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 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 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 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!

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Eye Pencil

Forever Stay Eye Pencil

 Trusted cosmetic company and television makeup artist Carmindy have combined forces to creat the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty collection. I have only tried their Forever Stay Eye Pencil ($7.99 USD), but I really like it.  

The first great thing that I noticed about this eyeliner is that it glides smoothly across my lids, not tugging. This is especially important for aging skin, as pulling around the sensitive eye area only causes problems. Then second thing I noticed is that you don’t have much play time with this liner, because it dries quickly and stays on, well, forever (or at least all day)!  

 There are 5 fabulous, rich shades to complement any eye color and if you choose opposite shades to your eye color your eyes will really pop! The shades are:   

Pure Plum for Green Eyes
Chocolate Brown for Blue Eyes
Blue Indigo for Brown Eyes
Deep Jade for Hazel Eyes
Deep Black is versatile for all eye colors   

Some of Carmindy’s tips are: To use small connecting dashes across the upper lash line to create an easily lined eye, apply the pencil under your lower lashes for a thicker-looking lash line, apply one shade of liner on the top lash line and another smudged underneath for a modern look, and line the upper lash line and then trace over it with a cotton swab for a soft-looking smudge.   

Visit to learn more about these products that are available at most drugstores.