My Top 5 Clean + Green Makeup in my Professional Kit
I first wrote this post a few weeks ago for The Eco Edit but in case you missed it, here it is!
Green Beauty in my Pro Makeup Artist Kit
My journey to cleaner and greener beauty is ongoing, but I love discovering new products and innovative brands who are raising the bar in performance and finish. It is difficult to change my whole kit in one sweep, but for the last 2 years I have been replacing products piece by piece, trying to expand my product base and knowledge.
I seek out Cosmetics and tools that are made in the most ethical and sustainable way possible, treating people, plants, animals and the earth with respect, minimising toxins and non-renewable sources and promoting a healthier way of achieving a beautiful look.
I love small niche brands and discovering new gems that are not always on the beaten path, which makes me feel like a pioneer. I love championing a small brand that fits into my Ethos, that could use support and encouragement, So here are my Top 5 Green Beauty Products that I love having in my Professional Makeup Artist Kit.
1. Ilia Multi Stick Illuminator:
I love the Ilia Multi Stick in Cosmic Dancer for its warm Gold tone. I apply it on myself straight from the stick or use my (clean, sanitized) fingers on a model. In this shot I have placed it on the cheeks, eyelids, cupid’s bow, nose and chin.
2. Absolution Cosmetics lipstick in 01 Burgundy
I love the velvet matte texture, deep magenta colour and lasting power of the Absolution Cosmetics Sweet + Safe Kiss making this my favourite lipstick I can't get enough of. Created by Marion Cottillard’s MUA Christophe Danchaud, it is packed with oils to soothe and hydrate. Photo by Tiffany Mumford for Purl Alpaca Designs
3. Lily Lolo Laid Bare Palette
The selection of colours for the Lily Lolo Laid Bare Palette is perfect for natural nude looks, highlights, easy day looks, especially the taupe colours which I love for just about everything. I use it extensively to create lots of looks from Nude to Smokey.
4. RMS Mascara
Mascara is a really tough one. There are lots of brands that i like, but none last the day with out smudging. They are fine for shoots where I can clean them up if necessary, but for every day use, on the RMS Beauty Volumising Mascara one really performs. I have used it here on Both Tatyana Tara For this shoot shot by Simon Wisbey for Lucy’s Magazine.
5 W3ll People Golden Mocha
I love the warm copper brown pigment of the Well People Loose Mineral Shadow It looks good on anyone and when applied thinly looks a bit rose gold or can blend beautifully into a deep bronze. , I mixed with a makeup medium to make a liquid I could flick with a firm brush. This created the decorative 'freckles' you see on the tops of the models cheeks. I am however sad to report I think their loos shadows are on hold for a while as they rebrand so in the meantime, perhaps try Harmony by Bella Pierre