February is #naturalbeautymonth and we are celebrating.
Let's be real, ladies, we can barely go a day without wearing our make-up. Sure, we can excuse not wearing it on the days when we stay home in sweats, but the reality is that most of us wear this toxic mess of chemicals on our faces every single day. About two months ago, I started to be honest with myself about what I was putting on my face everyday - and I was disgusted. We often don't think about the way that the things that we put on our skin enter into our bodies. My morning routine included using Maybelline's Sunlit Bronze eyeshadow palette. But then I looked at the ingredients:
"Talc, Triisostearin, Hydrognated Polydecene, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Wax, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Perlite, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Magensium Silicate," plus seventeen dyes and artificial colors.
Gross. And OH MY GOODNESS I PUT THIS ON MY FACE FOR YEARS.
I decided to switch to Root Pretty and I haven't looked back. My skin looks clearer, my pores are less clogged, and (best of all) I know that I'm not piling chemicals onto my skin. My eyeshadow now contains Mica, Iron Oxides, and Titanium Dioxide. That's it. Just three things. Go back to the list of ingredients in my old Maybelline eyeshadow and compare. The difference is absolutely astonishing.
My make-up routine now looks like this: Natural Organic Brow Powder in Golden Brown on my eyebrows; Pretty All Day Gel Eyeliner in black around my eyes (tip: if you only line the outer half of your eyes, both top and bottom, rather than crease to crease, it makes your eyes look bigger); Shell eyeshadow on my lid, crease, and brow bone; Holland eyeshadow on my lid and a bit on the crease; Tan Rose eyeshadow on my base of my lid; 100% Lash Mascara in black on my lashes (it even smells yummy! who knew that make-up could smell good?) I don't even wear foundation, concealer, or powder on my face anymore (occasionally a little homemade blush - recipe coming soon!) because I love the way that the natural make-up isn't harming my skin.