Keen to know which green makeup I’m using lately? Come with me as I show you 6 green products that contain no nasties, no parabens, no synthetic dyes and definitely no nano-particles. But don’t expect a full review though…I’ll only be listing the products and sharing very brief comments.
1. Lily Lolo Smoke & Mirrors Eye Palette
Description: This limited edition palette, 8 high-pigment, fine-textured shimmering and matte shadows, make building and blending a show-stopping, dramatic eye easy. The softer shades are great for day. It is easily blendable, and a lightweight long lasting wear. Color can be built in light layers for a more intense look.
– Reflection: Matte, Ivory
– Looking Glass: Shimmer, Nude Peach
– Illusion: Matte, baby pink
– Myth: Warm, caramel brown
– Silhouette: Warm mushroom grey/brown
– Hocus Pocus: Sheen, gunmetal grey
– Intrigue: Sheen, slate black
– Deception: Sparkly grey, black
100% natural and gentle formula containing organic botanicals. Does not contain chemicals, bismuth, talc, or dyes (FD&C, Lake). Vegan. GMO Free. Gluten Free. Organic. Preservative Free. Fragrance Free.
Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Eryngium Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, [+/- Silica, Tin Oxide, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines)]
About Lily Lolo
Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics is a luxurious all-natural makeup made in London. It has achieved cult status by beautifully harmonizing natural, chemical free ingredients with the ultimate in mineral based technology. Every product is free from harsh chemicals, dyes and fillers and even has antibacterial properties to help improve the skin.
Good mix of colors. Fairly pigmented. £19.99 from Naturisimo. Thinking of getting the other palette.
2. Ilia Vivid Foundation, Gobi F2
Description: The soft whipped formula offers buildable, medium to full coverage and leaves a natural radiance to the skin. Filled with healing botanicals to help calm and revitalize the skin. The moisturizing properties of coconut aid in long-lasting hydration, while the healing nature of Rose Hip and Cranberry Seed Oil help combat free radicals.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Behenyl Olivate, Pistacia Lentiscus Gum/Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Steam Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Red Oxide CI77491, Black Oxide CI77499, Yellow Oxide CI77492. *Certified Organic Ingredients. IngrÃ©dients CertifiÃ©s Biologiques.
About: Ilia is formulated with certified organic bio-active botanicals that nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Each product is filled with up to 85% bioactive organic ingredients. A combination of on trend pigments and super nourishing elements has set Ilia apart from the conventions of organic beauty.
Texture is very watery and applies very sheer. £36 from Naturisimo. May share a more thorough review but will definitely not repurchase.
3. bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer, Light
Description: A silky smooth complete coverage concealer and serum in one. Designed to provide remarkable coverage with an ultra-light texture, bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer instantly covers the appearance of dark circles, discoloration and other imperfections for a beautifully even-toned complexion.
Formulated with antioxidant Lilac Plant Stem Cells, this multi-tasking concealer features high-definition mineral optics to counteract shadows and give skin a brightened, lustrous finish and hydrating humectants to help nourish the under-eye area. The silky smooth texture glides effortlessly over fine lines, leaving skin looking fresh and flawless all day.
Available in 6 shades from fair to dark.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), Tetradecane, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Propanediol, Decyl Isostearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Magnesium Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isostearic Acid, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Soil Minerals/Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Maltodextrin, Trisodium Edta, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).
About: bareSkin is part of the bareMinerals makeup range. Known as the original mineral makeup brand, bareMinerals Makeup utilizes naturally derived minerals to give you exceptional long-lasting coverage, breathable lightweight wear, rich pigmentation with creamy blendability, and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection.
High performance with great coverage. S$34.50 at Sephora but no longer available. Definitely will repurchase.
4. Colorganics Hemp Organics Lipstick, Coral
Description: The base is 95% certified organic ingredients, and uses no petro-derived FD&C dyes. Organic beeswax combined with carnauba & candelilla plant waxes seal in moisture and adhere pigment to lips for kiss proof wear.
Ingredients: *Castor oil, *beeswax, candelilla wax, carnauba wax, *hemp seed oil, *jojoba oil, natural tocopherols. May contain: Mica, iron oxides, titanium dioxide, kaolin, carmine. (natural colors) *Certified Organic
About: Colorganics began producing small hand-made batches of natural cosmetics in San Francisco, California in 1997. The brand uses botanicals and quality oils, such as hemp oil, to create natural lip glosses and lipsticks. A 97% certified organic base is used.
Smooth lipstick with a nice reddish pink. US$15.12 from iHerb. Not sure if I want to repurchase.
5. Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipstick, Mauve Rose
Description: Ecco Bella FlowerColor natural lipsticks moisturize without flaking or chapping. Naturally-preserved. Gluten, FD&C dye, petroleum and fragrance-free. All lipsticks are vegan except Pink Rose, Mauve Rose, Claret Rose, Tuscany Rose and REDvelation which are colored with carmine. N
Ingredients: Castor oil, isopropyl palmitate (from coconut), candelilla wax, 100iu Vitamin E, organic calendula oil, organic chamomile oil, organic jojoba oil, flower wax coated iron oxides. Pink colors contain carmine.
About: Ecco Bella has been around since 1992 and is considered a pioneer in the natural beauty field. Their products are free of water, gluten, dyes, GMO’s, slaughterhouse products, and preservatives. According to their website, most products are 50 to 70% organic.
Pretty color and applies creamy and smooth. US$17.96 from iHerb. Planning to repurchase.
6. Real Techniques Core Collection
Description: Create a perfect canvas with the core collection of coverage essentials comprising 4 brushes houses in a panoramic case.
– contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to the cheekbones for a sheer, soft-focus contour
– pointed foundation brush: unique cut for use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
– detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
– buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
About: Real Techniques brushes are designed by pro makeup artist Sam + Nic Chapman to meet every makeup needâ€”from powders, creams, and liquids to mineral makeup, highlighter, and shimmer.
Fabulous makeup brushes at a reasonable price. US$17.99 from iHerb. I’ve always liked their brushes. Will consider purchasing other Real Techniqus brushes.
Physician’s Formula Eye Booster
2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum, Deep Brown
This is a non-natural but awesome liquid eyeliner that I just have to include. It’s easy to use, does not smudge and last all day long. Best part, it delivers the promise of enhancing the appearance of lashes–my eyelashes look visibly longer and thicker after using this product for over a month.
US$10.51 from iHerb. Planning to get the black eyeliner.
Have you tried any of these makeup products? Do you have a favorite green makeup brand that you’ll like to share with me?