Y’all know that I love makeup and I love what makeup can do. I’m certainly no expert or anything like that, but I have always loved playing around with makeup and trying out different looks. For the last year or so, I have been gradually trying to change out my old makeup for better quality, more natural, and non-toxic makeup. This is no small task! But, I’m loving trying out new stuff.
Also, in keeping it real, I don’t have a lot of time these days to actually get ready and put on makeup. BUT, since I’m running on so little sleep, I have come up with what I call my “Look Alive in 5” five minute makeup tutorial.
This is really just to show you guys what I do as more of my “everyday” look when I am trying to do my makeup and get ready FAST and out the door.
I hope you like!
Here’s the before…
For this, I say use what you have… I will be honest, I have yet to find a really great eyebrow pencil or brow gel that is natural or non-toxic. So, for now, I will stick with what I have… If you know of a great brow product, let me know! I love trying new ones out.
Here I’m using the Milani Easybrow Pencil in Natural Taupe.
I have recently discovered the Tarte Colored Clay CC eye primer stick and I love it! The only thing I don’t like about it is that it is SO HARD TO OPEN… Maybe it’s just me, but I have the hardest time getting the cap off. Other than that, the product itself is awesome and really holds my eyeshadows in place all day.
I love that Tarte products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, and without gluten.
Just apply the primer all over your lids.
There’s an amazing new all-natural beauty store in my town (that also has an online store!!) called Be Pure Beauty. The owner, April, is literally one of the sweetest people ever! Anyway, I was in there a couple weeks ago looking around and fell in LOVE with this makeup line April carries called Alima Pure. Alima Pure is an all-natural makeup line that is also a certified B corporation. Their products are free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, dimethicone, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride, and nanoparticles. AND they’re never tested on animals.
Just swipe the color all over the lid. It gives such a pretty wash of color and shimmer (without looking too glittery).
April at Be Pure Beauty also carries the makeup line, 100% Pure. Their makeup is all natural (hence the company name), made in the USA, and the ingredients are made from fruit extracts – which is amazing!
I just started using 100% Pure’s fruit pigmented mascara in “Black Tea.” This mascara smells AMAZING! (It also has a rating of “2” on EWG’s Skin Deep database)
Apply a couple coats of mascara to your lashes…
And, because this is real life, take a break from doing your makeup to pick up your fussy, teething baby and soothe him.
Once the baby soothing is done… time for face.
I have heard so many great things about BeautyCounter and have been wanting to try their stuff. Earlier this summer, the sweet Tara sent me this BeautyCounter Dew Skin tinted moisturizer to try out. Well, as you can see, this stuff has gotten used A LOT. I’ve been using it daily and love it. It has SPF20 and has a “2” rating on Skin Deep.
I just use my fingers to apply the Dew Skin all over my face… The dew skin is definitely not medium or full coverage. It is a light coverage that just evens your skin tone and provides great daily sun protection.
I looooooove a pretty, shimmery highlight and I am now truly obsessed with 100% Pure’s luminizer. I honestly am borderline obsessed with this product! It works as a highlight, but also works as a shimmery-blush, too!
I use a fan brush to apply this to the tops of my cheek bones.
Next, pick up fussy son again and get ready to apply something on your lips.
For me, on a daily basis, I love just a moisturizer rather than lipstick because, you know, #momlife.
And then voila! You’re done! This whole process (minus the tending to the fussy baby) honestly takes less than 5 minutes.
It’s a very subtle look, certainly nothing dramatic… this look is really just your “I need to look alive and get ready in less than 5 minutes” makeup look.
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