Green Beauty Recap – September

Whoah, this month flew by, didn’t it? This month I have some fun finds in green cosmetics and skincare!


First off, W3LL PEOPLE. Love their Bio Brightener, Bio Bronzer, and the Universalist Multi-Sticks. I mean, come on, I am such a sucker for makeup sticks…they are so easy to apply! I tried a few new shades this month – #8 (Nude Rose), #10 (Nude Berry), and #11 (Nude Peach). And I love them all. Seriously. Didn’t think I would like #11, but it was such a gorgeous sheer wash of peach. So impressed, truly.


Here are the swatches, which I applied heavily, so you could see the true tones. You can definitely blend these out to a very sheer wash of color, though. These are everyday staples, in my book. My only issue is deciding which one to wear!

Oooh! Ilia Beauty has some new goodies too.


Ilia Fade Into You Powder and Finishing Powder Brush. This new powder is great for giving a soft focus look to the skin, and doesn’t contain talc. Now, up until a month or so ago, I wasn’t much of a powder fiend, but I have been setting my undereye concealer with powder recently, and I’ve been really happy with the result with this particular powder. Now, the brush was love at first swipe. The soft bristles are made with high-grade, synthetic Taklon, which is an easy-to-clean, cruelty-free material.

But let’s talk lipstick, shall we? Oh my goodness, I tried two of Ilia’s new shades and I am obsessed with both.


Madam Mina on the left, and Lucy’s Party on the right. Madam Mina is the perfect blush mauve for my pigmented lips. It doesn’t wash me out like most lighter blush colors, and I find myself grabbing it all the time during my day-to-day grind. Lucy’s Party is such a killer oxblood for fall. Check it out.


A favorite, for sure.

Finally, let’s talk about Petit Vour’s September box. Petit Vour is a monthly cruelty-free and non-toxic beauty box (only $15/month) with great brands, as well as a fantastic online shop!


This month’s box contained my favorite deodorant brand, Meow Meow Tweet. (Really, peeps. I’ve tried ALL OF THE NATURAL DEODORANTS, TRUST ME.) Love this specific grapefruit-scented one without baking soda, which I alternate with this one. (What can I say…once again, I love sticks.) I don’t use any other natural deodorant brand. Meow Meow Tweet is the way to go.

Also in the box this month: Osea Ocean Cleanser, Odacité Radiance Serum Concentrate, and ADORN Hydrating Cream Foundation in Light/Medium. My favorite of this lot is the Odacité Serum – designed to create radiance, it is made with green tea and lemongrass, and oh my, it smells so good. (I’m a huge lemongrass fan.) You just put a few drops into your facial oil or moisturizer and it gives such a nice glow.

I have been very pleasantly surprised with the Petit Vour box, and will continue to subscribe. If you have any particular questions about this service, hit me up in the comments!

That’s it for this month. Anything new that you are loving in the green beauty realm?


  1. Mina

    September 29, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Which concealer are you using? I’m def excited about that ILIA powder/brush! I wish I liked blush colors because I never see my name on anything, lol. But the other one looks like a must have for fall.


    • whoorl

      September 29, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Obsessed with W3LL People Bio Correct concealer. Love it!

  2. Kate

    September 29, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I love these recaps!

  3. GreenInOC

    September 29, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I’ve never even heard of Petit Vour and I’m going to sign up, asap! Is there an affiliate link I should click (doesn’t seem like the one here is), I want to make sure you get the credit!

    • whoorl

      October 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      You are so sweet! Yes, it’s an affiliate link. :)

      • GreenInOC

        October 5, 2016 at 12:32 am

        I’m so glad to hear that. I went ahead and signed up, I am unreasonably excited about this!!

  4. Kelley

    October 1, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Do you use the well people sticks as eye shadow?

  5. Amy

    November 2, 2016 at 12:23 am

    If I am a Laura Mercier bisque, which Beauty Counter tint skin color would you recommend? I tried Sand, but think it might be too yellow.

    If skin tint is not a good color match, could you recommend another natural option?