Remember my big make-up bag detox back in October? It was a biggie for me to take on, but I have been thrilled with the outcome. (Here are some tips on making the switch).
I set some pretty aggressive goals, which I was able to keep for the most part. (A score of 2 in the EWG database and $20 or less for each item). I made some concessions and tweaked a few things, but have finally settled on the perfect combo of non-toxic make-up items for me.
Here is a make-up bag update!
I was lost here and you guys came through with some really helpful recommendations. (If you remember from the original make-up bag detox, I settled for Bare Minerals).
I am glad I threw the question out there. A friend of mine (who happens to be my husband’s boss’s wife…go figure that one out) uses 100% Pure as well. She recommended I try the tinted moisturizer and powder in White Peach. Bam. It was perfect.
I am a full to medium coverage kind of girl, so at first I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t do the job. I was pleasantly surprised. It gives me a full coverage look without being heavy or chalky. I tend to have dry patches, so the tinted moisturizer was just what I needed
In my original make-up detox, my goal was to spend $20 or less on each item. After much research, I had to amend this to be a little more realistic. The total for both the moisturizer and powder was $58, but should last me for a long time.
I kept my 100% Pure Mascara in Black Tea. For a completely pure mascara, it does a stellar job with volumizing. (I tried another non-toxic brand and had to apply so many coats I thought my arm was going to fall off.)
I originally went with a liquid by Zuzu Luxe because the toxicity score was the best. However, it is too hard to apply quickly on a day-to-day basis. I wanted a softer line and easier application. Now I use Zuzu Luxe pencil in Tobacco.
I kept my 100% Pure eyeshadow in Champagne and Cocoa Plum. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Still going on my 100% Pure Cheek Tint in Sugar Plum. Even after my two-year-old got into it. Twice. It lasts forever, but I’m kind of hoping to use it up soon so I can try a bronzer before summer is over!
This has always been the item that is most difficult to get the correct shade. I tried 100% Pure’s Creamstick in Perfect Mauve, but the color was too light and the stick was too fat for my sharpener! I settled on a Zuzu Luxe in Cappuccino. It’s exactly what I needed. Maybe I’m just a 90’s girl, but a deep brownish lip liner always makes me happy.
I started with 100% Pure’s Cherry gloss, but it was way too bright. After consulting with a 100% Pure representative on the phone, I ended up with Shimmering Cocoa Berry.
I love wearing make-up and and I’m so glad I don’t have to give that up in order to keep toxins out of my body. Finding great non-toxic make-up is not easy, but I am happy I did the work. I can confidently recommend both 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Make-up and Zuzu Luxe cosmetics as some of the best non-toxic make-ups out there. They are affordable, wearable, and good for your skin!
What are your favorite non-toxic cosmetics?