These days it seems that we’re all more conscious about what we put in our bodies.
It makes sense then, that this lifestyle overhaul would eventually extend to what we put onto our bodies. From deodorants to shampoo, lipstick to mascaras we’re now looking to steer clear of chemicals and common ‘problem’ ingredients like parabens, sulfates and phthalate that can irritate skin and lead to health risks.
Once you might have struggled to find high-quality natural makeup that functioned as well as your favourites, but the natural beauty market is now a different story.
Now you can find natural makeup brands that create quality, richly pigmented products that apply like a dream and last all day.
So, if you’re considering switching to green beauty, your timing couldn’t be better!
Say hello, to these 9 amazing brands:
After experiencing severe health issues, Rose-Marie Swift began investigating how she could better protect herself and her body and was shocked to discover that some of the toxic chemicals found in her system were also ingredients in many common beauty products. So, after rebuilding her own health, she created her eponymous cosmetics line. RMS Beauty is committed to providing healthy, safe, and high-quality beauty products.
Their “Un” Cover-up concealer is the stuff of dreams, providing natural, lightweight coverage in 16 shades. And their Lip2Cheek is a multi-tasking wonder that will leave you looking radiant. What’s more, their packaging is beautiful, sleek and either recyclable or reusable.
You might be surprised to find that this popular brand you probably already have in your makeup bag, is also organic! BareMinerals have been keeping shady ingredients off our skin and out of the environment for years now, and they’ve been doing it oh so well. They say their makeup is ‘so pure, you can sleep in it’. Now, we’re not recommending you skimp on your evening skincare routine, but we’ve got to admit— that’s one helluva selling point.
Their best-selling loose powder foundations are the perfect choice for a natural finish, and are beloved by makeup obsessives everywhere. You can blend them from sheer coverage to full, and be left with a lovely luminous glow.
For fun and universally flattering makeup that your skin will love, you’ve got to try Kosas. This clean beauty brand is all about bringing you products that apply beautifully, look good on everyone and enrich your skin. Their packaging is cute af and they do amazing sets so that you can try more products while you save on money!
Their Tinted Face Oil Foundation is beyond brilliant. Expect all the compliments when you put on this little miracle worker. Kosas also do a whole host of lip products from balms, to glosses to gorgeous lipsticks so you can perfect your pout!
The idea that makeup should nourish and protect your skin is something that the lovely folk at ILIA strongly believe in. They create pure products with organic bioactive botanicals that are actively good for your skin, and which shield you from environmental aggressors (we all know that pollution and fabulous skin do not mix).
Winning products include their Colour Haze Pigment and Colour Block High Impact Lipstick. And we can’t shout enough about the genius of their Liquid Light anti-pollution highlighter. Glowy skin that’s also protected from city smog? Yes, please!
Vapour Organic Beauty
An alchemical and botanical approach to beauty is what sets Vapour apart. Their all-natural products are made using plant ingredients that won’t irritate or harm your skin.
The Illusionist Concealer and lip conditioner are longstanding favourites.
This Australian-owned brand, Inika Organic, is a triple whammy— it’s certified organic, 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Created to provide wholesome, healthy alternatives in a world full of chemical nasties, its makeup products are a godsend for sensitive skin. Inika Organic also sweeps up natural beauty awards like you wouldn’t believe, and has a loyal, cult-like following around the world.
If your eyes could use a little TLC then try their Long Lash Vegan Mascara.
Embrace minimalist Scandi-living with Kjaer Weis. This Danish beauty brand is organic, high performing and totally chic. They cover all the beauty essentials and each product is a work of art. Plus, all their packaging is sustainable and stunning: think cute compacts and clean-cut lines. Gimme!
Their Cream Blush will give you the perfect base, and you can also buy refills when you run out—save on packaging, save the planet! For organic beauty basics that you’ll find yourself reordering time and time again, Kjaer Weis is the answer.
Like the name would suggest 100% Pure is in fact 100% pure. Their ingredient list is completely organic and their products are all made sustainably. The pigments that give their makeup gorgeously rich colouring are all sourced naturally from fruit, veg, tea and even cocoa! That means no toxic dyes, just natural plant-based pigments!
Want a taste of the 100% life? Try their Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara: it’s a bestseller for a reason! And their lipsticks are also great for a bright and juicy pout. If you needed any more convincing as to why this organic brand is one of the best, you might be interested to know that they also make some amazing charitable contributions. With each order you make you can choose which of their causes to support and either donate one bowl of dog food to an animal shelter or plant one tree! We love a brand that gives back!
Visit their website and you’ll learn that women can absorb up to 5lbs of cosmetic chemicals annually. Now that’s a scary stat. But you’ll also learn that Lawless cosmetics are clean af. Seriously, you can even look through a scarily long list of potential harmful ingredients they pledge to avoid.
For a high-quality organic choice that comes in stunning packaging, you can’t go wrong with Lawless. Their amazing lipstick and eyeshadow shades are universally flattering— so there’s something for everyone!