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clean makeup
  • Beautycounter,  Makeup

    4 Tips for Helping Your Makeup Stay Put + My Favorite New Makeup Primer

    One thing that has given me a run for my money (literally) when trying nontoxic is makeup! It’s taken me several years of testing different brands to see what works and has the best ingredients. I’ll be honest, I’ve only tried a handful of primers – these act as a base for your makeup – so my knowledge is limited but this one is hands down my favorite. The Glow First Priming Serum is a serum-primer hybrid, made with obsessively tested, clean ingredients that instantly hydrates skin, plumps, and preps for makeup application, as well as helps makeup stay put throughout the day (among the other 3 tips below!). It also…

  • Makeup

    The BEST clean mascara I’ve ever tried

    My favorite clean beauty brand recently launched the best non-toxic, high performing mascara I’ve ever used! Beautycounter’s new mascara called Think Big All-in-One Mascara truly lives up to it’s name and is like nothing I’ve ever tried before. One application of this reformulated mascara and I. WAS. HOOKED. If you previously tried the Beautycounter volumizing or lengthening mascara and were less than impressed with it, PLEASE give this one a shot. Here are just a few highlights of the mascara: long wearing smudge proof water proof volumizing AND lengthening creamy volume with a weightless feel 100% new formula  soft molded material tip helps to prevent clumping cares for your lashes…

  • Makeup

    Cheeky Clean Cream Blush

    I didn’t think that I’d be a fan of Beautycounter’s new Cheeky Clean Cream Blushes… but WOW they’ve exceeded my expectations! The Cheeky Clean Cream Blushes are versatile, multitasking, and mistake-proof. Use it on your cheeks and (bonus!) use it on your lips too! Go with a sheer flush or build to a bold pop of color, thanks to lush pigments and skin-loving ingredients like squalane. What does squalane do? It provides a silky, luxurious texture so color goes on dewy—not greasy—for supple-looking skin, and jojoba esters help moisturize, soothe, and soften. A few answers to some questions that I’m often asked about these cream blushes: IS CHEEKY CLEAN CREAM…

  • Health,  Makeup

    How Often Do You Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

    How often do you clean your makeup brushes?  Let’s talk about it. This is a safe space and I won’t judge you. I’ll even be super upfront and share that up until a few years ago I NEVER EVER washed my makeup brushes… I would just replace them as they stopped working. I didn’t realize that they weren’t working because they were so dirty. What a ditz! Anyway, I PROMISE… I won’t judge but I really wanna know about this cleaning of the brushes situation so PLEASE share. Here is why I asked about the cleaning of your makeup brushes. I bet you didn’t know that the average makeup brush…