Whole Home Detox: Make-Up Bag Update

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.

Make UP Bag Update

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.

Detox Your Make Up Bag


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.)

100 Pure Mascara

Eye Liner

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.

ZuZu Luxe Eyeliner Eye Shadow

I kept my 100% Pure eyeshadow in Champagne and Cocoa Plum.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

DSC 0464 Blush

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!

100 Pure Cheek Tint

Lip Liner

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.

ZuZu Luxe Lip Liner Lip Gloss

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.

Detox Your Make up Bag 1

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?

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  • Jess

    These sound great! Glad they’re working for you! I SPLURGED.. and bought Juice Beauty. They only have 3 standard colors for their foundation (ehhh), and no mascara so I went with tart. Liking it so far. I have downsized my make-up ritual. Foundation and mascara. I have way over done it and have mounds of make-up I just can’t seem to part with nor use… sigh

    • frugalfaye

      I have heard great things about Tart! I used to be a make-up hoarder too..sometimes I wish I had the giant Caboodle full of make-up that I had in high school. Ha ha!

  • Lilly Anderson

    I am obsessed with Delizioso Skincare. Their lip liners, lipsticks and about everything I tried is amazing and all natural. I’ve tried 100 pure foundation and like the Delizioso foundation. I guess I also like the fact that they are made in Canada and I am a Canadian, but the quality is also amazing!

    • frugalfaye

      Lilly, do they give out samples?

  • Dana

    I just read an article that Japanese Honeysuckle extract (one of the ingredients in the tinted moisturerizer) is actually a natural paraben. Might want to look into that more? The science is over my head, but it’s worth doing a little digging.


    • frugalfaye

      BUMMER!! I will have to check that out! Thanks for the tip!

  • Janet

    I just found out about my favorite makeup.. Estée Lauder and I feel very sick. I hope I can transition to Pure with little or no withdrawals.

    • frugalfaye

      Even if you switch just out one item at a time, that’s still good! :) I’m all about making realistic progress over time!

  • Angela Belleville

    Are there any less toxic hair dye brands (used in salons) that you’ve come across? I really need/want to highlight my hair, but I want to make the best choice possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

  • Kay

    Thank you for all your research. Love reading your blog . Have you heard of Larénim? It’s a french mineral makeup. What are your thoughts?

  • http://www.clearskinminerals.com Natural Organic Makeup

    great list of natural brands!