All of the major beauty brands have had it too easy for far too long. They put whatever they want, including untested chemicals, into makeup that us girls just can't live without. For a while we were on the hook sponsoring them, but the word is out - your favorite drugstore makeup brands really don't care about the damage being done to your skin, eyes, nails. If they did, they would have done something about it a long time ago.
So what's a healthy girl to do when makeup is toxic? Go bare? That's an option. For quite some time, especially as a new mother, I've been skipping makeup altogether because I didn't want to put the unhealthy stuff on. Not to mention that my makeup was about four years old! Yuck! Then the frumpy look got to me and I've found Emani Minerals, what a life saver! High performance makeup without all the nasty stuff, now that's good stuff. Thanks so much to Mimi at Emani for letting us try your mineral makeup.
Mineral Concealer & Powder: I was never into the habit of covering my face in foundation, so I opted for this concealer and powder combination. They do have mineral liquid foundation as well though, that's hard to find! I love how subtly the concealer works with my under-eye circles (you can't really tell in the photo how bad they are). The powder blends seamlessly, doesn't look cakey, it's very light and perfect even for my dry skin. In the before and after photos below, my skin tone didn't actually become much darker, the photos are a few hours apart and it was getting darker outside. My complexion is a lot more even with this powder for sure. Yes, I made it more dramatic by not smiling in the 'before' photo!
Mineral Hybrid Cream: I didn't have the right applicator for putting this Requiem cream eyeshadow on, so you can't even tell in the photo that I have it on. It is actually a very rich shimmery color, perfect for taking a day look to the evening level.
Mascara: I've always had issues with mascara because it would sting or irritate my eyes. Not so with this one! I've had great success, even the times I would forget to take it off before bed. It holds up well to crying and rain, yet it's pretty easy to remove. It is soy based, and while it still contains some ingredients I would rather not see in makeup (like polyethylene), it sure is better than everything else I've tried. I really like the applicator, only it's a tad large for the container opening, so when you slide it out you have to use caution not to splatter mascara off the bristles. This applicator makes the mascara go on smooth and there are no clumps.
Organic Lip Shine: I use this when my husband is not around, he doesn't like to kiss me with lip shine on! In the photo though you can tell what a big difference some light lip shine can do for lips! As is my lips look so pale and washed out, this Rain Maker lip shine is barely noticeable yet brings my lips to life!
Crushed Mineral Blush: I love love love this Portofino blush! It can be just as successfully used as eyeshadow. It is perfect for my skin tone. Since I like my makeup subtle and natural looking, this blush gave just the right amount of color to my face and a subtle glowing shimmer.
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