I am the first to admit that I am a makeup addict. I love that 15 minutes I get in the morning to sit down, turn on some music and apply my makeup. It is my time to go through my to do list and break down my day without getting stressed out.
I don’t have very sensitive skin so I was surprised when a product had gave me a bad reaction. After researching, I found that the makeup products I use to used were filled with a lot of chemicals I didn’t want on my skin. Many skin problems, such as acne, contact dermatitis, irritations and allergies may disappear once you introduce natural products into your beauty regime. Using fully natural products can contribute to healthy skin and a healthy body in the long term.
Here are my top natural makeup picks and routine:
I love the natural look and easy application of Pure Anada Smooth & Conceal Liquid Foundation. This foundation provides full coverage that is light and there is a wide variety of shades to choose from. The special formula allows your skin to breathe for a healthier, younger looking self. As a bonus, the silica blurs fine lines and wrinkles. What’s not to love?
After a long, tan-less winter, I need a bit of help to achieve a healthy, tanned glow. Vapour Organic Beauty Solar Translucent Bronzer gives me a soft, natural glow that doesn’t look too orange. I apply the bronzer on the side of my temple, under my cheek bones for a natural contour, and along my chin line (the “figure 3” technique).
Personally, I’m a big fan of matte blushes to achieve a healthy, youthful glow. Mineral Fusion Powder Blush in Creation (a matte rosy-pink) is a perfect neutral colour that offers a natural flush of colour to brighten my complexion — or, there are 3 other colours if this one isn’t your cup of tea. Give yourself a big smile in the mirror and apply the blush on the apples of your cheeks.
A versatile eye palette is a must have in any makeup bag. The Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette is perfect to transition your makeup from day to night. This palette is designed to make you look gorgeous and awake, even if you don’t get a good night’s sleep!
To make my eyes really pop, I like to do a subtle cat eye for a flirty look. 100% Pure Long Last Liquid Eyeliner is great for precision and the long lasting intense colour makes it easy and touch up free.
For mornings I don’t have a lot of time to put on makeup, I never forget mascara. Zorah Mascara Volumizing is enriched with Argan oil which leaves your lashes conditioned with breathtaking volume. The fast drying formula is great for when you’re in a hurry – add a second coat if you have time for extra intensity.