To be completely honest I’ve kind of been living a makeup-free lifestyle for the past few months, yet was recently inspired to create a fresh new look. It’s been wonderful that I’ve given my skin a long break from makeup focusing primarily on skin care, yet with a new spring/summer capsule wardrobe, I definitely wanted a new fresh face to go with it. Instead of sticking with neutral lip colors and bronzer, I decided to kick things up a notch.
Whenever I think of spring makeup, I think of vibrant pops of color, bright dewy skin, and fluttery eyelashes.
I recently purchased some new organic makeup from 100% Pure that is perfect for this new fresh look. A 100% Pure store actually opened up in West Hollywood last year, yet I sadly haven’t had the time to check it out. I LOVE 100% Pure so much it’s pretty pathetic, but instead I ordered makeup from 100% Pure online. I was able to get free shipping with any purchase over $50, so I figured I’d be saving gas if my new makeup was shipped directly to my front door. With this makeup look I also included a few of my holy grail natural cosmetic items from Vapour Organic Beauty, Gabriel Color, and Physican’s Formula Organic Wear.
In the spring and summer I really don’t enjoy wearing foundation, even the ones I custom make myself. I wear foundation if I’m doing a job and of course for stage makeup, but if I can get around not wearing it I will. Regardless I feel like I finally found an effortless makeup look that feels really fresh and light on my skin, yet still gives a very polished finish.
After cleansing and moisturizing my skin, I applied a sheer layer of Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector in “903”. This organic BB cream is a moisturizer, primer, and no-color foundation that simply evens out my skin while allowing my complexion to shine through. I discovered this product in 2012, and it is still one of my all time favorites. It doesn’t cover my hyperpigmentation spots, yet that doesn’t bother me because it does diffuse them. I still want to look real not necessarily flawless.
Next I gently blend 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Brightening Concealer in “Toffee” evenly under my eyes to lighten this area for a wide awake look. This shade is so much lighter than my true complexion that it’s hard to believe that I even enjoy wearing this, but I actually love it. Once the concealer sets into my skin it is nearly undetectable.
This concealer contains brightening and “depuffing” ingredients such as caffeine rich green tea and green coffee.
I use the Gabriel Color Eyeliner in “Chocolate Brown” to fill in and shape my brows. I prefer using a pencil versus shadow for my brows because it looks more natural on me. Brushing my brows with a brow brush after shaping them blends the pigments from my eyeliner into my brows perfectly.
A well defined brow frames the face like nothing else.
For my eyes I sweep Gabriel Color Eyeshadow in “Sable” across the entire lid and underneath the eyes with a soft eye makeup brush followed by 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eye Shadow in “Fiji”. The eyeshadow in “Sable” acts as the perfect taupe brown base while “Fiji” provides a shimmery bronzed brown glow with the tiniest hint of sparkles. After two coats of Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara in “Ultra Black” the eye makeup is finished. (I purchased the Gabriel Color Eyeliner and Eyeshadow from Whole Foods.)
My favorite part of this makeup look is the bright cherry lip and flushed cheeks!
Without the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Stain in “Cherry” this look would not be exciting at all. I’ve made my own lip and cheek stain with beets before, yet the color never showed this brightly on my lips. I’ve also been that girl who would cut off a slice of beet in the morning and swipe the color on my cheeks. The color from beets is undeniably a beautiful shade, but I honestly wanted to find a natural lip and cheek stain that blended easily and could be tossed in my purse.
The 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Stain is my new absolute favorite cosmetic item! It is an instant pick-me-up makeup product that gives you the feeling that you really don’t need anything else and can be layered for intensity.
I applied two layers of this natural stain on my cheeks blending with my fingers and three layers on my lips for an extreme cherry color. On my lazy makeup days 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Stain will most likely be the only product that I use… of course in addition to my Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector and a well defined brow. I just really love this bright cherry pink color!
One thing you may be wondering is how long does the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Stain last? Well after eating the lip color shifts a bit, yet when I lightly lick my lips and press them together the color is even again. I guess it really depends on what you eat though. I still add another layer of this stain after eating for an intense color because that’s just what I like. As for my cheeks the color stays true all day on my combination skin.
One major thing that I love about this organic beauty look is that I really only need two makeup brushes (one for my eyes and one for my brows) to apply all of my makeup.
The rest of this makeup is gently applied and blended with my fingers outside of the mascara of course. It is really important to keep your makeup brushes clean to maintain a clear complexion. The more brushes I am able to eliminate from my makeup routine the easier this becomes.
Ingredients: oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil* infused with boswellia carteri (frankincense)**, ocimum sanctum (tulsi/holy basil)*, nelumbo nucifera (lotus) flower petals**, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil*, silica, cera alba (beeswax)*, lysine, sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, lecithin, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil & lecithin & cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil & papain (papaya)*, mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), essential oils & natural fruit essences,
tocopherol (natural vitamin e).
Ingredients: Organic Green Tea*, Organic Rose Hydrosol*, Organic Green Coffee*, Organic Rice Powder*, May contain all or some of the following pigments : Organic Peach*, Organic Apricot*, Organic Carrot*, Organic Pomegranate*, Organic Cocoa Bean*, Organic Goji Berry* and Organic Tomato*, Aloe Vera, Organic Lavender*, Organic Chamomile*, Organic Rosehip Oil*, Candelilla Wax, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Extracts of Organic Rosemary*, Organic Oregano*, Organic Thyme*, Organic Grapefruit Seed* and Organic Goldenseal* (Sunscreen Active Ingredients: 15% Titanium Dioxide and 10% Zinc Oxide)
* Certified Organic
Gabriel Color Eyeliner in “Chocolate Brown”
Ingredients: Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Hectorite, Lecithin, Iron Oxides, and Titanium Dioxide
Gabriel Color Eyeshadow in “Sable”
Ingredients: Mica, Cetyl Palmitate, Silica, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides, and Titanium Dioxide
Ingredients: Avocado Butter, Rosehip Oil, Rice Starch, Pigments of Peach, Apricot, Carrot, Tomato, Strawberry and Papaya, Green Tea Powder, Red Wine Resveratrol, Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Extracts of Goji Berry, Acai Berry, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Lavender, Tahitian Noni, Japanese Honeysuckle and Goldenseal, Peptides of Hibiscus, Pea and Black Rice, may contain Mica (shimmery mineral)
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara in “Ultra Black”
Ingredients: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water*, Glycerin*, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Beeswax*, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Tapioca Starch*, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Stearic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract*, Ceiba Pentandra Fiber Powder, Nylon (10/10), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Water, Glyceryl Caprylate, Leuconostoc Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Iron Oxides, and Titanium Dioxide
*Ingredients from Organic Farming
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Vegetable Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Blueberry Skin) Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Juice Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Organic Turmeric) Root Extract*, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Red Wine Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Flower Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Organic Grape) Seed Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honey Suckle) Extract
* Certified Organic
So what are your favorite organic makeup products for this spring?
(Images by Dawn Michelle)