I’ve been experimenting a lot with clean beauty, and the more I learn about parabens, toxins, and unnatural chemicals the more my skincare routine shifts toward clean products. Without even trying, I had somehow developed an entirely clean makeup routine, which I thought I would share with you here.
There are so many products that I have tried over the past 8 months (since I first started trying clean products), and while there are a lot of options for skincare, there are not as many for makeup. How can we use more clean products if the offering out there only goes 50% of the way? Juice Beauty and Lilah B. are 2 of my favorite clean beauty brands, with the former being entirely natural and non-toxic, and the second being clean and minimalistic, emphasizing ‘with less, you are more’. And I’m on board with that!
I don’t often do a full face of makeup, but when I have an event or photoshoot, I do make sure that my skin is even and glowy, my eyes are natural and defined, and my cheekbones are highlighted. Without further ado, let’s dive into my clean beauty routine!
Step 1: Primer
The Juice Beauty Illuminating primer is one of the best primers on the market, bar none. It’s lightweight, has a bit of sheen to give the skin a soft glow, and provides the perfect canvas for your makeup to last all day.
Step 2: Concealer
After moisturizing, I apply Lilah B’s b.bright concealer to all the red parts of my face. That means acne, the creases of my nose, my undereye, and most importantly, my eyelids! My eyelids are typically very red and veiny, so I apply concealer to the lid to act as a base for eyeshadow later on.
Step 3: Foundation
I don’t always use foundation, but when I do, I love the Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation. I tap it on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, and use the foundation brush to blend it in for an even layer. It’s pretty lightweight coverage, but buildable if I want to add more for even more coverage.
Step 4: Bronze and Highlight
Another item that’s only on my ‘full made up face’ list. I actually just started using the Juice Beauty Bronze and highlighting duo and it’s idiot proof. I tap the contour end just end my cheekbones all the way to my hair line, and then again just off center on my nose. After rubbing it in, I apply the highlight side to my cheekbones and forehead for a youthful glow.
Step 5: Blush
I don’t use a lot of blush, but I love Lilah B’s Divine Duo Lip and Cheek palette which is great to add color to both lips and cheeks (obviously). I tap on a few bits of color to the apples of my cheeks and rub in… but not too much that it’s obvious.
Step 6: Eyeshadow
I LOVE the Lilah B Perfection eye quad for my skin tone. The soft purples are perfect for my light eyes and I can combine the colors in different ways to make the look more casual or formal. The first step for me is to apply the brownish/skin tone color to the crease of my eyelids and the outside corner of my lids. Then I layer on the lightest lavender color over the entire lid, which softens up the brown color I already applied. The last step is to use a small, defined brush to apply the darkest purple color as eyeliner to my top lid. I apply a thin line of it so it emphasizes my eyes but has a nice smudgy quality which is great for everyday.
Step 7: Mascara
I’ve been using Juice Beauty phytopigments mascara for months now and I love it. It’s not too thick of heavy, but stays put and defines my lashes without being cakey.
Step 8: Lipcolor
The last step is where I change pretty much every time! I use so many different lip colors from Juice Beauty, from glosses to these lip crayons. They are easy to apply and the colors are all casual enough for everyday!
Here’s the final look! Easy, fresh and perfect for everyday. Seems like it takes a lot of steps, but the first 4 are really quick! Plus, CLEAN, so I feel good and look good. What do you think? Would you consider switching to a clean makeup routine?