I’ve been wearing makeup for years and never realized how many chemicals and animal based ingredients are used in most of the products that I regularly buy and put on my skin. And what’s worse, I learned through some research that most of the chemical products and cosmetics are tested on animals! Yes, that’s right. That big brand lipstick or foundation we are so fond of was swabbed into the eyes of some helpless bunny or puppy to make sure it was safe for you and me.
Learning of this made me a little sick, I was forced to take a step back and consider my motives. Did I really want to stand by and endorse animal suffering just so I can look good? I’m no saint, but if I can make a few changes here and there to make things easier for a living being, I’ll do it. So I decided to go cold turkey and switch to natural makeup. And I have to admit that I love it.
I did not realize the damage the chemical products were doing to my skin until I started using the natural stuff and seeing the effects (or lack thereof). I have very sensitive skin, and it is normal for me to have an ugly little pimple or blackhead somewhere on my face. Ever since I started using makeup made of natural ingredients, my skin has been the picture of health and flawlessness. It makes me wonder if it was the chemical-based makeup that was making me breakout in the first place.
Wearing Natural Makeup
Since the ingredients used in natural makeup are organically grown, you can be sure that no nasty chemicals or pesticide will get on your skin. All the makeup is made from natural ingredients like flowers, leaves, the bark of a tree, pollen, herbs, fruits and veggies. All this stuff is generally good for your health and it stands to reason that it’s excellent for your skin too.
No artificial colors are used either. So all the shades and hues in the eye shadow or brush are truly natural.
Makeup made from natural ingredients is not really that different from normal makeup. (Except for the easing of my conscience) The only thing that I do differently is that I have to refrigerate my makeup otherwise it goes bad.
Wearing the makeup is the same too. I now a natural water-based foundation, water-based moisturizer, natural mascara and eye-liner, natural gloss made from honey and shea butter, and mineral powder instead of regular powder. I love my natural blush too. It comes in the most beautifully subtle colors that only God could have created.
One thing that I do differently now is that I find it better to wait a few minutes after application of each kind of makeup. I feel that this really helps the makeup set well on to my skin so that the real color can show. Apart from this, you pretty much apply it the same way you would your normal makeup.
And voila! You look beautiful and feel great knowing that you are being kinder to your skin as well as the planet.