Saie Beauty Review 2023: Yay or Nay
Clean makeup brand Saie Beauty has taken over Gen Z by storm. You might have heard of Saie Beauty Slip Skin Tint or seen the brand at Sephora or raved about on social media. In fact, the newcomer clean makeup brand Saie is probably the most internet famous of all with almost as much clout as Rare Beauty and Dior. Saie has some stellar products, which are of course the ones they’re most famous for, but they also have some major misses. Read on for my Saie Beauty review and the products I thought were the best and worst Saie clean makeup products.
Is Saie Beauty actually clean?
Saie Beauty lies on the lower end of clean as some of their products do use synthetics and lake dyes. It would depend on which Saie product you’re looking at. Depending on the individual, Saie makeup would not be truly clean to those looking for completely pure and all natural formulas.
Saie Slip Skin Tint SPF 35 is Saie Beauty’s most popular makeup product and it’s a clean tinted moisturizer with 100% mineral zinc oxide.
This is a true tinted moisturizer through and through with the consistency of a very light, almost airy moisturizer and just the slightest hint of tint that doesn’t provide any real coverage. Your skin still looks like your skin, just a little more evened out and hydrated looking.
Slip Skin Tint is wonderfully, beautifully hydrating and feels like nothing on the skin. It blends and sinks in effortlessly and is just an EASY SPF tinted moisturizer that is crowd-pleasing and hassle-free.
It also contains a number of skincare ingredients like:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Licorice Root extract
- 100% mineral zinc-oxide
- Pansy Flower
Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (15%) Water Coco-Caprylate/Caprate Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil C15-19 Alkane Isocetyl Stearoyl StearateArgania Spinosa Kernel Oil Tocopheryl Acetate Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer Jojoba Esters Tribehenin Beeswax Glyceryl Stearate Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate Glycerin Lactobacillus Acacia Senegal Gum Xanthan Gum Viola Tricolor Extract Bisabolol Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract Sodium Hyaluronate Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract Titanium Dioxide Iron OxidesMica
The second most popular Saie makeup product is their Glowy Super Gel. This is a versatile face product that can be used as an all over highlighter, a primer or mixed into your foundation.
Glowy Super Gel has a thin, watery consistency and provides a very subtle, natural looking effect. Illuminators are not a product I typically go for as I prefer a matte look, but this is very easy to use and feels weightless on skin. For me though, Glowy Super Gel is not an essential makeup product.
Ingredients: Water Caprylic/capric triglyceride Propanediol Glycerin Mica Hydroxyethyl acrylate/Sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer Squalane Caprylyl glycol Phenethyl alcoholE thylhexylglycerin Polysorbate 60 Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate Papaya seed oil Rosa canina fruit oil Lactic acid Titanium dioxide Iron oxides
While I appreciate that this is a skin-centric concealer made with Squalane, Glycerin, Cucumber, and Tomato extract, the Saie Hydrabeam Concealer just did not work for me at all. The packaging and the wand felt very cheaply made. The consistency felt slick and oily. And the coverage was just not enough. If you put this formula in a bigger bottle it would pass easily for a tinted face oil-serum in my opinion.
Ingredients: ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE GLYCERIN GLYCERYL STEARATE TRIBEHENIN SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT SILICA GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILSQUALANE CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER MICA SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACTXYLITYLGLUCOSIDE ANHYDROXYLITOL XYLITOL ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI77891) IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Saie Dew Blush is a hybrid cream-gel blush that’s applied with a doe brush applicator. I wasn’t smitten honestly.
I tried to pick a shade I thought I would like out of the very few choices they offer in blush shades, and I didn’t end up liking it. .
The consistency of this blush feels a little too slick for me. It gives more of a sheer, flushed look that’s natural looking. I know it’s not a multi-use product but it could double as a lip tint oil.
There are only 6 shades available and none of them excite me unfortunately. I love a bright pop of pink, fuchsia or cool toned pinks mauves but Saie doesn’t offer any of these.
Ingredients: ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE GLYCERIN TRIBEHENINSAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT MICAGLYCERYL STEARATE GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT SILICA MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) ROOT EXTRACT [+/- MAY CONTAIN/ PEUT CONTENIR TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI77891 IRON OXIDES (CI77492, CI77491, CI77499)YELLOW 6 LAKE RED 7 LAKE RED 22 LAKE FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Swatch of Saie Dew Blush in Dreamy
The Saie Mascara was another underwhelming product from the line. While it probably works fine, if not well, if you have luscious lashes, the mascara is just “meh” for my sparse thin lashes. The performance pales in comparison to Honest Beauty, Inika Organic and Tower 28 mascara in my personal experience.
The Saie Setting Powder is a product I can see myself repurchasing if I needed a loose setting powder. But I generally always opt for pressed powders as I don’t like the idea of breathing in these particles when they’re loose. Saie utilizes a safe synthetic mimic of mica and polysorbate in their formula. The Airset setting powder does perform well, applies velvet-y and blends in seamlessly to give skin a natural finish.
Only a small amount is dispensed from the holes so it’s a bit annoying trying to get more out constantly.
Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite Silica Cetearyl EthylhexanoateSqualane Polysorbate 20 1,2-Hexanediol Caprylyl GlycolEthylhexylglycerin Gellan Gum +/- May Contain/ Peut ContenirTitanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Saie Lip Gloss
This was going to be another miss product, but by the time I came around to writing this post I noticed that the Saie Lip Gloss was no longer being sold. Clearly it was not selling well, so I feel validated in that this lip gloss was terrible!
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