As some of you know, I’ve been venturing into a more holistic lifestyle from the foods I’m eating to the beauty products I’m putting on my skin. Like most, I was skeptical that I would be able to find makeup that would be high quality, effective, and didn’t break the bank. It’s been several months since I’ve been testing and trying different brands and making sure they worked just as good or not better than the other makeup brands I’m used to using. My approach was to only start with the everyday essentials instead of doing a complete over haul on my makeup collection. This is also my advice to you if you’re wanting to make the switch! Think about the products you reach for everyday and start from there and then slowly build up your collection of clean beauty as you go. Now before I get into the products I’ve been loving let me share a couple of the reasons I decided to go the all natural route with my makeup products.
Eating whole nutrient dense foods, check. Using non-toxic household cleaners and laundry detergent, check. All natural makeup and beauty products, check. Making the switch to non-toxic beauty products was the last item on my to do list to complete the circle of my more holistic approach to living. I mean do a few minutes of research and it truly is scary the ingredients they allow to be put into these makeup products. The side effects they can have on your skin and even your internal organs are terrifying. Most of the ingredients that are used in commercial makeup brands are also huge endocrine disruptors which is not something that settled well with me considering I’m trying to reverse my hypothyroidism.
These harsh ingredients, as you can imagine, are horrible for your skin. The skin on your face, neck, decollate, and hands are some of the most delicate so wouldn’t you want to only use products that are good for them? I don’t know about you but I’m all about anti-aging and preserving my youthfulness as long as possible so I only want to use the best ingredients that aren’t going to cause irritation or worse premature aging. Eliminating the harsh ingredients has truly transformed by skin! I’m no longer using toxic chemicals and my skin is thanking me. I still have a bump here and there, usually when Aunt Flow pays a visit, but my once super active acne is no longer an issue. I honestly believe that switching my skincare and beauty products has been one of the best decisions for my skin and my health.
I’m going to share my everyday go to products that I have been loving! They are all non-toxic, safe, and super effective! I haven’t missed my old products at all and that’s saying a lot being I’m a makeup artist and all. Some of these products listed do offer sample sizes to try before you purchase a full sized product, which is awesome! I have linked each website below for easy shopping! I have also included a full description of the products from the website for the most accurate and detailed description. (*=my opinion and why I love the product)
Everyday toxins have met their match with our iconic Crunchi Smart Primer. Rich in Jojoba, Avocado and Rosehip oils, and packed with antioxidants, this ultra light primer promotes radiant, healthy skin. Balanced enough for use on both dry and oily skin, our Smart Primer fills in fine lines and wrinkles while adding lightweight moisture that will last throughout your day. Our Smart Primer hydrates, smoothes and prepares your skin for perfect makeup application with our Beautifully Flawless Foundation.
Going Crunchi has never been easier, with our nutrient-rich, lightweight medium to full coverage, buildable foundation. Vitamins C & E will brighten your skin & provide antioxidant-rich coverage while soothing Aloe Leaf gives a lightweight moisture, perfect for all skin types. We also recognize that it is not only what goes in the package, but the package itself. All of our liquid foundations come tightly sealed in an eco-friendly glass bottle, giving you confidence that it will remain toxin free. Pair with our exclusive vegan Crunchi Flat Top Foundation Brush for all day airbrushed appearance with minimal effort.
*This is by far my favorite foundation I’ve EVER worn! It looks beautiful on the skin, hides imperfections, and last all day!
A silky soft, delicate light diffusing powder which sets your makeup in place providing extra staying power. Our Finishing Powder instantly minimizes fine lines and imperfections with a lightweight texture and natural formulation.
*I prefer the Matte but the illuminating ones are beautiful for my dry skin babes!
Rose Gold is a warm peachy golden luminizer with golden yellow shimmer. 100% PURE®’s Gemmed Luminizer reveals glowing & luminous skin with light reflecting gemstones. Colored from antioxidant rich fruit pigments, rather than harmful synthetic dyes.
*This is a beautiful highlighter and looks great on olive complexions and medium skin tones. They have several shades to choose from for all skin tones!
Blushing has never been better, with the natural wonders of cold pressed, Virgin Organic Argan Oil. Pressed from the fruits of the Argan Tree (Argania Spinosa), native to Morocco, Argan Oil is known for its significant nutritive and antioxidant properties. No need to cover up a dull, pale complexion when you can heal it from the inside out. This talc-free formula infuses your skin with powerful nutrients while adding soft color to enhance your natural beauty.
Soft, lightweight and versatile, the name Brilliant Bronzer is an understatement. This mineral powder loose bronzer allows for buildable pigment creating the perfect healthy glow. Your skin will receive all the warmth of a sun-kissed look, without concerning ingredients or the sun’s damaging rays.
*This bronzer is seriously so gorgeous and gives your skin the perfect sun-kissed look! Easy to apply and doesn’t look muddy! I also use this as my eyeshadow for the perfect daytime look!
Our High Lustre Lip Gloss is formulated to infuse your lips with life and color.
* I wear the shade passion fruit. It’s super creamy, moisturizing, and build-able. Comes in a variety of colors!
photo and description from aunaturalecosmetics.com
These have been my go to’s for my everyday makeup look and I’ve been loving them! Make the switch slowly and only get what you need at first as doing a complete overhaul can be quite expensive. As I try more products I will keep you guys updated with what works and what I love! If you try any of these products let me know what you think and tag me in your pictures! I love seeing you guys put these products to use! I’m so glad you’re considering going non-toxic, trust me you’ll be glad you did!