Today, I am sharing my favorite beauty products. I strive for options rated and verified through the Environmental Working Group (EWG) https://www.ewg.org/ and the “Think Dirty” App. The app rates products on a 1-10 scale, clarifies ingredients and provides alternatives.
I strive to choose products below 3 on the dirty rating, yet it can be challenging and a work in progress. I have dry/sensitive skin and look for clean products that nourish and hydrate. Finding organic makeup products with lasting effects has been a challenge. Someday, I hope to create more homemade products. For now, here is a list of cleaner products and brands that work well for me.
Eyes: The Organic Skin Co. makes amazing cream eyeshadows that last for hours. “The Eyes Have It” cream shadow is a constant in my makeup routine. I use it as a base under shimmer shadows to help them “stick.” My favorite base shades are Deep Purple and Cocoa.
Lauren Brooke’s Cosmetiques makes amazing loose powder eyeshadows that last all day. “Chocolate Hazelnut/Summer Wind is my all-time favorite combo for daily wear. I experiment with a variety of cream bases to add color and flare. They offer cheap shipping, several sample sizes, and include fun treats in each package.
Mascara: This is a tough one! I have thin, sparse lashes that need nourishment to grow and am always looking for clean alternatives.
I struggled with organic and clean options, as they dry out quicker than commercial products. Rejuva Minerals Thickening and Lengthening Mascara and Tarte’s Maneater are my favorites.
Face Foundation/Powder: Rejuva Minerals Natural Look Pressed Powder is fantastic. It is light yet provides good coverage without being thick or settling into wrinkles/lines. “Sand” is the perfect color option for my fair/neutral skin tone. https://www.rejuvaminerals.com/store/pressed-foundation.php
Cheeks: Bare Minerals “Bounce & Blur” Blush in “Mauve Sunset” is one of my all-time faves due to its high pigmentation and lasting color. This can be hard to find in cleaner blush options. A few swipes of this make my cheeks rosy with the perfect amount of flush!
Lips: Here is where it gets a bit boring. I rarely apply color to my lips. On the rare occasion that I want to step things up, I add a bit of shine from Lauren Brook’s Lip Colours. My daily regime focuses on hydration. My favorite lip balm is Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm. The variety pack includes peppermint, orange ginger, naked, and lemon-lime. I have one in my pocket every day. Peppermint – Organic Lip Balms – Dr. Bronner’s US (drbronner.com)
These are options I have found success with and use daily. I am always trying new things to revamp and detox my beauty routine. It is a fun process and much healthier for my system.
Stay tuned for my next post that will delve further into skin and hair products!