My Non-Toxic Everyday Makeup Routine

My Non-Toxic Everyday Makeup Routine

My Non-Toxic Everyday Makeup Routine

Today I’m sharing the final stage of my non-toxic transition! After some trial and error, I’ve finally landed on a non-toxic everyday makeup routine that’s easy, quick, and most importantly, safe and nourishing for my largest organ: my skin.

I’m also sharing a What I Ate from Monday, when I was traveling to Austin, TX for South by Southwest (I come home today, around 4:30pm EST) so you can see what I eat while I’m “on the road.”

Let’s get to it!

What I Ate Today, March 13, 2017

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Breakfast

I was in the mood for so many different foods – oatmeal, granola, fruit, cereal, etc, so I decided to make an acai bowl, topped with granola, blueberries, chia seeds, and bananas. The perfect filling, satisfying breakfast!

Snack

A hard boiled egg with salt and pepper – easy, quick protein snack to hold me over while I traveled to the airport!

Lunch

I was at the airport at this point, so I opted for a green smoothie (I micromanaged the barista for a kale, banana, blueberry, and almond milk smoothie), which I added my Vital Proteins collagen packet to and mixed in.

I also grabbed a veggie hummus sandwich on whole wheat, because I knew I’d need some more fuel for a four hour flight. I took off one piece of bread, so only had a single piece, since I couldn’t read the ingredient list on the bread and it was a pretty giant piece of bread.

Snack

Of course, I packed my raw nut, raisin and fig mix for the trip. I snacked on this a bit on the plane, but I really slept most of the flight!

Dinner

I landed at about 4:30pm CST in Austin, TX and by the time I got to my hotel, it was around 6:30pm CST and luckily, there was a Whole Foods nearby, so I had the cab driver stop here (cab drivers are SO much nicer anywhere outside of NYC, by the way), ran in, grabbed some water bottles for my trip, and made a GIANT Whole Foods salad bar dinner – quinoa, kale salad, a hard boiled egg, roasted sweet potatoes and carrots, green beans, and black beans. Amazing, as always.

Dessert

When the housekeeper came by for turn down service, she delivered these amazing chocolate chip mint shortbread mini cookies, and of course, needing a little something sweet after dinner, I enjoyed them as a little treat while I watched The Bachelor season finale.

My Non-Toxic Makeup Routine

If you’ve missed my transition to a non-toxic household, you can catch up below:

  • Non-toxic skincare & beauty
  • Non-toxic household cleaners

Now, I’m completing this “non-toxic transition” series with something very crucial: MAKEUP!

There are still a few products that I’m looking to make a bit more skin safe, so let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions!

And as an update, I found the BEST non-toxic deodorant (Schmidt’s), thanks to all your amazing feedback on my original non-toxic post, so thank you!

Non-Toxic Makeup Routine

Face cream

Was using: Smashbox BB Cream
Now using: Beauty Counter’s Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer in No.3 (this offers super light coverage, but makes such a gorgeous dewey glow before you put on your makeup and kind of evens out your skin tone a bit, without feeling like you’re wearing heavy makeup. I also find it helps keep my makeup stay on longer.)

Under-eye CC cream

Was using: Colored Clay Under Eye CC Cream by Tarte
Now using: Still using this same Tarte CC cream, I love it, it’s so hard to beat, and Tarte products are less toxic than most beauty products (they have a good rating on the Think Dirty app), but I’d still love to find a safer choice. Any options out there?

Concealer

Was using: Smashbox Under Eye BB Cream
Now using: Beautycounter’s Touchup Skin Concealer Pen (I use this under my eyes after I apply the CC cream above and then I use it to cover-up any blemishes. I love it!)

Blush

Was using: NARS blush
Now using: Arbonne Blush in Dusty Rose (I’m obsessed with this color, coverage hours, everything!)

Eye liner

Was using: Makeup Forever eyeliner
Now using: Honest Beauty’s True Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Cocoa (this comes with a smudger which is perfect for creating that sexier, smoky look.)

Eyeshadow

Was using: Urban Decay’s NAKED palettes, Tarte eyeshadow palettes
Now using: Lily Lolo’s Laid Bare Eye Palette

Eyebrow pencil/gel

Was using: Anastasia brow pencil and gel
Now using: Glossier’s Boy Brow Gel in Black (those of you who follow me on Instagram know I’m OBSESSED with my Boy Brow – it’s the best!)

Mascara

Was using: Benefit Bad Gal Lash
Now using: Honest Beauty’s Truly Lush Mascara

Highlighter for cheek bones

Was using: Rebecca Cosmetics’ Highlighter Powder
Now using: MILK makeup highlighter

Lipstick

Was using: MAC lipstick
Now using: I haven’t been wearing lipstick lately, I’ve been enjoying non-toxic lip balms, like these by Dr. Bronner’s.

What non-toxic beauty brands do you recommend?

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Thanks so much, Ali! My sister and I have both followed you since your beginnings (we're in Winston-Salem, home of your alma mater!) and absolutely LOVE Inspiralized! We've introduced it to SO many others! You would adore the Cobblestone Farmer's Market - all local, organic, and held in historic Old Salem. We get nearly all our food there - and are grateful for these amazing farmers. For many years, too - because non-toxic ingredients and NO animal testing is so important to me, I've used nearly everything Aveda - and am so pleased with the results and with the company's philosophy. However, your posts about completely changing to non-toxic beauty and self-care products (YAY for you!) has caused me to look even more closely (their EWG scores are far from good, sadly), and I've checked out many of the resources you've shared. I may switch to W3LL, Beauty Counter, or Honest Beauty. And I had still never found a good deodorant, so thank you for that, as well! You ROCK!
Katie says:
Ali, I love these nontoxic posts! I've invested in some of your recommendations, thank you! Do you have any recommendations for face moisturizer with SPF? I recently purchased Beauty Counter's daily face cream, but I wish I had something for my face with SPF. Thanks!
Clara says:
Does anyone know if products from Kypris are 100% clean? They are pricey ( I just ordered a tiny size bottle of their 1000 Roses serum for a whopping $90.) Has anyone had any experience with line?
Stacey says:
I'm late to see this post (thanks for linking back in your Green Pan post!), but I love these suggestions. I have been using a combination of Alima Pure, W3llPeople, and Inika Organic (amazing lipstick!) for years and will never go back! I can't wait to try Schmidt's deodorant; I've been using Herban Cowgirl and it's good, but not great for workouts and hotter days. Thanks Ali!
Kim says:
Hi, has anyone tried any DoTerra Products??? Very curious to know thoughts on it.
Sam says:
Have you tried mineral fusion products? Their mascara is amazing and so is their concealer! I love makeup and now I use all of their products
jordan Pahkala says:
Hi Ali, Do you have a setting powder you use over the tinted moisturizer?

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