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“Whether you’re a fan of ‘no-makeup makeup’ or a bold statement look, these top-rated brands have the products you need.”
"Have a friend or relative that loves the editorial makeup look, but struggles to find eco-friendly options? Introduce them to Flavedo & Albedo. The sustainable makeup world is flooded with neutral colours and low-impact products. This brand sticks out with their brights pinks, purples, and shimmers, all in sustainable packaging of course."
The sustainable makeup brands who are trying to do beauty better.
"If you take a minute to look inside your beauty cupboard and consider not only how much packaging your favourite products are housed in, but the boxes and plastic those came wrapped in, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Flavedo & Albedo felt the same."
Plastic free beauty brands to know and love.
"Flavedo & Albedo is unique. When you scroll through the brand's Instagram, you'll see a range of high-performance and beautifully stylised colour cosmetics. It seems more like an editorial and performance-based brand than an environmental crusader. It's only because the brand is so outspoken about its environmental promises that you would even guess it's one of the world leaders in plastic-free beauty."
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"That strobe-level glow doesn’t have to come at the cost of compromised ethics with Flavedo & Albedo, who’re committed to a plastic-free kind of beauty. The pay off? An uber buttery-mousse texture that makes blending a dream thanks to a formula rich in natural hydrators and antioxidants, leaving skin with a hydrated, dewy radiance that lasts all day."
Rethink your minimal makeup routine with this one product.
"This premium high performing beauty brand’s ethos is all about zero plastic packagings, having made the switch from plastic to highly recyclable aluminum. Flavedo & Albedo’s Dew Tint is easily blendable and buildable for a hydrating dewy finish."
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8 Plastic-free beauty brands changing the industry for the better.
"This Italian-inspired, Australian-owned brand is passionate about creating high-performance makeup products that leave little trace on the environment."
5 plastic-free beauty brands to know and love.
"It seems more like an editorial and performance-based brand than an environmental crusader. It's only because the brand is so outspoken about its environmental promises that you would even guess it's one of the world leaders in plastic-free beauty."
Plastic Free July - The easy ways to cut more plastics from your routine.
"We've written an entire piece on plastic-free beauty brands since the beauty industry is a huge contributor to excess plastic waste. Try doing your shopping with one of the brands listed, like Flavedo & Albedo, in order to save on single-use plastics."
All the best plastic-free beauty buys to score during Plastic Free July.
"When we say this eyeshadow blends like ‘buddah’ we are not playing. Not even a little bit. High-pigmented, water-resistant, talc-free and cruelty-free, this sustainable pick is housed in recycled aluminium and can be recycled again and again and again."
Why we need to start paying attention to what goes into the bathroom bin.
“We believe that the answer lies in working with genuinely recyclable materials and in designing products that don’t force a consumer compromise - on functionality or aesthetic.’’
GREEN + SIMPLE
"What sets Flavedo & Albedo apart is their passionate belief in creating beauty products that leave no trace. You won’t find a hint of plastic in any of its packaging, and its containers can all be recycled in neighbourhood curbside recycling."
Mad about hue.
"Australian owned and Italian made, bold new beauty brand Flavedo & Albedo creates beauty products with zero plastic packaging. The brand's cruelty free, multitasking formulas stay sans plastic by switching to sustainable packaging options like aluminium, glass and cork. Bonus? Aside from the Velvet Eyeshadow in sky blue, they're also completely vegan. It's a si from us."
A growing list of the best independent Australian beauty brands.
"Concerned with the amount of plastic waste flooding the beauty industry, Australian makeup brand Flavedo and Albedo took matters into its own hands. Combining the colourful playfulness of the beauty world with zero plastic packaging means you don’t have to compromise on fun and flavour in exchange for being eco-friendly. The pastel eye pencils are definitely on our wish list."
How to celebrate Mother’s Day sustainably.
"Enter Flavedo & Albedo’s Dew Tint. The packaging of their entirely line is, most admirably, entirely plastic-free, and their cream blush is no exception. The recyclable aluminium tin makes taking it with you for out-and-about touch ups ever so easy, although this has excellent lasting power (very unusual in the world of cream blushes, might I add) so you shouldn’t need to. The shade Grapefruit is my pick for an option that suits just about every skin tone, as, most appropriately, they show on their site. It gives a beautiful, healthy flush, as though you just came indoors from a pleasant winter stroll."
7 new beauty products ELLE editors are buying this month.
"Not a lot truly excites me when it comes to makeup anymore—blame that on ex-Mecca girl syndrome and overexposure—but the new Australian and plastic-free (!) cosmetics line Flavedo & Albedo has broken the cycle. The curated range is full of high-performance makeup that is blessedly plastic-free, utilising infinitely recyclable metal tins and recycled glass jars instead. The Dew Tints, aka their pigmented and sheeny cream blush formula, are so enjoyable and easy to use they've edged my usual cream blush staples out of the daily rotation. Highly recommend the sunny, peachy Grapefruit shade for gals with darker skin."
7 Australian creatives tell us what’s in their beauty cabinets.
"I’ve been trying a few of the Flavedo and Albedo products since receiving the press kit, and one of my favourites from the range is the High Glow – a creamy highlighter that gives a dewy, radiant finish and looks like a natural skin glow.
Even more than the formula and finish, I’m really into what the brand stands for (love makeup, hate plastic) and its colourful, fun and vibrant aesthetic. It goes to show eco-friendly beauty doesn’t have to be muted and neutral.
“Earth Day - From skincare to periods: 12 brands creating products that make sustainability simple”.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas.
"For mums who love an all-in-one beauty product—Flavedo & Albedo's Dew Tints can be used for easy-as-finger-painting flushed cheeks and lips. As well as a hydrating formula perfect for winter-dried skin, these multi-use wonders are house in recycled aluminium pots—one of the most elegant iterations of zero-waste beauty we've seen in a while.
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"Flavedo and Albedo is a new-ish beauty brand whereby every product is housed in cute plastic-free packaging. But even better is what’s inside, namely Dew Tint: a super fresh, creamy blush formula. It’s really emollient, making it a great choice for anyone has dry skin or craves a really bouncy, dewy makeup look."
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This new Aussie brand keeps impressing me. The latest product of theirs I’m always reaching for is the black pencil liner - it’s creamy and blendable but once in place, doesn’t end up on the top of your eyelids. Besides excellent and well-priced products, they are all about zero plastics - they don't use plastic in any of their packaging which is actually really hard to do, so bravo!
Flavedo & Albedo is a Bold New Makeup Brand with Bright Colours, Dreamy Formulas and Zero Plastic Packaging.
"The cosmetics market is filled with fun, wastefully packaged products, and sustainably packaged, yet boring, products. Flavedo & Albedo is here to change that."
GRITTY PRETTY RADIO
"Beauty Talk with Eleanor Pendleton & Danielle Gay. Budget buy of the week - Flavedo & Albedo Dew Tint"
THAT BEAUTY PODCAST
"Beauty MVP - Flavedo & Albedo Velvet Eyeshadow in Cool Bronze."
MAMAMIA - YOU BEAUTY PODCAST
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Flavedo & Albedo talk trash (literally) and tell us why what's on the outside matters.
"What’s inside the product is important (is it vegan, palm-oil free, cruelty-free, natural, organic?), but what about what’s on the outside? The cosmetics industry is a huge contributor to global plastic pollution, particularly when it comes to packaging. So, in 2020, Sydney-based makeup brand Flavedo & Albedo launched a cosmetics line for those who “love makeup but hate plastic”.
GREEN + SIMPLE
"Celebrating International Women's Day - the female founders in sustainability to watch."