If your makeup comes from the drug store, Sephora or Ulta, chances are your products are filled with chemicals that can cause everything from disrupting your hormones to causing cancer.
Tossing out the toxic makeup isn’t easy, my rule is every time I run out of something, I replace it with a “clean” product. If you’re tempted to hold on to your favorite product, remember that skin is the largest organ, and the chemicals in your makeup go straight to your bloodstream. You’re better off eating the toxins than putting them on your face!
The best way to know if your products are clean or not is to search them on the Think Dirty App. (it’s free and has been an absolute game changer for me!) Switching over hair and skincare products have been easy for me. Makeup has been HARD because, well, I’m a makeup snob. I love me some over-priced products that airbrush my skin and help me transform into princesses for my company.
I’m still in the process of rebuilding my makeup collection to all natural and cruelty free products, but here is what I use for a daily makeup look.
Foundation: Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation
I suggest putting this on then blending it out with a beauty blender.
It has taken me a while to find a foundation that I actually like because I've found many non-toxic ones are too light. I prefer a full coverage look, in fact, I want my foundation to cover every single blemish and pore. Vapour is the best I've found so far!
Contour/ Highlight: W3ll People Narcissistic Foundation + Concealer Stick
I have two sticks, one in a light shade and one in a darker for contouring purposes. It works as foundation too which is awesome. I also suggest using a beauty blender for this product. W3ll People has a wonderful tinted moisturizer with SPF in it which is perfect for a lighter coverage look.
Concealer: Vapour Organic Beauty Illusionist Concealer
Powder: Bare Minerals Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
I use multiple different powders from Bare Minerals, but this Mineral Veil has worked as my transluscent powder for baking and setting my face. I had used Laura Mercier Transluscent Powder for years until I discovered it has talc in it- YIKES.
Blush: Bare Minerals Blush Highlighters, Beauty,
I actually bought this blush three years ago when I first competed for Miss Maine. It lasts forever, I'm still using the same bottle I got in 2015. It's a beautiful soft pink with a slight shimmer.
Mascara: Naturally Rooted Premium Organic Mascara
I'm so happy I found this product. I ordered a few different mascaras and this one not only works the best but its the cheapest.
Eyeshadow:100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette
Pigmented with fruit instead of dyes? Sign me up.
Eyeliner: Maybelline New York Unstoppable Eyeliner Carded
Wait, a drug store product that's non-toxic? God Is Good people.
It makes my heart sing to find products under $10.
Lipstick: 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick: Marrakesh
This company has some fabulous lip products. I'm a sucker for bright colors but they have softer colors too.
Lipgloss: Pacifica Beauty Enlightened Gloss Mineral Lip Shine Opal
This gloss, and this brand is HEAVENLY. I'm a fan of Pacifica and a good gloss.
Cruelty-Free Brushes: Morphe 9 Piece Deluxe Vegan MakeUp Brush Set (Set 502)
I'm a firm believer that the key to having great makeup is how you apply it. High quality brushes are essential to a flawless look. I ordered this brush set for my sister last Christmas and I've been using Morphe for years. I'm beyond impressed with the quality and the price of their vegan brush set.
Finding toxic-free beauty products that actually work is a bit of a scavenger hunt. But it’s beyond rewarding to find makeup that is better for your health and the environment.
Happy makeup shopping,