OMG So this is really big! I am so excited about this! One of the biggest arguments I have with my teen daughter is over toxic beauty products. Honestly, that is one reason I started my Sustainable Hair care and Hygiene Facebook group.
Personally, I don’t wear makeup, but that is more because I don’t care for it. My daughter, on the other hand, thinks about going to beauty school. I want to support her but I hate buying all of that toxic stuff for her. We tend to fight and more than I care to admit, I give in and but whatever nail or makeup she is asking for. I try to find the healthiest version of what she is asking for, but that is hard to do.
So when this was announced, I work that girl child up! I showed her the images as I saw them! She wishes there were more colors (rumors say they will be expanding), but she is so excited and I will start building her collection in July!
Let’s start with the ingredients!
*ingredients may not be included in all products–this is a comprehensive list:
- arrowroot powder: a powdery starch from the roots of several tropical plants, used as a thickening agent in natural cosmetics
- kaolin clay: a naturally-occurring clay from tropical environments, reduces the production of sebum (bye, oily face)
- jojoba oil: a wonderfully moisturizing fat-based oil
- mica colors: for shine
- aloe: for hydration
- Boron nitride: helps minerals to stick
- Lauroyl lysine: a naturally-occurring amino acid for skin conditioning
- Populus tremuloides bark extract: Aspen tree bark, for skin conditioning and anti-flaking
- Silica: found naturally in sandstone & granite, anti-caking and adds opacity
- iron oxides: for color
- tin oxide: for color
- ultramarine: for color
- titanium dioxide: for color
- manganese violet: for color
- Castor seed oil: another great cleansing fat-based oil for the skin
- Beeswax: used in the lipstick, skin-softening and protecting
- Polyhydroxystearic Acid: an emulsifier
- Olive fruit oil: fat-based carrier oil, moisturizing
- Sunflower seed oil: fat-based carrier oil, great for acne-prone skin
- Peppermint essential oil: yumm, in the lipgloss!
- Vitamin E: nourishing
- Sweet Almond oil: fat-based carrier oil, great for mature skin
- Candelilla wax: a vegetable wax that provides gloss and slippery-ness to the lipgloss
- Potassium sorbate: a naturally-occurring antimicrobial preservative
- Sodium levulinate: skin conditioner
- Sodium Anisate: derived from fennel, a natural antimicrobial preservative
- glycerin: vegetable-based, improves skin’s smoothness & moisture
- Geranium essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Copaiba essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Black Spruce essential oil
- Orange essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Lime essential oil
- Citric acid: an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) found in citrus fruits, preservative, maintains pH balance
- Vanilla extract: great for irritated skin
- Sage essential oil
- Ocotea essential oil
- Rose essential oil (cue angels singing)
NOTE: all of the essential oils included in this makeup line are WONDERFUL for your skin! We are talking fine lines, bumps, redness, dryness, bags, puffs, circles, squares…you name it. 😉
What it DOESN’T have:
NO parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, bismuth, talc, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colorants, dye
Let’s Talk money:
I bet you think this is crazy expensive. Guess what, it’s not! I have spent more on toxic makeup!
Let’s Talk Products!
The Misting Spray can be used as a setting spray and to apply the powders as more of a cream or liquid. Always apply Misting Spray to your brush first!
Watch this short video for tips on using the Misting Spray and creating a flawless look with foundation powder:
FoundationApply using a brush with the Misting Spray sprayed onto the brush. More Misting Spray = more of a creamier coverage. Coverage is buildable, yet
Apply using a brush with the Misting Spray sprayed onto the brush. More Misting Spray = more of a creamier coverage. Coverage is buildable, yet
Apply using a brush with the Misting Spray sprayed onto the brush. More Misting Spray = more of a creamier coverage. Coverage is buildable, yet breathable. Comes in 10 blendable shades.
Which shade are you? Here’s how to tell:
If you have red, orange, yellow, golden tones in your hair/skin, and you look better in gold jewelry, you probably need a Warm shade.
If you have light hair and eyes, look better in silver tone jewelry, and your skin has pink undertones, you probably need a Cool shade.
Also, take a look at the veins on your wrists: if they appear bluer, you need a Cool shade, and if they appear more green, you need a Warm shade.