About three years ago, I researched what ingredients are commonly used in makeup and became absolutely horrified! Things like parabens, fragrance, PEGs were listed my products and their side affects are a mile long! It first it scared me, then it made me furious. Why would our government allow this? Then it all clicked. MONEY!
If we as a nation became healthy and didn’t have health problems, it would put a lot of people out of business. This would also keep us from having to constantly make trips to the doctor for new medications for all of our medical problems. The US only bans 30 ingredients in our beauty products when Europe bans over 1400!
Along my path for healthy makeup, I conversed with a friend that is a Beautycounter consultant. I tried a few products from her and fell in love. Not only with the products but the Beautycounter mission. Little by little, I transitioned my beauty products over and I’ve never looked back! The fact that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40 years ago it was 1 in 20 is hard to take in.
Science is increasingly pointing to environmental links to this disease and other diseases and disorders, I believe it is important to do what we can to prevent these diseases. I’m proud to represent Beautycounter and their mission to move the market and policy away from toxic chemical use and toward, cleaner, safer, greener chemicals. They created a list of 1,500 chemicals that will never be used in products because these chemicals are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and other health issues. Better ingredient and more transparency in good for everyone.
Now, I hope I’ve inspired you to take your health into your own hands and find out exactly what toxins are lurking in your products. Visit the EWG website and type them in and see for yourself! As a mom of three, I do not have the time to lollygag around so having a quick makeup routine that masks the fact that I haven’t gotten a lot of sleep is key.
Here is a break down of my makeup routine:
-apply 2-3 drops of the Balancing face oil as a primer
-use Touch Up concealer pen in shade LIGHT (especially to cover up the under eye circles)
-apply the Tint Skin Foundation in Linen with the Retractable Foundation brush
-use Touch Up Concealer pen again under eyes and to brighten as a highlighter
-apply a pea sized amount of the Mattify Powder with the Powder brush
-fill in brows with the Color Define Brow Pencil in Medium
-use the Desert Sunrise Palette for eyes, I’ve linked the tutorial here.
-use Flamingo blush from the Palette on the apples of cheeks with the Angled Blush Brush
-finish with the Lengthening Mascara and a bright lip sheer (I used Plum)
That’s it! It takes me less than ten minutes to do this and it lasts all day long. I love this makeup look and it feels so great to look put together even when I feel frazzled. Not only that but the ability to actually wear mascara after years of trying different brands and having my eyes constantly water. I love the Lengthing Mascara and swear by it! The formula is made to last a long time so make sure you use the Beautycounter Baby oil, Cleansing Balm or even regular ole coconut oil to remove it.
If you have any questions about transitioning your beauty products and want a simple yet beautiful makeup routine, leave me a comment below or send me an email!