Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Go Green, Get Gorgeous!

We all want to look our best and use amazing products that help us achieve the perfect look. But we also want to use products that don't contain harsh chemicals and other yucky ingredients, and we want our products to be as eco-friendly as possible.

If you're looking to give eco-friendly beauty gifts to your friends and family this holiday season, here are a couple product lines to check out:

Mineral makeup is all the rage. Alima Pure's mineral makeup is made from 100% certified natural products. They even carry the European BDIH “Certified Natural Cosmetics” seal which guarantees that it’s safe for both the body and the environment.

Be sure to check out their vintage-inspired holiday line for some Silver Screen glam this gift-giving season. They have two sets for the holidays (shown above):
  • Act 1: four lovely eyeshadows that are all coordinated to help you (or your lucky recipient) achieve a chic smoky eye
  • Act 2: three stunning shades that sculpt your cheeks, giving you highlighting and color in all the right places.
Both holiday sets cost $25 each, with $2 of the sales going to the Global Fund for Women. Nice!

ecoTOOLS are great! They make high quality makeup brushes that are environmentally friendly. The brushes are made from animal-free taklon bristles (made from soft and pliable synthetic hair, with the metallic ferrule made from recycled aluminum cans.) They're also housed in reusable pouches and printed with plant-based ink, utilizing resources that minimize the negative impact on the environment. And they'll help you save a little green (as in cash) this holiday season since ecoTOOLS are extremely reasonably priced and they're available at your local Wal-Greens, Kmart, or Ulta.

Check out a few of their new products like:
  • Retractable Kabuki Brush ($7.99), which is perfect for applying face powder or bronzer. It also features a sleek retractable case made of recycled aluminum.
  • 5 Piece Brush Set ($9.99) is not only a good stocking stuffer but it’s perfect for travel. The set comes with a mineral powder brush, concealer brush, eye shading brush, baby kabuki brush and hemp and linen cosmetic bag. This set is the way to go when you are in a hurry and need something quick and easy to throw in your bag.
My sister-in-law is trying out the retractable Kabuki brush for me and she loves the brush's softness and compact design. I could always use more tools--these are great stocking stuffers!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Wow... mineral makeup, it's my favorite.