Today I will be talking about my makeup routine, and how it has evolved into what it is today. When I was in high school, and through my first years of college, I used generic brands such as covergirl for most of my makeup needs. As I started to pay more attention to what ingredients were in these products, I began to worry myself.
I have diligently been reading food labels as to prevent the consumption of carcinogenic, chemical-filled, and/or GMO ingredients; however, I had never given such care or consideration to what I put on my face. I am not sure why I neglected this area of my routine, but for the past several years I have made an effort to reverse these habits.
The first step would be to find a brand or place to buy clean makeup products. Immediately I thought of Whole Foods, for I remembered they had a pretty extensive makeup section to their markets.
I was pretty overwhelmed at first at how many products Whole Foods carried, and had no idea which one was the best. I was telling my friend Karli, who is an esthetician and an amazing human being, about how I was on a quest to clean up my makeup routine and she immediately recommended an app to help find clean products. The app is called Think Dirty, and is a great tool for checking if a product is clean or dirty. I use it often, no longer for makeup as much because I have found products that work for me, but often for other beauty products. The app is free, easy to use, and is extremely helpful in cleaning up anyones makeup, skin, or hair routine.
I have always kept my makeup routine quite simple, and in cleaning up my makeup routine, that did not change for me. When I do put makeup on I go for a look that is simple, bright, and natural. These four products are all that I personally feel I need to achieve this look. Though I pay more for makeup now then I used to, all of these products are very reasonably priced for my budget and they last an extremely long time.
My tinted sunscreen is made my Pacifica, and I cannot talk highly enough about it. I have always hated when I put on a tinted sunscreen and it leaves a thick layer over my skin, making me feel heavy, and in my opinion unnatural looking. This foundation is nothing like that. It is lightweight, moisturizing, and a little goes a long way. I love this sunscreen because it soaks in very quickly and nicely, and evens my complexion without changing the color of my natural skin tone completely.
Both my bronzer and mascara are from Mineral Fusion. I get a bronzer that has a little shimmer too it, I like the way it highlights my cheeks and makes my complexion a little brighter. My mascara stays on all day, and can be removed easily with water; it goes on evenly and doesn’t clump with the edition of more than one coat.
Lastly, I use Cocokind’s Maca Beet tinted moisture stick for a light red tint and moisture for my lips. I use all of Cocokind’s products for my skincare, as far as face wash, toner, exfoliant, and moisturizer. I will save speaking on this for a later date but her products are some of the cleanest on the market and make your skin feel radiant.
Here is a before and after so you can see what these four products look like on me.
Before: no makeup at all, After: foundation, mascara, bronzer, and maca beet lip tint
I hope some of this information might be useful to you! Be sure to go over to The Rich Life In Wine Country to see what Adrienne’s makeup routine is!
Much love and happiness,