Happy Monday ya’ll! I am so pumped to start a brand new week and also have a little bit of alone time while the kids are off to school. By alone time, I totally mean hanging out with Mercy and working while she allows it. Regardless, when you have multiple kids, only having one is like a vacation. It also gives me the time to actually put on makeup. It is pretty awesome when I get to get myself put together and don’t go out in public looking homeless.
One of the issues that I had with makeup before I switched to safer is any eye makeup, mascara or eye liner would make my eyes start pouring water. I didn’t make the connect that was my body’s way of saying “hey girl, don’t use this crap. It’s not good for you and your skin is freaking out.” And I would just try different brands from the dollar store and even the makeup counters in the mall. Every time, I would have to go home and take all the makeup off because my eyes would pour water.
Now that I know what I know, I know that it was my body reacting to the carbon black in those products. What is carbon black? You can read more about it here. The biggest take away is that carbon black is what makes the product bind and stay on your lashes or skin. It’s also the main component in our car tires and what makes them durable. THAT’S SCARY! Finding eye makeup, mascara or liner without it is pretty hard and when you do find them it never performs the way you’d like.
Enter: Beautycounter makeup. This has been my God send for my skin. When I switched to safer I had a huge issue finding non toxic makeup that performed the way I wanted it to and then when I did find Beautycounter, the price blew me away. You can read more about that here. Now I know that, high performing makeup is higher price point up front but it last SO much longer so it’s cheaper in the long run. #winning right?! I am obsessed with all the eyeshadow choices that Christy Coleman has formulated and they make the perfect eyeliners. How do I get them to work as an eyeliner? Simple.
I take the Precision Brush by Beautycounter and wet it with water. Then I rub it into the eyeshadow of choice (I used Mulberry from the Statement palette for this look) and press into my lash line. SIMPLE, EASY, NON TOXIC and it looks gorgeous! My friend Ky used Peacock from the Statement palette to define her water line not to long ago and it was gorgeous! No matter what colors you decide on, know that you’re not going to run into the issue of watery eyes. You’re just going to run into the issue of having people ask you where your eye makeup is from — which should lead you to joining as consultant!!!
I hope you like this simple trick and implement it into your makeup routine. Make sure you sign up for my weekly email newsletter for more tips, tricks and FREEBIES. And as always, if you need anything, just reach out to me or comment on this post!