A couple of years ago, I got rid of all of my makeup one summer and went natural. Did you know that make up has a shelf life? I didn’t remember when I bought what, so I just got rid of it all. I wanted to go natural because I didn’t like the feeling that I had to wear make up in order to feel comfortable in my skin. Honestly, I didn’t want to buy into what society says is beautiful, and fall into the rabbit hole where advertisers clearly make their money from us women.
When I decided to go natural it felt weird at first. The first week was uncomfortable but after a while it got easier. I would forget that I didn’t have make up on, until I saw my reflection in the mirror. Over time, my skin got clearer and I felt more comfortable going without makeup. It also made getting ready effortless.
When I started my YouTube channel, in my first couple of videos, I didn’t wear any make up at all. I figured this is me and I want everyone to see me as I am. After a while I did a few sit down videos where I was primarily talking to the camera, and that’s when I decided to start wearing makeup again. I wanted to look a little bit more presentable for those sit down videos.
Since I had thrown out all of my makeup. Instead of going back to the brand I used previously, I decided to do research on natural and healthy makeup brands. As I did my research, I found a handful and narrowed it down to Tarte Cosmetics. I decided to go with Tarte because I liked that the makeup was oil-free and made in the U.S.A. They are also cruelty free and don’t use the following parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium laurel sulfate, and gluten.
I went to Ulta, and spoke with one of their specialists. She guided me to the Tarte products, and helped me find the best color for my skin tone. I am so thankful that she did because I was very happy with my purchase. I continue to use the same products to this day.
My Makeup Routine
If you read my Skin Care Routine, you would know that I like to use Palmers Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Oil. I put a dime sized amount on my face before I put on any makeup. It makes my skin feel soft and helps my makeup glide on more easily.
When I go to put on my base, I alternate between using a BB Tinted Moisturizer and a Full Coverage Foundation. It really depends, on if I want to go more natural then I’ll use the BB Tinted Moisturizer. Or if I want more coverage than I’ll use the Full Coverage Foundation. Next, I put on blush. I like use a the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the color Dazzled. It’s a very light pink that I think is pretty and compliments my complexion really well.
Then, I use that torture device called an eyelash curler and curl my eyelashes before I put on mascara. I like to use the Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in Black. Followed by chapstick and or lipstick. The lipsticks that I wear vary from different colors and brands that I have collected over the years. So I won’t list any but that’s my makeup routine in a nutshell.
This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share my experience going from natural to finding a healthy makeup brand that works for me. Now I don’t wear makeup everyday. Just every once in a while for an event, special occasions, and or sit down videos for my youtube channel. Other than that I go natural. I’ve listed the products that I use below.
- Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer
- Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
- Medium Tan Honey
- Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
- Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
I filmed my makeup routine on my YouTube channel to compliment this blog post. If you want to watch me do my makeup routine then click the link below.
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