Makeup Love

Our biggest organ is our skin, right? Well, then it makes perfect sense to treat it with care and enhance it with the best products you can find (or afford...). As a self-professed product snob, I may have a few suggestions for you! I have many suggestions, but today I'm sharing what's currently made it into my daily routine. 

I live for real, high-quality, truly clean products. Naturally, (pun intended) they are worth more. I always face an internal battle when it come to choosing which products to bring home. Over the years I've developed a system. When I discover new lines or products I categorize them into three tiers - gold, silver and bronze. Gold is the ultimate, silver is really good and bronze is much better than the normal. This helps me navigate my purchases. Basically, when finances are easy breezy, gold and silver products are fair game. 

Currently, my daily routine includes silver and bronze products, because - let's be honest - my golden products are made of Natural+Lovely dreams! I will have to take another post to share the golden products I would slather myself with if money were no object. Today, you  will get a little peek into my current makeup loves!

Let's start simple. Foundation and primer are a must. Laura Mercier captured my attention years ago when I heard the line was gluten-free. Now I love it because it balances clean ingredients with perfect coverage extremely well. It creates a soft natural glow and beautifully supports illuminators, bronzers and blush. The primer locks in moisture, protects my sensitive skin and even allows for my skin to breathe while wearing foundation. My go-to Laura Mercier products:

Summer is steadily approaching and bronzers and illuminators are sneaking into our bags. My favorites come from Bare Minerals, a classic, and W3ll People, a new addition to the natural makeup scene. Bare Minerals's bronzer is an easily applied powder. With a quick sweep of the cheek bone you will look healthy and sunkissed. W3ll People's bronzer is a stick that can be applied with a brush or gently with your ring finger. I've been favoring the Bio Bronzer of late..

Pencils for the eye and brow. I don't often wear eyeliner, but when I do my favorite lines are Tarte or Dr. Hauschka. I am also newly obsessed with the brow pencil from Laura Mercier! 

Lucious mascara. I have searched wildly for the perfect reliable brand. I have longer lashes so mascara tends to smudge or wear-off easily. I've tried waterproof, mineral, highly-toxic, and natural brands. I stumbled upon Pacifica's mascara only a few months ago and I have yet to be disappointed! It's the perfect shade of ebony black and stays in place all day long. I've even been asked where I get my eyelashes done multiple times since wearing Pacifica. They're real folks. Seriously, try Pacifica. 
  • Pacifica Mascara - Stellar Gaze Lengthen + Strengthen in Supernova

I hope this glimpse into my bag has inspired you today! Are you a clean product snob too? What can you not live without these days? I'd love to hear what your top products are right now!

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