Makeup Tips from the Red High Heel Club

08.01.2012

Celebrate Earth Month with Natural Beauty Products
by Laurie Gail


Earth Day celebrates its 42nd birthday on April 22 and Earth Month is commemorated the entire month of April. The origins of Earth Day’s social consciousness date back to the early '60s. Since then, a natural lifestyle approach has gone from the fringe to mainstays in food, fashion and beauty.

Celebrate Earth Day with Natural Beauty Products People gravitate to natural beauty products with good, “green” reasons that help make a difference on our planet. Organic, vegan and gluten-free products use ingredients that don’t hurt the ecosystem or animals. Many companies making these products limit their environmental impact through the use of recycled and recyclable materials for packaging and shipping materials.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Barnouin, known for her Skinny Bitch books, just released her new book Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps.

I asked her a couple of questions about her passion:

Q: When it comes to beauty products, why vegan?

A: When I became vegan, I started to realize that there are so many different things that contain animal products, not just food. Being vegan got to be a lifestyle for me and that meant staying away from animal products in beauty products as well as clothing. I am happy with the “greener” and animal-free beauty products. There are many great companies who make beautiful clothing and amazing beauty products.

Q: What vegan products do you recommend?

A: A few of my favorites are from Osea. They have great cleansers and body scrubs. Terra Firma has some good products. Jenulence Alpha Lipoic Acid Antioxidant Serum is amazing. I love ZuZu Luxe’s mascara and lipsticks, and Erth Mineral’s eye shadows are beautiful.

Josie Maran Argan Beautiful EyesThere are many companies who choose the natural route:

Face:

Josie Maran brings her bohemian roots to her all-organic beauty line. Her personal beauty secret? 100% Pure Argan Oil. It’s featured in her volume boosting GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara, shimmery Argan Beautiful Eyes eye shadow and Argan Blend Concealer.

Pacifica has introduced their new Color Quench Natural Moisture Lip Tint. They’re 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Shades include Blood Orange (coral/pink), Vanilla Hibiscus (pale pink), Coconut Nectar (golden raisin), and Guavaberry (berry).

Pacifica Color Quench Natural Moisture Lip Tint

Eco Lips Face Stick SPF 30 Sunscreen includes many organic ingredients including sunflower oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and calendula extract.

Makeup Tips from the Red High Heel Club