I’ve got my best natural lipstick color options in honor of National Lipstick Day! Switching from mainstream lip products to cleaner versions is a big deal! I mean, don’t get me wrong, you should definitely switch all your makeup over from mainstream products, but the lips are especially important. Why?? Well, for starters studies show that women re-apply their lipstick/lip product at least 5 times a day…so that’s a lot of toxins (more…)
Organic Beauty Products- July is here! It’s that time of the month where I tell all when it comes to my favorites I’ve been loving for the month of July. This month is no different. There are some stellar organic beauty products. I had to restrain myself from wanting to share too many!
Think organic beauty products don’t work, or aren’t effective? Then you better keep reading, because it’s 2019 and organic beauty products are taking over!
To think when I switched over 8 years ago the market had so little when it came to organic beauty products. Now, the tables have turned and there’s so much.
This month I’ve got a new eyebrow pencil I’m loving, highlighter, lip and cheek stain, a natural skincare line that uses plant-derived retinol and a foundation that’s perfect for summer. Plus, a salt spray that gives anybody beachy hair in minutes.
You ready to get the lowdown?!
Then keep reading.
You’ll see a theme in this blog post as I share about Ilia’s products. They are too good to not share! When it comes to organic beauty products that work Ilia doesn’t mess around. I feel like a broken record with their products because I always love all the products I use.
The Liquid Light is no different. It comes in a glass bottle and you pump it out. It comes in three colors. I’ve tried 2 and they’re both so good. I have Nova and Astrid. Nova is more of a champagne color, and Astrid is more bronzey. You can wear these so many ways.
My favorite way is to mix them with my liquid foundation. I put a pump of the Liquid Light on my hand and then add my liquid foundation. Then I blend it together with a brush and apply to my skin. It creates this all over illuminated look. My skin looks like it’s glowing from the inside out.
You also can apply it after you put on your foundation. Check out the diagram below to see where you would apply a highlighter.
This wakes up your whole look- can’t stop using! Get them here.
I’ve tried Ilia’s lip conditioner’s in the past but my love for them has been revived. They are hydrating, offer SPF 15 and they give a subtle hint of color. The perfect summer lip product. Want some color, but also SPF when you’re out in the sun? They check all the boxes. I just tried Crimson and Clover and I LOVE it! It’s a bright yet subtle see through red that takes your whole look up a notch. If you want a lip product that protects, moisturizes and makes you look put together- this is it. Get it here.
These are a newer product by Ilia as well and they definitely live up to the hype. They look like a lipgloss. They come in a variety of colors. I have three, Waking Up, Before Today, and Sing. They have five colors total. You can really make a statement with these depending on how much you apply. If you want a subtle look, just blend a swipe of color and then blend out. If you want a more dramatic look, apply more for a pop of color.
They also work for cheeks or lips! They give a great matte lip effect for the lips. The formula is so creamy. I love how they feel on the skin. The longevity on these is awesome too! I keep reaching for these lately. Get them here.
Clove and Hallow Liquid Skin Tint
This has quickly taken up residence in my bathroom. A lot of clean beauty foundations are known for their dewiness. They add oils to foundations to really give that dewy skin look. However, it’s hard to get rid of that dewiness once you have it on your skin. This is especially great in the summer months when humidity is so high and your makeup can end up on anything but your face by the end of the day.
What makes it so unique?
- It’s lightweight
- Comes in 12 shades(they even did a focus group with 20 women and all were able to find a shade for their skin type)
- Provides a demi-matte finish
- Price Point is really affordable at $26
- Feels creamy to the touch but dries matte
With Clove and Hallow’s Liquid Skin Tint you’re able to add oils of your choice, or a liquid highlighter to bring out the luminosity if you like. Really making it a truly versatile product all around. I’m addicted! I love that it offers light to medium coverage, depending what I want for the day. I literally feel like I’m not wearing anything when I have it on.
I’ve been mixing the Liquid Skin Tint Foundation with Ilia’s Liquid Light- perfect combo. It gives my skin a glow but doesn’t look too shiny. Try it! Get the Clove and Hallow Liquid Skin Tint here.
I couldn’t wait to share this new find with you! This is one of those products that I didn’t expect to love as much as I have! I keep reaching for it. I was surprised how much I liked it since it’s an eyebrow pencil. I’m not typically drawn to an eyebrow pencil. They are too harsh and look overdone in my opinion. But not this one!
