Below are links to my current favorite products–make up, bath and body, brushes, clothes, and more! Categories are in alphabetical order. Please note that some links are affiliate links, using them to purchase your products provides this starving artist with a small commission at no extra cost to you!
Currently I am absolutely obsessed with Peachy Bronzer by Beeyoutiful. All of their powders–eyeshadow, bronzer, foundation–are talc free. Talc often contains and/or has similar properties as asbestos. And it’s an ingredient in almost every eyeshadow on the market.
Clearly, it’s not necessary. This is the BEST bronzer (I use it for contouring) I have ever found. “Chemically safe” or not! It is extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way and the Peachy Bronzer is perfect for someone pale like me who always struggles to find a bronzer that isn’t orange. It has a pink undertone and is therefore perfect for us pale gals and guys. They have lots of other options for other complexions as well.
If you’re looking for a nice palette at drugstore prices, I highly recommend e.l.f.’s Mad for Matte palette. It’s got a lot of great neutrals with different undertones that help either set up a great look or make a great natural look all on their own. It does contain talc, but is still rated well by EWG.org.
If you want a great eyeshadow that is completely talc free, I again have to sing Beeyoutiful’s praises. I’ve tried several and I am in love. The only downside is that they only come as individuals and are about $12 each. However, they are extremely pigmented and so a little goes a long way. These will last you a while.
My go-to chemically safe foundation is currently Mineral Fusion’s liquid foundation. I use the shade Cool 2 but they have six different shades. I was thrilled the moment I put it on my face! It has great coverage and a beautiful finish. The only downside is that, because it’s free of a lot of toxic chemicals, it doesn’t soak into your skin as well. So always start with less than you think you need. A little goes a long way! And with the right powder, it lasts all day beautifully!
Currently I am loving the Vegan Facial Toner made by Just the Goods. I love their other products too, however, most of them contain soy which over time is not a good thing to be taking in through your skin. The products they carry that are soy-free according to their website are: “all Just the Goods face washes, all Just the Goods facial toners, all Just the Goods facial scrubs, all Just the Goods lip and body scrubs, and all Just the Goods body butters.”