As an extension of Green Beauty Starter Kit: Skincare, I bring you this simple starter kit of all natural, organic based makeup to kickoff your collection.
First and foremost, base products are essential to any makeup wardrobe, natural or not. Vapour Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation is still my everyday staple (read more about this amazing foundation here). I love the dewy glow it leaves on my skin and how I can always count on it for a full, flawless finish.
For me, concealer is necessary all day, everyday. RMS Beauty’s Un-Cover Up is a full-coverage, highly concentrated potted concealer that can also be used as a foundation (more details on this product and its ingredients here). This little gem can hide just about anything, and the packaging makes it ideal for on-the-go.
It’s nice to finally reach for bronzer again in these warmer months, and Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer is a gorgeous in both appearance and performance. It’s creamy, hydrating, and leaves a true bronze hue on the skin — no orange in this one, folks. It has a gold overspray that slightly transfers during the first few uses, but leaves the skin looking glowy, not glittery.
When it comes to bigger, brighter eyes, we all could use a little help. Physician’s Formula Instant Lash Extension Kit brings the beauty of lash enhancement to anyone accessible to a drugstore. The two-part kit is made with an all-natural formula that minimizes lash damage normally found in traditional salon extensions. The brush-on fibers may fall onto the cheek on initial application but once the formula sets, it’s on all day. I love this product for its ability to really amp up the volume in my lashes.
This season, we’re moving away from the liquid lipstick trend and onto products like tinted lip balms. They are far less maintenance than goopy, matte lips and feel great all day long. Jane Iredale’s new Lip Drink Lip Balms with SPF15 come in 3 sheer, pretty shades to suit anyone: Crush, a berry, Buff, a nude, and Original, a clear for those who crave hydration without the pigment. I love that these lip balms contain SPF — lips are often overlooked when applying sunscreen but it’s so very important to protect them too! Lip Drinks have a wonderful citrus scent that’s juicy and delicious.
It’s important not to forget the body, and just in time for the season Jane Iredale has created a wonderful, luminous lotion that can be used on the face, too! Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion is a slightly warm toned and luminescent product that highlights the skin that’s been covered up for far too long. It’s packed with healthy fruit and floral ingredients which nourish and protect the skin. It leaves the skin looking better and firmed because of the color and glow — and that’s something worth moisturizing for.
What’s in your green beauty bag? Will you be trying any of these? Send any feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, but before you go . . .
SURPRISE! It’s giveaway time!
To help get your starter kit . . . well, started . . . one lucky reader will receive all 3 Jane Iredale Lip Drink Lip Balms! There are 2 simple rules to enter this giveaway:
1. “Like” this article.
2. Send me an email at email@example.com telling me your all-time favorite Jane Iredale product, or one you would like to try.
I will choose one winner using Randomizer. This giveaway is open to the continental US only and ends on Monday, May 11th, 2015. Thank you to Jane Iredale for partnering up with me in this giveaway! I know the winner will love these lip balms as much as I do. Good luck everyone!