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!
FOR YOUR BROWS
I am absolutely in love with Plume’s Nourish & Define Brow Pomade! I have dirty blonde hair with slightly darker eyebrows and I use the shade Ashy Daybreak. It is a pomade, so it’s not so great at creating new brow shapes that look super natural, but it’s incredible at filling in your actual brow.
Another amazing brand if you’re more a fan of waxy/solid brow filler is Eco Brow. I used the shade Marilyn currently, but it’s a teeny bit too light for me.
FOR YOUR EYES
Want a solid day-to-day palette that’s completely chemically safe? Try Aether Beauty. Their Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette shadows have an absolutely gorgeous formulation. The colors are somehow powdery enough to pick up with just a tap but also don’t have almost any fallout. Before you wince at the price, remember that most other mainstream eyeshadow palettes (ex. Naked by Urban Decay) are about $46 each. This one is the same quality but also happens to be totally safe!
You can check out my review and swatches here.
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 loose powders.
Maia’s Mineral Galaxy Makeup offers both matte and shimmery eyeshadows. They come in pressed and powder forms. They are even more pigmented than Beeyoutiful’s (but also a bit more expensive.)
FOR YOUR LIPS
I’ve been loving all different types of lipsticks lately. I used to hate lipstick/lipgloss/anything like it, but once I got into the eco beauty world I found that lipstick is actually amazing!
Here’s a few I love!
Au Naturales High Lustre Lip Gloss. They’re currently out of stock in my favorite shade, Nudist, but this lip gloss is the bomb.
FOR YOUR SKIN
My current go-to primer is for my crazy dry skin. I use a very small drop of Acure Argan oil before my cream foundation! (Make sure to give it time to soak in a bit.)
FOR YOUR FACE
Whenever my dry skin can get away with it, I grab Rejuva Mineral’s Cream Foundation in the shade Buttercream. As a reader pointed out, their site’s color and tone descriptions aren’t highly accurate. So be aware that while Buttercream is depicted as a warmer shade, it looks pinkish on my skin when I’m too fair (and I have pink undertones!). It works great on me when I’m in my in-between shades. Ya know, not quite tan, not quite ghost-like. xD The coverage is incredible. I haven’t found another chemically safe foundation with this level of coverage. My before and after is below:
My full review post can be found here.
My other go-to chemically safe foundation is Mineral Fusion’s liquid foundation. I use the shade Cool 2 but they have six different shades. Not the widest range of color, unfortunately. I was thrilled the moment I put it on my face! It has good coverage and a semi-matte finish. It takes a bit longer than other foundations to fully soak in, so I recommend using less than you think you need, letting that soak in and then building coverage if necessary.
My past favorite bronzer was 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. This is good for use as an all over bronzer or VERY light contour shade. It does lean warmer but not orange.
My current favorite is Pacifica Beauty’s Radiance Powders Palette. They work best on pale skin tones but the brown contour powder is definitely buildable. The palette also comes with a light blush color that works SO well with the brown contour. There are also two highlight shades included, one that’s warmer and one that’s cooler in tone. They aren’t extremely pigmented, but great if you want a subtle shimmer!
Acure’s Brightening Facial Scrub is so nice!
It’s not an actual facial mask, but I love using Acure’s Argan oil overnight because I have crazy dry skin.
Acure’s Pore Minimizing Red Clay Mask This mask has a strong clay smell (well duh!) but it’s really refreshing. I don’t recommend it for people with super dry skin, however.
Okay, I am obsessed with Acure’s makeup remover. It’s unscented, chemically safe, and works like a charm. It does sting the eyes a bit so I suggest getting a separate remover for eye makeup. (Or using coconut oil!)
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.”
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