• Meet the Maker: Natural Lipstick – luk beautifood

    October 17, 2014 • BEAUTY, STORIES



    Cindy Luken – the creator of lük beautifood, believes that nourishing your body with beautiful food is central to cultivating your beauty. She also believes that food active nutrients are essential for your skin, body and mind to operate at optimum levels.

    “I created lük beautifood not as a ‘high gloss’ cosmetic brand, but as an intimate brand that’s concerned about the ingredients we put in and on our bodies. My philosophy is to enhance natural beauty so that the result is a ‘naked face’ with a healthy glow that takes you from home to on-the-go. We want to feed your inner confidence and give you that super clean, fresh faced look so many of us crave”.

    lük beautifood is 100% natural lipstick made from clean active foods to hydrate, nourish and protect lips whilst giving you a healthy naked glow. It goes on with an incredibly soft, soothing texture that’s not too shiny or   pigmented,  while gently tinting your lips with sheer, naked tones to even out lip colour adding a touch of lustre. Lip Nourish is rich in antioxidants and omega 3+6 essential fatty acids to keep lips smoother, tastier and decidedly more beautiful with a non irritating, healthy, edible recipe.

    At Biome we research the brands that we stock to ensure our customers are getting the best possible product with the most natural and earth friendly ingredients available. We have spoken to Cindy about her product extensively before we decided to stock lük beautifood, but for you to get to know her better we asked asked her the following questions:

    1. What led you to create lük beautifood and what inspires you to keep improving and creating such wonderful beauty products?

    Through a friend I was introduced to the beauty industry and immediately became concerned about what we put on our skin. After a lot of research, I set up a test kitchen at home and started experimenting with lipstick formulations replacing the toxic petroleum oils and waxes with edible alternatives like avocado oil, sesame oil, citrus and spice. It was a ‘no-brainer’…….  lippies could be made from food and lük beautifood was born!

    I also have a thirst to educate people that there is beauty in food and that is what inspires me. When you eat the right ‘beauty foods’ (as I call them) and apply skin healthy products, your skin will radiate a natural glow.

    2. What is your favourite feedback about your products?

    My favourite feedback is when my customers tell me how nourished and healthy their lips look and feel. It also brings me great joy when they tell me how my makeup shows them that they don’t need to cover and hide themselves with thick layers of makeup, all you need is the bare essentials to enhance your natural beauty.

    3. What is your most frequently asked question?

    What foods should I be eating for clear, glowing skin and “is your lipstick really made from food …. can I eat it”!
    The answer is….Yes!  “That’s why we made it from food and ensure that our recipe does not contain any artificial (or ‘lake’ derived) colours or synthetics flavours or aromas or chemical preservatives or any other toxins. Just skin-healthy ingredients.”

    4. What have been some of the challenges in making your products?

    Getting the formulations perfect to ensure that they are 100% natural, made from real food, are creamy soft and nourishing not greasy, have a beautiful subtle colour and taste delicious! Not to mention creating that soft touch finish on the lip nourish packaging…it took 2 years to get out of the lab because it kept cracking!

    5. What is your favourite local nature spot?

    The look out over Middle Harbour (Sydney),  it is a 10 minute walk away from home. It’s in the harbour foreshore bush reserve and oh natural, untouched and peaceful. I walk there most mornings during the week – very early before my kids rise and their father is at home so I can watch the sun rise and listen to the birds as I do my yoga stretches. It gives me space and time to think and plan without the every day chaos you can drown in!

    For more great insight from Cindy Luken read Summer Glow – Top 10 beauty foods for clear healthy skin.