Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spotlight: Flower Beauty

     As soon as I read in last month's Nylon magazine that Drew Barrymore had her own line of drugstore beauty products, my interest was sparked. I happen to love Ms. Barrymore, for your information. I took it upon myself to find out more about her products by visiting the Flower Beauty website, where I uncovered some pros and cons about the line. Pros: no animal testing is used, company money isn't spent on commercial advertising so products can stay affordable, everything is produced in the USA, and it is free of pore-clogging toxins. Cons: it is only available at Wal-Mart. Now, I know that the pro-to-con ratio seems pretty promising, but you need to know something about me; I loathe Wal-Mart. In fact, I loathe Wal-Mart almost as much as I love Drew Barrymore. Seems like a bit of pickle, right?
     One day Andy and I stopped at a Wal-Mart to pick up snacks before heading out of town, so I decided to check out the Flower Beauty feature. I was immediately impressed with their ultra-chic, rose-gold  packaging and clever names; e.i.-About Face foundation, Secret Service concealer, Sheer Up lip gloss, etc. However, I am a penny-pincher, and $13 foundation is not exactly "affordable" when it comes to drugstore make-up. Alas, I walked away without making any purchases.
     About a week after the trip with Andy, I was having a bad "looks" day. My skin was completely broken out, and the make-up that I was using only seemed to make it worse. I had some extra cash, so I just decided to take a dive into Flower Beauty products. This turned out to be one of the best beauty decisions/ investments I have ever made. The foundation I bought matched my olive-toned skin perfectly, went on smooth, and did not have a caked-up effect. The concealer also provided awesome coverage to problem areas. I was most impressed by the powder, though. It evens skin and gives a matte finish, while still looking completely natural. My breakouts and dry-patches have been at an all-time low with Flower Beauty, as well, because the make-up is totally breathable on your skin. 
     I am so incredibly glad that I spent the extra money this time around; you really do get far more than what you pay for with these products. Another plus is that a little goes a long way, so its not something you'd have to buy often. Which is especially good news for me, because I'd like to keep the Wally World trips to a minimum. I'm really looking forward to incorporating Drew's lipsticks and eye shadow pallets into my routine, as the reviews I've read have been mega-positive. If you're looking to switch over to another brand, I'd definitely give Flower Beauty a shot!
Here's a better look at my own results:


(This post is purely opinion. I did not receive any funding to promote or endorse the products mentioned above.)


  1. Hiya! Love the before and after shots, though you're beautiful in both! I've been trying some of the Flower Beauty products recently (creme eyeshadows, lip butter, nail polish), and I really like them. However, I also have acne-prone skin and have not yet tried the foundation or powder. I think they might be my next purchase, so I am happy to hear that you like them! How do you apply the foundation - with your fingers, or with a makeup sponge?

    Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much! It is the most luck I've ever had with a foundation/powder, so I definitely recommend giving it a try. I use a sponge to apply the foundation, since your hands tend to hold bacteria. I hope that helps!


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