February 2018 UPDATE – still got all of these in my kit! Alongside more recent brands of course, but these are still going strong.
I’ve been ‘greening’ my kit for sometime now. Make-up has been much harder to switch than skincare, and indeed is still work in progress for my kit. We’re getting there though; I would say the last five years have seen such an improvement in organic and natural make-up. The colour choices and textures have become so much better, enabling them to compete with the more ‘conventional’ brands. This week is a celebration of organic beauty and here are some of my current favourite organic beauty products from my kit –
I LOVE this foundation. It gets used on so many people that I work with and it photographs beautifully. I apply it with a brush, usually a flat synthetic concealer one and then I buff it in with a fluffier one, usually this one! A little goes a long way so don’t use too much as it can create too much shine. Use this to even your skintone out and cover minor imperfections, then use a concealer to cover anything else. This foundation is made up of 70% organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments.
At the risk of repeating myself, this is a staple in my professional kit and my personal make-up bag. I use this so much as a finishing touch to gently highlight and make skin look naturally healthy and dewy, without being shiny or sparkly. I use it everyday on myself and quite often get comments on the dewiness of my skin (on sometimes 3 hours sleep, so I thank the luminizer for that!) Just use your fingers to dab it onto areas like your cheekbones, eyelids and bridge of your nose.
Again at the risk of repeating myself, I use this concealer so much. It’s great on its own for lightweight coverage, brilliant on a guy for example. I also use it a lot teamed with Vapour’s foundation. The main ingredient is organic, raw, virgin coconut oil so it will feed and heal skin at the same time.
My dream team!!
Made with USDA certified organic ingredients, these lipsticks changed my lip kit. Their colour range is so good and a real break away from the traditional muted colours quite often offered by organic brands. They have a bright neon pink, an orange, a deep purple and then reds, nudes and more.
I use these a lot. I tend to use a cream base first to get the intensity – I’ve always done that though, whatever shadow I’m using. These contain about 12% organic ingredients, the rest are of natural origin. I like them because there is a good colour range with a good mix of shimmer and matt textures, which is really important.
I love eye pencils. They’re great as liners but also all over the lid as an eyeshadow base or a quick smokey eye. I was cleaning my kit and rediscovered some of these gems. The long dark blue is Inika and the pale blue is Couleur Caramel. Next is some more Inika, 100% Pure and then the blue and purple together are Benecos.
What are your favourite organic make-up products?