If you’ve read my previous posts, you are probably aware of my decision to use natural and/or cruelty-free products as much as I can. I personally believe that no animal needs to suffer for the sake of beauty, and choosing cruelty-free products is the first step in ending animal testing.
Clockwise: Earth & Eve 8-Hour Lip & Cheek Stain and Blush | Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette | e.l.f. Contouring Kabuki Brush | Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil 022 | 100% Pure Luminous Creme, Starlight | NYX Butter Lipstick Staycation | 100% Pure Bamboo Blur Powder (similar)
So even though I’ve done an everyday makeup routine post before, I decided to make a new one featuring my favorite cruelty-free makeup essentials, which are also *mostly* green brands by the way.
Honestly, I’m not big on foundations. I feel my skin suffocating whenever I wear one so I only use it for special occasions. So for my everyday makeup, I keep it as light as possible – with only a bit of concealer to hide blemishes, red spots, and eye bags. I’ve been using Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer for almost a year now, mainly because I haven’t found a product with better coverage so far. P.S. Do not forget to cleanse, tone, and moisturize BEFORE putting makeup on your face.
I guess many would agree with me that Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes are a must-have for every girl. The pigments are so pretty and not as saturated as other eyeshadow brands (which is a good thing for me). I often use the shades Limit, Nooner, and Trick (in that order). They have warm tones, which complement my tan complexion perfectly.
For the blush, I use a couple of cheeks stains which was given to me by Em Smith, a fellow Filipina blogger, just recently. These were made in the Philippines, and I’m happy that my country is finally producing more natural, safer makeup products. Please check out Earth & Eve on Instagram. I use the 8-Hour Lip&Cheek Blush as base and bronzer, then dab a bit of the 8-Hour Lip&Cheek Stain to give my cheeks that subtle rosy effect.
Highlights aren’t really a regular part of my routine but I decided to use one for this look to test the product. I’ve heard a lot of good things about 100% Pure, an organic cosmetic company that I recently discovered while scouring the interwebs for quality organic makeup, so I picked this up along with the Bamboo Blur Powder below. I like how it applies, but methinks it’s not reflective enough to create a noticeable effect (?).
100% Pure advertises this powder as translucent, but I don’t think that’s quite true. The first time I tried this, my face looked white (in a bad way). I also have a normal to combination skin, so it makes my skin a bit too matte – I had to brush off a lot of the product to get the look I want.
Then lastly, I always finish my look with a mix of Bite Beauty’s Lip Pencil in Beige Nude (base), NYX Butter Lipstick in Staycation (color), and Earth & Eve 8-Hour Lip&Cheek Stain (tint).
What do you think about this look?