Toxic Free Makeup Recommendations
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Welcome to part 3 of my Toxic Free Beauty series. In PART ONE we discussed why I decided to put together this series due to my own personal illness and what toxins in beauty products can contribute to. In PART TWO, we discussed Toxic Free Skincare recommendations and how you can still have an indulgent experience when doing you skincare whilst eliminating toxins.
I have been on a mission since this series idea popped into my head to research and find you some amazing toxic free beauty brands. I must admit, there are not very many especially in the makeup world I am afraid but fear not there are toxic free makeup brands albeit only a few, I have managed to get my hands on some of them for you.
Now most of us do not wear makeup on a daily basis, some of us do. Though the main reason those that aren’t daily makeup wearers wear makeup is to feel better about ourselves. It brings back some confidence and enhances our natural beauty. It is self-indulgent and enjoyable. I love to sit and paint my face especially if I am going somewhere nice and how it makes me feel after is rewarding. Who doesn’t want to feel pretty?
Eliminating toxins from your beauty routine doesn’t mean you have to eliminate makeup when there are some amazing brands out there. You can still paint your faces pretty and not worry about the side effects of toxins flaring up your chronic illnesses or causing you any pain or inflammation.
Let’s get down to why you are all here – The recommendations.
Be Radiance a French born band, have an ethos of health makeup for all. A diverse brand that keeps their products talc, silicone and fragrance free and derived from high percentages of natural ingredients. Their products are suitable for all skin tones and contain skin loving ingredients such as probiotics, so you really get the most out of wearing them. Beauty from the inside out.
I actually tried their foundation when it launched. It has a light to medium coverage with a gorgeous fresh cucumber scent and is mattifying but not drying so particularly amazing if you have oily skin like me although it is suitable for all even sensitive skin types. Available in 17 shades, due to its light coverage these shades cover a wide range of skin tones as it doesn’t need to be an exact skin tone match.
I have also used their powder dos which consist of powder/blush/ highlighter and available in many combinations. These are made with 95% natural ingredients and completely free from anything harmful.
Also available from the brand is a primer and face oil.
Foundation RRP £26.00
Powder duos RRP £29.00
Available at Sephora – for 15% off use code NICOLASPH - SHOP HERE
Also available from the main website
Originally known for their exquisite lingerie, La Perla now also has an equally exquisite beauty range. Whilst their makeup range is still very capsule with lip and eye products only, they have done an incredible job with the range as it is absolutely stunning. If you like you makeup as pretty as your lingerie you will adore their brand. The lipstick casing is so luxurious and would look amazing on anyone’s vanity. Expensive looking colours of red and gold with a satisfying magnetic soft close. I always feel that if a product looks luxurious and beautiful it brings me even more joy to use it.
La Perla have made their products environmentally friendly and with clean formulas. They pride themselves in making sure their customers are confident that they are aware of what they are putting into their body when using their products is kind to you.
The lipsticks come in wearable shades of red and nude in formulas of matte silk (a nourishing matte finish) and satin lip balm (a sheer moisturising balm).
Lipsticks – RRP £47.00 each – Available at Harvey Nichols
Honest beauty is founded by celebrity A Lister Jessica Alba. She created a brand that is not only toxic free but also completely safe for you to use. She has banished over 2,500 ingredients from her products which cover body, skincare, makeup and even a baby range.
Her makeup has been created with a natural beauty approach not covering what we already have just enhancing. The no makeup, makeup look is very much her vibe.
Jessica has also recently re branded Honest Beauty and made everything as sustainable as possible meaning that all products are either refillable or recyclable.
The products you will find are: -
Mascara, Tinted lip balm, Liquid liner, Sheer lip crayon, Cream cheek blush, Liquid lipstick, Eye pencil, Powder blush, Magic beauty balm, Brow pencil, Highlighter powder and Lip gloss.
I do have some personal faves form her products so let me give you some recommendations: -
Tinted Lip Balm – Shade Lychee Fruit and Shade Fruit Punch RRP £10.00 each
Liquid Lipstick – Shade Happiness and Off Duty RRP £16.00 each
Gloss C Lip gloss – Shade Bronzite (I get so many compliments when I wear this) RRP £16.00
Crème Cheek and Lip Colour – shade Coral Peach and Rose Pink RRP £17.00 each
Available at Lookfantastic for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL - SHOP HERE
Also available at Boots and Cult Beauty
English Mineral Makeup
A multi award winning mother/ daughter run business that was built to be kind to young skin and look traceless on older skin. Makeup that covers imperfections but lightly and made from 100% pure minerals and 100% vegan and cruelty free.
Their products are loved by MUA’s due to the seamless finish and unique concept of this clever brand.
They have everything from foundation to brushes and everything is designed to give you healthy, glowing and flawless skin without compromise.
I have tried a few of their products over the years and I just love how their mineral powders melt onto the skin like butter. The finish is stunning!
I do have some personal faves: -
The award-winning Fairy Godmother – A unique multi-tasking product that is the ultimate skin primer and also skin treatment. It makes your foundation last longer, blurs fine lines and illuminates literally a magical spell to transform your skin to flawless. Like an Instagram filter. it comes with a complimentary brush to for the perfect application.
Massive Moisture Drench Lip (Barely Peony) – A sheer lip colour that delivers deep moisturisation and a natural plumping to smooth out fine lines through hydration. No beeswax in sight this is 100% vegan and organic to. Also available in colour free which works amazing as an overnight treatment.
RRP £28.00 -Shop English Mineral Makeup
This brand is completely new to me, a female founded brand with the ambition to create a clean beauty movement. The founder is an established MUA over 30 years and created her brand after realising beauty products could be created with much safer ingredients without compromising beauty or experience. Founded in 2009 RMS beauty products are created to be safe for our skin and bodies but also long lasting and effective enough to be used in the professional world of runways and photo shoots but also easy for us to use at home to
I was lucky to receive one shade of their new launch The Dimension Hydra Powder Blush. The blushes are refillable. I have shade French rose, but they are available in 6 refillable shades. Refills RRP £23.00
The blush formula is gel to powder, and it blends effortlessly giving an illuminated colour on the cheeks with multi-dimensional effect.
Though I am yet to fully explore the brand they are on my radar with their clean approach to makeup and also stunning aesthetic packaging. They have some beautiful products which include lipstick, bronzer, lip balm, beauty tools, cream blusher, foundation, mascara, highlighters.
Available at Sephora – for 15% off at Sephora use Code NICOLASPH - SHOP HERE
In my research I also found more toxic free makeup brands which I will list for you to explore even though I haven’t yet tried myself you might find a brand that you like here to –
Ilia – Ilia have just launched at Sephora in the UK and are high on my list of brands to try SHOP HERE
Kosas – Availaible at Cult Beauty
Kjaer Weis – Luxury beauty brand with a capsule collection – Available at Sephora SHOP HERE
Ere Perez – Another brand I would love to try - Available at Sephora SHOP HERE
Thanks so much for reading I hope you found something for you and stay tuned for my final installment which is Wellness.
November 4, 2022