Summertime Safe Cosmetics Tutorial

Hey everyone!

I finally filmed a little makeup tutorial using three of my favorite safe cosmetics brands. In this video (at the bottom of this post) I’m using my beloved Beautycounter products, as well as Jane Iredale, and Tarte. I wanted to show you guys how I accomplish a little summertime glam look, using cosmetics brands that are mindful of their ingredients. Just to be clear, I have titled this video “non-toxic” on youtube just for search purposes. I didn’t think anyone would be searching “safe makeup”, and most people just know to look for “non-toxic” 😉 Technically none of these brands are completely non-toxic, but they are LOW toxic, and safe to use on your skin.

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As you all know, I try to reduce as much toxin exposure as I can. I’ve struggled with detox, hormone imbalance/adrenal issues for a while, so this is something that is very important to me. Your skin is your largest organ, and whatever you put on your skin, is absorbed into your body and your blood stream. I also have a sweet little nephew that I get to cuddle and kiss now, and I can rest easy knowing that I’m not getting anything on his skin that can harm him and his developing body and brain as well.

Why Beautycounter? This company is doing amazing things, and I’ve talked before about why I have decided to partner with them. To read more about that, you can click this link here.

The Beautycounter products I used in this video are:

  • Lustro Balancing Oil
  • Lustro Shimmer Oil
  • Tint Skin Foundation, shades Linen and Sand
  • Mattify Skin Finishing Powder
  • Color Contour Matte Bronzer, no. 1
  • Color Sweep Blush Duo, Bloom/Tulip
  • Eye Shadow Duo, Pearl/Champagne
  • Color Outline Eye Pencil, Black
  • Lengthening Mascara
  • Flat Complexion Brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Angle Blush Brush
  • All Over Eye Brush
  • Crease Brush
  • Precision Brush
  • Lip Sheer, I used Terra, but Twig is a similar option
  • Lip Gloss, I used Dahlia, but Peony is a similar option
  • Style Sea Salt Spray

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Why Jane Iredale? Jane Iredale was my very first introduction to healthier makeup. After I was trained to do makeup in Hollywood, I went to New York and worked with a medical esthetician to learn about skincare. At that medical spa, they were using Jane Iredale on their patients. I was 19 when I was working there, so I have been using Jane Iredale makeup for 11 years. The Circle Delete Concealer is one of my favorite products. It is my go-to for an eye shadow base as well. I never use products specifically to prime the eyelids for shadow, because this concealer works better. I love that it comes with two tones as well. You can use them separately depending on what you need, or you can mix the two together.

The Jane Iredale product I used:

Why Tarte? Tarte is one of my favorite safer brands, particularly because I can walk into Ulta or Sephora and feel like a “regular” girl shopping for makeup (haha). Their products are really fantastic, and they are very mindful about the ingredients. They are listed as cruelty free, and vegan, and they have this little note on the bottom of their website: “ALWAYS FORMULATED WITHOUT: parabens • mineral oil • phthalates • triclosan • sodium lauryl sulfate • gluten”

I started using their Tartlette eye shadow palettes recently, and I love them. They use Amazonian Clay, and contain vitamin E, and some of the shades use cocoa for coloring, so they smell like chocolate. I call these palettes my “healthier” naked palettes, which I loved. They are really all you need for day or nighttime looks.

The brow mousse is my favorite brow product. It is so easy to work with, and the brush that it comes with is so fantastic. I love being able to shape my brows with one end, and apply with the other. It’s really convenient! This brow mousse is waterproof, which is great for summer! It is also one of the Amazonian clay products as well. It’s easy to use just a little bit to fill in any spots you want with your brows, or to go all out for some intense brow painting…I always try to keep mine a little more natural though ;-).

The Tarte products I used:


I hope you guys find this video helpful! I really wanted to be able to show you all that safe makeup can also perform well enough for camera, along with a demo of how I apply it all. I’m hoping to get more video’s like this up soon.





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    1. July 6, 2016

      You make this all look so easy! i am hopeless at makeup but I might have to try out a few of these products (and hope I can use them half as well as you can!)

    2. bycandace
      July 11, 2016

      Thank you for the video. 🙂 I would like to know if you can tell me more about the Beauty Counter foundation you use. I’m finding it quite difficult to find a foundation with coverage that doesn’t settle into my fine lines and wrinkles.

      I switched to PUR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation several years back; I like the coverage but now can sit a little heavy with my lines. Because of my changing skin, I switched a few months ago to the Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. I like it because it is more hydrating, it looks light and natural on my face. I touch-up blemishes an other skin imperfections with the PUR foundation and then throw a sheer setting powder over the top. I still have to wipe it out of my lines throughout the day.

      Do you think the Beauty Counter foundation might be a good option for me or do you recommend something else for aging women?

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