Organic and Natural Makeup for Beautiful Skin

by • July 4, 2013 • 7 Comments

 

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Switching to an all-natural makeup regimen can do wonders for your skin. I love the idea of using fresh ingredients like fruit pigments as a blush or even as a mascara! All fun aside, choosing the best all natural makeup for your skin can be tough, especially when there are so many ingredients we should be aware of. Here are my favorite all-natural makeup brands that steer free of nasty chemicals and ingredients:

1. Epic Mineral Beauty
This all-natural makeup is free from those annoying irritants like mica and bismuth oxychloride. In fact, the only ingredients in the mineral powders are Non-GMO oryza sativa (rice starch), high-micron zinc oxide, kaolin clay and iron oxides.

I recently purchased the mineral makeup sampler (6 shades for $12.99) and loved it! The colors are definitely lighter than they appear online so keep that in mind! The medium coverage of the mineral makeup is great for the natural look that I love. An added bonus: the shipping is super fast! :)

2. Earth’s Beauty
This brand is one of Letisha’s favorite! The ingredients in the mineral foundation are so minimal that they leave no room for irritation! So what exactly is in this heavenly makeup?: organic/wildcrafted blend of arrowroot, kaolin, magnesium stearate, zinc stearate, zinc oxide, and iron oxides.

Not only does Earth’s Beauty have fantastic natural makeup options but wonderful customer service, as well. A definite must have for your all natural makeup collection.

3. Crush Groove Cosmetics
This natural, organic, vegan makeup line is one that I’m dying the try! The ingredients are nothing but beneficial. The concealer has excellent ratings and even better ingredients:

Organic rosehip Seed Oil (infused with an organic blend of nettle, horsetail, coltsfoot, comfrey root, and green sencha leaves), shea butter, organic hemp seed oil, organic neroli oil, Vitamin e, organic arrowroot powder, iron oxides, zinc oxide, organic matcha green tea powder, organic calendula, organic lavender, and organic kudzu root.

Who knew all those lovely ingredients could fit into one concealer? Even Crush Groove’s BB Cream is all natural! This beauty balm not only works to cover your spots and scars but also treats your skin with the fantastic oils like vitamin e oil, rosehip seed oil, and carrot oil! (just to name a few!)

4. Real Purity
This brand of all natural makeup truly lives by their name. I was amazed that I could count the ingredients in the foundation on ONE hand! This is more than I could say for makeups I’ve used in the past where I would have needed both hands (and feet!) to even make a dent in their ingredient list. The five ingredients in the foundation: Distilled Water, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Kaolin Clay, Pure Rice Bran Oil, Iron Oxide.

The lipstick is chalk full of color that won’t leave you with a rash on your lips (unless you’re allergic to sweet almond oil!). The variety of shades will suit multiple skin tones! Check out the rest of their fab makeup products on their site!

When shopping for an all-natural organic makeup, do your research! It’s easy to come across brands that claim to be “chemical free” but may still contain irritants like mica, titanium dioxide, and bismuth chloride! It can be tough to find the shade that suits you so order samples if you can! Once you find the perfect all-natural makeup, you won’t turn back! :)

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What’s your favorite all-natural makeup brand?

Peace, love & coconuts!

-Zeena

7 Responses to Organic and Natural Makeup for Beautiful Skin

  1. Thanks so much for this post, Zeena! I have been on the hunt for an all natural mineral makeup, but I realized that quite a few minerals, especially mica, irritate my skin.

    I’m curious, which shades did you order from Epic Mineral Beauty? You mentioned that the colors are lighter than they appear on the website. My skintone is similar to yours, so I’m just trying to get an idea of which shades to try. Thanks very much!

    • Brown & Coconut says:

      Hi Emily! Thanks for the comment!

      The shades I ordered from Epic Mineral Beauty were: Cute, Feisty, and Persuasive. I actually ended up giving my sister Nalani Feisty and Persuasive because she is much lighter than me and those colors were a better suite for her skin tone. “Cute” still isn’t my ideal shade. It seems to have more pink hues than brown. It still provides light coverage but I only use that shade when I know I won’t be using too much! If we are the same skin tone, I definitely wouldn’t get those shades or anything lighter. I think next time I try these shades: Happy, Wise, Stellar and Pretty. I hope this helps!! Let me know what shades you get! :)

  2. Patricia Baehr says:

    Hi Emily! I use a product called Rejuva Minerals. It is a mineral makeup without some of the nasty chemicals like some products have, such as mica, titanium dioxide, bismuth, etc. I was wondering why you did not have this among your picks? These products have a 0-1 rating on EWG and really look and feel great on your skin! Wanted to know if you could add it? P. Baehr.

    • Brown & Coconut says:

      Hi Patricia,

      Wow! Rejuva Minerals does sound like a fantastic brand! I took a look at their page and I would LOVE to try their Terracotta Blush. This is actually my first time hearing about this brand but I am definitely interested in giving it a try! I will do a review soon in the future and post my results! Thanks for the fantastic product idea Patricia! :)

      -Zeena

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  4. llewsoba says:

    I agree there are some things in makeup that are pretty scary, but based on the air we breathe and the things we eat… everything is going to kill you. I did some research on the ingredients in e.l.f lipstick and there is some really nasty stuff in them.

    I did a random search for the Coltsfoot in #3, and it can sometimes contain chemicals that cause liver damage. Also shouldn’t be used on the skin by pregnant women, as it can cause birth defects, and can transfer into breastmilk.

    These natural brands use things considered dietary supplements, which have completly different requirments on what they have to disclose on the labels.

    • Brown & Coconut says:

      You’re certainly right about that! The air we breathe is pretty filthy, along with a lot of what we eat that we have no control over, but I do think it’s important to minimize our exposure to chemicals wherever and however we can. I have heard this saying before and found it to be pretty true: “You don’t slash your other 3 tires just because you get one flat.” Yes our environment is pretty bad, but I try and cut down on my exposure to chemicals, unhealthy foods, chemical-filled foods, foods with hormones & pesticides, as well as maintain a regular fitness regimen because in my opinion it beats the alternative by a long shot.

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