Happy Earth Day! I've really been trying to make an extra effort to use eco-friendly products as much as possible during my pregnancy. Pregnant or not, using eco-friendly products is good for you and the environment, of course.
Green celeb makeup artist and "Eco-Beautiful" author Lina Hanson, whose clients includes Natalie Portman, Morena Baccarin, Mandy Moore, and Portia de Rossi, tries to exclusively use green brands and shares her picks with Glam Slam.
"One of the biggest misconceptions about green beauty is that it is ineffective or not luxurious - but nothing could be further from the truth!" Lina says. "Green can be glamorous, and oftentimes more effective than conventional products! Whether you're shopping eco-friendly beauty on a budget or you're looking for high-end, there are plenty of options!
Below are some of my favorite products to use on my clients:
Lina Hanson Global Face Serum
"I use a pump of this face serum before any makeup application. It moisturizes the skin yet doesn't leave a greasy residue, and it gives your skin an amazing glow!"
Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Extract
"This is a really great makeup remover. I like to keep these wipes in my bag at all times - super portable and no mess! They remove makeup, cleanses and tones all in one, making it an even better green option because it helps cut down on extra products. "
Eos Organic Lip Balm
"These lip balms keep lips moisturized for hours with vitamin E and they come in great flavors. The sphere shapes are really fun and cute, and the color options are super bright! I love that they are paraben and petrolatum free."
RMS Beauty Lip2cheek
"This creme blush works great for a flawless and fresh makeup look. It contains coconut oil so it blends into the skin really well - just use your fingers and blend in to the apples of your cheeks for a rosy glow. It's great for the lips too!"
"These are the only makeup brushes I use. They last so long, they have super soft bristles, and the best part - they're cruelty free!"
Physicians Formula Black Organics Mascara
"A green mascara is hard to find, but this one is great - it doesn't flake and lasts for a long time. It makes lashes appear fuller and longer with natural oils - definitely one of my favorites. It's paraben free, which is a huge plus!"
ECO logical skin care Body All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30
"I have not found a better natural sunscreen. It is very water resistant, and doesn't make your skin all white like some natural SPFs do. I use it for both face and body."
-- Ryan Patterson
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