Years ago before I knew about green beauty or non toxic products, I thought natural beauty products were probably super chalky, smelled like grass clippings, and were used mostly by old hippies. I wrote about my misconceptions here.
Since then I have been lucky enough to try many, many green beauty products and never have they proved those green beauty myths to be true.
If you think green beauty isn’t glam, think again. This gorgeous Beach Beauty palette from Gabriel Cosmetics is a fine example of green, glam beauty at its best.
Four lovely colors, soft texture, and a quality brush makes this palette a must have. The shades are neutral and can be layered to get a deeper, richer result.
I tend to like my shadows applied with a lighter touch but go ahead and reapply to get a darker shade. Gabriel has also made one of my very favorite green beauty mascaras from the Zuzu Luxe line.
I have used numerous ILIA lip colors and have been thrilled with the consistency, color and texture. A wide range of colors makes this brand a fave in the green beauty community.
I recently put these two colors to the test- Call Me is a vibrant mid-tone pink and Karma Chameleon is a bright coral. Both of these crayons have nourishing sesame, rose hip, and papaya oils so they are not only packed with color but moisturizing ingredients too.
I frequently reach for these when I want to really punch up my look. You can easily tone down the vivid color with a neutral gloss or lipstick but I am totally into letting these shades speak for themselves.
Never mind the fact these are green and clean- they are awesome!
Check out how glam and girly Hynt Beauty’s packaging is, above. I love it!
Hynt Beauty offers a variety of products, from skincare to makeup to brushes. I love what they say here:
Hynt Beauty is a line of luxurious color and skincare cosmetics that is free of all ingredients known to be, or are questioned to be, harmful and irritable to the skin and body.
They are cruelty free which is important, they also fully disclose all ingredients. Any company that will not publicly list ingredients raises a red flag to me.
Hynt Beauty is… All Natural, Vegan, Organics-based, PETA Approved, Gluten-free and Non-Comedogenic. Naturally Preserved. Free of Toxins, Petrochemicals, Parabens, Nano-particles, Bismuth Oxychloride, Talc, Silicones, Mineral Oil, GMO’s, FD&C dyes, Carmine and Phthalates.
I tried the eyeliner, mascara and two eye shadows– these are just lovely and non irritating with great pigmentation.
I especially love the pale ballet pink eye shadow (Pink Quartz) which is perfect for a nude look with a hint of color. Contains Kaolin which boosts circulation and Jojoba Oil which is ultra soothing. The darker brown colored shadow (Winter Cocoa) is nice for using with an angled brush as an eyeliner, or if you dare to go bold, use it for a smoky eye!
The Mascara is incredible, just look at some of the ingredients- organic chamomile, rosemary leaf and sunflower oil which are all nurturing. This mascara adds color and does a great job of separating lashes. Its natural looking, meaning it doesn’t clump up or look like you have gobs of mascara on your lashes.
I love Hynt Beauty’s EyeLiner, I use it primarily along my upper lash-line every day. The rich color glides on and it lasts for hours and hours. I do not experience any irritation when I use it, even though its soft in texture, it is not waxy and doesn’t smear! A winner.
I am thrilled that more and more fabulous, green and clean cosmetics are making their way into the mainstream. What are you recent faves?