Welcome to the June 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: A Natural Challenge.
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members took 1-2 weeks to explore a natural practice that they had yet to try. Today, they’re going to tell you about their experience! Hopefully, you’ll find some inspiration to try something new on one or more of the posts.
One thing you should know about me is I am a “makeup girl”! Not because I think I’m ugly and need it; it’s just how my mom raised me. She always told me to never go out in public without a little something on, and she never does and neither do I. I feel so weird if I don’t have at least eyeliner on. Ok, I will go through a drive thru….but with sunglasses on! So this challenge was a very scary idea for me.
I have already given almost everything else in my house a “Green Makeover”, and have been putting this one off for 2 reasons: 1. I didn’t want to just throw away my old “not so natural” makeup and 2. I was afraid…very afraid of my “natural” makeup face!
To get started I did research on which makeup to choose. I started at the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database to find a makeup with a low rating for the hazards of ingredients. I also read the ingredients on my own. I decided to go with the brand Erth Mineral Makeup. The ingredients are minimal & natural and the prices were very reasonable.
They were offering some good deals that I took advantage of…of course!
•free mineral makeup samples of foundations and veils with a minimum order.
•With any order over $25.00, receive 2 free samples!
•FREE SHIPPING FOR ALL US ORDERS OVER $55 USD
The package arrived nicely packaged and carefully wrapped in pretty tissue papers. The packaging had a small business feel, which I personally like.
I usually wear liquid foundation and loose powder. I had to get use the mineral make up twirl, tap, brush technique, but I got it down pretty easily.
I like to use a concealer stick; I substituted that with Mineral concealers. You have to figure out which Mineral concealer (5 different colors) is right for your needs and skin tone. I opted for the concealer sample kit so I can figure it out by trial.
I also switched all my pressed eyeshadow and blush for a mineral makeup.
Turns out my pencil eyeliner, browliner, and lipliner scored well on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database so I didn’t have to replace those.
I never wear mascara or lipstick (just chap stick, sometimes with a liner for color).
I also purchased natural brushes that I would need for my mineral makeup from Ecotools.
I really love it! The first few days my face was actually breaking out more, but I think it’s because my face was detoxifying. My face was able to push out all that oily yuck from my old “not so natural” makeup….gross! It’s been almost 3 weeks and my skin looks better then ever! I have always had black head and pores on my nose, but not now! My pores are so small on my nose and I have hardly any black heads. I never thought it was possible, no matter how much I cleaned my face before.
The coverage is great and I have a pretty natural look! I am happy with all the products I purchased and I am defiantly converted to natural makeup only! It was so easy really, not much of challenge after all!
Here’s a recent picture with my natural makeup on.
I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
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