Now, now...don't go messing with my make-up!
Make up is something that gets over looked often. Anything that is applied to our largest organ really does need to be examined. The store shelves are full of so many brands & it can get a bit confusing. Be careful when you reach for your favorites. Can you honestly say you know whats in it?! For years I shopped by price & that was one of the worse things I could have done.
There are many companies that offer a less toxic product. I've spent some time weeding through almost 40 brands & I can tell you that a good majority never made it to the research phase because the prices were way too expensive. Better choices need to be practical ones as well. I'll spend more on safer products but there is a line that I won't cross either.
My goal was to search & find the most cost effective non-toxic make-up. I will share my Top 5 Picks with you! These are safer recommendations only. Ultimately, you'll have to decide what's best for you!
I couldn't have done it without the help of Skin Deep Database, http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/. The lower the number then the safer the product. This is another helpful resource for anyone that wants to research less toxic choices. Please do your own research. Be sure to look at the ingredients & not just the price.
The Top 5 are available online for purchasing & are not in any particular order. There are many more brands out there so please don't think this list is all there is.
There's a free App called ThinkDirtyApp, http://www.thinkdirtyapp.com/ & it's a great tool available for rating how toxic or clean a brand is. If you're out shopping then just scan the bar-code & it will rate the product for you.
Now onto the makeup:
Each product varies in the amount of ingredients. They offer a full line ranging in prices of $8 to $33.
Each product varies in the amount of ingredients with some having very little. They offer a full line ranging in prices of $7 to $36.
Maia's Mineral Galaxy
They offer a full line & score 1's - 3's on the EWG data base with EWG certified products. Price's range from $13 to $42.
They offer a full line & score 1's - 3's on the EWG data base. Prices range from $6 to $20.
Green Beauty Cosmetics
They do have shea butter in some of the products so if you have a nut allergy then please avoid. They have a limited line of foundations & lip wear. Price range is $6 to $26.
Make-Up doesn't have to harm you! Utilize these resources to help make better choices:
EWG Skin Deep Database
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Think Dirty App
Did you know that you can make your own make-up?! Yep....who knew!!! There's a DIY for everything.
Overthrow Martha has a website & Pinterest with DIY make-up recipes. I am definitely going to be trying some of these as soon as I get all the ingredients!