I could tell you about all the eco-friendly makeup products and accessories on the market today, but I'd surely forget to mention half of them. I could give you tips on how to be a more green consumer, but I think we all know about reducing, recycling, and reusing. I could be cheeky and talk about all the cool green (as in green colored) products you could pick from, but St. Patty's Day just came and went.
I want to talk about something fresh, something new. But I am having a tough time trying to figure out what that would be.
This is going to sound terribly jaded or out-of-touch, but I don't always consider the environmental impact of my beauty purchases as much as I probably should. Since I'm a makeup blogger, I feel that I need to try all kinds of different products, so I know I am consuming more makeup than the average girl. And yes, I know that it is wasteful and unnecessary. But then makeup, by its very nature, is somewhat wasteful and unnecessary.
The big issue for me is animal testing. I prefer to buy products that are not tested on animals whenever possible. I see no reason why animals should suffer for me to look good. That said, I know that some of the brands I buy are on PETA's naughty list.
I don't know....it seems tough to always shop your conscious...as terrible as that sounds (and I know it sounds awful).
Instead of prolonging this post's agony, I'm going to turn it over to you. I ask you the following:
- How much do you consider the environmental impact of your beauty purchase when you're shopping?
- Do you try to buy products that don't have excess packaging?
- Do you try to buy products that are not tested on animals?
- Do you try to buy products that do not contain harsh chemicals?
- How much does any of it matter to you?