If like me, one of your main goals for the year has been to live a simpler and more minimalistic lifestyle and to start practicing more “intentional” shopping of quality both “nontoxic” foods and products, you’re on the upswing of a learning curve.

    This learning curve involves finding more products and brands that are comparable to your favorites, but even better.

    So in my own personal attempt to find “politically correct”  makeup, here are some of the “facial” products that seem highly recommended…
      

      

    1.  Face Primer..

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    Primers seal in your skincare products, help fill in pores and fine lines, create a smooth surface on which to apply your foundation, and help your makeup last all day. Look for an oil-free, water-based primer…such as this Vapour STRATUS SOFT FOCUS SKIN PERFECTING PRIMER… a 3–in–1 moisturizer, primer, and no-color foundation. 
       

    2.  Foundation..

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    Opt for an oil-free foundation. Oil-based products improve the risk of your makeup “sliding” out of place. Use a beauty blender to apply light layers to create a smooth, natural look. 

      

      
     1.  Alima Pressed Foundation

    • Ingredients…made from a proprietary blend of all-natural essential oils—Sunflower Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Argan Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Lavender Oil, Sweet Orange Peel Oil, 
    • Price…$34
    • Shades Available…17
    • Where to Find…The Detox Market
    • Review..    The Vegan Crazy Cat Lady

       
     2. Gabriel Dual Powder Foundation

    • Ingredients…include avocado fruit extract, jojoba seed oil, and sea fennel extract
    • Price…$28
    • Shades Available…6
    • Where to find…Whole Foods, Sprouts
    • Review… Influensters

      

    3.  Ilia Vivid Foundation

    • Ingredients…water, glycerin, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, rosehip seed oil, jasmine extract, lavender extract, clove extract, grape extract, orange peel wax, cranberry fruit
    • Price…$44
    • Shades Available…9
    • Review…We We’re Raised By Wolves    

      

    4.  Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation

    • Ingredients…plankton extract, algae extract, pine bark extract, pomegranate extract
    • Price…$44
    • Shades Available…24
    • Review…Makeup Alley    

      
    5. Kjaaer Weiss Paper Thin Foundation

    • Ingredients…sweet almond seed oil, coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil
    • Price…$68
    • Shades Available…10
    • Review…Organic Bunny    

      

     6.  Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Mineral Foundation

    • Ingredients…mango juice extract, white tea leaf extract, sea kelp extract, rooibus red tea leaf extract, licorice root extract, pomegranate seed extract, aloe vera extract, cucumber extract
    • Price…$33
    • Shades Available…15
    • Where to find…Whole Foods, Sprouts
    • Review…Makeup Alley 

      

     

     7.  Nu Evolution Pressed Powder Foundation

    • Ingredients… oregano leaf extract, thyme extract, cinnamon bark extract, rosemary leaf extract, lavender flower extract, lemon peel extract
    • Price…$45
    • Shades Available…6
    • Review…Organic Beauty Lover

      
    8.  Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation

    • Ingredients…camellia seed oil, sunflower seed oil, castor seed oil, beeswax, tomato extract, myrrh gum oil, frankincense gum, holy basil leaf extract, lotus leaf extract
    • Price… $50
    • Shades Available…12
    • Review… This Organic Girl

        

      3.   Concealor…

      Concealor should be lightweight and actually help get rid of undereye dark circles, allergy-induced redness, and occasional breakouts…not simply hide them…

      And of course, a natural concealor should contain no skin-irritating synthetics, chemicals, wax, preservatives, parabens, phthalates, or talc…all without looking dry or cakey.

      Choosing the best under-eye concealer depends on what you’re trying to cover up…

              • To cover bluish undereye circles, use a yellow-tone concealer.To cover brown or yellowish circles, peach-tone concealers are best.
              • To cover fine lines around your eyes, pat moisturizer all around the eyes, using your ring finger. Allow it to sink in for a few minutes before applying concealer. Creamy, hydrating concealers work best for the delicate and dry skin around the eyes.
              • To cover pimples, dot a pigment-rich, opaque concealer directly on the pimple. Sweep the brush around the base of the pimple, using tiny strokes in order to precisely blend the concealor without using your fingers. 
              • To cover redness, choose a concealer that matches your skin exact

              Never apply concealer to…

              • 1. Crow’s feet…this draws attention to them
              • 2. Eyelids…this makes them look heavy
              • 3. Undereye bags…this highlights them…instead press a touch of foundation on the bags, and then dot a highlighting cream (peachy for fair skin, golden on darker skin) at the inner corners of the eyes and just underneath the bags. 

              Using Concealor..

              .(1)Place three tiny dots of concealor under the eyes from the inner corners to the centers, using a synthetic concealer brush. A synthetic brush is best for applying concealor. Applying concealer with your fingers results in creasing and caking. Applying concealer with a natural bristles results in applying too much color..
              .(2)Blend in with your fingertips.
              ..( 3.) Apply a lightweight, loose translucent powder to set the concealor and prevent any shimmer and shine…Pressed powder can draw attention to fine lines by settling into creases.

              Here are a few of the best natural concealors currently on the market…

                 

                 

              1. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Brightening Concealer With SPF 20..

              • Ingredients…caffeine-rich green tea, green coffee, anti-aging vitamins, antioxidants, nourishing rosehip oil, and pigments from fruits and vegetables
              • Price: $25 per tube
              • Shades Available…six shades available, ranging from pale to medium

                
              2. Dr. Hauschka Concealer

              • Ingredients…antioxidant-rich carrot and calendula extracts, shea butter, avocado extract, mineral pigments 
              • Price…$25
              • Shades Available…three  

                

               
               3. Ecco Bella, FlowerColor Cover Up,

              •  Ingredients…castor oil, palm oil, candelilla wax, beeswax, organic calendula oil, organic chamomile oil, organic jojoba oil, 100iu Vitamin E, titanium dioxide, and flower wax iron oxides.
              • Price…$21.95
              • Shades Available…two

                

              3. Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer

              • Ingredients…avocado oil, aloe vera leaf, cuppacked seed butter
              • Price…$24
              • Shades Available…six

                 
               4. Jane Iredale Circle Delete Under Eye Concealer

              • Ingredients…moringa butter, avocado oil, green tea extract
              • Price…$30
              • Shades Available…two    

                
              5. Jane Iredale Disappear Concealor 

              • Ingredients…jojoba, green tea, willow bark extract, radish root extract
              • Price…$30
              • Shades Available…five
              • Review

                

                 6. Lavera Natural Concealer

                • Ingredients…shea butter, jojoba and coconut oil, licorice root and sea buckthorn extracts, Vitamin C 
                • Price…$21
                • Shades Available…two  

                  

                4. Powder...A lightweight translucent pressed setting powder sets your makeup for longer wear and can easily be taken with you and used to soak up any excess oil throughout the day. A good option is this Jane Iredale pure Matte Finish Powder.

                  

                  

                 

                5. Setting Spray...Setting sprays seal your makeup for a very natural look that lasts all day and refresh your makeup throughout the day. 


                Dr. Axe’s DIY Makeup Setting Spray with Lavender Oil

                1.  Mix together…

                • 1Tbsp aloe vera gel 
                • 1Tbsp witch hazel
                • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
                • 2½Tbsp purified water

                2.  Funnel into glass spray bottle. Shake well.

                3.  To use…Hold the bottle a few inches away from the face and mist the face with one or two pumps of this spray after applying your makeup…Allow it to air dry.

                6. Blotting Papers...Blotting papers may soak up oils during the day, but often take off more of your makeup than you would probably like. Try using Beauty Blender’s Bloterazzi Sponge instead.

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