When we think of natural beauty products, we often think of natural and organic skincare. But did you know that there are also many makeup products out there that are natural or contain natural ingredients?
Natural makeup products contain a variety of vitamins and minerals and are more gentle on the skin, especially for delicate areas such as around the eyes. Moreover, beauty brands that are also vegan and cruelty-free (such as Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and Yes To) gets two big thumbs up from us!
Look below for bb's cosmetics picks that are kind to your face, kind to the environment and kind to animals!
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is known for their 100% vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics. Their cult hero product is of course the OCC Lip Tar! With these super pigmented tubes, you just need the teeny tiniest amount of product for a bold splash of colour.
This gorgeous Bloom Cream Blush Duo features an illuminiser and a dusty pink blush in an ultra-sheer, blendable formula. It feels so smooth and silky on the skin because it’s enriched with evening primrose oil, jojoba oil and scented with pure lavender essential oil.
Eye of Horus products are naturally formulated in the style of the ancient Egyptians with plant-based ingredients and are also cruelty-free. The Eye of Horus Mascara is the product that started it all - it contains natural waxes such as carnauba wax, beeswax, rice bran wax and candelilla wax and is ideal for sensitive eyes.
Glamorous Minerals goes by three simple principles: Nurturing Ingredients, Profound Benefits, Glamorous Spirit. Their Mineral Shimmer Eye Dust. Their Mineral Shimmer Eye Dust is just that - it's made of finely grounded 100% pure mineral pigments. Hypoallergenic and paraben-free, it's just what you need to emanate subtle sparkle and shine.
Erborian selects the most energising and detoxifying herbs as their product ingredients and this is evident with their best-selling BB Crème au Ginseng - a 3-in-1 formulation that combines moisturiser, sun protection and foundation. Utilising Korean Red Ginseng, a natural element known for its regenerating and energising properties, BB Crème gives skin a soft, flawless, make-up free look that lasts throughout the day.
Yes To’s extensive range features products that are either vegetarian or vegan and completely cruelty-free! Their Yes to Carrots C Me Shine Lip Glosses are 100% naturally derived, 95% organic and paraben and carmine-free. These pretty glosses will add that extra shine and brilliance to your beautiful kisser.
Unlike many other ‘mineral’ foundations on the market, this mineral foundation from Savoir Faire is how a true mineral foundation should be! It's made entirely from naturally occurring minerals and vitamins and contains no harmful chemicals such as talc, bismuth oxychloride or parabens. If you would like to read more about mineral makeup, check out our detailed write up!
Silk Oil of Morocco were one of the first in the Australian market to recognise and harness the unique qualities of Argan Oil, a beauty secret of the Moroccans for generations. The Silk Oil of Morocco Lip Gloss is infused with Certified Organic Argan Oil, it glides on smoothly and is packed full of ingredients to keep the lips soft and conditioned.
MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Face Base smells delicious enough to eat! It has a rich yet lightweight moisturising formula enriched with shea butter, vitamin A and beta-carotene to rejuvenate, nourish and hydrate the skin. It's can be applied before makeup as a primer or even worn on its own!
PS: If words such as 'antioxidants', 'non-comedegenic' and 'parabens' sound super confusing, make sure you check out Lauren's insightful article, where she demystifies these beauty terms for you!
Do you use makeup that is natural or contains natural ingredients? What are some of your favourite 'natural' makeup brands? Let us know below! - Lucy