I've been asked time and time again how I attain my everyday makeup look. First, (about 2 years ago) I learned how to apply makeup from some of my favorite beauty vloggers and then I set out to attain their fabulous looks using mostly natural, plant based, and/or organic products.

Makeup for Black and Brown women

Finding the right makeup is hard enough, but finding great ones that aren't laced with harmful ingredients was an uphill battle. But in the last few months I built a strong arsenal of natural products that I happily wear to work and special events. I still love my bare face and remove it as soon as I get home, but I trust what I am wearing a great deal more. Plus, I have fewer post makeup breakouts!

Organic skin care and makeup

Here is is what I am currently wearing:


Moisturizer
On sunny days I wear Andalou Rose Moisturizer with SPF 18 and in the evenings and on sunless days I wear 100PercentPure Super Fruits Reparative Cream.


natural moisturizers
Purpose

Andalou Naturals Advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science renews skin at the cellular level, blending nature and knowledge for visible results.

Perfect for sensitive skin, this ultra-sheer SPF 18 facial lotion with Alpine Rose Stem Cells, provides essential hydration and deep cellular support with proven UVA/UVB sun protection for a naturally flawless complexion.

• Sheer, lightweight coverage
• Wear alone or under make-up
• Comfortable for everyday
• Broad Spectrum Protection


Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Vegetable Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sun ower) Oil*...


Purpose
Super Fruits Reparative Cream is a blend of the most powerful anti-aging fruits from around the world with the highest ORAC value of antioxidants for aggressive age corrective care for your skin. This highly nourishing facial cream contains an exorbitant amount of vitamins, antioxidants and skin beneficial nutrients to aggressively reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness and to make skin more healthy and glowing. Truly 100% Pure—never any harsh detergents, chemical preservatives, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances or any other toxins.

Ingredients
Organic Aloe Juice, Organic Rose Hydrosol), Grapeseed Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Extracts of Coffea Arabica, Maqui Berry, Pomegranate, Goji Berry Fruit, Acai Berry Fruit...

Primer

organic primers
I am in love with this thing, it really works!

Purpose
Light reflective pigments diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles and makes skin instantly appear more luminous, bright, healthy, and glowing. Infused with red wine resveratrol, vitamins and antioxidants to shield from free radical damage.

Main Ingredients
Organic Aloe Juice, Jojoba Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Rice Starch, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Candelilla Wax, Organic Green Tea, Resveratrol, Silica, Avocado Butter, Honeysuckle, Mica...

Foundation

organic foundation
This makeup is amazing!

Purpose
Rich and creamy, full coverage makeup that conceals all imperfections so you look like you have perfect skin without looking or feeling heavy. Creme to matted powder finish makes your skin velvet soft. Formula is enriched with antioxidant packed super fruits, vitamins and other skin nourishing nutrients. SPF 20 protects your skin from sun's UVA and UVB rays. Colored from the pigments of fruits and vegetables rather than being colored from minerals or synthetic dyes.

Main Ingredients
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Rice Starch, Pigmented Extracts of: Prunus Peach Fruit, Apricot Fruit, Cocoa Bean, Goji Berry, Acai Berry Fruit Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Vitamin E...

Contouring Foundation

gabriel cosmetics
I use this to contour and my sister uses it as her main foundation!

Purpose 
 Creamy and luxurious, this medium to full coverage liquid foundation is made with naturally derived ingredients to even out skin tone and give skin a silky, natural finish.

Main Ingredients
Infused with vitamins A and E, the unique plant based hydration system keeps skin supple and resilient, not oily. Titanium Dioxide offers Full Broad Spectrum Sun Block.

Blush
natural blush natural products
Rosy cheeks!
Purpose 
Rosy glow anytime I want, on cheeks or lips, with my Argan Color Stick.

Main Ingredients
Apricot Kernel Oil, Argan Kernel Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Seed Butter, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter...

Concealer
concealer for black girls

No more dark circles.
Purpose 
Smooth creamy coverage seamlessly disguises dark under-eye circles and skin imperfections with Mineral Fusion Concealer Duo. Our unique duo-shade system allows you to custom blend color with smooth, creamy coverage.

Main Ingredients
Pycnogenol, Sea Kelp and Vitamins C & E provide age-defying antioxidant protection, while Licorice Root soothes and calms skin.
Bronzer
Bronzer for black women

For added glow.
Purpose 
Mineral Fusion blush/bronzer duo pairs a shimmering bronzer and pale blush to deliver natural, flattering warmth for a sun-kissed glow.

Main Ingredients
Pomegranate, Red Tea, White Tea plus Vitamins C and E defend against free radical damage and give skin a healthy radiance.

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