Month: July 2014

Woot woot Hourglass Cosmetics-gluten free products and new labelling standards

Hi Emma,

Thank you for your interest in HOURGLASS.

Please find listed below the products in our line that are considered gluten-free:

Ambient Lighting Powder
Ambient Lighting Palette
Ambient Lighting Blush
Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil
Aura Lip Stain
Calligraphy Liquid Liner
Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick
Femme Nude Lip Stylo
Film Noir Mascara
Hidden Corrective Concealer
Illusion Tinted Moisturizer
Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo
Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner
Oygen Foundation Mineral Powder
Script Liquid Liner
Superficial Waterproof Bronzer
Veil Mineral Primer
Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo

Note that the product pages on our website as well as our unit cartons are being updated to specifically call out if a product is a gluten-free formulation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions.


Too faced joins the ranks

Good afternoon Emma,

Thank you for your email! Our entire line of cosmetics is formulated to be gluten free with the exception of our Borderline Lip Pencil. Please note, whereas these products are formulated to be gluten free, we cannot guarantee that our manufacturing facilities do not come in contact with gluten. Please let me know if you have any additional questions!

Thank you.

Chantecaille provides their answers.

Dear Emma,
Thank you for contacting Chantecaille.
The products listed below are gluten free, Chantecaille does not use additional wheat/gluten ingredients, however, all products are processed in facilities where gluten products are used. There may be very trace amounts of gluten in any given product because of this. Please let me know if you have any other questions, thank you!

Bio Lift Concealer
Brilliant Gloss
Brow Definer
Cheek Crème
Cheek Shade
Cheek Shade Refill
Compact Makeup
Compact Soleil
Elephant Fun Cheek Shade
Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara
Faux Cils Mascara
Future Skin
Gel Liner Pencil
Hydra Chic Lipstick
Iridescent Eye Shade
Iridescent Eye Shade Refill
Just Skin
Kohl Pencil
Lasting Eye Shade
Lasting Eye Shade Refill
Le Stylo
Les Muses
Lip Chic
Lip Definer
Lip Gloss
Lip Matte
Lip Modern
Lip Sheer
Lip Stick
Loose Powder
Luminous Eye Liner
Luminous Gloss
Mascara Noir
Mini Loose Powder
New Stick
Papillons Eye Shade
Poudre de Perle
Poudre de Perle-REFILL
Poudre Délicate
Precision Eye Pencil
Protection Naturelle
Protection Naturelle – REFILL
Radiance Gel Bronzer
Real Skin
Real Skin 30
Real Skin 30 Refill
Real Skin Refill
Shine Eye Shade
Shine Eye Shade Refill
Super Lip Sheer
Total Concealer
Travel Bag Collection – Le Voyage
Frangipane Perfume
Kalimantan Perfume
Le Jasmin Perfume
Pétales Perfume
Tiare Perfume
Vetyver Perfume
Wisteria Perfume
Biodynamic Lifting Cream
Biodynamic Lifting Fluid
Biodynamic Lifting Neck Cream
Biodynamic Lifting Serum
Biodynamic Lifting Set
Contour Fill
Detox Clay Mask
Flower Harmonizing Cream
Flower Infused Cleansing Milk
Fruit & Flower Acids Mask
Jasmine & Lily Healing Mask
Lip Potion
Lip Screen
Nano Gold Energizing Eye Cream
Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum

Nano Gold Firming Treatment
Pure Rosewater
Retinol Body Treatment
Retinol Hand Cream
Retinol Intense

Rose Eye MakeUp Remover

Ultra Sun Protection SPF 50 PA+++
Vital Essence
Vital Essence with Arbutin
Water Flower Fluid

Fran Torres
877 | 673 | 7080

Experience Chantecaille:

Another win for the gluten haters beauties- Ere Perez joins the ranks

Good afternoon all,

I have been emailing companies regarding the gluten free nature of their products and here is what these guys had to say


Hi Emma,

Thank you for your enquiry and interest in Ere Perez. Your blog sounds great!

All of our products are gluten free excluding our Oat milk Foundations as we
cannot promise the oats weren’t in any contact with gluten. As well as some
of the mascara’s and eye liners as they contain soybean which can be grown
with wheat crops.
With anything, we do always recommend starting with a patch test on the arm
or anywhere to see if you were to have any reaction to it.

Any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Ere Perez website

Welcoming a new brand to the ranks of gluten free

I have come across this brand through being a member of the Coeliac Australia Facebook page.


