Friday, February 8, 2013

Going Green: Make-Up


I think one thing that I would love to change about myself is that I have bad habits when it comes to being "green" or environmentally conscious. I want to recycle more, bring my own shopping bags to the store, cut down on plastic waste, stop using chemicals to clean with and start using "green" make-up.
Now I have to admit that my make-up routine has DRASTICALLY changed since becoming a mom. While I work in a professional environment and feel that some make-up is still necessary, I don't spend nearly the same amount of time on it that I did before my daughter was born.  Okay, I will be honest. Most days my face "routine" involves slathering on some lotion with SPF and a couple coats of mascara.
I'm a drugstore make-up kind of girl.  I used to be MAC loyal to the core but these days it's too spendy for my blood. I was happily using CoverGirl's LashBlastFushion but when I ran low I decided to try Physicians Formula Organic Wear mascara which claims to be 100 percent natural.
I've worn it all week and would give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.  I really like the wand - it seems to apply the mascara evenly while separating/lengthening each lash. The mascara itself is a good consistency - not too thick or clumpy.  The only problem I've found is that it smudges like crazy.  I don't know if I have particularly oily skin or what but I have never had this much of a smudging issue before.
I'll think I'll finish out the tube but definitely try some other brands - I think Almay has an organic/natural mascara as well.
Have you tried "green" make-up?  Any brands that are worth trying? 

1 comment:

  1. I think I would try out that make up just because of what it comes in!!

    I just wanted to stop by your blog though, and thank you for stopping by! My wedding photos were taken by a not so great photographer *sigh*. And she didn't edit them well, I had her give the originals to me, and I edited those on my blog myself. :) I appreciate you for noticing! I really loved my dress and veil I got both of those from David's Bridal.

    I also wanted to let you know that you happen to be a "no-reply blogger", basically that means that when you comment on other people's blogs, and they receive the notification that you commented in their email, they are unable to email you back to reply. This is a great option that I think you should look into! I did a blog post about it the other day:

    And I talk about it some more, and have some links to tutorials of how to fix it up. :)

    Thanks again for stopping by!