The Best Organic Lip Balm

It is relatively easy to find a good organic lip balm, as there are many that are currently on the market. The difference between regular lip balm and organic is that organic products are produced without the use of chemicals, pesticides and other additives. The benefits of using an organic lip balm are numerous, including the fact that organic products are free of hidden costs, good on the environment, filled with nutrients that are good for your skin and they help support communities. Read   read more

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August 14, 2012  |  10:08 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
Finding A Good Organic Mascara

A good organic mascara will make your lashes pop while at the same time nourishing your lashes and strengthening them. So why organic? Organic cosmetics are produced in an environmentally friendly manner which ensures that there are no toxins present, and organic products are made from plant-based ingredients which makes them more natural and beneficial to the user. It is especially beneficial to use organic mascara because they are gentler on your eyes, especially if yours are on the sensitive side. Other benefits associated with using an organic mascara include the fact that fewer toxins are released into the atmosphere during manufacturing and no animals were harmed in the creation or testing of the product. Read   read more

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How To Apply Cat Face Makeup

During Halloween, cat face makeup is one of the most popular looks. Not only does it look great but it is also extremely easy to do. After applying your base makeup foundation, use black eyeliner to draw details. The key to a good cat face makeup look is to shape your eyes and nose correctly in order to achieve that feline look. Draw upward curved black lines from the corner of each eye, and continually adjust the lines until you have the ideal slanted appearance. Learn how to do an extreme cat eye as part of your cat face makeup look by reading   read more

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Easy Makeup Tips You Can Do Anywhere

When you have a jam-packed schedule and have to be in multiple places at one time, it can be difficult trying to find a moment to apply makeup. Fortunately, these easy makeup tips will help you look ready for anything, whether you are at the office or out for a night on the town. The first rule is to always carry the essentials in a small cosmetic pouch that fits nicely into your purse. This is one of the most easy makeup tips, as you can take your makeup with you anywhere and always be prepared for a last minute touch up. You do not need to haul your entire makeup collection with you everywhere you go; the five essentials you need are mascara, lipstick, translucent powder, concealer and bronzer. Read   read more

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August 5, 2012  |   9:08 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
A Guide To Hypoallergenic Makeup

If you suffer from skin that is sensitive and prone to allergies, chances are you may have considered using hypoallergenic makeup. Products that fall under this category are less likely to cause allergic reactions and are meant to be gentler and safer on skin than other products. Other bonuses associated with using hypoallergenic makeup include fewer breakouts and a decrease in clogged pores. It is a wise choice to switch to more natural products and ingredients because anything you put on your face, your skin absorbs, which is why you want to avoid anything that has harsh chemicals and other artificial ingredients. Read   read more

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The Best Natural Concealer

Concealer is our best friend when it comes to those imperfections that we want to cover, from dark circles to redness. Make sure that you look into using a natural concealer that is organic, natural and cruelty free. There are many benefits associated with going au natural, from avoiding harsh chemicals and toxins to supporting animal welfare and a better, cleaner environment. In order to tell whether or not your natural concealer is indeed animal friendly, just look for the leaping bunny logo or the certified vegan logo on the label. Then you can rest assured that your beauty does not come with any harmful side effects. Read   read more

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Department Store Cosmetic Tips

Whenever you walk through the cosmetics section of a department store, the girl behind the makeup counter always looks fantastic and may leave you wondering, what is her secret to looking flawless? If you follow these department store cosmetic tips, you will look amazing in no time. One of the most important cosmetic tips that department store makeup artists recommend is to always apply your makeup in natural light, and blend your foundation under your jawline as to prevent showing that dreaded makeup line. Another one of the most important cosmetic tips is to be sure to choose a foundation color that is within two shades of your own natural color so that the color does not look too dark or pale. Read   read more

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Finding A Good Natural Mascara

You may be wondering, what exactly is natural mascara? Simply put, an all-natural mascara is free of harmful ingredients and chemicals and was created to offer a safer alternative to regular mascara, which can also induce allergies and other reactions in those with sensitive skin. Truly Natural Mascara from Honeybee Gardens is a paraben free mascara that contains all-natural and safe ingredients that will still give you those dramatic lashes without all the bad side effects. Read   read more

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August 1, 2012  |  11:08 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Choosing The Right Organic Foundation

Nowadays, it is not as difficult to find something such as organic foundation, as there is a wide range of organic and all-natural makeup lines that offer everything from organic lipstick to eye liner. Josie Maran Argan matchmaker Serum Foundation is an excellent organic foundation that is formulated with chameleon pigments, an innovative color match technology that goes on white and then adjusts to match the unique and changing tone of your natural skin color. As an added bonus, this organic foundation also works to correct visible signs of aging, smoothing over fine lines and wrinkles while the argan oil strengthens and balances skin. Read   read more

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A Guide To Vegan Makeup

Animal lovers, beware. Chances are, there are traces of dead animal in your cosmetics, which is why many people are opting to use vegan makeup in order to avoid using animal and human-based products. Many cosmetics contain non-vegan ingredients such as beeswax, elastin (derived from cows), collagen (from humans or animals) as well as carmine (from cochineal or smashed bugs). Even if the product does not contain animal products, many cosmetics test their products on animals. By using vegan makeup, not only are you avoiding various toxins and dangerous ingredients, but you are also contributing to the welfare of animals everywhere. If you are a fan of vegan food products, be sure to read   read more

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