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I am officially addicted.
I will be honest; This story took a long time to come. I've been thinking about a nontoxic, natural change in my routine for years, but very selfishly I refused to take the plunge. Not because I've lost the importance of non-toxic beauty formulas, but because I'm extremely stubborn when it comes to my make-up application. I like what I like and I am very, very, very picky about what I put on my face. I am a perfectionist for make-up products and I want and expect only the best of the formulas I use to decorate my face. However, the natural beauty movement has spread like wildfire, and brands have increased their commitment to their standards. After accumulating a pile of nontoxic mascaras, primers, highlighters and blush, I knew it was time to roll up my sleeves and play guinea pigs for a while. Natural and organic beauty products have gained a bad reputation. They are praised for healthier, more meaningful ingredient lists, but often condemned for inferior durability, less than satisfactory surfaces and overall poorer performance. Not to mention that they are usually damned expensive. That said, as I've been working through a mountain of workable options over the last few months, I've found that I've actually been more impressed than disappointed. In fact, many of the natural make-up items I tried outperformed their non-natural counterparts – an interesting storyline that completely surprised me and my high makeup standards. Shortly before that, I reveal my nontoxic make-up routine and the natural formulas that I highly recommend if you're thinking about making the switch – keep scrolling! Throughout the entire process, it was probably the most difficult task to find an amazing primer for the face, mainly because there are only one or two face primers that I have ever tried and did not hate immediately. However, I've heard amazing things about this SPF formula from Supergoop! It's clear, velvety, not comedic and keeps my makeup like a dream on my face. (Also, no pilling!) I admit that the waters around "natural", "non-toxic" and "organic" in the industry are VERY murky, but according to his website, Supergoop! is dedicated to avoiding controversial, potentially harmful or toxic ingredients from natural or synthetic sources. This is not one of the brand's mineral-based options, but I'm absolutely obsessed with how smoothed and supple my foundation and make-up look, and zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (the ingredients in mineral formulas). are actually synthesized in the laboratory. Therefore, there is no really natural Susncreen, and I felt really good when I used this new staple in my nontoxic routine. After applying my primer, comes Foundation, another make-up product that I'm known to be picky about. I like a formula with medium to full coverage, but it can be easily faded out for a diffused, bright and very natural looking finish. All Cover FX products are not only 100% vegan, free of animal cruelty and PETA, but also free of parabens, fragrances, gluten, mineral oil, talc, sulfates, phthalates, coal tar and paraffin. I love how light and buildable this matte foundation is. In addition, the color palette is far better than most other Clean Foundation options. Not always, but I usually like to use foundations and concealers of the same brand. The shades and options fit together perfectly, are easy to apply and create a truly seamless make-up application. I usually choose a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than my foundation to lighten my dark eyes and dispel the pigmented look. This coordinating concealer from Cover FX was my addiction. In combination with the above foundation, it is the ultimate power couple. This concealer is wrinkle-free, durable (as it promises 16-hour non-transmissible wear!) And even contains skin-loving ingredients such as fermented algae extract and whitening niacinamide. I do not use a ton of powder, but my make-up would not be complete (or as durable as I need it!) Without me strategically wiping dust under the eyes and over the areas where fat tends to accumulate over the skin like chin, forehead and bridge of nose. Unfortunately, I'm still a little dissatisfied with this product category (I'm really married to my beloved MAC and Laura Mercier formulas), but if you really want to incorporate a non-toxic bonding powder into your routine, I recommend this lightweight and ray-enhancing formula from W3LL people. It is not tinted, but magically adapts to all skin tones. It reduces shine, keeps my make-up in place and even gives me a filter-like effect for an impressive end result. Actually, I tried a few natural bronzes, but after seeing one of my favorite makeup artists, Tobi Henney, in one of their amazing IG tutorials, I knew I needed to get that choice from Lawless. So many bronzes look muddy or streaky, but this is seriously so smooth and velvety. Both colors are stunning and I'm not about to return to one of my old favorites soon. Blazed is my favorite. That was hard because, like Bronzes, there are many really amazing natural and non-toxic rouge formulas. RMS Beauty definitely deserves a nod, just like Kosas and Lilah B. but if your budget can endure, you should try these amazing sticks from the namesake line of make-up legend Gucci Westman. The hues are powerful, courageous and beautiful; deliver the perfect amount of highly miscible pigments; and melt so nicely into the apples of your cheeks. I swear it looks all the better the longer you wear it. I am very addictive, possessing every shade, but prefer Poppet, a juicy shade of pink that looks remarkably natural. There are four types of people in the world: those who hate highlighters, those who use only highlighters, those who use only creams or liquids, and those who both like. Personally, I identify myself as the latter, so here are some different options. Undoubtedly, Ilia makes the most beautiful liquid highlight I've ever seen or used. It is shimmering and beautiful, but not sparkling. , The following from Lilah B. is interesting because it's a kind of hybrid between cream and powder, but the finish is so gorgeous (just like the luxury packaging) that I had to include it. Not ready for the price of 60 US dollars? Dip your toe in the mini size, which is cheaper for 32 US dollars and will last a long time. (Small things have a big impact!) I simply could not decide between the two, and so I made the decision of the executive to include both. I usually hate powder eyeshadows, so I apologize if you are not a cream shadow person. Creams and liquids are the only things I will use, and these two formulas are outstanding. Rituel de Fille is ideal for those who like it a bit more glamorous and dramatic, while makeup artist Jillian Dempsey's organic tintings are a bit simpler for everyday wear. They are also a bit cheaper, which I really appreciate. I'm a liquid-liner girl through and through, and Iliad's cult favorite pen is without a doubt the formula to beat in the non-toxic make-up category. It is precise, retains its inky black color and does not move or smudge until you want it (for example, if you remove your make-up at night). I'm so excited about the latest release of Róen Beauty – a truly stunning brow pencil. As someone who likes to create intricate and subtle volume and shadow intensities, I love this ultra-slim pen that lets you add just the definition, suspension, and shape change you need. However, I will say that the shades are a bit darker, so choose them accordingly. I'm using the hue Light (Cool Blonde) and it's almost too dark for me. I did not expect to be impressed by the non-toxic mascaras that I tried, just because I'm rarely impressed with the mascaras I'm trying out. However, after just a few shaky movements of this amazing wand from W3LL People, I immediately regretted my skepticism. Not only did he manage to satisfy the craving for black length and volume, but it also kept my quickly fading eyelashes curled up and up. I'm obsessed. Oh, and it also comes in brown, if that's more your game. I love pretty much anything about Kosas, but the brand's epic lip products are, besides that, some of my favorite make-up products ever. If anyone asks me what my favorite lipsticks are (of course, or not), I can not blurt out Kosa's name fast enough. The finish is neither too shiny nor too dull. It's one of the few lipstick formulas that does not dry my lips, that holds pigment and the colors are seriously dreamy. (Rosewater and Stardust are two of my must-haves.) Oh, and if you have not heard of the latest Lip Oil Gloss hybrids, you should take care of them. They offer the perfect punch for juicy, semi-gloss lip balm. This spray by Lilah B. is enriched with luxurious botanical and natural ingredients such as lavender, figs, dandelions and brown algae. But as someone who also wants to have a fixative spray for work, you know, I've found that this is the best non-toxic option. Yes, it's gorgeous and refreshing and all around wonderful, but it really keeps my make-up in place and maintains the moisture all day or night. I even like to spray my beloved beautyblender with it – a tip that I'm convinced will help me extend the life of my foundation even further. Next topic: 21 beauty finds I'm buying a leave – because I honestly can not wait any longer