Hot Summer Makeup From Cool Natural Brands!

Like looking pretty but love using natural products? You can have both, you know. There are some great cosmetic companies that create lovely natural and organic makeup. You can get a soft summer look with the following products:

Josie Maran Argon Eye Shadow ($20.00 USD) — This is a beautiful shadow that is currently available in 27 vibrant shades. The website states, “each long-wearing shadow can be applied dry, or wet for more intensity. The innovative formula contains natural, non-toxic ingredients – no fragrances or parabens. What’s more, the beauty extends to the packaging: each shade comes housed in Josie’s state-of-the-art biodegradable compact.” I have a shimmery medium pink called Pinkalicious.  When I wear it dry, it gives a shimmery wash of color; applying it wet gives more intensity and it seems to last longer. Visit www.josiemaran.com to purchase and learn more about this shadow and other fantastic products.    

Korres Pure Nude Color Collection ($25.00 USD) This kit’s value is $42.00 so this is a real deal. The collection includes:

Shimmering Eyeshadow in Golden 24S

Pro-Vitamin B5 and Rice Bran Mascara in Brown

Cherry Oil Lipgloss in Nude 33

This is a beautiful collection of good for you products. The shadow is super sparkly and is great for a pretty bronzy look. The good for you mascara is not only smart but pretty and makes lashes so full. And the lip gloss — well this shade is perfect! A little shimmery and about two shades above my natural lip color. So pretty! Visit www.korresusa.com to learn more and purchase! 

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Sun Glow Powder Bronzer ($12.99 USD) — In two natural shades Spring ( with pinker tones) and Summer (darker, golden tones) one of these bronzers will work for you! Each palette has a trio shades to help you customize your look and they contain skin-illuminating, micronized pigments to create a radiant glow. This line by makeup artist Carmindy also contains great lip glosses and other pretty products. Visit www.sallyhansennaturalbeauty.com to learn more and you can purchase these at CVS and Rite Aid.

So don’t feel guilty about splurging on these products, they are good for you and the environment! Enjoy!

100% Pure Creates Fab Fruit Pigmented Cosmetics

I absolutely love the natural beauty care movement. In 2009, I have tried so many wonderful natural and organic hair care and skin care products. Although I have reviewed a couple of natural cosmetic companies, there aren’t as many out there as the other products.

Thats why I was so happy to try 100% Pure, a company that makes truly natural color cosmetics and skin care. They do not include synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, or harsh detergents in their products.  Their products are not tested on animals and are vegan, which I really like (I’m an animal lover). Another thing I love about these cosmetics is the all of the fragrances are real — real fruits, pure essential oils and pure absolutes make up the fantastic scent in the products. 

One important note about these products is since there are no preservatives, each product ahs an open jar symbol with a number on it. That number indicates how long you can use the product once it is opened.

I was lucky to try the following four outstanding products:

Fruit Pigmented Mascara ($21.00 USD) “This 100% natural mascara lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses lashes with fruit pigments and Black tea pigments. Lash conditioning ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, Oat and Wheat protein conditions for healthier lashes. Gentle, all natural, good for you formula is suitable for everyone, even if you wear contacts or have sensitive eyes.” Water and smudge resistant and available in 4 colors, Black Tea, Blackberry, Blueberry and Dark Chocolate. I tried Blackberry, which is a purpley-black color. On the eyes it appears very dark and is so pretty. I wear contacts, and the mascara doesn’t irritate my eyes and it lasts all day without smudging!  

Fruit Pigmented Champagne Eye Shadow ($15.00 USD) – The website touts this shadow color as, “A glamorous eye shadow color of cocktail inspired, fruit pigmented cosmetics to make you sparkle and shine! This Champagne Eye Shadow is colored with the antioxidant and vitamin rich fruit pigments instead of minerals or synthetic dyes.” This shadow has organic rice starch as its first ingredient, and I think it is such ans interesting idea for a powder shadow, since they are usually made of talc or minerals. It is shimmery, pretty and long-lasting. A perfect base color, brow bone color or great for a natural look.

Shimmery Cocoa Berry Lip Gloss ($13.00) — This “100% Natural lip glosses made with 83% Vitamin E from organic rice bran and beautiful colors from fruit pigments. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant that drenches your lips with moisture and deeply softens.” This is a beautiful lip gloss in a lovely neutral pink that would look good on all skin tones. It is very moisturizing, and I feel good knowing that it is natural and make with ingredients like shea butter, hone and fruits. Lovely!

Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream ($19.00 USD) — “Anti-inflammatory, caffeine rich green tea and coffee de-puffs and reduces swelling while increasing circulation to alleviate and brighten dark circles. Concentrated with potent anti-aging vitamins, antioxidants, and nourishing rosehip oil. Truly, 100% Pure.” This smells like coffee, which is fun, especially in the morning! It’s your first wake-up call, even before the first cup of joe! This great eye cream soothes and smooths  my tired eyes. I use it morning and night and my eyes look refreshed all day long!  

Check out these fab products and more at www.100percentpure.com. They will satisfy your craving for excellent natural makeup!

US $19.00