I wear makeup every day but I just buy conventional products I can easily get at Walmart, Target, etc. What kind of makeup can I choose that's more "responsible" or eco-friendly? I don't mind paying a bit more. It doesn't have to be ultra crunchy, since it's probably not crunchy to wear makeup anyway.
I'm a natural make-up kind of person myself. I don't like putting a bunch of petrochemicals on my skin - and we won't even discuss the fact that you EAT most of your lipstick! Some brands that I have found so far:
www.meowcosmetics.com. Mineral make-up with some really fun names. Huge selection, and no petrochemicals. To give you an idea, they have somethign like 86 foundation shades, somewhere close to a dozen different undertones and then several grades of darkness within each undertone grouping.
www.buffd.com. I haven't used this brand, yet, just recently found it, but they offer all natural mineral make-up in very pretty colors.
http://host.silknaturals.com/creb/. Another brand that I haven't used yet but that uses only natural ingredients.
There's also a website: http://www.holisticbeauty.net/ that is kind of like Sephora, a make-up department store only they specialize in natural brands. I've used some of the lipsticks offered on their site and am very happy with them - most of the issues I've had was with me selecting colors that don't work for me.
Also, I know that Meow and Holistic Beauty offer sample sizes of most if not all of their products, and I think the other 2 do as well.
And a word about the foundations offered. Meow has a discussion board that you can get color rec's and a woman on their board who is amazing at helping you decide which foundations to try. She saved me a ton of time (and money) because what I ended up being was a color that was NOT one I would have tried left to my own devices. Silk Naturals you mix your own mineral foundation and I hear that they also have discussion boards and people who can help you get the mix right.
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