How to make your makeup more ethical
If you’ve gone as far as buying free range eggs and fair-trade bananas then why not make your make up case a bit more ethical too! If you’re not sure on where to get started here’s my top 3 ethical beauty brand recommendations from 2017!
If you thought lush was just a shop full of weird bath bombs and tourists at a train stations then it’s time to start getting to know their makeup range because it is INCREDIBLE and LUSH ticks SO MANY of my Ethical makes boxes. They go way beyond animal cruelty and win points for stuff like sustainable packaging and fair-trade ingredients. I Love it! I would recommend pretty much their entire range but lately I’ve mostly been using their translucent setting powder. It’s called ‘Emotional Brilliance’ (love the names of their products) It seems to do the job as my makeup lasts all day and I don’t look shiny! If you do go, ask the girls in store for help, they’re full of information and can help you with special deals and discounts if you bring back old packaging. (Click here for Vlog on Lush’s Spa)
Get started with these guys by visiting their gorgeous website, it’s full of information about what goes into all their products and is easy to navigate. What I really love about World Organics is the genuine relationships they seem to have with their farmers with makes me trust the original source of their ingredients more. I’ve been using one of their incredible eye shadow pallets that’s lasted the entire year as is still going. All of their colours are really natural but they’ve also launched these new personalised pallets where you can put together eye shadows and lip glosses to suit what you like. They seem to be constantly winning ethical beauty awards and their eye liner and mascara are great too!
Technically this is moisturiser but it has a solid place in my makeup case and is a brand well worth the mention. Odylique must be one of THE MOST ethical beauty brands out there at the moment and I love the Mum and daughter backstory which you can watch on youtube. I’ve been trying out their Rose Moisturiser. It is perfect if you’ve got sensitive skin, it’s full of natural anti-oxidants and counteracts aging. Yes! It is 100% natural, 94% organic, great for vegans, soil association approved, they use recycled packaging and its hand made in the UK. This moisturiser is so ‘ethical’ it’ll make you feel like a good person just by wearing it. Their products aren’t cheap but you really get what you pay for.
www.ethicalconsumer.org is a great website if you want to check the makeup you currently use.