Organic and safe foundations are a vital part of any Green Glam Beauty’s makeup collection. It is the base of your skin that you will be rocking for hours at a time and we want to make sure it not only covers our imperfections but is nourishing our skin as well. It takes just a few seconds for the toxins you apply on your skin to transfer into your bloodstream, that’s INSANE!
The process of finding the PERFECT everyday foundation, that will cover any dark spots and acne scars was truly much harder than I thought. The shades offered just never seemed to match. Finding shades that will work for Tan and darker skin tones in the green beauty community can be a challenge. So, I like to mix different shades together to get the perfect match. When I discovered this combo while I was rushing to work and just couldn’t look a mess, but didn’t have the time to really blend and work on my face. I grabbed my two cleanest foundation and BB creams. If I am going to apply something on my face every single day, you better believe the ingredients are not only non-toxic but good for my skin. I had a little mishap with conventional foundation a few months ago for my Graduation. I used L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation as a concealer and it just wrecked havoc on my skin. I wanted to beat the Las Vegas heat and have my makeup last all day. To my surprise (or not really), I woke up with my eyes super swollen, tiny red dots surrounding my eyes, irritated and tender. So from that day forward I made a pledge to never cheat my skin again in hopes of flawless makeup application. You can achieve that with Pure Green Beauty products as well! This combo definitely proves that.
The picture below is of me in natural sunlight, with nothing applied on my face but this foundation combination. You can see that it does a pretty great job of evening out my skin tone, however I still would need to go in and color correct if I wanted a flawless canvas. I think this perfect for everyday wear and do not want any extra steps.
I picked up the shade Toffee of the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Sheer Water Foundation. I love the texture, it feels like I am applying a creamy moisturizer. I was a little disappointed with the coverage but then realized that is does say “sheer” therefore it is meant for a super natural makeup look, which makes it perfect for everyday wear. It is a water based foundation, with ingredients like Aloe Vera help with the hydrating and giving the skin a dewy natural glow.[disclaim]Ingredient list: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Extracts of Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Sativa Root Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Bean) and Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem, Zinc Oxide, Euterpe Oleracea Pulp (Acai) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Resveratrol (Red Wine Resveratrol), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Extracts of Rosmarinus (Rosemary) Officinalis Leaf, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thymus) Flower/Leaf Extract, Vegetable Glycerine, Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) [/disclaim]
I did feel like I needed more coverage and some SPF protection, so of course I reached for Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream in the Shade BB9. Although it is a BB Cream it is super full coverage and a little really does go a looonggg. Technically BB Creams are a primer, foundation, moisturizer and sunscreen in one so they are usually my go-to for everyday wear. The shade had a less of a yellow undertone when applied on my skin so the color was a little off (that is when the 100% pure combo comes in). Although the title says Glow Time I believe the finish is a little more matte, though still super creamy and hydrating, which is actually pretty hard when it comes to full matte coverage. If you have oily skin I suggest setting with powder to last you all day.[disclaim] Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) 20% Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Sodium Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Lecithin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)[/disclaim]