Why Switch to Natural Makeup?
Conventional cosmetics contain a cocktail of toxic chemicals that can carry an array of health risks. Carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, brain damage, allergic reactions, skin, eye, and lung irritations are just the starting point. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to put risky chemicals onto the largest organ of my body! Many of these chemicals are hormone disruptors and can wreak havoc on our hormones. What gets on our skin will enter into our bloodstream and at that point it is pumping through our entire body. When we are daily applying these toxic chemicals on our ourselves they will continue to build up in our bodies. This is not good. When I found out the the United States only bans 11 ingredients from cosmetics I was stunned. And immediately started looking for natural makeup to replace my conventional makeup with.
Common Chemicals in Conventional Cosmetics
Down below you’ll find some of the most common toxic ingredients used in conventional cosmetics today.
Talc: may contain asbestos, carcinogen.
Bismuth: may cause rash, irritation, and/or acne.
Parabens: hormone disruptor, carninogen.
Petrochemicals: carncinogen, toxicity.
Phthalates: hormone disruptor, carcinogen.
Synthetic colors: may cause irritation and/or acne, toxicity.
Synthetic Fragrance: carcinogenic, allergen, birth defect risk.
Why I Chose Savvy Minerals
Over the years I have tried several brands of natural makeup. Either they were not as clean as I preferred, or they did not perform as well as I wanted them to. After using a lot of other Young Living products and loving them, I decided to give Savvy Minerals makeup a try. I loved that Savvy Minerals natural makeup is mineral and plant based, free of metals and harsh chemicals. Savvy Minerals offers everything you need to ditch and switch from your current chemical-filled products to clean and natural makeup. Savvy Minerals by Young Living is the NEW Standard in Clean Beauty! They ban more than 2,500 toxic ingredients from their clean cosmetics. That is astronomically more than the 11 ingredients banned by the United States. And even more than the 1,328 ingredients banned by the European Union! Savvy Minerals is aiming higher. It is setting a NEW standard for cosmetics!!
Ingredients That You Will Never Find in Savvy Minerals Natural Makeup!
Sometimes it’s what’s NOT in a product that matters the most! This is why out of all the natural makeup choices I choose Savvy Minerals makeup. They have the highest standards for clean and natural makeup in the world. Take a moment and look at this Savvy Minerals “No List”. (Obviously this is just a few of the toxic ingredients banned from their natural makeup products.) I appreciate Savvy Mineral’s commitment to clean beauty, as well as the high quality of the makeup! This natural makeup line is mineral-based and combines premium formulas with pure ingredients. Savvy Minerals actually nourishes and supports your skin; and you can embrace your natural beauty without sacrificing your standards. There are a variety of shades and colors for you to choose from. You can find the perfect products for your face and reflect your natural beauty! Below I will give my personal thoughts of the Savvy Mineral makeup products that I love.
Savvy Minerals Liquid Foundation
Savvy Minerals Liquid Foundation is a clean, richly pigmented, and blendable foundation infused with premium essential oils that glides on seamlessly for a smooth, luminous finish.
- Self-smoothing plant-based polymers protect skin, moisturize, and help create a smooth appearance and even coverage
- Infused with Sandalwood premium essential oil which enhances the look of natural healthy-looking skin
- Creamy and lightweight liquid foundation designed for long-lasting wear
- Helps hydrate and reduce the appearance of redness
- Luminous and rich in pigment for medium to full coverage
- Aids in smoothness of the skin
I really like this foundation. It goes on smoothly and it isn’t greasy. I apply it with a liquid foundation brush and get medium coverage. Because I have dry skin, I apply lotion before the foundation to help it stick to my skin. This foundation does not dry me out, give me acne breakouts, or irritate my very sensitive skin. It is very gentle and lasts all day. I like to set it with the powder foundation. I personally do not have an issue with it making me look shiny/oily.
Savvy Minerals Powder Foundation
Savvy Mineral Powder Foundatoin provides buildable coverage and blends flawlessly for a natural-looking, lightweight foundation that provides long-lasting, all-day wear.
The only downside about this foundation is that the inside of the container doesn’t have an interor lock. If I take this somewhere, I find this annoying, because the inside can get messy. I like to use this foundation in two different ways. First, I use it as my main foundation when I want light coverage. I especially like this when it’s really humid and hot outside. I do put lotion, or misting spray, on my face before application to help it to stick. The second way I like to use it is as a setting powder over liquid foundation. This gives me a really finished and flawless look with great coverage. I find this to be very gentle and it has not caused me any irritation or problems.
Savvy Minerals Liquid Concealer
Savvy Minerals Liquid Concealer is a lightweight, medium to full coverage, concealer. It will help cover spots, lighten the look of under-eye circles, and hide imperfections.
I really like this concealer- I was so happy to find a natural liquid one. It only takes a small amount to go a long way. It goes on very smoothly and covers well. I like to use this under my eyes and on any acne spots. It does it’s job very well.
Savvy Minerals Mascara
Savvy Minerals Lengthing Mascara is a clean, natural formula glides on with our unique brush to noticeably define, lengthen, and curl lashes without clumps or flakes.