It is so easy to use, which I’m super excited to share with you because I know a lot of you have had a harder time using Beautycounter’s Eyebrow Gel. This is fool proof! Really, so simple and looks so natural. I love how it has a slanted tip, so it’s easy to draw on realistic pigment. I have the color Penelope- it’s for brunettes. It comes in a total of six colors. This is a newer product from Ecobrow and I have to say they nailed it! Get it here.
This is Rahua’s newest product and I was pumped to try it! If you’ve followed me for a hot minute you know I’m a fan of their products. They deliver when it comes to effective hair products.
I’ve been searching for a product like this, so naturally it had to go in my organic beauty products- July post! Whenever I go in the pool I love knowing I’m protecting my hair from the elements. This not only helps to detangle the hair but also protect it with a UV barrier. When you apply something to your hair before you jump into water, the water then has a tendency to just slide off versus being absorbed into the hair. When it comes to chlorine water I’m especially mindful of this. I just spritz this all over and then the hair doesn’t just soak up the chlorine. It’s especially great for protecting color treated hair from the elements. Clean beauty has needed this product!
Plus, it detangles the hair SO well! Any of you mamas out there have little girls with hair that tends to knot? This is your answer. It moisturizes and leaves hair feeling shiny and tangle free. Get it here.
I mean if you follow me you know I haven’t put this skincare line down since I got it! I definitely had to include it in my organic beauty products- July edition. It hits all the marks and some. I’m not saying this because I’m a consultant, or connected with Beautycounter, although why not promote something I’m associated with but I’m sharing this line with you because I truly think it’s different.
If I was given this skincare line and it wasn’t Beautycounter I would still be wanting to share about it, when you find good skincare products, that not only work but also are natural you want to shout it from the rooftops- or at least that’s how I feel as a natural beauty blogger!
This line uses plant-derived retinols to literally transform your skin. What I love is they are using plant-derived retinols that have been proven to give amazing results! I have the whole collection and I LOVE it all. Trust me, you will go crazy for this. My skin has never felt better! So many ask me for effective anti-aging skincare lines- well this is it. I did a whole blog post dedicated to the line. Read about it here!
If you don’t want to buy the whole line, I would suggest just starting with the Tripeptide Radiance Serum or The Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream. These not only have the plant-derived retinols but also the peptides in them. Giving you a one, two punch against fine lines and wrinkles. Get the line here!
See any products you want to try? What are you loving for organic beauty products- July? Leave me a comment!
If you want to see past organic beauty product months check them out here:
Ok, you asked for this best natural beauty concealers post! I’ve been working on this post for a while, excited to finally share. I get this question several times a week.
What is the best natural beauty concealer?
I get it, I once was there too. The thing is everyone looks for different things in their concealer. Some want an under eye concealer and some want to hide imperfections.
And yes, under eye concealers are a lot different than a concealer you want to use to cover your zit- just sayin’. I mean you can use a lot of under eye concealers on your face too but you probably don’t want to use a lot of your heavy concealers under your eyes.
So I’m outlining my absolute favorites in natural beauty. What they’re best at when concealing and how I use them.
Consider yourself checked into concealer school!
Holy moly! This is my newest fave concealer find in natural beauty and let’s just say it straight delivers. It comes in a wand form, which I love. It isn’t super thick but not runny thin either. It dries nicely though and doesn’t feel wet. I like this for under the eyes and for covering lighter blemishes or hyper pigmentation. It’s not going to cover a tattoo, (yes one of the concealers I’m going to recommend will). It just stays put so well and blends nicely into the skin. If you do apply in underneath your eyes, you still need to set it with a translucent powder. Like this one. I also like applying this underneath my nose for combating redness. This one is also pretty non-comedogenic friendly for anyone prone to breakouts. Get it here!
This was the first natural beauty concealer I used. It’s been a long favorite of mine. It comes in a glass pot. It melts so easily into the skin. It literally looks like you’re not wearing anything. Yet, it covers redness well. It feels very smooth and a bit oily. Not bad oily but it is made of coconut oil so it does get a little oily feeling as you work with it in your hands. It will cover blemishes but I don’t recommend it for people with blemish prone skin because it is made of coconut oil, a high comedogenic ingredient. This is great under eyes too, as it looks smooth and seamless. I would just be sure to set it with a translucent powder as well. This is really like a foundation, concealer in one. Often I’ll just wear this and not wear any foundation. It makes my skin feel pulled together but not overdone. Get it here!
