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Are you reading The Greta Guide? If not, you should be. Greta Eagan is on a mission to make beauty and fashion sustainable and eco-friendly. Her blog is chock full of tips and tricks about greening your wardrobe, your makeup bag, and everything in between.
In the words of Ramona Singer (can’t get enough Real Housewives references): “I’m renewing myself!” In the last year, I’ve tried to make a conscious effort to be better to my body. The renewal, like most things, started with vanity :) 

I’ve been using all natural and organic skin care and makeup for about a year now. I have super sensitive skin that doesn’t take too kindly to chemicals and fragrances, so I started shopping for natural products for relief from bad reactions and breakouts. 

As I started converting products and my skin improved, I learned some ugly things about cosmetics and the things we ladies slather all over our skin without a second thought. If you wouldn’t eat it, you probably shouldn’t spread it on your face and body. Our skin absorbs more than 64% of what we put on it, including all of the toxic chemicals and preservatives found in traditional cosmetics. For more information, check out Greta’s link about the book Toxic Beauty. I’m going to pick up a copy myself.
Here’s a short-list of some of my go-to natural and organic makeup products:

  • Korres primer ($28) and watermelon tinted moisturizer: these are my every day go-tos for quick coverage that makes your skin look totally natural and flawless. 
  • I use bareMinerals all over face color in warmth ($18) as a bronzer, and cover everything with bareMinerals hydrating mineral veil ($19). This routine has some serious staying power, and lasts all day through Florida heat and humidity. The only touch-up required is a quick dusting of the mineral veil, so I keep this refillable brush in my makeup bag at all times.
  • Tarte 4-day lash stain: ($18) I’ve never tried to stretch this for four days, but I definitely let it stay for two. I love it because it goes on without a clump and makes your lashes long and defined without looking spidery. It stays on through soap and water face washing, and comes off with make-up remover.
  • Boscia blotting linens: ($10) I prefer the lavender, and these are the best blotting linens I’ve ever tried.
I’ll post another day about my favorite organic hair and skincare products. My goal is to completely overhaul all of my skincare, makeup, and hair care by the end of this year.

Do you have any favorite natural/organic products? Share them with me, and we can put together a list of favorites as a guide for natural beauty newbies.

Author: Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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