I mentioned in my post on natural face cleansing that I no longer feel the need for make-up which is a freeing thing. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still enjoy wearing it. I no longer wear it every day, but I wear it enough to care about what is in my make-up so I’ve been slowly replacing what I use with better choices.
Here is the lowdown of what I use now:
- Foundation: Everyday Minerals Base
- Blush: Everyday Minerals Cheeks
- Eyeshadow & Eyeliner: Everyday Minerals Eyes
- Lipstick: Suncoat Moisturizing Lipstick
- Mascara: Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara
I order the lipstick and mascara through Frontier. (Contact Sue if you’re interested in joining if you’re local.) Everyday Minerals is a company I saw reviewed on Natural Parents Network and decided to try. I love that you can order a variety of samples for a penny. I’ve been able to try a bunch out to make sure I liked it first. Their products score very low in the Skin Deep Database and the prices are much lower than similar products I’ve seen.
For pretty nails, there are a variety of brands that make non-toxic nail polish. They look and perform just like their conventional counterparts but without the toxins. The only thing I’ve noticed is they take a little more effort to actually remove. I have used the Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover as well as the Suncoat Nail Polish Remover. They both work fine, but I prefer the Piggy Paint one.
Some brands I’ve tried and like:
- Scotch Naturals – I LOVE all the colors they offer. I only have one (Morning Glory Fizz), but have my eye on several of the others (like Loch Ness Mystery and Blimey for starters.)
- Piggy Paint – marketed for kids but if you like funky colors, it works for adults as well
- Suncoat – an adult line but they also have a kids line, Suncoat Girl, that comes off with water/peels off.
- Sprout – an Etsy shop with some funky colors along with a couple more traditional ones
- Priti Polish – an adult line but they also have a kids line, Priti Princess, which is mostly sparkly polishes
Do you have any favorite make-up or nail polish brands that work well without all of the chemicals?
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