Welcoming in the new year with a clean beauty box roundup for January! This month has some serious clean beauty boxes that are dropping. What a better way to welcome the new year then to treat yourself to some seriously great clean beauty products! I’ve got the pulse on the latest natural beauty boxes and I’m here to dish on them. I’ll be adding more as they come in- SO stay tuned!
Beauty Heroes January Discovery with Jane Scrivner products
I was so excited to try this brand out. I hadn’t tried anything that she’s made and I knew I was in for a special treat. Let’s just say I was not disappointed! I can’t wait to share all the details with you! But before I do, if you’re not familiar with Beauty Heroes Clean Beauty Box- allow me to introduce you here.
Jane Scrivner products are so adaptable. Going from in the spa treatment room to your counter sink at home. Her approach to skincare is both down to earth and results driven. She is known for her 5-A-Day Facial Routine. I love that her products are loved from such a wide variety of people. I couldn’t wait to dig into them!
Heroic Product: Cleansing Balm + Two Fluffy Cleansing Mitts-The heroic product is just that, heroic. It definitely stands out among other cleansing balms I’ve used. I just use about a dime size amount and rub in circular motions all over my skin. I then use the fluffy cleansing mitt, get it damp and wipe all the excess balm off my skin. I’m left with balanced skin, that feels hydrated but not oily. It feels like butter on the skin, it has such a great slip to it. Made with jojoba oil, beeswax and 9 essential oils, this is the first step in Jane’s 5-A-Day Facial Routine. If you struggle with dry skin- I can’t recommend this enough- such a great cleanser especially for dry winter months. Plus, who doesn’t want a fluffy cleansing mitt! This mitt is divine. I love slipping my hand in it to easily remove all the cleansing balm.
Sidekick: OO Cream-This cream is no sidekick in my opinion. It really stands on it’s own so well. It’s a bright golden orange hue from rosehip. I was so excited to see how this would stack up to other moisturizers. Well, I was impressed- very impressed. I’ve now been using this every night since I got it in the mail and can’t stop! It’s SO hydrating. Some creams leave your skin hydrated for a minute but this one lasts. It really sinks into the skin so nicely. I wake up in the morning and my skin still feels supple and moisturized, but not oily- I repeat not oily. Can I talk to you about the scent? I love the scent. It smells like vanilla- soothing and warm vanilla. It’s really an amazing product! If you’ve been looking for a cream to truly hydrate your skin in this winter season or any time- this is it. I can’t stop and won’t stop using it!
Best part is you can get this fabulous box right now for such a steal! This box is valued at $98 but you can snag it for $42.95. This really is such stellar box- I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out! Hop on it now if you’re thinking of getting it. Get Beauty Heroes January Discovery here!
One Love Organics Vitamin C Serum-So excited to see One Love Organics Vitamin C Serum. This serum is unlike anything I’ve used. It is a rich hearty face serum, that really delivers some serious skin nutrients. With plant ingredients like rosehip, baobab, and acerola + seabuckthorn that help bring the plant based vitamin c. Your skin will feel glowing and radiant! It sinks right into the skin and gives your face an overall soft hydrated feeling. The smell is very light too with subtle hints of rosemary. I apply this right before my oils, while my skin is slightly damp and it soaks right in. It’s a different formula too because it has 2 difference types of vitamin C. The first is green tea seed oil and the Vitamin E and ascorbyl palmitate. A double punch to help fight free radicals and keep your skin in tip top shape!
Henne Organics Luxury Lip Balm and Lip Mask- I have tried their lip balm in the past and loved it. It’s so nice that it’s in a stick form, making it easy to apply to the lips without getting your fingers all messy. Plus, it hydrates for a long time! The ingredients are amazing too. The lip mask is meant to be applied on the lips and left for 15-30 minutes. It is meant to rejuvenate your lips and give them a little tlc. With ingredients like sea buckthorn and evening primrose, your lips will literally be all ready for some serious smooching! I loved how hydrated my lips felt afterwards. Such a treat for the lips.
This box is perfect for the winter dry months when your skin could use some r&r. The box is valued at $131, but you can get it right now for $41.95! Such a great box and the price is amazing! Snag the The Clean Beauty Box here!
The Detox Box for January featuring The Beauty Chef.
Glow Inner Beauty Powder- This organic superfood blend was created by Carla Oates. She struggled with eczema and allergies and was finally able to find solutions after seeing a naturopath. After finding healing herself she created a line of probiotic rich superfoods. I love the connection she brings to glowing skin and whole nutrient dense foods. Her Glow Inner Beauty Powder is the perfect marriage of gut boosting superfoods and skin balancing nutrients. You can add this to smoothies, water, on top of yogurt, really the list is endless. The ingredients speak for themselves, from maqui berry, green tea powder, ginger and turmeric. The perfect antidote to kick off your new year full of health!
