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brand review: fat and the moon

February 9, 2019

I first heard about Fat and the Moon almost a year ago when I was researching zero waste makeup brands.

But this brand doesn’t just do makeup. They’ve branched out into making anything for the body, from deodorant, salves and perfume to cleansers, moisturizers and masks. And I can honestly say that everything I’ve tried I’ve loved.

I haven’t tried all of their products, so that’s important to note. But I’ve heard amazing things about their deodorant and cleansers and products for pregnant mamas.

Here are a few reasons I love Fat and the Moon besides their excellent quality:

ZERO WASTE PACKAGING

While some companies boast an eco-friendly mindset, Fat and the Moon puts their philosophies to practice. When their package arrives in your mailbox — or for small mailbox folks like me, on your stoop — there isn’t any plastic in sight.

The packaging is all paper and plastic-free — including the tape! And all of their products come in sustainable containers like glass and aluminum.

THEY’RE DOWN-TO-EARTH AND ALL ABOUT SELF-LOVE

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From their website to their labels, Fat and the Moon speaks the language of the people. AKA — they don’t use pretentious language to make you think they’re elitists.

For instance, they’re lipsticks — “lip paint” — says “paint your pucker” on the back of the package. I just love that.

Also, if you follow them on Instagram you’ll notice they’re all about equality and self-love. No matter who you are or what you believe, you’re invited to enjoy their handmade products.

INGREDIENTS ARE SPELLED OUT

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They list all of their ingredients (which are usually minimal and always natural) on the back of their packaging in clearly stated language. There’s never a doubt about what’s going on your skin. I appreciate that transparency.

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Again, I haven’t tried all of their products, but here are the ones I have tried/will review below:

EYE COAL
BEAM
ARTEMIS AT DAWN
LIP PAINT
MASA AND OLIVE FACE PASTE
SAGE AND ROSE FACE MIST

1. earth eye coal

I use their brown eye coal as an eyebrow filler and gentle eye shadow. It’s build-able and I usually apply it with my finger or sometimes I’ll use an eye shadow fluffy brush to blend it out a bit. I’ve been using it everyday for the last seven months and, as you can see in the photo above, I’ve hardly put a dent in it.

I don’t think I’ll ever go back to using anything else to touch up my brows and add a little depth to my eye lids.

As far as packaging goes, it comes in an aluminum tin that can either be recycled or cleaned out and reused for something else.

2. beam highlight

It’s perhaps my favorite product. Beam is the best highlight I’ve ever used. It gives a natural glow that lasts. But it’s also super easy to apply again.

I use it just about everyday on the inner corner of my eyes and on my brow bone. But if you do more of a full face of makeup, you can for sure use this on your cheek bones and anywhere else that suits you. If you’re a highlight fan, this is an excellent purchase. And I’ve also had this guy for seven months and have plenty left.

3. artemis at dawn perfume

It’s a musky perfume that is surprisingly light and actually blends well with other essential oils. I tend to mix it with either white angelica or bergamot and wear it as a perfume. (Wondering where I get my oils? click here.)

The smell is gently peppery and has a gentle woodsy scent. It’s hard to explain, but if you’re into more muskier scents, you’ll love it, I guarantee. And you don’t have to worry about it spilling in your bag if you carry it with you, because it comes in a reusable aluminum container, like the rest of their makeup.

4. mortar and pestle lip paint

 

 

This is my most recent purchase from Fat and the Moon and I have to say I’m impressed. The staying/lasting power of the lipstick is to be expected with a super natural lipstick — this isn’t gonna last you 12 hours and through breakfast, lunch and dinner.

But I don’t necessarily need that everyday. It’s moisturizing and gentle on the lips. It’s also build-able and is super easy to reapply during the day. And it wears off really nicely — doesn’t leave weird lines or anything. I love this little tin of reddish/orange lip paint.

5. masa and olive face paste

Potentially the best mask I’ve ever used — no kidding! It’s incredibly gentle but also moisturizes and exfoliates my sensitive, dry skin.

Only bummer is I left mine in the shower and it started growing a bit of mold inside. It even warns you not to do that on the packaging because of the natural ingredients mixing with water and being trapped in a container. But for whatever reason I ignored that clearly presented advice.

Regardless, it’s an awesome product! And it comes in a reusable glass container.

6. sage and rose face mist

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I used this all the time! I finished my bottle off, but the gentle mist was delightful. I used it in the morning and night. It is definitely refreshing and hydrating. I only wish it came in a large bottle because I would spray it all over my face all day long!

So overall this brand is DOPE. I will continue buying the products I already have and I hope to try out their deodorant sometime, and potentially their aloe lotion, too! It sounds wonderful.

Their products are quality and their philosophies are kind and inclusive. I love this brand 🙂

Have you tried Fat and the Moon? If not, DO IT. I’m not being sponsored by them or anything… I just truly love this brand!

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