Monday, October 22, 2018

Lower-Waste Living: Makeup Essentials

Hey cupcakes! Living a lower waste lifestyle means making sacrifices in the beauty department. As someone who has not really been into buying the latest and greatest products anyway, this hasn't really been much of a big deal. I personally still like to wear a little bit of makeup each day. While I have worked my way up to being confident without makeup (if you are looking for some tips on how you can do the same, check out my post here!), I enjoy wearing some on the typical day. However, I wear a lot less than I used to (and that already wasn't a lot)! Today, I wanted to share my top 5 makeup essentials that I use in my low/zero waste lifestyle :) Let's get started!

1. Coconut Oil - As I mentioned in my Top 5 Summer Beauty Essentials post, this is a great natural alternative to moisturizer! Especially now that the cold is coming (which makes your skin dry out), using this as a base before makeup is a must. It is also great as a lotion for every part of your body and is usually found in a glass container (which is recyclable!).

2. Zero waste mascara (Clean Faced Cosmetics on Etsy, $12) - After learning that the chemicals in makeup are not regulated at all, I was more than happy to trade my mascara for this one (it only has like 5 natural ingredients in it!). I think it gives my lashes extra length, and it lasts all day without smudging.

3. Bamboo eyeliner brush- This little rod came with the zero waste mascara I purchased above, which allows you to use the mascara as an eyeliner... And it works so well! This tip gives you the perfect line, and it is so easy to work with. Definitely the best eyeliner brush I have ever used! 

4. Eco Lips Lip Balm - I was looking for a lip balm replacement when I saw this brand at Walmart (for only $2)! I thought it was a no brainer as the product is excellent, and it helps out women in need in other countries (check out their website here: Eco Lips website).

5. Natural powders? - As of now, I don't currently use one that is natural... But I really want to switch when my powder runs out! I have a few brands in mind (such as Elate Cosmetics) but would love some suggestions! :)

What makeup essentials do you use (even if you aren't low/zero waste)? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post! 

Jenna <3

1 comment:

  1. I love the sound of those lip balms! These are all great tips. A new one I just discovered is that you can use microfiber towels or cloths to remove your makeup. No more makeup wipes!


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