So, one thing about me, I’m allergic to most eye makeup.
When I wear normal brands, like Mac and ELF, my eyes go all red and puffy and irritated.
So I’ve switched to natural makeup, in pretty much everything. While it is more expensive, because I use it very irregularly, it lasts for ages.
Some benefits to natural and organic makeup are:
- You avoid chemicals and other hidden nasties that can damage your skin
- You can improve the condition of your skin
- The natural properties have often been known to improve the appearance of dermatitis, acne, rosacea and blotchiness
- They’re eco-friendly
Although I make most my own makeup where I can, two of my favourite brands are Pacifica Beauty and The Body Shop. They have every single beauty product you could wish for, and it’s all natural.
This is the Charmed Eye Shadow Palette from Pacifica, which is the one I have. It works really well. It goes on without eye primer, it stays on for at least 8 hours without needing to reapply (I don’t know the exact length. 8 hours is the longest I’ve had it on for). It doesn’t crease, and it doesn’t irritate my eyes. The colours are Unicorn – white with sparkling shimmer, sky – pearl blue, charming – pinky peach iridescent, sparkle lilac – shimmering blue, moody – super moody grayish violet iridescent, alchemy – crazy beautiful pearly bronze, and avalon – warm cocoa with golden hues. I don’t use sky and charming that much – not really my colours – but I use the others a lot.
This is the Mystic Supernatural Eye Shadow Palette, also from Pacifica. It has darker colours, so if you have a darker skin tone, or just like a dramatic flare, these would work well.
These are the Colour Crush Eye Shadows from The Body Shop. These are definitely more expensive than Pacifica, usually around $10 more. These big containers are one for usually $14.95. If you want something smaller, a good one would be their Shimmer Cubes, such as this one:
These are four smaller eye shadows. The disadvantage? They’re $29.95. Yep. Which, if you use them irregularly, and want more colours, then it works out pretty well.
EyeLiner and Mascara
Eyeliner and mascara are the items that pretty much everyone uses. Most people, even if they don’t wear any other makeup, will throw on a bit of eyeliner or mascara, just to freshen their face up. Like eyeshadow, this can be pretty irritating for the eyes.
Pacifica has two different types of mascara. A Strengthen and Lengthen mascara that comes in black and brown, and a waterproof one that comes in black and blue.
They also have some gel liners, and a selection of liner pencils, which come in different colours.
The Body Shop has a larger range of mascara for different functions, such as super volume and define and lengthen, which also come in different colours.
Their eyeliner collection is also bigger, containing gel liners, liquid, pencils, eye definers, and felt tips. Again, they’re also more expensive.
Foundation and Facial Creams
Foundation is another thing that a lot of people use. Unfortunately, that is another product that has hidden nasties in it. I make my own, as it’s a lot easier to match the colour to my whiter-than-Snow-White complexion. Just be careful when choosing a foundation or other face cream. Most of them have sunscreen in them, and if like me you’re allergic to most sunscreen, you have to be extra vigilant!
Pacifica have a fairly large range when it comes to foundation and BB and CC creams, so it should be pretty easy to pick one to match your skin tone. They also have concealers and under eye brighteners. They also have a few powders, so if you’re more of a powder person, you should be fine.
I’ve used The Body Shop’s All-in-One BB Cream before, and I can honestly say that it’s pretty amazing. They have five different shades (I’m the lightest, surprise surprise) and the way it works is surprising. It comes out white, and as you rub it in, it changes colour to match your skin tone. When you look at it, you can tell that it’s a bit darker, but it doesn’t give you a caked on look, which is great. It lasts for 24 hours and it smells really good.
They also have a ton of cream and powder foundation, BB and CC cream, primers, concealers, and under-eye brighteners.
Don’t fret! We’re almost done with this long post 🙂
I’ve used this pink coral lip gloss before, and it’s a really good colour. It goes on easily, stays on for a while without needing to reapply, and smells really good. They have some pinks, purples, and even golds.
They also have a few different colour lipsticks, mainly varying shades of pink, but also some reds.
The Body Shop again have a bigger collection, consisting of lip gloss, stains, sticks, and liners.
I’ve only tried their lip glosses, but let me tell you, they’re pretty addictive. Once you try one, you’ll probably want to get more.
If you’re not sure if you’ll like the products, they do offer gift sets of slightly smaller products, so you can get like a pack of maybe a foundation, lipstick, eyeshadow, and nail polish.
Overall, my favourite is Pacifica Beauty. While The Body Shop does have more products, Pacifica have cheaper products and they’re slightly more natural.
So thanks for sticking with me through this long post about natural makeup! I hope it gave you some pointers. If you would like, I can show you how I make my makeup!
Disclaimer: I am not being sponsored by Pacifica Beauty or The Body Shop. All opinions are 100% my own.