Collagen Inner Beauty Boost- This pairs perfectly with the Glow Inner Beauty Powder. Use it in smoothies, water or your fave dessert. Great for skin elasticity and overall firmness. A combination of zinc and vitamin c work together to help strengthen hair and nails. Also, helps to protect the skin from free radicals and environmental damage through antioxidants. It even helps the gut with powerful probiotics. You could say this little bottle does a lot!
This box is perfect to kick off your new year with a good dose of health! Snag the box before it’s too late. Grab The Detox Box here!
Are you ready for 13 Days of Giveaways?! Fasten your seat belt because this is going to be so good! I’ve teamed up with my girl Lisa from This Organic Girl to bring you our favorite green beauty products. And guess what?! We are giving away not 1 set but 2! That’s right, 2 winners each day! It doesn’t get much better.
It’s all happening on Instagram. Be sure to follow Lisa @thisorganicgirl and Suzi @gurlgonegreen on there to be able to enter to win each day. Below I’m sharing what is up for grabs and why I love the products so much!
I love shopping at Aillea. They have all the “IT” green beauty brands, from Rahua, Innersense, Kosas, Lily Lolo and more. You’ll be in green beauty heaven! Besides their online stores they also have 5 brick and mortar stores. They make it so easy to get all my favorite products all in one spot. Shop Aillea here!
I’ll be giving away Active Enzyme Exfoliator, Hair spray, Cacao Antioxidant Mask, and Vital Balm Cream. A Some serious loot!
If you’ve been in green beauty for a hot minute then you know Josh Rosebrook! His products speak for themselves and are fan worthy for sure. A I remember trying his hair spray for the first time after trying so many bad ones and being so excited I found one that works so well! A His Active Enzyme Exfoliator is one of the best for smoothing out skin and getting your glow on. A Shop all of Josh Rosebrook here!
I’ll be giving away The Optimist, The Super Couple Serum, Highlight of the day(you can choose color), Supercritical Waterless Balm. Talk about a stellar giveaway!
It’s been almost 2 years since I tried my first Maya Chia product and let’s just say it’s been a good two years! They perform so well. The first product I tried was The Super Couple Serum- one of my holy grail oil serums! I was hooked on the products after that. The all star ingredient in Maya Chia is the supercritical chia oil. Not only is chia oil heralded for it’s fast absorbing ability, but also for it’s antioxidants, minerals, and omega 3’s skin’s dream team! You can say bye to fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it has clinically been proven to increase hydration. Shop all of Maya Chia here!
I’ll be giving away Honey Berry Enzyme Mask, Sun Damage Repair Serum, Brightening Mask, bowl + brush.
Love Laurel products and all she stands for, a cut above!She prides herself on sourcing and plant actives in each formula.Her products perform so well.I remember using the Sun Damage Repair Serum for the first time and literally seeing a transformation in my skin after a few weeks.They are rich in color because of the potency too!Shop Laurel here!
I’ll be giving away 3 lip serums(winner gets to choose color) and their lipstick trio in a bag.
Fitglow products are the perfect marriage between products that perform and nourish the skin.The founder includes vitamins and antioxidants in her formulas that really create change in the skin.Even her lip serums are loaded with active ingredients.If you haven’t tried the lip serums, then you’re in for a serious treat!Best lip gloss! Shop all Fitglow here!
I’ll be giving away her Night Oil, Whipped Body Mousse and bar of soap.
Osmia was started by Sarah, an ER doctor. She had no intention of starting a skincare company but after taking a soap making class she knew she was in love. After two years of relentless soap making, product testing, perfume making she jumped full force into Osmia, leaving the medical field. With top notch natural ingredients, Osmia will inspire you towards a healthier lifestyle. Big on educating the consumer, I love how Osmia lists products they use on their website and products they don’t use and why. They even discuss their packaging and why it’s so important to care. I love their philosophy and commitment to excellence.Shop Osmia here!
I’ll be giving away their Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, AER Deodorant, Multi-Use Sticks, Organic Lip Conditioner, and Clarity Organic Makeup Remover.
Vapour has been a household green beauty name for a while. They were one of the first brands I tried 7 years ago! Not only are the ingredients clean, but the products work and last. One thing that all Vapour products have in common is their dewiness they give to your overall look. Making your skin glow! This mama is all about that glow.The Multi-Use sticks are one of the most universal products.You can use them on your cheeks, lips and eyes!Shop all of Vapour here!
