Following on from my post on natural skin and bodycare, a list of the natural make up items I am using. Using natural make up is important to me. I am so aware of the negative health and even cosmetic skin effects of using chemical laden products. I use the ThinkDirty app to make sure the make up I use doesn't have carcinogenic, allergenic or toxic effects - which, sadly, cuts out almost anything you can buy in Space NK, Boots and duty free. I used to love buying things from Tom Ford, Chanel, Nars - but now that I am aware, I know that the silicon, parabens and so on are really harmful, not to mention the plastic and to be blunt - products made mostly of water that we are being charged a mad amount for - that will likely give us skin and health problems! Why bother - particularly when there is such a beautiful and substantial range of nicely packaged, affordable make up with great colours! As always, Content Beauty is really wonderful for finding natural health products and makeup in London, as well as your local health food shop.
I have tried several different 'natural' bases but this is the first that works well for me. RMS is an entirely natural brand started by the brilliant make up artist Rose Marie Swift after a period of severe illness (hair loss, exhaustion) in response to the damage chemicals cause to our skin. I love the soft, creamy texture and how easy it is to use just on the places where you are a little red or pimply. I've already seen my skin become much nicer in texture and less inclined to congestion. It is, happily, packaged in glass, recyclable containers; and it has a raw coconut oil base.
I love these lipsticks - I discovered them through the amazing Storq (Courtney Klein is so clever and even though I'm not pregnant I really want to buy the beauty and skincare bundles she has created)! I have the Funnel of Love and Perfect Day shades. They are natural and organic, and also come in very un-crunchy, simple packaging. They have a nice, creamy texture and are neither too matt nor too shiny.
This soft, neutral pink is also made by RMS, it's a good everyday, pretty shade for pale skins. Again, it's coconut oil based and non-toxic; and packaged in glass.
Eyeliner and Mascara
I have had real trouble finding a good liquid liner in black and a black mascara that are both natural and effective. Please let me know if you have any recommendations!
I don't wear much makeup so this is quite short, but to be honest I find I can do both everyday and night time 'looks' (ugh, sorry) with these products. I do have a short wishlist of things to buy soon, this includes...
Plus, other brands I have enjoyed and would recommend...
Dr Hauschka (their mascara is quite good and smells like roses)