What’s In My Makeup Bag?

I have been in the process of transitioning from traditional, chemical laden beauty products to more natural options. About 85% of cosmetics on the market contain parabens which are a preservative that have been linked to a wide variety of health problems. Not only do they mimic estrogen but they can potentially be cancer causing as well. So, why roll the dice when there are so many great preservative free options these days? All of these products are also cruelty free; which means they were never tested on animals. These are just a few of the reasons why I chose to go “au natural” when it comes to my cosmetics. It has been a slow process, simply because I have been phasing out the old and bringing in the new. Plus, it gets a bit pricey. Though, I am so happy with the changes I have made and I am still trying out new products to be able to share the best in natural beauty with all of you!

Zuzu Luxe Oil-Free Liquid Foundation: Pretty good coverage but a little slippery. It is great on combo skin though I would not recommend it if you are oily. It is bar far the best natural liquid makeup I have found.

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Mineral Fusion Natural Brands Pressed Foundation: I like completely matte bronzers so instead of getting an actual bronzer, I like to get foundation powder a few shades darker than my skin. This blends like magic and looks incredibly natural.

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Mineral Fusion Natural Brands Eye Shadow Trio: Fantastically blendable and naturally beautiful, these shadows deliver. I just wish there was more of the amazing cream shade; I am addicted!

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Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara: Not only my favorite natural mascara, but my favorite mascara, period. 

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Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara: The PERFECT bottom lash mascara. If having a favorite bottom lash mascara is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

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Tarte Lash Curler: For whatever reason, I have had the worst luck with eyelash curlers over the years. I have just never been able to find one that works for me. Finally, I have seen the light.. and it comes from the magic makers over at Tarte Cosmetics.

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Tarte Clean Slate 360° Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer: This sheer, versatile primer works to prime your lids and undereyes which is important if you are putting concealer over wrinkles, like moi.

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Tarte Cosmetics The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush: My favorite foundation brush OF LIFE. I cannot live without this thing. 

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Primal Pit Paste Natural Deodorant Stick: It smells good enough to eat and it keeps you feeling so fresh and so clean, clean. Finding a great natural deodorant is no easy feat. I have been through my share of pricey, natural deodorants but all have left me feeling wet and yucky. Primal Pit Paste has truely saved the day, every day in my case. 

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Andalou Naturals Clementine Plus C Illuminating Toner: As a finishing spray addict, it was hard for me to give up my chemical filled makeup glues. Though, Andalou has made that a little easier. This toner works to set me makeup similarly to a heavy-duty setting spray. 

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