I’ll be giving away an Antioxidant Booster, Renew Pure Radiance Oil, and Cellular Repair Serum.Hello!
When I think of TB what sticks out to me is a luxe anti-aging line. Using the most potent ingredients, TB spares no expense when it comes to creating their products. They care about quality and seeing products that actually perform, while at the same time are safe. A truly unique company in the green beauty industry. I also love how they do clinical tests on their products. Something that is rare among the natural skincare industry. Proven results, with clean ingredients-what more could you want?The Antioxidant Booster and Cellular Repair Serum are staples in my skincare routine always.Shop True Botanicals here!
I’ll be giving away a Baked Mineral Bronzer, Eye shadow duo and their mascara.
I was introduced to this organic makeup line this last year and I’ve found so many treasures within it!From their bronzers to their eye shadows and mascara.They all perform so well!They give your skin a natural look, without looking overdone.Lisa touts this mascara as her favorite in green beauty!Check out all of Inika products here!
I’ll be giving away a Luna Rose and Honey Mask + Cleanser, Lavender Cocoa Polish, AER Hyaluronic Acid Serum, AER Fresh Complexion Toning Elixir- YES!
I first discovered Live Botanical at IBE Dallas. I had the pleasure of meeting the maker and founder Carolyn. It was so great to connect and hear her enthusiasm for herbs. Sometimes people merely create a line but I could instantly tell this was Carolyn’s passion. Although she is an herbalist, much of how Carolyn sees skincare is based on her 15+ years in the technology field as an analyst. It’s always so fascinating to see how people get their start in skincare.It’s not often I find products that not only are clean, but also effective and budget friendly. Shop all of Live Botanical here!
I’ll be giving away 1 3 month subscription to Beauty Heroes!
Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot. A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie last year at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people. Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands. Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box. The products typically range from skincare to haircare products. However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members. I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy. By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them. Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards.Sign up for a subscription here!
I’ll be giving away a Mermaid Mask, Honey Love Exfoliator, Mahina Serum, and Bohemian Ruby Toner.
Every time I open a jar, or bottle of Leahlani skincare I feel like I’m getting a hand signed love note written just to me. It may have to do with the fact that each, and every creation is made by hand. Can you just imagine all the love, and care that goes into each bottle? It’s no wonder my skin sings when anything Leahlani is applied! I haven’t even mentioned ingredients, but they’re dreamy. Organic cold pressed oils, mineral rich clays, Hawaiian honey nectars, pure essential oils, and potent botanicals are just a few ingredients that make up Leahlani skincare. Pure goodness delivered straight to your skin-what more could you want?Shop all of Leahlani here!
We are giving away a full set of their lipstick collection away!
These lipsticks are my fave in natural beauty!They offer a ton of color options, are highly pigmented and last.Plus, they’re hydrating.Trust me, you’ll be hooked in no time.Some favorite colors I love are Thrillest, Royal, and Rosewater.There isn’t a bad color- seriously.They also have other makeup products that I love.One of them is their new tinted face oil- so good. Snag some Kosas here!
See any faves?Be sure to check out my girl Lisa’s blog post here to read up on her favorites! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to get the latest on all the giveaways!Follow Lisa here and myself here!
It’s time for Beauty Heroes October Discovery: LILFOX! I was excited when I saw the black glass bottles from LILFOX in this month’s box. In this box we are seeing the famed Prickly Pear Illuminating Tourmaline Infused Beauty Nectar and The Kalahari Eye Serum. These two couldn’t have come at a better time with the cooler temps from Fall! If you haven’t heard of Beauty Heroes Subscription box- then keep reading to hear why it’s the “IT” green beauty box.
Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot. A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie last year at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people. Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands. Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box. The products typically range from skincare to haircare products. However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members. I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy. By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them. Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards. What’s not to love about this whole concept? As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.
Ok, on to the review…
Beauty Heroes October Discovery LILFOX Prickly Pear Serum Review
This oil is seriously wonderful. If you’ve followed me long enough, you know I have a thing for prickly pear seed oil. It’s a power house oil known for it’s anti-aging properties, hydrating benefits and brightening effects-really there’s not much it doesn’t do. Well, this beauty nectar not only contains prickly pear but a host of other amazing oils. I love the smell-a mix of frankincense, and bergamot is what I pick up. I apply it after I spritz my face with a toning mist. It melts into my skin and leaves it feeling perfectly hydrated. The best part? Waking up to skin that feels moisturized, even and balanced. I love this little creation! If you’ve been looking for a good serum/oil-this is your baby.