I have looked at their site and am suitably impressed with the range of products and coours. I am in the process of organising some product to sample so I can review and share my thoughts, but here is another option for all of us beauty loving gluten haters.


Younique Makeup


image stolen from

Harder than I thought…

Though I’m not sure why…


I have been coeliac for around 10 years now and while I have faced many many struggles I am very confident with my diet now. I know all the risks regarding cross contamination, have dealt with many people that “just don’t get it” and live my life relatively hassle free.


When I started this exercise a week ago, I was full of hope, excited to be helping the women out there that are both gluten free and make up gals, or guys I guess, no judgement. 😉


Many many companies have a whole host of products that are gluten free by ingredient but will not claim gluten free status due to cross contamination. I understand this, but why is this not a bigger priority considering more and more people needing gluten free and many others choosing a gluten free lifestyle.


Anyway, rant over, the search continues…

Some gluten tootin good news….

Ok, so I am terrible at puns 


I have heard back from a few companies and Stila is one of them.

This is what they had to say.


Hi Emma, 


Thank you for contacting stila cosmetics customer care. Our regulatory team is working to verify the gluten status of all product ingredients and below is a list of products that do not contain any gluten or gluten derived ingredients. 


However, we cannot certify that our products are gluten free because we are not in control of the preliminary ingredient source or tools in which our products are produced and cannot ensure that they have not been used for other products that are not gluten free. 


Acai Crush Lip & Cheek Stain

All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer
All over shimmer powder in kitten
Baked cheek duo: pink glow
Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer
CC Color Correcting Cream with SPF 20
CC Color Correcting Stick with SPF 20
Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
Color Balm Lipstick
Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set
Coming Clean Revitalizing Gel Cleanser
Convertible Color
Convertible Color Bronzing Duo – Marigold

Dancing with the Stars Eye and Cheek Palette
Eye Shadow Pans
Face The Day Multi-Use Moisturizing Gel Cream
Forever Your Curl Mascara
Glowing Reviews Gentle Skin Renewal Scrub

Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20
In The Garden Palette
In the Know Eye Shadow Palette
In The Light Palette
In The Moment Eye Shadow Palette
Light Source Spot Correcting & Brightening Serum
Lip Glaze Trio – Chic Cobalt Collection
Lip Glaze Trio – Elegant Emerald Collection
Lip Glaze Trio – Foliage
Lip Glaze Trio – Harvest
Lip Glaze Trio – Music Festival
Lip Glaze Trio – Road Trip
Lip Glazes

Mango Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
One Step Bronze
One Step Correct
One Step Illuminate
Passion Fruit Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
Perfect & Correct Foundation

Pomegranate Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
Portrait of a Perfect Pout – Neutral Lip
Portrait of a Perfect Pout – Vibrant Lip
Raspberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain

Set & Bronze Baked Powder Trio
Set & Correct Baked Powder Trio
Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio
Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer

Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Color
Smudge Pots 
Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm
Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm Trio
Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm w SPF 30
Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm w SPF 30
Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm w SPF 30 
Stay All Day 3D Wet-to-Set Eye Shadow Trio
Stay All Day Concealer
Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss
Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Stila Sun Bronzer
Undercover Conditioning Toner & Moisture Prep
Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain

So while they cannot confirm that their products are gluten free due to processing and sourcing raw materials, they know what gluten is and are working on creating a list of products which ARE gluten free! Hooray!


I will keep you all updated as the brands get back to me.

Make up Brands That Don’t Declare They are Gluten Free i.e. ones to avoid

  • Victoria’s Secret- these guys have come back and said they don’t claim any of their products to be gluten free so I would be avoiding these guys.
  • NARS- they have a large range of products that do not contain any traces of gluten but they can’t guarantee their manufacturing processes can ensure they are gluten free.
  • bareMinerals- they may be gluten free by ingredient but they don’t declare they are gluten free due to potential cross contamination

My new mission- Gluten Free Make Up, here I come!

Hello all,

I have been a makeup artist for around 9 years and a coeliac for 10. If you ask my friends, I am a hardcore coeliac who is very strict with my diet…as for my makeup, I have realised I am letting the whole thing down.

So here I am, researching the web, emailing companies and being a general pest in the pursuit of gluten free goodies.

My hope is to find out which make up is gluten free, provide reviews and also have others out there review their favourite gluten free make up products.

As a makeup artist, I can provide an opinion from an ease of use, technical and colour pay off background and as a coeliac I can have and provide peace of mind.


Let me know what you would most like to learn about.


I can’t wait to get started.