Favourite Natural Beauty Picks
Are you on the lookout for some great new brands to add to your make up collection? Was it your New Year’s Resolution to switch to organic, natural beauty products? There’s some amazing alternatives to the not-so-clean mainstream brands out there. Hopefully this blog will help give you some inspiration on what to invest in next.
When I first started my toxic-free beauty journey I relied a lot on online reviews and blogs since neither my friends or family were into natural cosmetics so word-of-mouth recommendations wasn’t an option. Having found fantastic alternatives to every item in my make-up bag, I’ve been lucky enough to be delighted with the majority of my purchases. From primer to mascaras and everything in between.
Last December was the real test with my natural make-up selection as it was my first beach holiday with the new brands I had switched to in my suitcase.. They’d been reliable in the British weather, but could they perform in the same way in 30 degree heat? Sightseeing in the Mexican sun, hours spent tanning on the beach, long coach trips travelling around including a trip to the incredible Chichen Itza.. The ultimate test for cosmetic endurance and performance!
To my relief, these natural beauty brands remained totally dependable and I personally recommend all of these effective and conscious brands.
Beauty Without Cruelty – Moisturising Lipstick, Pink Crush (£9.99)
Conditioning agents with over 40% Jojoba Oil content allows for a smooth application. This Pink Crush shade is perfect for evenings out with minimal top up needed. It comes in a wide selection of gorgeous colours. Paraben free, suitable for sensitive skin and vegan.
ZAO Makeup – Mineral Cooked Powder, Golden Copper (£22.95)
The range is uniquely packaged in beautiful and sustainable bamboo cases which are refillable. This silky powder is made from real clay and great for structuring the face. I use it as a bronzing powder on cheekbones to give a sunkissed glow due to the subtle shimmer. Free from parabens and suitable for vegans.
Lily Lolo- Natural Mascara, Black (£11.49)
The thing I love about this mascara is with only one layer it will visibly define and lengthen lashes for a natural daytime look. At the same time you can easily layer it up to achieve a dramatic finish full of volume. No panda eyes with this product even during long tanning sessions as it didn’t melt in the sun! It contains no parabens, is suitable for sensitive eyes and vegan friendly.
100% Pure – Fruit Pigmented Foundation Powder, Golden Peach (£29)
One of the first brands I tried out whilst switching to natural beauty was 100% Pure. The Maracuja Mascara and Long Last Liquid Eyeliner in Black Tea were wonderful and this foundation powder lived up to the high expectations. Good staying power and lightweight for a gorgeous complexion. I have naturally tanned skin and use the Golden Peach shade which blends in flawlessly. No chemical preservatives and suitable for vegans.
Indigenous Beauty – Natural Deodorant Cream, Sweet Orange & Grapefruit (£11.99)
Of course I took my trusty deodorant cream with me to stay odour-free. A light tropical scent from the blend of citrus and coconut is perfect for holidays in the sun. Paraben, alcohol and aluminium free, no chemical preservatives and suitable for vegans.
These natural beauty products are not only effective but great value for money. Why not spoil yourself this month with these treats packed with skin loving ingredients!