Girls just want to have fun – specially with makeup! Who else loved playing dress up as a little girl… who still does?
Part of playing dress up was applying my mothers old makeup. The old stuff she gave my sister and I. Once the play dress was picked, we’d head straight to the mirror and apply that bright blue eye shadow and pink lipstick and oh my gosh – we were stunning!
All grown up
Now that I’ve grown and had a few years to perfect my makeup looks I realized one thing. I was still playing with makeup that wasn’t suited to my needs.
It was time to grow up and start really caring for my skin, complexion and overall health. Once it became very apparent that makeup is actually quite toxic and harmful, I started to researching companies that made chemical and talc free cosmetics.
It was hard! And because the top commercial companies weren’t making the clean stuff, I didn’t know if my investment in safe makeup would pan out.
What do we expect from quality makeup?
- No melt – It says put for hours and wont melt off.
- Blends – We want that smokey eye look and it must blend well to get it.
- Deeply concentrated colors – we need variety and those colors have to be beautiful.
- Foundation that doesn’t feel heavy or cakey on our skin – A MUST!
- Blush that doesn’t become blotchy as the day wears on.
- It needs to enhance our complexion.
- It needs to offer good coverage.
I could go on and on but the point is made. It has to work!
Where do you start?
There are brands out there acknowledging the need to get chemicals out of our makeup. Still, what companies can you trust and who has the best quality?
I am sooo glad you asked!
There is a cosmetics company that has far exceeded my expectations. I share this brand because I am in the process of completely furnishing my makeup counter with it’s products.
What has me so excited is I know this brand is safe. My complexion isn’t compromised. My youthful skin is safely guarded. Aging well is about living well, after all.
What is this amazing brand you ask?
Introducing – Savvy Minerals
This brand is awesome! I can’t get enough of the quality and purity standards of this company. It makes my skin look amazing and it does ZERO harm to my complexion.
I mean look at my skin, its glowing in this picture! It’s as if it is saying thank you for taking care of me and now, I’m gonna take care of you!
It all starts with diet. From there it moves to how you clean and nourish your skin and from there it’s the makeup you use. If you are interested in chemical free skin care please take advantage of my FREE guide below!
To get the look
Being a simplistic kind of girl it takes maybe 10 to 15 minutes to put my makeup on in the morning, and that’s pushing it. I am a stay at home wife and mommy and I ain’t got time for that. If you know what I mean? Unless I’m going out… in which case give me a good thirty minutes 😉
The Savvy mineral’s products I used in the photo above are these…
Cool Number 1 Foundation: I apply this thickly to my under eyes and do a light coverage over the rest of my face.
Passionate Blush: I use this as a bronzer too (I’m weird like that). This color is a deep brownish pink. I use it over my cheek bones and on either side of my forehead to contour, then very lightly down and along my jawbone.
Veil and/or Diamond Dust. I LOVE THIS STUFF. It has a light little shimmer to it which makes my skin glow! I apply this to the the center of my forehead and down the nose. I also apply to the very peak of my cheekbone beside my eyes. (maybe I should do a video tutorial)
Eye liner: This stuff rocks! It stays were I put it, unlike all the other eyeliners I’ve used, I don’t worry about it melting down my eye.
Mascara – this is not Savvy Minerals brand as they have not yet released it BUT, it’s coming soon!!!
Last but not least Abundant Lip-gloss. I wear this stuff casual or dressy. It goes with everything. Bonus – it contains peppermint essential oil acting like a natural lip plumper.
To help apply the foundation and the eyeliner (both are mineral based powders) I use Misting Spray.
The misting spray not only smells amazing it contains skin loving essential oils and nourishing aloe for your skin. Did I mention it smelled amazing? It contains a little Rose essential oil because every women deserves that soft, enchanting oil on their person.
You are beautiful no matter what you wear. Cosmetics don’t define who or how beautiful we are, but it is important to take a look at your current makeup because it could be causing many health issues. EWG’s skin deep app (free) will help in rating your current makeup on a health scale.
It is important to feel beautiful and confident. It’s equally important to take care of our health. How fantastic is it that you can do both with Savvy Minerals!