Powder based make-up drying out your skin? Natural make-up review of Inika Crème Colour

Inika Certified Organic Crème Colour

A creamy blush or lip tint.

Apart from the fallout  (that’s when the powder product from say your eye shadow ends up on your cheeks by mistake) I have mentioned with several products, there is another reason some of my readers and students have told me they prefer using non powder based make up products and that is because of drying out the skin.

If you have drier skin, serious fallout issues or simply want a high quality certified organic blush then read on for the details of the 2 colours I tried out for this review – Rosehip and Dusty Rose.

As always if you don’t want to read the details, just scroll down to the summary at the bottom for the review in a nutshell.

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The creme colour blush comes in the usual trendy little signature Inika box. Inside is the circular hinged, snap lid container with 2g of product (0.07oz). I have purposely dropped the containers from bench height several times and have shaken them up inside a make up bag to see if the lids would pop open but they remained firmly shut. Plus they are super easy to open. It’s hard to find a product that is both quick to use but travel safe but Inika has pulled it off here. YAY! I also like the clear viewing window so that you can see what colour you are holding without opening it – overall the packaging is super practical and convenient to use. I would give it 10 stars out of 5 if I could.Inika_logo_black


Like with the Inika Organic Crème Eye Shadow in Champagne I previously reviewed I preferred to use my fingers to apply these products to my cheeks but a cotton bud served well when trying it as a lip tint.rosehip_creme_colour_swatch

Rosehip – a vibrant red for a more dramatic look and suitable for night or stage use. It was easy to apply and blend into the cheeks. Love it.

Dusty Rose is …well exactly the colour I would call Dusty Rose! A nice soft pinkish hue that goes nicely with a day time look, it would be a bit subtle for most stage uses. Unfortunately this product was of thicker consistency than the Rosehip and created a bit of unwanted drag on the skin when applying it.dusty_rose_swatch

The colour lasted easily all day for both shades.

I actually liked trialling them both as lip tints. They are not stage worthy but fine for everyday use, probably not as tasty as the average lip formulated product though. It tasted a bit of lanolin even though that is not one of the ingredients – I think it is just the flavour of the almond oil. I probably wouldn’t buy them exclusively as a lip tint but if you want a high quality product that can do double duty (like say when you are travelling to cut down on the weight of your make up bag) then these products would be just what you are after.

Both colours have a Matte finish.


As this product is not already reviewed by the EWG data base, I entered every ingredient by hand. All ingredients are considered either completely non toxic (ie Sweet almond oil. Carnuba wax and Soyean Oil) or of low toxicity.

It’s also certified organic, which means you are not getting things like pesticide residue as a nasty little hidden bonus. Yipee!


Inika creme colour

Still looking good after having been dropped, shaken and used!


Prunis Amygdalus Dulcis(Sweet Almond) Oil *, Mica(CI 77019), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax* , Titanium Dioxide, Natural Tocopherol, Red 40 Lake, Zinc Oxide.
Certified Organic *
Expires: 24 months after openingOFC_logo_dec10


Prunis Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Mica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides ( CI77491), Magnesium Stearate, Tocopherol, Red 7 Lake, Glycine Soja ( Soybean) Oil.
Certified Organic *
Expires: 24 months after opening

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From the Inika website:

  •  No petrochemicals and other synthetic substances
  • Non-organic products of animal origins
  • No talc
  • No fragrances and other colour components of non-organic or synthetic origin
  • Anti-microbial agents not produced from organic sources
  • No chelating agents based on EDTA and its salt
  • No fatty chain source material of petrochemical origin
  • No sulphonation, ethoxylation or propoxylation
  • No alkyl sulphates (eg sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium coco sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate)
  • No alkyl ether sulphates (eg sodium laureth sulphate, ammonium laureth sulphate)
  • No polyethylene glycol (PEGS)
  • No polysorbates (eg polysorbate 20)
  • No ethanolamides (eg cocamide DEA, cocamide MEA)
  • No chemically synthesized sunscreens
  • No potentially harmful preservatives such as parabens, sodium benzoate & parfuminika_mineral_organic_cosmetics

 My summary: 4.5/5

Product: Inika Certified Organic Crème Colour in Rosehip and Dusty Rose
Effectiveness: 4
Packaging: 5+ (perfect)
Safety: 4.5
Suitable for day wear: Yes for Dusty Rose, and, if you are feeling like being dramatic yes for Rosehip too.
Suitable for stage: Yes for Rosehip, No for Dusty Rose
AUSTRALASIA : $39 AUD online
UK & EUROPE: £22
Where can I buy it: Online for Aussies – click here. For the rest of the world click here
Locals you can also buy it at Kaboodle in Sawtell and Beauty on the Promenade in Coffs Harbour, Studio 287 Coramba and from Millissa Rossow at Moonee Beach.

I have no affiliation with Inika although they did send me this product as a free trial to review.

Have you tried creme blush before? Please feel free to comment below and tell me if you prefer solid blush or powders.

Liked this review? Jade publishes natural make up reviews for home use and stage and is passionate about dancers looking fabulous without toxic ingredients.  Follow the blog so you can save money and buy what works best.

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