7 Tips For Using Organic Makeup
Using eco-friendly beauty products is more important now than it ever has been before. Even though the U.S. has officially pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, consumers can still show their commitment to protecting the planet by purchasing sustainable products. For beauty lovers, this means looking for cosmetics that are certified organic. If you’re new to the organic beauty world, here are some tips to help you get started:
Read the ingredients.
There are countless products that are labeled with terms such as “all natural” or “botanical” but these terms may be misleading. It’s important to get in the habit of reading the ingredients instead of trusting what you read on the front of the product label. Organic cosmetics will only contain natural minerals and other organic substances such as pumpkin, aloe vera, and extracts. If the ingredient list is full of long words that you can’t pronounce, it’s very likely that the product contains a lot of chemicals.
Replace products one at a time.
You don’t have to toss all of your favorite cosmetics out to replace them with organic products. Instead, replace each item with an organic product as they run out. For example, if you’re out of mascara, instead of buying the brand that you usually purchase, this time choose an organic mascara. By replacing products like this, you won’t have to spend a lot of money upfront.
Ask for samples.
If you haven’t tried a product before, see if you can get a sample of it before you commit to buying the full-sized item. Look on the brand’s website or ask the retailer where the product is sold to see if this is a possibility.
Invest in an organic moisturizer so you can apply it to your skin before putting on foundation, concealer, and blush. Makeup goes on more smoothly when the skin is hydrated so, by letting the moisturizer sink in, you are ensuring that your face will look picture perfect after you’re done applying your makeup.
Find products with multiple purposes.
Many organic products have multiple purposes. For instance, a coral colored blush stick could double as a lipstick or cream eyeshadow. Look for these products so you can lighten the load in your makeup bag and simplify your morning routine.
How will you apply your new organic cosmetics to your face? Don’t stop at buying eco-friendly cosmetics—make sure the brushes that you choose are also eco-conscious. Look for makeup brushes that are vegan and cruelty-free, which means that the brush is made out of synthetic fibers and no animals were hurt in the production process.
Do your research.
There are many different organic cosmetic brands, so do your research prior to buying new products to learn which brands you should trust. Read online reviews, watch YouTube videos, and visit the brands’ websites to learn more about their mission and values. This will help you find brands that you identify with and want to support.
With these tips, you will have no trouble mastering the art of finding, buying, and using organic makeup!