This is another concealer I discovered last year and have been loving! It also comes in a wand form. It feels similar to the Fitglow Beauty Concealer but thicker. It feels a little wet initially but then as you blend it in it dries matte. It covers blemishes so well and redness! It I have tried it under the eyes but it was a little too matte for me and looked cakey. You could add a little oil to it- just a smidge to make it a little less matte. I really like this for everywhere else! It’s easy to work with, lasts all day and covers it all! Get it here!
This is a new fave for under the eyes! I don’t like it for covering blemishes or redness on the face, it’s too wet of a formula. But it works great for under the eye area because it is a little wetter of a formula. I can blend it in really well and it covers dark circles and discoloration under the eyes. It comes in a pen/brush formula. You push the cap on the bottom and the formula comes out easily on this paint brush like applicator. You then apply that to the eye area and pat the formula in with your fingers. It brightens up your eye but doesn’t look cakey! I also dust a little translucent powder on top of the concealer to help set it. Get it here!
This has been a long time fave. It literally can cover tattoos- yep it’s true. This is the thickest concealer by far. It comes in a glass pot. You can use your finger or a concealer brush to apply it. I like using a concealer brush since it’s a little on the thicker side- less messy. I just apply wherever I have a blemish or redness and blend in. It’s not for under the eye area at all. Too thick. This will last all day too. When I talked to the founder before she said makeup artists especially liked it for movie sets because of the longevity and coverage. If you’re looking for a heavy duty concealer that will completely cover it all, this is it! Get it here!
Last but not least is the W3ll People Concealer. This concealer comes in a tube form and is more of a wet formula. It squirts out of a tube. I don’t like this as much for covering redness or blemishes. I find it doesn’t last all day and it is too thin to offer me the coverage I like. Instead I like using this for underneath my eye area. I just squirt the formula out and then use my fingers to tap under my eyes. It helps to even out discoloration under the eye area and perk up tired eyes. Of course I add a little translucent powder to the under eye area too to set it. You don’t have too but I find I’ll get creasing if I don’t. Get it here!
Well, that sums up the best natural beauty concealers! See any faves? What is your favorite?
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My organic beauty foundation guide is officially complete…at least until I try another foundation that I like! I’ve tried a ton of foundations since going green 7 years ago and I’ve narrowed it down to the products that performed. After all you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a good foundation when transitioning to green beauty.
I really wanted to give you guys all the tools to make the best decision when choosing a foundation that’s why I created my organic beauty foundation guide. I broke it down into easy to read categories, getting specific on skin type even. Also, all the photos below are taken in the same light up until the W3ll People BB Cream. After that I added new foundations and they are in a different light. However, there is no filter on any of them. The foundations are on the right side in the photo for the first half of the reviews, then for the second half of the reviews they’re on the left side. If I’m wearing foundation on one side then I’m wearing nothing on the other side. I wanted you guys to see the comparison. This is literally what the product looks like on my skin. I really hope this organic beauty foundation guide helps you to find a foundation that works for your skin and that you love!
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to comment below, or email me- I would love to help you out!
*Also, I even created a free download for you guys on how to achieve flawless foundation application! I’m sharing my 3 step process to ensure your foundation stays looking good from start to finish. Plus, all the brushes I use for each foundation. Download it below!
Organic Beauty Foundation Guide:
Formula: Comes in a tube form. It’s a liquid foundation.
How it looks on: It gives a very natural dewy look.
Coverage: It gives light to medium coverage depending on how you apply it.
Skin type: This foundation is great for those with dry to combination skin who like to be able to build their coverage.
Why I like it: I love how easy this is to apply and quickly get my face pulled together in no time. It is creamy and gives my skin an overall real skin look and doesn’t look like a mask. It provides enough coverage depending on how you apply it. I like applying with a brush for a little heavier coverage. It wears well throughout the day too!I’m wearing the colors Linen.Get your Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation!
Formula: Comes in a stick form. It feels like a thicker cream.
How it looks on: It gives a very natural dewy look.
Coverage: It gives light to medium coverage.
Skin type: This foundation is great for those with dry to combination skin. I like applying a finishing powder on top to help set it for the day since it can wear off by the end of the day.
Why I like it: I love how easy it is to use and the buildable coverage you can get with it. You don’t have to worry about anything spilling out since it’s in stick form. A great option for those who want a natural look but with some coverage. It’s also quick to apply, so good mom option for when you only have 5 minutes to get ready. Get your Vapour Foundation Stick here!
