Continuing on with my theme of Non-Toxic living has brought me to one of my favorite green subjects: make-up.
Most girls are passionate, and super particular might I add, about what they put on their face.
I was the same.
In fact, switching over to Non-Toxic make-up was one of the most difficult changes I made. It was hard to give up my old stand-bys. But once I went through the ingredient list on my make-up and realized what I was putting on (and therefor in) my body, I knew I had to make a change.
Finding the right make-up has been a seemingly never ending search, one that I don't consider "over" as I am always searching for new items/brands.
Before we begin I will warn you, the prices for these brands are not drug store prices, more like cosmetic store prices. If you're used to paying those prices already you won't experience sticker shock. For me (a known bargain shopper) it was an adjustment. My make-up is the one thing I splurge on. I feel like if my one splurge is also helping me do something good for my body-I am ok with that.
Time to dive in! Here are the top three make-up brands that I L.O.V.E.
100% Pure: To me this is the holy grail of Non-Toxic make-up. They have anything and everything you could want, even wrinkle creams and body products. My favorites from this brand are their lip glosses, nail polishes and mascaras. But really, you can't go wrong with anything they sell. It's far and away my very favorite.
Jane Iredale: This brand is mostly cosmetic driven. My favorite thing I've tried is their eye make-up pallets. They have a good variety of colors to try. I also love the 14k gold shimmer. In the summer time especially I like to add a little shimmer to my cheeks.
Lauren Brooke: My favorite item from this brand is the concealer, all the way. You get a massive jar for a very inexpensive price. The product has good staying power and I'm not kidding when I say it'll last you forever. It took me years to even get halfway through the jar, then I tossed the rest since I'd had it so long! I've also tried the eyeliner pencils and was a big fan.
*I always tell people, the Environmental Working Group has an amazing site where you can research your current products and see how it rates on the green scale. Yes, there's a green scale that tells you how cancer causing your products may be. You might even be surprised to find some of the drug-store products you already use might be very low on the scale. They also have an app with a really cool bar code scanner you can use while your out shopping.
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*I am not a paid endorser for this product. Opinions are my own.