Lavender Lips Makeup Tutorial + My Quest for Paraben-Free Makeup

So…. I recorded a makeup video! I was really wary about editing and posting this because DSLR cameras catch each and every little spot on your face that you thought was fading away but alas is now on front street for the world to see + I’m in no way shape or form a makeup guru! This was my face for the Fabulous! Family Dollar event, and is more or less (emphasis on the less) how I do my face on days I’m not wearing my glasses. On glasses days – which are increasing in number since I’m so in love with my Warby Parker two tone frames – I just use the tinted moisturizer, some powder, and a lip crayon. Anyways, hope you enjoy!


Products Used
NARS Tinted Moisturizer – Seychelles (Medium/Dark 2)
Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer – I think a 12 or 14
L.A. Pro Girl HD Concealer – Toffee
Black Radiance Baked Bronzer – Gingersnap
Jordanna EasyLiner for Eyes Retractable Eye Pencil – Black
Wet n Wild Lip Liner – Fab Fuchsia
Nikka K (NK Cosmetics) Lisptick – Lavender Tint
About that Transition to Paraben-Free Makeup

As I alluded to in this post, I want to be purposeful in using makeup products – particularly a tinted moisturizer and a powder – that are all free of parabens. My struggle is that I’m going back and forth about whether I need them to be completely natural/organic, or if they can have chemicals as long as they aren’t sulfates/parabens/etc. It seems that silicones are in every darn makeup product so making the switch to silicone-free would really narrow my options. If I stick to just paraben free, my beloved NARS gets to stay with me, but the L’Oreal powder (which sadly matches me so well) has got to go with its EWG‘s score of 8!!

The only completely natural brands I’ve found that potentially have products that match my skin tone are 100 Percent Pure recommended by one of you guys (y’all are the best!). Some alternatives include Pur Minerals and this Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Cream. Unfortunately, these all have lower SPF of 20 than my NARS which has SPF 30.

On the powder side, all I’ve seen so far is the Jane Iredale Amazing Base which is a loose mineral powder with SPF. However, I’m not used to using loose powders and I’m not spending $40+ each on both the powder and tinted moisturizer!

Since my NARS is running dangerously low, I think I’m going to repurchase that. Finding an inexpensive paraben free powder is my mission for this month – drugstore brands like Physician’s Formula rarely make my shade so the struggle is about to be real.

Do you like my lavender lips makeup look? How important is it for you to use paraben-free makeup products?

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