Formula: Comes in a solid cream compact. It feels like a solid cream foundation opposed to liquid.
How it looks on: It gives a very covered, more matte look. This is great for those who like a heavier foundation and full coverage.
Coverage: Medium to full coverage.
Skin Type: This foundation is great for those with oily to combination and even dry if you make sure and apply an oil or moisturizer before application.
Why I like it: I can literally apply this in the morning and still look fresh faced by 7 at night. It really keeps you looking polished all day long. It’s great for days you need long wear and days you just need more coverage. Snag your Kjaer Weis Foundation here!
Formula: This is a liquid foundation and is creamy and moisturizing and comes in a glass container- which I love!
How it looks on: It looks dewy and natural.
Coverage: It offers medium coverage.
Skin Type: Great for all skin types.
Why I like it: This is a great everyday foundation. It literally glides on the skin and offers good coverage, while still looking like you don’t have a ton of makeup on. It also has a slight hint of vanilla- but not strong at all and not synthetic. It quickly dissipates after a while. Get your Crunchi Foundation here!
Formula: This foundation is a creamy liquid foundation.
How it looks on: It gives your skin a put together look but at the same time doesn’t look overdone or heavy.
Coverage: Provides light to medium coverage depending on how much you apply.
Skin Type: Great for all skin types, but especially those who have oily skin. Since this is oil free there’s no extra shine to worry about.
Why I like it: This foundation looks good on everyone, is easy to apply and can be found at most Whole Foods or health food stores. Plus, it’s budget friendly. A great all around pick! Get your Zuzu Luxe Oil Free Foundation here!
Formula: This feels like a very thin paint, almost like a paint thinner- I know sounds strange but the best way to describe it. It comes in a glass dropper bottle.
How it looks on: It looks very natural and dewy on. It will feel like you aren’t wearing foundation at all.
Coverage: It offers light to medium coverage.
Skin Type: This is great for any skin type. Although it is a liquid it dries more matte. So it’s good for oilier complexions or dry.
Why I like it: It creates such a natural flawless dewy look. You’ll feel like nothing is on your skin. It’s a lit from within glow. Plus, it offers a vitamin for your skin with all it’s nutrients. Always shake it up as the product can separate naturally. Get your Gressa Foundation here!
Formula: This comes in a pump bottle and feels like a very creamy lotion.
How it looks on: It gives a dewy pulled together look.
Coverage: Light to medium.
Application: We like applying this with our fingers or beauty blender.
Why I like it: This goes on so smooth and is a great foundation to have around for everyday wear. Your skin will look polished and not cakey. Great for sensitive skin types. It’s so easy to apply too, feels like a really great tinted moisturizer but with solid coverage. Get your Ilia Foundation here!
Formula: A very creamy consistency in a pump bottle.
How it looks on: It gives a dewy, natural look to the skin.
Skin Type: This is great for dry to combination skin types that don’t want a lot of coverage.
Why I like it: Although the formula is too light for me(I like at least a medium coverage foundation) I really like the consistency and the feel of the product. It doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything and the ingredients are great. If you do like more of a medium to full coverage look you could always spot conceal where you don’t get enough coverage or you could try mixing your concealer with the bb cream. Get your BB Cream here!
Formula: Feels creamy and thicker.
How it looks on: Looks natural and dewy.
Coverage: Light to medium.
Skin Type: All skin types.
Why I like it: This is a newer product within the last year for W3ll People. I like that it offers SPF30, some great protection, yet it doesn’t feel too heavy. Great for summer, but also if you live somewhere that’s constantly sunny and want sun protection in your foundation on the daily. I really appreciate that it is a little thicker and offers some decent coverage too. Get your BB Cream here!
Formula: Feels creamy and comes in a pump bottle.
How it looks on: Looks velvety and like your skin- very natural.
Coverage: Light to medium coverage.
Skin Type: All Skin Types.
Why I like it: I actually prefer this over Ilia’s Vivid Founation because it doesn’t feel greasy to me and the longevity is great. It is a liquid but then it sets after a while and you get a great long wearing foundation. It really feels and acts like your skin, yet I still feel like it gives my skin great coverage. This is definitely one of my favorites in my organic beauty foundation guide. Get the Ilia True Skin Serum here!
Formula: Feels creamy and more like a thicker lotion.
How it looks on: Looks dewy and soft on.
