Natural makeup allows your skin to breathe and it is less irritating for sensitive skin. It can also provide the hydration and UV protection that your skin needs, so there is no sacrifice compared to traditional products. If you are just beginning with natural makeup, here are some great products to start with.
1. Organic Mascara
Mascara is considered a must-have cosmetic item, but some women are finding that they are allergic to it. In most cases, their allergy is caused by the chemicals. Organic mascara is a wonderful solution for sensitive eyes. It uses hydrating oils (such as jojoba or rose oils) or shea butter to create a flake-free frame for the eyes. Beeswax may be used to help strengthen eyelashes, and the color and intensity are created with mineral pigments.
2. Mineral Powders
Mineral powders even skin tone and absorb moisture without smothering your pores with unnecessary chemicals. Since the powders are completely natural, there is less risk of allergy. They often have zinc oxide, which is an anti-inflammatory that will diminish the appearance of redness or acne. Mica is used to reflect light and to give your skin a natural glow. As an added bonus, the minerals in the base of the powders help to protect against UV rays. Some powders can be tinted using flower extracts, berries or natural dyes to make great blush and eyeshadow products.
3. Mineral Concealer
When you are trying to hide your flaws, you don’t want to apply an irritant that might make them worse. Mineral concealers are similar to the powders because they allow your skin to breathe, and the colors are provided by mineral pigments. They are less likely to clog your pores, which means that the acne you are trying to cover up will heal more quickly. If you have dark circles under your eyes, mineral concealers are a gentle approach to hiding them.
4. Lip Balm
There is a large market of organic and natural lip balms available. You can even make your own at home. Most of them use a botanical oil base, such as sunflower oil. Beeswax is almost always present. It is a moisturizer, which is important when it comes to keeping your lips in perfect condition. Beeswax also has antibacterial properties, and it is used as a hardening agent. Coconut oil may be included so the lip balm goes on smoothly. If you are looking for color, there are balms available that are tinted with natural berries or dyes.
Remember that beauty begins on the inside. To get the best results from natural makeup, eat a healthy diet centered around organic or unprocessed foods.