As someone who loves makeup, I think finding out the brand or type that’s best for you and your skin is really important to most women. I believe makeup should enhance your natural beauty, not mask it, and having products that work for you are essential to this. I have tried all kinds of makeup products over the years, from random cheap dollar store products to buying all Clinique products. Through my makeup journey, what I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter unless it’s organic.
Women all over the world are harming themselves by using makeup filled with toxic chemicals. After my friend Nicole, a Beauty Counter rep, introduced me to the Skin Deep app, I started typing in my products and freaking out. The ingredients used in most makeup have been linked to cancers and diseases, and after learning this, I knew I had to make a change. I currently use a mixture of Beauty Counter skin care products, Au Naturale Life makeup, and Younique mascara. I found Au Naturale Life makeup via Instagram and have fallen in LOVE with their products. They make organic, vegan, naturally derived, gluten-free, cruelty free, luxury cosmetics. The company founder, Ashley Prange, develops and formulates all products without any harmful, toxic ingredients, chemicals, parabens or heavy metals – unlike the majority of leading brands on the market today.
Their cream foundation provides me with the perfect amount of coverage for my skin and matches perfectly to my skin tone. I apply it with my beauty blender, then I conceal, highlight, bronze and blush with their cream products. I love how a little bit of product goes a long way, and I have found that it stays put all day long. After adding a little eye shadow, eye liner and mascara, it’s time for my favorite part of putting my makeup on…. LIPS! The lip products from Au Naturale are the bomb! I am obsessed with this bright fuchsia Ibiza lipstick paired with equally eye-catching Violet lipgloss. Their lipsticks are long-lasting and go on very smoothly. Top it off with a quick swipe of lipgloss, and you’re ready to head out!
I have teamed up with Au Naturale Life to give away a Ibiza (or Sangria) and Flirt (or Poppy) lipgloss combo to one of my lucky followers! Head over to my Instagram @littlesouthernwife to enter. For an extra entry, leave a comment below and tell me why you need these lip colors! Giveaway ends June 5th at 12pm EST.
“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”-Elizabeth Taylor