7 Nontoxic Makeup Products
I have always been a Sephora shopper. Bare Minerals and Urban Decay was my jam. I'm pretty sure I also have every lip kit that Kylie Jenner dropped (I know super embarrassing), but they did work really well! Anyway, when I started my journey with clean, natural, nontoxic makeup, I had to let go of all that I was familiar with. I had to dive into an industry that I knew nothing about or even where to start buying them. It was really, really hard because I was scared that I wouldn't find anything comparable to what I was used too. I've tried countless nontoxic mascaras, foundations and lip glosses, so I've put together some of my favorites! I hope this list can help you get started to a transition to clean, natural makeup!
1. Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation
I used Bare Minerals for over 15 years. I have never been one to wear liquid makeup because I can't stand for my face to feel caked on. I tried so many products to find one that worked as well as Bare Minerals, and let me tell you this Satin Matte Foundation from Alima Pure is BETTER. It makes my skin look flawless and doesn’t fall off my face throughout the day. They have 45 different shades to choose from, so its super easy to find a shade that matches your skin. I use Beige 4. You can find it here.
2. 100% Pure Lengthening Mascara
Sigh. Mascara was the HARDEST thing for me to transition. The absolute HARDEST. I can't tell you how many mascaras I went through to try and replicate my favorite mascara. I was a hardcore Dior Show Blackout fan for years. So having to part with it, was slightly devastating. I tried mascara after mascara, and really should write a post about the ones that suck so you don’t even waste your money on them. But I really don’t want to piss anyone off, because hey, they may work for other people, just not up to my standards. So in comes this 100% Pure Lengthening Mascara. It is perfect! It is lengthening and SUPER black, just how I like it. The wand has a super cool curve on it, so you are able to get all the lashes in one swoop. Not to mention, the smell of it is delicious! This mascara stays on all day and doesn’t flake off. Its super easy to take off at night and doesn’t require every makeup wipe you own to take it off. If you are looking for a mascara that is lengthening and will make your eyes POP, look no further. They have this in several colors, but I use Black Tea. You can find it here.
3. 100% Pure 2nd Skin Foundation
The first time I used this liquid foundation I hated it. I used it with a beauty blender and it did nothing for me. Well, I used it with a kabuki brush and fell in LOVE. There is a reason why this is called 2nd skin. I haven’t worn liquid foundation in YEARS. I've just never been a fan of feeling the makeup on my face. I now use this foundation every day because its lightweight and I don't feel like I'm wearing liquid foundation AT ALL. It's not cakey, its build-able, and it has great coverage. This stuff is awesome and I am so pumped that I tried it! Get it here.
4.NU Evolution Lip Gloss
I have super sensitive lips. I remember trying MAC lipsticks and they would rip layers of skin off my lips no matter how moisturized they were. When I found this gloss, I fell In love. It wasn’t too sticky at all. The perfect consistency and the perfect shade choices. There are several different shades to choose from, but Naughty is my favorite. It is the perfect nude to wear everyday! Check it out!
5. Alima Silk Foundation
Silk Foundation is exactly what it is called. Silk. I am just amazed at how fantastic these foundations are and they are all natural. I never thought I would be able to wear foundation that wasn’t nontoxic and clean, but I am and it's amazing! I usually alternate between this and the 2nd Skin foundation. Ever since I transitioned to these products my blackheads have reduced drastically. This product doesn't clog my pores at all like Bare Minerals used too. So, that's a win! Check it out here.
6. 100% Pure Sex Kitten
I was a die hard Urban Decay palette fan. I have every one ever made. I was on the hunt for a simple palette for every day make up. Nothing to heavy but build-able if necessary.This palette has done exactly that. It has the perfect shadows for a smokey eye, and a blush and highlighter to go with it. I use this palette daily! I know that 100% Pure has more of these palettes, and I am so excited to try them out! Find it here.
7. Josh Rosebroook Hydrating Accelerator
Ok, so I know this isn't technically a makeup product. But I count it as so. I use this right before I put on my moisturizer and foundation. Let me tell y'all something. If you struggle with hydration in your face, this is what you need. My makeup goes on smooth as a babies butt after using this product. I have tried SEVERAL products like this, but this is the only one that actually hydrates my face and KEEPS it that way. I tried one from another company, and it felt like sand paper on face. Which baffles me because it is supposed to hydrate you? Anyway, if you don't get anything else on this list, you need this product. You will thank me later. Grab yours here.