Beauty Heroes + GRESSA Review

September 26, 2017

GRESSA box

You guys know how much I love me some Beauty Heroes! Beauty Heroes is a clean beauty subscription that sends out one “hero” product monthly and I can say without a doubt, it’s the highlight of my month! And a couple of times a year, Beauty Heroes will also offer a makeup discovery. Like right now! And let me say, when a Beauty Heroes makeup box is offered, you KNOW it’s going to be good. Past discoveries have included Axiology, Modern Minerals, Vapour and Au Naturale – all heavy hitting big names in green beauty. So who’s next!? GRESSA. Beauty Heroes is sending out two GRESSA Eye Tints, a vegan Cream Shadow Brush, and a Lumiére in Eva. This selection is valued at $114 but you can grab it up at Beauty Heroes for just $45 and members can get it for even less with their 15% discount for just $38.25. And if you don’t know, now you know!

Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

Okay first I want to introduce you to GRESSA. they offer skincare and makeup but their makeup line is so unique and is by far their signature product. I was so excited to see that Beauty Heroes is bringing on their Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation because GURRRRLL it’s truly one of the coolest formulas’s I’ve tried. It’s an oil based foundation that’s super pigmented. It comes in a glass bottle with a glass dropper and you only need 1-2 drops to cover your entire face. For realsies. And it tints + covers like a second skin. A strong medium coverage that is not dewy and not matte. It truly just looks like your skin. One of the reasons for this is they use a base of broccoli seed oil which protects, hydrates, moisturizes, nourishes and calms skin. Plus, bonus! It’s a natural source of vitamin A and C too.

It’s fantastic on its own but I also love mixing one drop into everything I use. It will boost a BB Cream or add color to a facial SPF or your favorite moisturizer. My only complaint is they don’t have a great color match for me. 3.5 is too yellow and 4.0 is too dark. If you are in between colors, GRESSA recommends using a drop of the two different shades to get the perfect color match. I digress. But I can’t help myself because this foundation is far my fave GRESSA product – I can’t get enough! Hit up the Beauty Heroes shop to get yours. $62

Eye Tints

 

GRESSA Eye Tints

 

Okay obviously I’m excited Beauty Heroes is adding GRESSA to the store lineup (members get 15% off!) but let’s talk about what we are getting in this makeup discovery. We are seeing the GRESSA Eye Tints in two shades. Obscur (a dark purply brown) and Aureo (a light peachy champagne with some shimmer). This is a 100% vegan formula with a cream to powder finish. I like both of these colors as a full lid color. BUT you can also use Obscur as a liner (with the included brush) and you can use Aureo as a brow + corner of the eye highlighter.

GRESSA swatch
Top: Áureo, Bottom: Obscur

Now let me just start by saying I have oily eyelids, comparatively speaking. So to avoid creasing, I need to prep lids with a concealer and a power before applying these Eye Tints. I also liked them best in almost a sheer wash of color – like a true tint, rather than as a buildable shadow. And I totally love the Cream Shadow Brush that’s included. It’s like the perfect shape for lids so that you can wash color over the entire lid and it automatically ombres or blends into the crease – it’s really easy to use. Plus it’s stiff enough to use as a smudgy liner brush so totally love that too.  2 Full size Eye Tints, $36 each + Cream Shadow Brush, $14

Luminére in Eva

GRESSA Beauty Heroes

Okay GRESSA currently offers the Luminére in two colors on their site but this color is a third color and it’s exclusive to Beauty Heroes through the end of October. This formula is so interesting. It’s a viscous illuminating serum that you can wear straight up on your cheeks to add a bit of life + dewiness to your complexion. OR you can mix a drop or two into your liquid foundation to create an unparalleled glow. OR you can even wear it on your lips! Say wha!? I know! It sounds impossible but it’s true and it’s so fun to play with and see the different looks you can create.

The Luminére in Eva pumps out a deep plum but goes on sheer in my opinion but GRESSA has two other colors so maybe after trying another color I would say different. So, it really doesn’t leave any color behind…..just a pretty glow. This formula is a makeup and skincare hybrid with a base of castor seed oil, safflower oleosomes, broccoli seed oil and rosehip to feed and nourish skin with titanium dioxide, mica and iron oxides to tint. Full size, $28

Applied

GRESSA makeup appliedOkay so here is what everything looks like on! I am wearing The Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation (one drop mixed in with my Inika Organic BB Cream). The Liminére in Eva on my upper cheek bones and my lips. I have the Áureo Eye Tint as an all over lid color as well as a liner for my bottom lashes. Then I have Obscur as a highlighter for my brow bones, cheek bones, Cupid’s Bow and the bridge of my nose. I love this smokey eye look!

Get on it!

With a $114 value for $45 or less, this is a great way to experience GRESSA without breaking the bank! Seriously! This discovery will be available until it lasts which won’t be long! Let me know what you think if you try! Do you have a GRESSA fave? Shop here! 

Read my Beauty Heroes review to check out past discoveries, get to know the founder and find out why it’s one of my favorite subscriptions!

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