Coverage: Offers light to medium coverage.
Skin Type: Normal to dry skin types
Why I like it: The formula is so hydrating with hyaluronic acid. It feels like a cross between a great facial lotion and foundation. I like it better for me because it offers better coverage than the bb cream. This is great for those wanting a more hydrating liquid foundation with some decent coverage. I feel like I have a glow while wearing it! Get it here!
Formula: A creamy liquid.
How it looks on: Looks so natural and healthy. Does settle into some of my fine lines after a while.
Coverage: Offers light to medium coverage.
Skin Type: All Skin Types.
Why I like it: This formula is so good. I’ve only been testing it for a week and debated whether or not to put it in the post but honestly even after a week of using it I love it! My skin looks so natural. It acts like your skin but covers up the redness, and imperfections- creating a smooth even canvas. The one thing I did notice was it settled into my fine lines. What I’m excited to see is how my skin improves from wearing it. It’s really a skin serum and foundation in one. Filled with skin healthy ingredients like vitamin C, seaweed brighteners, and beta carotene. It’s no surprise if your skin starts to look better after using it! Get your Vita-Active Foundation here!
Formula: An oily paint thinner like feel more liquid feel then creamy- I know so weird but that’s an accurate description. 😉
How it looks on: Looks so natural and dewy. Very hydrated look.
Coverage: Light to medium coverage.
Skin Type: Normal to dry.
Why I like it: This is a new find for me and I’ve been loving how dewy it makes my skin feel. I thought I wouldn’t like it because I didn’t think it would offer enough coverage for me, but it actually gives a good amount of coverage. It makes my skin glow. I’v gotten so many compliments since wearing it! People always say my skin is glowing. I’ll take it! This definitely is a new fave and had to be put in my organic beauty foundation guide. Get it here!
Formula: A pressed powdered mineral foundation, very finely milled.
How it looks on: It looks so natural and soft. A light matte finish.
Coverage: It provides light to medium coverage.
Skin Type: Normal to oily.
Why I like it: It’s been hard to find a pressed powered foundation in green beauty. This one is nice because it is pressed but still feels light and airy on the skin. Also great to wear over liquid foundation to help set it. I love applying this to my oily eyelids too to help set them! Get it here!
Formula: A loose mineral powdered foundation- super fine powder.
How it looks on: This powder looks so lovely on. Very natural and velvety even though it’s a powder.
Coverage: Provides light to medium coverage.
Skin Type: Normal to oily.
Why I like it: Even though this is a loose powder foundation, it still doesn’t get messy. I just tap the powder into the cap and swirl the brush around and then apply the foundation. Doesn’t feel cakey or heavy for a foundation but light. The fish is flawless. For a powdered foundation this one is pretty great! Get it here!
Formula: A pressed mineral powdered foundation.
How it looks on: This powder looks so natural. Very lightweight, gives more of a matte finish.
Coverage: Provides light to medium coverage.
Skin Type: Normal to oily.
Why I like it: This is another pressed mineral powdered foundation that’s come on the scene. It’s feels feathery light and is a great powder to apply over liquid foundations. The coverage is lighter than Inika’s loose mineral foundation. A very soft look overall. Get it here!
Formula: It’s a liquid foundation- comes in a tube.
How it looks on: It is a matte foundation and does dry matte but it doesn’t look too dry or stark. I think since it’s a liquid it still doesn’t look as matte as a powder.
Coverage: It gives a medium coverage.
Skin Type: Normal to oily. This one is especially great for those with normal skin who want a more matte finish when humidity rises in the summer months.
Why I like it: It’s nice to be able to have a matte finish with a liquid and not a powder. It doesn’t feel heavy on or like my skin is cracking because it’s drying. If you do have dry skin though I wouldn’t recommend it. Get it here!
Formula: This is a tinted moisturizer/bb cream. So it has SPF in it and it also acts like a foundation. It has SPF 30 and comes in a liquid.
How it looks on: It’s very dewy looking and looks really natural. It’s not heavy at all.
Coverage: Provides light to slightly medium coverage. More on the light side. More coverage than I’ve experienced with previous tinted moisturizers.
Skin Type: This is best for dry to normal skin types. If you do have oily or acne prone skin I would do a patch test since this can be slightly irritating for some people with more oily skin types.
