As many of you know, I've committed myself to switching to green, or non-toxic, beauty. This means that in the past year, as I use up product, I've been replacing it with something that doesn't contain ingredients that are harmful for me or the environment. After getting recommendations from friends and spending a lot of time in the Think Dirty App, I have a daily makeup routine that I feel good about. I love how natural and fresh it looks, and I love that I don't have to feel guilty about any of the products that I'm putting on my body. Alrighty, let's get ready together.....
I start by prepping my freshly washed face with The 100% Pure High Potency Reversal Serum, this I apply to my whole face. To keep my under eyes looking fresh, I dab on a bit of the 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. Then, I prime my eye lids with this primer from Alima Pure. I recommend letting it sit on the skin for about 30 seconds before applying shadow on top, it needs to get a bit tacky. Then, after applying my R.L. Linden & Co. lip balm my skin is prepped!
The first thing that I do is define my eye brows, because brows are important. Am I right? I have been loving this brow cream from 100% Pure, or should I call it a wax? I don't know, but I use the color taupe and it softly defines my brows and the texture of the product helps them stay in place, but not be crispy. It's like your brow powder and gel had a baby. Perfection! I've grown to love these two concealers, RMS Uncoverup and W3llpeople Bio Correct. I use the RMS under my eyes to perk them up, this creamy concealer is perfect for the delicate eye area because its not drying at all. If I have a blemish or need more substantial coverage, I use the W3llpeople concealer. It has a buildable texture and comes in a super sanitary tube. Love that. I have been loving this eyeliner from Antonym. This classic kohl liner is easy to smudge and smoke out, and even has a built in sharpener for convenience.
Now that my skin is concealed, my brows are covered and my eyes are defined, it's time to add in some color. I apply the cream eye shadow from 100% Pure in Fiji to my lid and blend it out. If I'm in a real hurry, this shade alone on my lid will do. It has a soft glimmery look to it, that gives the eyes some pop, even when worn alone. But, We are going a bit more glamorous today, so we are going to open up our Pretty Naked Palette from 100% Pure. I add depth to the outer corner of my lid with this shade on the far right, then add a bit of light into my inner corners with the small off-white shade in the center. This shade has a satin finish, so it perks up the eye, but isn't glittery. Next, I use the luminizing shade on the far left to make my cheek bones pop. Then, I bronze my face with this bronzer from Beauty Counter using a simple '3' shape technique on the outer edges of my face. To bring the cheeks all together, I do a simple swipe of the blush in the palette. This matte blush gives a natural, muted, mauve pink color to the cheek. It's pretty, natural and easy to blend, so I think a lot of people would love it.
To finish off the look, I do a light mist of the Lily Lolo Setting Spray, a couple of coats of the Antonym mascara, and I dab on this delectable lip balm from True Moringa. The Lily Lolo Setting Spray helps marry together my makeup and lock it in. I've really been enjoying this mascara even though it has a plastic brush (normally not my fave). You can layer it on and get real volume and length, its a great green beauty find from Sephora for sure. Ok, I'll be honest. This lip balm looks super crazy and bold in the container. However, when you dab it into your lips you are left with soft lips that have a beautiful watercolor, been eating a popsicle look to them. This is a beautiful tinted balm, and I really enjoy using it.
I hope you enjoyed seeing into my routine a bit more, and if you're interested in hearing me chat about my very personal reason why I've switched to green beauty, check out my latest tutorial on our YouTube channel. Thanks for stopping by!