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29 Feb 2012

Review: Vani-T Mineral Makeup

A few weeks ago, a PR company emailed me about a relatively unheard of company called Vani-T. With people like Dannii Minogue claiming to love it, I said I'd be happy to sample and review the products.

The idea behind the products is that Tania Walsh, a beauty therapist, started this brand with the belief that what you put onto your body is as important as what you put into it, so conscious of what products she use for her own skin, she created Vani-T, a brand using natural and organic ingredients but packaged in recyclable packaging. Whilst The products are free of parabens, harmful preservatives, sulphates, petrochemicals, artificial colours etc.

Mineral Blush - £21.50

This product, packaged in a plastic jar with massive bling on the top comes with a few holes on the top to ensure you don't get too much colour out. The colour I've reviewed is Peach Sorbet, a gorgeous peach colour with a slight shimmer which really makes my english rose complexion look healthy rather than wintery!

The product is very pigmented so you don't need much as you can see from my hand! Overall I really like the colour and formulation of the blusher, but it will take me a while to not use too much! I think the colour and shimmer are quite unique and thankfully the sheen isn't "glitter" like some cheaper blushers.

Vani-T Mineral Eye Crayon - £19.50

This chunky eye crayon with great colour payoff

The colour reviewed is "steel" and is a lovely metallic, gunmetal grey. This eyeliner works really well for smokey eyes because it smudges out but lasts well all night. I've been using it to line my eyes after using the Sleek Storm palette to give some glitz to my smokey eyes.

Again this product is expensive for an eyeliner, but is really lovely quality, doesn't drag but leave a creamy line.

Vani-T Shimmer Mineral Colour Crystal Eyeshadow - £15.75

This mineral eyeshadow again has great colour pay-off and is amazingly metallic! This is the colour glimmer beige and is a lovely sparkling bronze/gold eyeshadow. However like other metallic eyeshadows you need a primer or vaseline on your lids to hold the colour on and there is a lot of fall-out when you apply it

This probably isn't the best product for more sensitive eyes - my eyes were quite irritated the next day but I didn't remove my makeup that night... naughty!

Vani-T Mineral Lipstick (can't find a price for this one)

This lippie is bling!! The packaging is just outrageous - I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or makes me look like a big fat gypsy when I get it out in public though I love it!

 The lipstick I was sent was in the colour "undress" which is a colour I'd not have picked on my own but actually I was nicely suprised by it

The colour looks quite matt coming out the tube, but on my really dry lips it doesn't pick up any bits of dry skin and actually looks very nice! It also makes my teeth look very white which I also like! However nude lippie lovers... I need your advice on what looks to wear my new lipstick with!

Overall Vani-T is certainly a product range I'm going to look out for in the future as it slowly comes over from Australia. Being a lover of natural products already I've been really impressed with the quality of the products in comparison to other mineral and organic makeups. The range is quite expensive, but in comparison to other mineral makeup ranges it's about evenly priced.

Do you like new makeup ranges? What is your experience of mineral makeup?



  1. But Vani-T isn't just about mineral make-up! They also do wonderful self-tanning products - all completely organic, but still producing the finest results. Also a fabulous teeth whitening pen, hair extensions and the most beautiful diamante-encrusted make-up brushes. All available from www.SoTanned.co.uk

  2. Somebody suggested this brand to me as a more affordable option to Jane Iredale, there isn't too much in the way of blog reviews though so thank you for this one :)

  3. Vani-t has fast become the most popular tanning product in nz. Its the most gorgeous natural colour and lasts so well. im a beauty therapist and for my spray tans i wouldn't use anything else, my clients love it!


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