Love that this eye serum comes in a rollerball form. Such easy application! This eye serum is a mix argan oil, prickly pear, watermelon and passion fruit. The vitamins A and K really help to brighten the eye area. Something pretty much anyone can use! I know I can as a mama of two. There is also peridot gem inside the formula which has been known to help the skin and heart take in all the plant has to offer them. I’ve been rolling this on in the morning and at night. I love how it feels cooling from the rollerball and hydrating but not greasy. It quickly soaks in!
Have you used LILFOX before? Let me know your thoughts? If you aren’t a Beauty Heroes subscriber I would hop on it- this month is another great box! Sign up here!
Also, if you’re already a Beauty Heroes subscriber head to the Beauty Heroes store to shop an array of green beauty favorites! As a member you always receive 15 % off in the beauty store. Shop here!
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. 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 it helps you to find a foundation that works for your skin and that you love!
Join the 5 Day Clean Living Challenge and start living your best natural life!
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!
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 is a BB cream. It’s very creamy in texture and comes in a pump bottle.
How it looks on: It looks dewy and natural but gives a pulled together look.
Coverage: Gives light to medium coverage.
Skin type: Great for all skin types, even those with acne. It has many healing properties that help soothe acne. If you do have oily skin, we recommend using a powder after application to help set it for the day since it is a very creamy formula.
Why I like it: This BB cream is so easy to apply and a great effortless look for everyday wear or in the summer when you want some coverage but don’t want to look overdone. Get your foundation here!
Root Pretty Pearlized Mineral Powder Foundation in G3.5
How it looks on: It has tiny light reflective pigments in it that help create a pearlized effect on the skin giving your face a glow.
Coverage: Light to medium to full coverage, depending on application. When used with a wet beauty blender the coverage is medium to full.
Skin Type: Any skin type. If you have dry skin just make sure and apply a moisturizer/oil beforehand, so you don’t have dry patches.
Why I like it: It stays the whole day when we use a damp beauty blender and almost gives us an air brushed look. It looks dewy compared to other powders we’ve used because of the pearlized light reflective pigments in it. Get your Root Pretty Powder 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!
Wearing Inika BB Cream
Inika BB Cream-
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!
Wearing Honest Beauty Foundation
Honest Beauty Foundation-
Formula: The foundation comes in a cream compact. Feels creamy and then turns to a slight powder feel when finished applying.
How it looks on: It looks matte.
Coverage: Medium to full coverage.
Skin Type: All skin types.
Why I like it: The formula goes on so smooth and creamy and provides such great coverage. It lasts from in the morning until you take it off at night. It takes away my redness too. Plus, it’s a budget friendly pick! You can snag 3 items from Honest Beauty for $50 if you use their bundling service! This foundation alone is $30- so that’s a steal. Get your Honest Beauty Foundation here!
Wearing W3ll People Bio Tint BB Cream
W3ll People BB Cream-
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!
Wearing Ilia True Skin Serum Organic Foundation in SF3 on the left and nothing on the right.
Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation-
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.
Wearing Inika Organic Liquid Foundation in Nude on the left and nothing on the right.
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!
Wearing Fitglow Vita Active Serum organic Foundation in VF2 on the left and nothing on the right.
Fitglow Beauty Vita-Active Foundation-
Formula: A creamy liquid.
How it looks on: Looks so natural and healthy. My skin honestly looks so good when I wear it!
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. I can’t stop wearing it! 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!
Wearing Kosas Tinted Face Oil on the left in 03 and 05-mixed together and nothing on the right.
Kosas Tinted Face Oil-
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!
Wearing Clove and Hollow Pressed Mineral Foundation in 04 on the left and nothing on the right.
Clove and Hollow Pressed Mineral Foundation-
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!
Wearing Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation Powder in Neutral 2 on the left and nothing on the right.
Alima Pure Loose Mineral Powder Foundation-
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!
Wearing Inika Organic Pressed Baked Mineral Foundation in Patience on my left side and nothing on my right.
Inika Pressed Mineral Foundation-
Formula: A pressed mineral powdered foundation.
How it looks on: This powder looks so natural. Very lightweight, gives more of a mate 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.
That sums up my 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’m rounding out the best fall organic beauty must haves! I’ve got some skincare, and makeup. Some tried and true products and some products that I just discovered. Green beauty just keeps getting better and better! Keep reading to find out what I can’t stop using.