Why I like it: It goes on smooth and feels creamy. Gives my skin some good coverage but also has the added SPF which I love. It gives me more coverage than a lot of tinted moisturizers, which is a big plus for me. I love that it also hydrates the skin. A great summer foundation or throughout the year if you like a more natural approach and prefer sunscreen in your foundation. Get it here!
That sums up my organic beauty foundation guide. See anything you want to try? What’s your go to green beauty foundation?
Did you like this? Then I think you’ll LOVE my Tips & Tricks to get Flawless Foundation Coverage. I share how I prep my skin, what brushes I use for which foundation.
I’ve got the lowdown on all my natural summer makeup looks! From my favorite bronzers, bright lipsticks, and blushes that pop. Each season makeup changes depending on the weather and summer is no different.
So I created 3 different makeup looks for you. Depending on what you like to wear and how you like to wear your makeup. From minimal, fresh faced and dolled up, I’ve got something for everyone.
Minimal- This look is for the gal who likes to keep things simple with their makeup in the summer. Low maintenance is top priority. This is a great look for someone who prefers to not wear a ton of makeup or maybe they do like to wear more makeup but in the summer they like to keep it minimal. Especially great for pool days, when you want to feel pulled together but don’t want everything sliding off at the pool!
- Suntegrity BB Cream- I’m a huge fan of this BB cream. It brings an overall pulled together look to my skin but doesn’t feel heavy. It offers an SPF of 30- using physical blockers, no chemical blockers. It is a little heavier than just a tinted moisturizer but I like that because then it doesn’t feel as greasy.
- Vapour Multi-Use Stick- These are perfect for summer when you want a less is more approach to your makeup routine. You can use these as a cream blush, and lip product. So easy to carry in your beach bag or travel bag. Makes doing your makeup that much easier!
- Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach- This bronzer is one of my faves! It is so forgiving and easy to use. If you aren’t used to putting on bronzer then snag this one up. It isn’t orangey at all and honestly fail proof. I apply this wherever the sun would naturally hit. Right below hairline, sides of nose, right below cheekbones, and blended down my neck.
- 100% Pure Water resistant mascara– There is no true waterproof mascara in green beauty- if you find one they are probably using some chemicals in it. However, 100% Pure offers a water resistant one that I love. It gives great length and deportation. Not tons of volume but I’m ok with that since this is a minimal look.
- Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss- Nothing says summer than a shiny gloss! This one doesn’t feel goopy at all. It glides on and leaves great color pigment along with a nice sheen.
Fresh Faced- This look is for the gal that likes to add a little more oomph to her summer makeup look. Maybe she’s grabbing lunch with friends but doesn’t want to look overdone like she’s going out but just put together. Also, great look if you are on vacation and going from pool minimal look to grabbing dinner later on in the day.
- ZuZu Luxe Oil Free Liquid Foundation- This foundation is perfect summer weather! It is oil free and isn’t going to clog your pores. I love how it gives light to medium coverage depending on how you apply. Great for those who like a little more coverage than a bb cream but don’t want the oiliness from a lot of liquid foundations.
- Juice Beauty Last Looks Cream Blush– Love a good cream blush. They make my skin look dewy and fresh, yet they still look completely natural. What makes a cream blush great is that it fades easier than a powdered blush. Sometimes that might not be good but for a minimal look it’s nice because you don’t have to worry about it sliding down your face. It just fades naturally- which ends up looking like you meant for it too.
- Vapour Bronzer Stick- I love using a bronzer stick to really contour my face, plus achieve some bronze color. It takes a little more time but the effort is totally worth it! I apply this where the sun would hit my face. Right below hairline, sides of nose, right below cheekbones, and blended down my neck.
- Maya Chia Highlight of the Day- It’s no secret I love this highlighter! They came out with a new color and it’s just in time for summer. It’s called Afternoon Delight- a perfect peachy/pink hue. I can’t stop wearing it! It gives my skin a lit from within glow.
- Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara– This mascara has quickly become one of my very favorites. It gives my lashes separation, volume, thickness in just a couple swipes. Can’t recommend it enough! Perfect for when you want your eyes to pop!
- Kosas Lipstick- If you’ve been following me a hot minute you know I haven’t been able to put these lipsticks down lately. Especially great for summer when you want to pull look together quickly- just swipe on a bold lip and you’re good to go! Kosas lipsticks are so velvety and stay put. I’m partial to Royal and Thrillest for a bold summer look!
