Lately I’ve been discovering a lot about conventional makeup products. It’s crazy to look at the list of unpronounceable ingredients and then realize that all of that is going into your skin. Our skin is like a giant sponge; whatever is put on top will eventually sink in through our pores. It also blocks the pores so they can’t breathe or function normally. Conventional makeup looks beautiful on the outside, but really it’s just stacks of toxic chemicals.
So, this year, I’ve been on a mission to replace all my makeup with healthy, natural versions. By the end of year, I want to have weaned myself off of the bad stuff.
I have done a lot of makeup work from weddings to trauma makeup for a small movie company. When you’re doing events like that, it’s really important to get good products…and often, the natural companies aren’t often long wearing or offer good coverage. So it’s taken me a while to adjust my mindset and find really GOOD natural makeup companies.
That’s why I was so happy to discover Lauren Brookes Makeup. It’s affordable, good quality, and natural. They sent me their powder foundation and blush for me to try out.
I LOVE the blush…the shade they sent me is my perfect shade (mulberry) because it’s the colour I would get naturally. It’s the same colour my cheeks turn when they get a little burnt by the sun. It’s almost like a half blush/half bronzer. It’s simply my favourite now!
(wearing Lauren Brookes powder & blush)
The powder foundation isn’t high coverage, but leaves a nice, natural finish. This is perfect for those who want to wear makeup without looking like they’re wearing it. I actually ended up using it as setting powder for my foundation and once again, the shade (fawn) matches my skin perfectly.
They sent me a sample for a cream foundation as well, and I really liked it…it had a really pretty “glow” factor to it.
Come back tomorrow because Lauren Brookes is giving away the blush to one lucky reader! If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m having a giveaway almost every Saturday now – it’s so much fun to share some great products that I love with you!
Do you wear natural or conventional makeup?
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