Being green and being beautiful doesn’t mean you have to be one or the other. It also doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice quality or spend more money either. The following are five makeup brands that offer green and organic makeup for the eco-conscious woman.
One of the most well known organic brand of makeup is Burt’s Bees. This brand can be found anywhere, it’s hard to miss the yellow and sometimes green packaging. Burt’s Bees has everything from skin care products like lotion and cuticle creams to makeup, like lip glosses and lip sticks. Burt’s Bees prides themselves on creating products that are made with as much natural ingredients as possible. Not only are their products natural but their packaging are made from recycled materials or materials that can be recycled. Burt’s Bees prices are affordable since it’s sold in most drug stores, Wal-Mart and Target.
Physicians Formula Organic wear makeup
In recently years many drug store brand cosmetics have jumped on the green/organic wagon and among them is Physicians Formula. Physicians Formula now has a line of organic makeup called Organic wear. Their organic line of makeup costs about the same as their regular line which keeps it affordable for everyone. Physicians Formula Organic wear line is 100 percent natural and certified organic color cosmetics. Not only are their makeup natural but the packaging uses paper for their compacts which is 93 percent less plastic than regular compacts, and their brushes are made with natural goat hair.
E.L.F mineral makeup
Another very affordable makeup line is E.L.F which stands for Eyes Lips Face. Some of their products are sold in store but only certain stores. I find it’s much easier to just order from their website eyeslipsface.com though. Trying to find an E.L.F product I want in stores is harder than trying to find a needle in a haystack. E.L.F’s regular line of makeup only cost a dollar but they have a mineral line that sells for higher, yet they’re still affordable. The price range for E.L.F’s mineral makeup is from $3 to $8. E.L.F’s mineral makeup are made with 100 percent natural minerals that have been crushed into silky powders. Even their mineral lipstick is made with natural ingredients. The packaging for E.L.F’s mineral makeup line are all made with recyclable material too.
Almay Pure Blends
Another drug store makeup brand that has joined the organic, green trend is Almay. Recently Almay has come out with their own organic line of makeup they call Pure Blends. Almay’s Pure Blends makeup line consists of eye shadows, mascara, lipgloss, blush and bronzer, and loose finishing powder. All of their products are made with over 95 percent natural ingredients. Much like the other brands Almay’s Pure Blends makeup line is also packaged in recyclable material.
Lastly there is Nvey Eco. This brand didn’t become available in the states until 2006 and it claims to be the first truly organic collection of makeup. This brand hails from the land down under, Australia. You won’t find Nvey Eco in drugstores or Wal-Mart and I’m not even sure if it can be found in Sephora, but if not Sephora you can always order off of their website at http://www.econveybeauty.com/. Nvey Eco is a high end brand of makeup and thus it’s more costly, but it costs as much as any brand of makeup you’ll find at Sephora. Nvey Eco offers a wide selection of makeup to choose from, everything from foundation, to eyes to lip products.
With these five brands you can live green, doing your part to help the planet and your self, all the while looking fabulous.