About 3 years ago I became very intentional with my makeup and skincare routine, cutting out toxins and chemicals as best I could. It became important to me, with a lot of grace in the journey, to at least give it a try. But I was pleasantly surprised not only with the improvement of my skin but also the products and companies I found.
And I really haven't looked back.
My skin has been so much happier. I rarely break out. Go figure of course as I am writing this I have. Keeping it real, thanks skin. But it used to be rare to NOT have blemishes. Dare I say my skin is even more glowing? I'm going with that.
SO since I write a blog, it's about time that I share some of these rad green beauty companies that I am loving.
First up. Naked Truth Beauty. If I'm putting makeup on, 90% of the time it includes at least one of these products. In a company - it's everything I want...made locally in Washington, by a darling mom who is working to make her dream a reality. Her products are made in small batches, using sustainable, simple ingredients. Even her packaging is made from recycled materials and is recyclable.
And then, because it's makeup - the deciding factor is the results. And it's a decided yes.
So what products do I use?? let me count the ways...
lips - Carrie. cheeks - Arrikis. eyes and cheek highlights - Lumos.
Lumos - a highlighter I use all the time, and rightfully named after Harry Potter, for my eyelids when I want to keep it simple, my upper cheek bones, eyebrow bones...basically anywhere you want to add a touch of highlight.
Little Town - its technically for lids, and I love this color for that, it works so well with my eye color. I also occasionally wear it on my lips.
Arrakis - my new favorite! it's a warmer coppery color, I love it on my lids, my cheeks, my lips.
Wednesdays - a bright berry color for lips and cheeks. I often carry this one in my purse for a quick blush and lip pick me up. In full action here.
Carrie - deep moody red wine, a light swipe for a bit of color, or I build it up for that perfect fall glam effect.
And because this just makes me laugh, a few outtakes. I was determined to get a real picture, an action shot, not just holding the product and smiling. Well now I understand why you don't necessarily take actions shots while doing makeup, or for sure you make sure to involve a professional...
Thank you for continuing to read along. Sometimes it just takes me 4 days to write a simple post, I appreciate you still visiting my blog.