Favorite Organic Everyday Foundation

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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!

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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.

Bare Face: I just have on one layer of the Foundation Combination

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]
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Take on Monday with a Bold Red Lipstick: The Best Non-Toxic & Organic Red Lipsticks

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Today I am listening to my own advice and taking on this Monday like a Bo$s Bitch, with one of these red lippies. I decided to give you lovelies a nice array of options to try that will be perfect for any style and look. Sometimes it’s  hard to get out of the funk on a Monday morning, but my motto has always been, if I look good I feel good, so switch up your routine and try one of these to make you feel like the badass you are!

 SUSAN POSNICK-Paris 

The brightest red of the bunch, according to their website it’s described as “the classic red; reminiscent to true Parisian 1940’s glamour and fashion”. The lipstick shades found in the ColorEssential line are supposed to “work with any skin tone”, and this one in particular definitely worked with mine. Susan Posnick developed her brand after being diagnosed with skin cancer. The ingredients found in this lipstick aren’t necessarily organic, but they do include some pretty good  stuff that left my lips super hydrated like Vitamin C, Olive Oil, and Titanium Dioxide which functions as a sunscreen as well.

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ILIA- Strike It Up 

If I had to choose one red lipstick to carry around with my forever THIS would be it. Ilia is one of my favorite organic brands, everything from their certified organic ingredients to their packaging just screams luxury. Strike It Up is the shade of perfect red, in the tube it is reminiscent of Mac’s Ruby Woo. Because of the organic rich ingredients found within, the lipstick isn’t as pigmented as the rest with just one application so you would have to reapply to get that deep red we all love.

[disclaim]Quick tip: if you’re not a pro with the red yet and want to avoid red lipstick from running, line your lips with a nude close to your skin tone.[/disclaim]

VAPOUR- Intuition 

Now this lipstick is my kind of red. In my makeup collection I can say over 75% of my lipsticks are a pink mauve color, so this baby gave me LIFE. The color is truly unique, it has a deep pink undertone yet the true burgundy never fades. Once I apply it’s guaranteed that I rub my lips together all day long. Vapour is another organic brand using certified organic ingredients, making it soooo soft and buttery on the lips. Oh and the scent?! OH-EM-GEE I’m sure glad that this stuff is basically edible because it smells like candy, maybe licorice? Unlike traditional lipsticks that usually have synthetic foul scent, reminding you of all the chemicals you are about to ingest…not cute. The best part is that this lipstick is really pigmented and the staying power lasts for hours so you won’t ever miss the toxic stuff.

PAULA’S CHOICE- Currant

If you don’t want to wear a lipstick perhaps a this lip crayon will be the right amount of POW you are looking for.  This classic medium red with a satin-matte finish lippie is part of the Berry & Bright Lip Pencil Limited Edition Collection. The other colors in the pack were pretty similar but this was the truest red of the bunch. Unlike the rest of the lipsticks mentioned above it is actually pretty stiff and because of the crayon packaging it makes it really easy to apply. This is the perfect option for the low maintenance girl that makes to want a statement every now and again.

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