As some of you may know, in the past year I've been trying to go cleaner and purer with my beauty products. That's why we now offer a green, non-toxic line at Salon Hue. (Psst... that's Yarok, if you're wondering). Green Beauty is a whole other blog post that I'm not sure I'm ready to write yet, but on this journey I heard of Be.Pure.Beauty. Around the same time my friends Kaitlin and Marie told men about the store in Chapel Hill, I heard a podcast by Molly Stillman interviewing April Manring, the founder of Be.Pure.Beauty. Be.Pure.Beauty is a green beauty store that only carries products made in the USA. Pretty rad, right?
I knew I had to meet her. I quickly set up a time to chat green beauty with April, and, man, she's a wealth of knowledge. To really pick her brain about cleaner beauty stop by her store, or check out her blog. I was so excited when she allowed me to shoot her personal makeup bag favorites, so lets dive on in!
April is all about healthy skin. Then you don't need a ton of makeup, right? So, she preps her skin by cleansing with Hidden Forest Face Wash & Mask. This blend of clay and cacao is mixed with water to be used as a cleanser or even a deep cleaning mask. Also, Hidden Forest is her IN HOUSE skincare line. How cool is that!!! Next she applies the Vapour Visionary Advanced Solution Serum. This anti-aging serum helps calm, balance and soothe sensitive skin. To even out her complexion she uses Vapour Organic Beauty Soft Focus Foundation, this actually helps heal the skin as you wear it and melds in seamlessly to the skin to create a naturally flawless finish. When she's ready to set her foundation, or rehydrate through the day, she mists the Hidden Forest Calm Facial Mist over her skin. A facial mist is a must as we head into Fall and Winter (yes, it was 80 degrees today....). As we all know, Woman cannot live on foundation alone. That's why April swears by Vapour's Aura Multi-use stick in Crush and their Siren Lipstick in Coquette. Crush is a sheer, soft pink that can add color to the cheeks or a pop to the lips. When she wants a little bit more boldness to the lips, thats when April reaches for her Siren Lipstick in Coquette, a 21st century fuchsia. Gorgeous!
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek inside of our friend April's makeup bag. She has a wealth of knowledge on the beauty industry and so many helpful tips on how to keep our minds and bodies beautiful. Please check April and Be.Pure.Beauty out, and thank you for spending a little part of your day with us!