May 1, 2013

make-up bag makeover

Spring Clean Your Make-up BagWhen I decided to go through my make-up bag and purge it of harmful toxins I felt like I was breaking up with many products I’d loved for so long. Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet foundation – gone. Giorgio Armani lipstick – tossed. Lancôme mascara – in the trash.

With my make-up bag almost empty I set out to find fabulous new organic/natural replacements that I would love just as much. I’m a picky girl when it comes to her beauty products so I imagine this list will be periodically updated, but here are some new favourites:

Green Beauty: Hair & Body

hair & body

  1. john masters organics lavender rosemary shampoo – if you want to splurge on a luxurious shampoo this is one to try!
  2. john masters organics lavender avocado intensive conditioner – your hair feels like butttah after
  3. EO restorative shampoo – safe for coloured tresses this shampoo lathers up nicely and leaves your hair super soft
  4. dr. bronner’s magic soaps – made from organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, there is literally nothing you can’t clean with this
  5. pacifica lotus garden body butter – rich and hydrating, it melts into your skin and has a delicious scent
  6. hugo naturals soap – you don’t know how moisturized your skin can feel until you’ve tried this soap (that also comes in a fun variety of scents!)
  7. earth science natural deodorant – the first organic option I’ve come across that actually works

Green Beauty: Skincare

skincare: face & eyes

  1. rms beauty raw coconut cream – click here for my review
  2. kaia bamboo facial cleansing cloths – click here for my review
  3. evan healy french rose clay – made from moroccan lava clay you won’t be able to stop touching your skin after you use it
  4. dr. hauschka rose day cream – great for winter when your skin needs extra hydration
  5. suki exfoliating foaming cleanser – scrubs away dull skin in a lather of bubbles and a yummy lemongrass scent
  6. just pure hydrating eye cream – made in Germany,  this cream pampers your delicate eye area. Plus, the brand follows the cycles of the moon to plant and harvest their ingredients – how cool is that?!
  7. rms beauty lip & skin balm – for the girl who likes her beauty products to multi-task, it’s a lip, eye and skin balm

Green Beauty: Make-up (Face & Eyes)

make-up: face & eyes

  1. jane iredale purepressed palette in ‘night time’ – great pigmentation and colour options; blends easily and lasts throughout the day
  2. rms beauty cream eye shadow in ‘magnetic’ – I love this colour because it makes my blue/green eyes pop, but it will crease since it’s base is coconut oil. However, re-blending is a cinch so it’s not really an issue
  3. rms beauty living luminizer – used as a highlighter, this product gives you a fresh, glowing appearance
  4. rms beauty ‘un’ powder – click here for my review
  5. tarte maracuja concealer – cream based concealer with excellent coverage
  6. rms beauty un cover-up – another great cream based concealer that’s lightweight and doesn’t settle into fine lines

Green Beauty: Make-up (Lips & Cheeks)

make-up: lips & cheeks

  1. ILIA beauty lipstick – great range of colours that are super hydrating
  2. bite beauty lipstick in ‘corvina’ – highly pigmented cream lip pencil that contains the same amount of resveratrol (super antioxidant) that’s found in 5 glasses of red wine
  3. jane iredale puregloss in ‘soft peach’ – time and time again I buy this gloss because it’s a universally flattering shade that brightens up my lips for a nice day time look
  4. rms beauty lip2cheek in ‘illusive’ – this has a generous amount of mineral concentration so you don’t need a lot to get a gorgeous look. It can be used as a lipstick or blush, and though it may look dark it comes out as a nice rose colour
  5. jane iredale purepressed blush in ‘barely rose’ – gives you a completely natural flirty, flushed look

That’s my list for now, but I’ll keep you posted as I discover fabulous new green beauty products!

  • Alicia

    Get out of my brain – I was JUST declaring that I need a makeup redo this past weekend. I’m going to print this and bring it with me! Thanks for organizing !

  • Margie

    Amazing list of all that’s needed to start replacing those toxins in our makeup bags. Your detailed explanations along with each item is most helpful. This list is definitely one to bookmark! Many thanks!