About Stowaway Cosmetics,

Stowaway was born over breakfast (and too many cups of coffee), when Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson were comparing makeup bags and venting over never finding the cosmetics they loved in the sizes that better fit their lives. Both were frustrated by the large, heavy items that always expired before they were finished. Julie had what she liked to call a “free gift with purchase problem” and bought sets and subscriptions just so she could get to the sizes she preferred. Knowing they weren’t the only ones fed-up, they decided to create Stowaway.

Luckily, together they had the perfect skillset to create a brand. Chelsa who began her career as a makeup artist, worked in-house at Clinique for many years and more recently worked on editorial and online content for Bobbi Brown. Julie spent her entire e-commerce and entrepreneurial career in digital marketing. They joke that they are the yin to each other's yang and came together to offer smart beauty solutions to women just like them.
Stowaway Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Rouge in Peony ($15.00 from Stowaway Cosmetics): This multitasking pot rouge has a creamy consistency, it glides across the skin effortlessly, and deposits color evenly. It neither dries skin, nor does it emphasize fine lines or pores. Peony is a gorgeous mid-tone pink that can be sheered out for a subtle wash of color, or built up for intensity. It is available in three shades: Burnt Rose, Peony and Cantaloupe.

According to Stowaway,

One-third the size of an average blush, our pot rouge makes touch-ups in tiny spaces a breeze. This smooth formula softens into a cream at body temperature, giving you buildable color with a silky, matte finish.

Cocoa seed butter, shea butter, and apricot kernel oil are natural emollients to keep your skin softly, conditioned and provide the perfect slip in the formula for easy application. Grape seed oil is a natural antioxidant and was added to soothe your skin.

PRO TIPS: Lightly dab on the apples of your cheek and blend for a flushed, natural look. Try applying on lips for a matte stain or under a coat of gloss for soft color. This cream formula can double as a base under your regular powder blush or can be applied over top of a bronzer for those winter months.
  • Heavily pigmented, buildable color
  • Cream-to-powder finish
  • Doubles as a matte lip stain
Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Beeswax, Ozokerite, Tricaprylin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Isocetyl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glyceride, BHT, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
Stowaway Cosmetics Creme Lipstick in Peony ($15.00 from Stowaway Cosmetics): What a gorgeous ultra-hydrating lipstick formula! While it boasts beautiful pigmentation, it has the feel of a highly nourishing balm with the wear of a lipstick. Peony, a gorgeous pink, glides across the lips effortless, deposits color evenly, it does not settle into lip lines, and leaves lips hydrated, soft and supple. It has the perfect amount of cushion– making it a very comfortable-to-wear lipstick, and in spite of its emollience, I get several hours of wear from a single application. Whether you prefer a sheer wash of color, or a more pigmented intense lip, this lipstick delivers.

Available in four shades: Champagne, Peony, Scarlet and Fig.

According to Stowaway Cosmetics,

Smaller than your pinky finger, our highly pigmented, long-wearing cream lipstick delivers smooth color that works as hard as you do. One swipe will do with this opaque color. Full of nourishing ingredients that keep your lips hydrated even on the longest day.

Formulated with a high percentage of pigments and polymers for intense color and extended wear. Butter derived from wild mango nourishes and moisturizes lips. Added emollients for glide and lip conditioning.

PRO TIPS: One coat will do with this super rich formula. Before applying, add a smudge of concealer to your lips for the ultimate canvas.
  • Highly pigmented
  • Buttery cream formula
  • Extra hydrating
Ingredients: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 (CI 15850).
Left to Right: Cheek & Lip Rouge in Peony, Creme Lipstick in Peony and Stowaway Effortless Eyeliner in Spice.
Stowaway Effortless Eyeliner in Spice ($10.00 from Stowaway Cosmetics): This tiny eyeliner is absolutely the perfect size for carrying in a makeup bag, and it is such a joy to use. Not only does its diminutive size allow for greater control, and a more precise application, but applies effortlessly without any tugging. It glides across the skin with great ease, it deposits color evenly without skipping, and it sets in about 30 seconds– which gives you ample time to work before it sets. I don't have oily eyelids, but once it set it neither migrated, nor did it smudge. Spice is a wonderful brown shade that isn't too red, as are many brown liners, but if you prefer a black liner it is also available in Jet.

According to Stowaway Cosmetics,

Enhance your eyes with our ever-sharp liner that's the size of a q-tip. Our effortless formula glides on smooth and sets in 30 seconds for all-day wear.

Silica provides smooth, tug-free application and smudgeable before it sets. Pigments added for intense color, all-day color.

PRO TIPS: Twist eyeliner to reveal its tip and apply to your upper and lower lash line for definition. Try smudging lash line for a softer smokey look. Don't forget to twist liner down before putting the lid back on!
  • Highly pigmented
  • Smooth, tug-free application
  • Sets in 30 seconds
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Cyclomethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Stowaway Cosmetics Defined Lash Mascara ($12.00 from Stowaway Cosmetics): This mascara, which is only available in black, defines, volumizes and lengthens lashes without any smudging or flaking. Furthermore, it contains no irritating fragrance, which often makes my eyes itch, and therefore I can wear it all day long without incident.

According to Stowaway Cosmetics,

Half the height of the average tube of mascara, our Defined formula contains buildable fibers that deliver impressive length, volume, definition, and separation with no smudging or flaking. Get ready for your new favorite mascara.

Packed full of fibers for dramatic length enhancement. Twisted fiber brush works with formula to define and curl each individual lash.

PRO TIPS: Start from the base of your lash line and shimmy the brush back and forth along your lashes. Try waiting 15 seconds before applying a second coat for more impact.
  • Volumizing, defining, and lengthening formula
  • Fiber brush that curls lashes
  • Long lasting without smudging or flaking
Ingredients: Water, Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Stearic Acid, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, VP/VA Copolymer, Rayon, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266).
Overall Assessment: I love the concept of this line, and I am very impressed by the quality of their products. I definitely want to further explore this line!

Have you tried Stowaway Cosmetics yet? If so, do you love it? What are your favorite products?

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  1. There is a set of three of these lipsticks in this month's PopsugarMustHave box, though not this color.

    1. Ooooooh that sounds really nice! Did you order it?


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