E3Live Tamera E3 Light Creme-
Best Organic and Natural Eczema/Irritated Cream For Angry Skin
This cream saved my neck a couple weeks ago- no joke! So my neck had been feeling irritated for a while- almost sensitive. Anyways, I applied a mask and my neck literally broke out into the biggest rash. It covered my neck and looked like eczema almost. It was dry, and patchy. So I used the E3Live cream on my neck and it literally changed my skin! I put it on at night and the next day my neck was actually healing and not irritated. It continued healing each day and now is gone. I had tried several different oils and creams and everything made it worst. But the E3Live actually felt soothing and healing! The ingredients are great. I think the ingredient that did the trick was the algae extract. My naturopath had actually told me about the cream originally. He said it is one product he has seen help his clients more than anything when it comes to skin conditions- especially eczema. I’m a believer!
I love this Morning Moisture Elixir! It leaves my skin feeling so dewy and hydrated. I put it on in the morning before my makeup. It helps to fill in all the cracks and smooth out my whole complexion. I find it has been perfect for the transition to cooler temps. Plus it smells amazing!
Ok, if you’ve followed me for a hot minute you know I’m seriously obsessed with this product! I’ve gone through several jars since discovering it last year. It is the perfect cleanser/mask for in the mornings. I put it on in the morning and then leave it on while I brush my teeth. It gently exfoliates and gives my skin a serious glow. My skin feels overall awake. I can’t recommend it enough! People always tell me that they love it once they’ve used it. I even have a 20% off coupon code too! Use the code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
You know a serum is good when your blogger bestie Lisa from This Organic Girlshows up with the same Face Serum! We both attended Natural Expo East last week and we both brought Laurel’s Sun Damaged Repair Serum. When two green beauty bloggers show up with the same serum- there’s something special about it. This serum is perfect all year round but I especially love it after the summer months. It helps to repair and rejuvenate the skin after sun exposure. Minimizing dark spots and brightening skin. I seriously can’t recommend it enough! It smells divine, is the cleanest of the clean when it comes to sourcing and really works- what more could you want? You can thank me later!
Yes, another Laurel product because I can’t keep quiet about this brand. The brighten mask is another fave that I’ve been having on rotation for the last several weeks. It’s also perfect post summer months. It’s full of vitamin c and raw fruit acids that help to brighten discoloration. It has 12 plant active ingredients! I’m not joking when I say you will see a difference after one use- trust me! It’s just one powerful mask. I love that the mask comes in a powder form too, so it’s not activated until you add water. You’re getting the most potent mask the minute you use it!
This is a new find for me and I can’t get enough! This fabulous collaboration is between Organic Bath Co. and Aillea- sounds like a match made in green beauty heaven. The scent of citrus and lemongrass literally wakes me up and feels so refreshing. I apply it after I shower and my skin feels so hydrated. It is a whipped body butter and turns into a nice oil when applied to the skin. I love that it comes in a glass jar. Plus, there are only 5 ingredients and they’re all organic!
This toner is my absolute favorite! There have been many hydrating mists that I’ve tried in my years as a beauty blogger but this one takes the cake. Why? Well, for starters the formula is divine. It completely hydrates the skin and feels so refreshing with antioxidants and amino acids. Your skin will feel plump and perfectly hydrated. But the kicker of the whole experience? The actual bottle and pump applicator- it’s amazing! I know sounds funny to even say but after having so many bad experiences with mists I know a great one when I use it. The Optimist is just that- GREAT! It doesn’t squirt out unevenly or in a harsh stream but a nice even mist that seriously feels so good. It’s stolen my heart!
I mean does Kosas lipstick even need an introduction? I talk about them all the time and I can’t stop! The formula and colors are just divine. I keep trying new colors and I have yet to find one I don’t like. Is that even possible? I just can’t get enough. I’ve tried 3 new colors recently- Fringe, a nice brick red for fall, Electra, your classic candy apple red and Violet Fury, a limited edition magenta that looks good on both warm and cool tones. Trust me, you’ll love them!
Aila nail polish isn’t new to me, but one I can’t get enough of. Once the weather starts to turn cooler I love grabbing the color Room 212. A rich plum color that reminds me of warm drinks, the changing colors of leaves and chunky sweaters. Any of their colors are great though! Just love their formula in general. Don’t forget their Better than Gel topcoat– seriously the best topcoat in green beauty!
I have been using the new Kosas Tinted Face Oil for a month now and I can’t stop! I thought I wouldn’t like it originally but after using it I realized how wrong I was. The formula is a lot thinner than I expected. It reminds me of Gressa’s foundation consistency. I always say Gressa’s foundation reminds me of paint thinner. Haha, I know a crazy example. The Kosas Tinted Face Oil offers such good coverage, a lot better than I thought. It gives my face an overall polished and pulled together look. Plus, it looks so dewy and fresh. My skin literally looks like it’s glowing!