Although I spent a small fortune browsing Etsy.com (a fabulous site for buying & selling handmade items), I bought my favorite health products yet- Erzulie natural makeup (liquid foundation, blush, lipstick, & concealer), eye-makeup remover, and a 4-step acne kit. I even received a free stick of under eye depuffer with my order!
Erzulie makeup and holistic skincare items are sold on Etsy even though they can also be purchased from a direct website. The products are all-natural and the makeup is non-comedogenic (it won’t clog pores). Erzulie also states that their items are “free of talc, chemicals, parabens, carmine, PEGs, glycols, acrylates, synthetic silicones, phthalates (plastic esters), BHT, petroleum by-products, and bismuth oxychloride”.
The organic ingredients that are used are clearly listed on the websites and some products even list the purpose each ingredient serves. The “New To Minerals” section of their website even offers additional specific information on the ingredients. The products are also hand-blended so this adds another level of comfort and trust to the products since an actual person is making them.
I had never tried truly natural makeup before and I have found that it is absolutely wonderful. The liquid foundation matches my skin perfectly and blends like a dream (I am not exaggerating!). It is super creamy and glides on almost like a lotion. I like applying it with the the makeup sponge that came with it rather than my fingers so I can avoid getting anything but makeup on my face. With the foundation and couple dabs of concealer, I’m good to go skin-wise. I also had great results with the lip gloss as it stays on for a long time (even when eating) and the lipstick works the same way. Some of the products also have multiple uses- the cream blush I bought can also be used as a lipstick!
The eye makeup remover was only $5 and I already know I will buy it again. I just squirt a little on my finger and rub it on my eyelids/lashes to wipe away makeup. The biggest perk is that it does not sting or burn my eyes! Nearly all of the previous chemical-based removers have stung my eyes and cost more! When looking at the organic ingredients in the Erzulie remover, it’s no surprise it doesn’t sting. The list is as follows: green tea extract, distilled water, grapeseed oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin, castor oil, sunflower oil, emulsifying wax, grapefruit seed extract, lavender essential oil, and potassium sorbate.
My experience so far with the 4-step acne kit has also been better than the many store-bought kits I’ve previously tried. Before my healthier days, I had used acne products so nasty they bleached my clothes if my face dripped on them when I washed it. I feel much better about the all-natural kit and it seems to be clearing up my blemishes without excessively drying my skin. This helps me fight the acne and at the same time cover any remaining redness with natural makeup. I’ll report back in a few weeks on how my skin is looking overall and if the blemishes stay away once cleared up.
If you have found any other natural makeup products that you love, please share where they are from or how they can be purchased. I want to help build awareness that healthy cosmetic products do exist, they just have to be searched out. Natural cosmetics give us an opportunity to eliminate chemicals from our daily lives and can offer assurance that what is absorbed daily into our skin, eyes, and mouth is healthy and safe.