Have you heard of Stowaway Cosmetics yet? I recently discovered them and have quickly become a big fan. Today I wanted to share a bit more about who they are and the products of theirs I’ve tried out, plus give you a chance to win a free kit!
First, let’s talk about who they are and what they’re about. Started by two friends, Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson, these “right sized cosmetics” are smaller than average and designed to be fully used rather than tossed out too soon because they’ve expired. These beautiful products are all paraben-free, phthalate-free, cruelty-free and EU-compliant. What is that exactly? Well, the US bans only 11 items in cosmetics (yikes!) but Europe bans over 1,300 items in their cosmetics and Stowaway products are compliant with those standards. Love that!
Now that we’re all in the know about the brand, let me tell you more about the products. Every kit includes the same products—BB cream, concealer, cheek & lip rouge, lipstick, eyeliner and mascara—but you get to customize your color preferences. This is what I chose for my kit…
- Radiant Complexion Beauty Balm in light
- Creaseless Concealer in light
- Cheek & Lip Rouge in burnt rose
- Creme Lipstick in scarlet
- Effortless Eyeliner in spice
- Defined Lash Mascara (only comes in black)
I admit, it took me a while to decide on colors, mostly because I don’t wear a lot of makeup usually (other than bronzer!) and had no idea what colors would look right on me. This page was super helpful for choosing the BB cream color—the “light” shade is darker than the name indicates as my skin is pretty tan and it’s the perfect color.
While everything in the kit is pretty amazing, the mascara and cheek and lip rouge are definitely getting more use than the other products. As someone who has tried almost every single drugstore mascara out there, I’m shocked at how much I love the mascara, especially since it’s black and I normally wear brown. And that rouge? It’s the perfect multi-tasker. Great for my fellow minimalists!
Okay, okay, have I sold you on this stuff yet? What can I say—when I love something, I love something. Which is why I’m so glad one of you is going to get a free kit—including beauty balm, concealer, lipstick, rouge, eyeliner and mascara.
To enter, please visit Stowaway and sign up for their newsletter here, then leave a comment below. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday, August 24. Good luck! Update: the winner has been chosen and contacted. Thank you to all who entered!
Bonus for readers: Get a FREE pot rouge and lipstick with your purchase of a kit by using the code SPARETHOUGHTS. Thank you so much, Stowaway!