Dolled Up- This look is for the gal that still likes to wear some decent makeup in summer and doesn’t want to skimp. However, she doesn’t want to look overdone. It’s the perfect look in achieving a made up look for summer without going too far. Plus, just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t wear some eyeliner and eyeshadow!
- Hynt Beauty Sun Prep- Love this facial sunscreen! It offers an SPF of 25 and acts like a primer for the skin. Your foundation literally glides on after application. No white hue residue either!
- ILIA Skin Serum Foundation- This liquid foundation gives medium coverage and yet doesn’t feel like a mask. I also love that my skin doesn’t get a greasy t-zone in the afternoon after using. I wear the color Texel SF3.
- Kjaer Weis Cream Blush- This blush has been on repeat in my makeup routine for a while. It gives such a pop of color and the consistency is so creamy and easy to apply. I’m partial to Happy and Blossoming.
- Lily Lolo Pressed Blush- I love to have a powdered blush on hand since summer months can be warm and makeup can fade quicker in heat. I apply this on top of my cream blush to help set it for the day. My blush always last throughout the day!
- Crunchi Bronzer- This bronzer is a loose bronzer and really gives such a great color pigment. I tap some of the product off into the cap and then swirl my brush in it and then tap excess off before applying. It even has the slightest shimmer in it which I love!
- Vapour Halo Illuminator- This illuminator comes in stick form and gives your skin a serious glow. It’s easy to apply and goes with literally every skin tone.
- Lily Lolo Mascara- This is another fave mascara in green beauty. It gives your lashes the volume and drama we all crave. Especially great for the girl who likes to get all dolled up!
- Clove and Hollow Lip Velvets- This babies don’t budge! Literally can put it on in the morning and it’s still there by night. They have some seriously fun colors too! I’ve been loving the color in Road Trip!
What’s your favorite summer look?
It’s here, the Art of Organics July Discovery: Illuminate! I’m beyond excited for this box!! Sometimes you just get a beauty box and it checks all the boxes- this one did just that. We are seeing Leahlani’s Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir in this box, plus Au Naturale’s Powder Highlighter. I’ve loved getting to sample these two products!
If you aren’t familiar with Art of Organics and this green beauty box, then keep reading as I explain why this box is one to get a hold of. Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty. I couldn’t agree more! Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxurious products. Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness. I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail. They name their boxes each month as well as follow a theme. The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application. The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products. They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic. They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.
Ok, on to the review…
Leahlani Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir-
I’m a huge fan of Leahlani’s products. I had a feeling this was going to be a good one the minute I tested it on my hand. Then as I inhaled the warming Hawaiian scent. It took me away to Kaui where Leahlani’s creations are made by hand with some serious love. This is meant to be a morning elixir before you apply your makeup, sunscreen or any oil/lotion. It really enhances your skin- whatever way you use it. Made with a balance of squalene oil, mangosteen, goji berry, guava and passionfruit oils. I love how Leahlani describes the scent, “She smells of jasmine flowers and tropical rain showers.” I couldn’t have said it better. It leaves your skin feeling smooth, hydrated- not greasy. I applied it before my makeup and loved the way it made my skin feel. It smoothed cracks and made everything appear brighter. I would apply it to slightly damp skin after misting it with a toner. It really hydrates, primes your skin and gives you an all over glow. I’m hooked! Another Leahlani win in my book! If you haven’t used any Leahlani products, be sure to checkout my review on her line here. Her products are some of the very best in green beauty and really do perform. The product I would recommend you start with is her Mermaid Mask- you’ll be in love after one use!
Au Naturale Powder Highlighter-
So fun to see a makeup product in the box this month- nice change of pace! I’ve used a handful of Au Naturale products, but not their powdered highlighter. This is perfect for summer weather! Especially when it can get hot and humid quick. This won’t be sliding off the skin. The color is in Begonia- a pretty pearlized hue with a touch of peachy pink tones in it. I loved applying this on my upper cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, middle of eyebrows, and middle of chin. It looks so natural and gives me a glow without it looking like I’m trying…you know what I mean! It comes in a handy pump bottle- great for applying on your brush and then applying to the skin. I’ll be wearing this all summer!
I would hop on this month’s box soon if you’re thinking about snagging one. If you haven’t signed up for Art of Organics box you can sign up here! Don’t miss out on this fabulous green beauty box! Not only do you get quality products each month but for a steal. You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar products. You can sign up for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months! At 6 and 12 months you start saving. Also, each month a theme is chosen around the box.
Have you used any of these products?