If you use a few of the right products and organic makeup brands, you really don’t need to use too much, which is better for your skin (and your wallet!). I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite products, and wearable pieces as well!
I first found Sally B’s very organically (pun intended!) when she put a few products in the welcome bags for the actors of a film I was working on. There was an extra bag :)…. so I went through it and started trying her stuff, and have been using it ever since.
I really like the Sally B’s Foundation & Get Even Powder.
A lot of popular mineral makeups contain ingredients like bismuth oxychloride which may possibly aggravate acne. Sally B’s products do not (and are also paraben-free), and they give a great finish. I put the foundation powder all over. The powder foundation feels so much lighter to me than a heavy liquid, for regular use, and you don’t have to use a bronzer and a powder all over either. I put a little powder in my T zone only, where I get oily and shiny.
Below, wearing Sally B’s foundation and powder in Atlanta this past week. Pictured with fabulous eco activist Laura Turner Seydel.
Okay so I think I’ve worn this necklace 80% of the days since I got it a few months ago. I love it sooo much! It’s great for day and night- for dressing down and dressing up. It has a substantial, quality weight to it, which I like, and it looks great layered or alone.
Do yourself a favor and give yourself a little pressy! You’ll love this necklace, as I truly do.
I also love this bracelet by K/LLER collection, which by the way is a talented indie duo team working out of Brooklyn on these wonderful creations! I wear it high up on my forearm near my elbow.
Ah….and yes, these earrings. They swing around and I love them.
This is still my go-to, all time favorite blush! It gives a natural rosy look and it lasts quite a while. Made of 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% mineral pigments and vitamins, it also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-filled frankincense, tulsi and lotus flowers.It looks and works great without scary and aging chemicals. This is one blush I happily put on my face!
It took me a while to find a natural mascara I can really recommend and love. I have sensitive eyes, so this one is important to me. I love this Tarte mascara!! It contains Amazonian clay that can hep replenish and nourish dry lashes, and also has rice wax that helps lengthen lashes. It is free of parabens, gluten, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates and mineral oil. It’s about the one thing I journey over to Sephora to buy :).
Here’s my other favorite necklace! I do have a special interest in the properties of various stones, and labradorite is very special. It has a brilliant iridescent blue sheen, and is said to provide clarity, intuition and inner strength. It sort of feels like you’re wearing a magic princess stone!
I love it, and often layer it.
I know this may feel a bit random but I want to bring natural detergents to your attention. Though you may buy organic food and drink clean water, I was recently reading some scary literature on how synthetic, chemical-filled detergents can get on (and in) your skin via the residue that stays on your clothing.
So I’m 7th Generation all the way in this regard! (I kind of love doing laundry now that I am more in LA and have a washer and dryer, versus hauling it down the street like I had to do in New York!).
This is an Aussie-based active wear company that I’ve been recently introduced to, and I love their stuff! They have so many great tops and flattering bottoms. My favorite shirt is this red and white striped number, which I’ve been wearing and wearing and wearing…