I really, really, really enjoy putting on make-up & buying beauty products. Sometimes I enjoy typical consumeristic things, but I prefer not to be ignorant or hasty when I purchase something. I also always do research on products before I buy them. Green and ‘natural’ products have been my new craze. They are not only better for your body but can also help ease anxiety (if your as worried about chemicals as I am). So for all of you other make-up lovers/anxious people, here are my August ‘natural’ beauty faves (I am thinking of making this a monthly thing, you dig?).
1. “Fat & The Moon, Lip & Cheek Stain”
Something throws me off about powdery blushes so I wanted to try a cream blush. After browsing Etsy, I came upon this guy. It’s not a cream blush but it’s even better. I don’t use it on my lips but I love it on my cheeks. Note that the colour is much lighter than displayed in the photo!
2. “Jason, Soothing 98% Aloe Vera”
I wanted to buy 100% aloe vera but my health store only seemed to have this in stock. I saw online that Aloe is good for reducing scarring and spots so I bought this with the intention to use it as a nightly moisturizer. I love it!
3. “Thayers, Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner w/ Aloe”
I didn’t realize that this product would be life-changing when I bought it. There were a variety of types to choose from (it was between the cucumber and the rose toner, for me) but I chose the cucumber version because I have sensitive skin. It is literally magic. I use it on my face with a cotton pad after I cleanse my face and follow up with a moisturizer. It has improved my skin tremendously! I loved it so much that I bought my mom the rose version.
4. “Lagona Naturkosmetik Lipstick (03)”
I only ever wear red lipstick and I love this one. It’s a bit pricey, but I have loved this company since buying their foundation (below).
5. “Lagona Naturkosmetik Natural Finish Foundation (02 Light Beige)”
This product is expensive but feels so good on the skin. It doesn’t feel like make-up at all (I hate that cakey feeling some foundations have). The only downside to this product is that they only appear to have three different colours. Either I’m lucky, or their formulation is adaptable to different skin tones; the 02 foundation blends perfectly with my skin.
I hope some of you enjoyed this post! If you have a favourite product, let me know!