- Infused with arginine to enhance, nourish, and give lashes a conditioning boost
- Infused with Lavender premium essential oil to nourish and condition lashes
- Formulated with natural plant fibers that promote texturizing and volumizing effects
- Richly pigmented with natural dye
- Flake free, clump free, and smudge resistant
- Non-irritating and gentle for sensitive eyes
- Brush lifts, defines, and curls lashes
- Buildable formula boosts length and volume
- Arginine helps lashes look thicker and gives a conditioning boost
- Infused with Cedarwood and Rosemary premium essential oils to nourish and condition lashes
- Non-irritating formula is gentle on eyes and lashes
- Buildable, non-clumping, and flake-free formula
The original mascara formula is really great BUT the brush is not. The bristles clump and there are huge gaps between the bristle rows. I have been using it by repurposing an old mascara brush and washing it after every use. Thankfully, the original mascara has been discontinued and the new lengthening and volumizing mascaras have new and greatly improved brushes! Alot of people like to use both at the same time for some really stunning lashes. Personally, I like the lengthening because I like my lashes to look long and whispy.
Savvy Minerals Lip Gloss
Savvy Minerals Lip Gloss will give a sheer- to medium- coverage gloss that adds moisture, color, and shine. It also has a hint of Peppermint premium essential oil.
I like these lip glosses so much. I haven’t had lip gloss in years so it was fun to have a natural lip gloss to wear. It stays in place well and for a long time, and I like how smoothly it goes on and the shine it gives. I use this alone for a fun, casual look, or over lipstick for a more finished look. The peppermint is very light.
Savvy Minerals Lipstick
Savvy Minerals Lipsticks are natural-looking shades that add moisture, shine, and color to enhance lip color. This lipstick glides on with a creamy texture and provides medium coverage.
- Natural-looking shades enhance lip color
- Medium coverage glides on smoothly
- Adds moisture, shine, and color
- Creamy texture glides on with ease
This lipstick is so nice. I really like how smoothly it goes on. It truly is buildable and stays on well. I will say it may seem a bit hard at first. It takes a few seconds to warm up on your lips, and then it starts to stick. The good side is it does not melt in hot situations easily. I accidentally left mine in our minivan for a couple of days and it was in the 80s. Oooops! I was a little worried when I remembered it was out there; but I was happy to discover it was still shaped. There are alot of colors to choose from which is always a good thing!
Savvy Minerals Blush
Savvy Minerals blush give your cheeks the perfect pop of color for a healthy, radiant-looking glow! This blush is made with mineral-based ingredients that you can build and blend. This blush is suitable for all skin types. It will give you all day long radiance, and your cheeks a perfect flush.
- Promotes radiance
- Provides a healthy glow
- Buildable color
- Enhances natural beauty
- Long-lasting, all-day wear
- Ideal for sensitive skin
The blush containers do not have an interior lock, which can be annoying if you are traveling. This blush is so pretty, and it is available in several popular shades. This blush sticks well if applying to the liquid foundation. If I apply it to powder foundation, I like to use 1 spritz of Misting Spray on my brush to help it stick better. A little bit goes a long way, which I appreciate. I would also love to see Savvy Minerals offer a pressed blush one day.
Savvy Minerals Eye Shadow
Savvy Minerals eye shadow is made with finely ground minerals. It will give you a smooth, easy-to-build, rich color, and blendable application. This will last you all day.
- Rich shades for buildable color
- Provides long-lasting, all-day wear
- Ideal for sensitive skin
- Made with naturally derived ingredients
- Infused with Lavender premium essential oil
- Provides buildable sheer to full coverage
Once again these containers do not have an interior lock so the powder can get messy when traveling.I find these eye shadows to be beautiful and gentle. They do not irritate delicate eyelids. I love the multiple color options and that it literally takes just a little bit. I like the loose powders because I feel like I am getting an huge amount of product for a great price. If you prefer a palette there are a couple of gorgeous ones available. The Natural Quartz is on my wishlist; and the Golden Hour is lovely for warm skin and eye colors.
Savvy Minerals Misting Spray
Savvy Minerals Misting Spray helps you to control your makeup application! Made with pure essential oils, trace minerals, and entirely plant-based ingredients. This Misting Spray gives you thorough foundation coverage. It will also nourish and refresh your skin. And helps provide more control with mineral powder makeup application
- Nourishes the skin with premium essential oils
- Soothes and refreshes skin
- Provides an aroma that inspires confidence
- Has an uplifting fragrance with hints of Lavender, Cedarwood, and Rose
I recently added the misting spray to my makeup collection, and first off, the smell is amazing! So light and feminine – not to mention that the essential oils in it are amazing for skin health! You can use the misting spray in a few different ways. First, you can just spritz over your face as a light primer before applying your makeup. You can also spritz a makeup brush and then use the moist brush to pick up the makeup – this gives a bolder look when applying colors. Lastly, you can spritz it as a makeup setter at the end. My favorite ways to use are as a primer and for applying eye shadows.
Savvy Minerals Essential Brush Set
Savvy Minerals Essential Brush Set is a luxurious bundle that includes five makeup brushes in a convenient carrying case for you. Each soft makeup application brush is made from high-quality synthetic fibers in Italy. These brushes are designed to hold the optimal amount of product and provide you with an easy makeup application.
- Designed to hold the optimal amount of product and provide easy makeup application
- Made from high-quality synthetic fibers
- Soft on skin
- Dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic bristles
- Easy-to-clean bristles that dry quickly
- Vegan friendly
These are luxurious makeup brushes! The vegan leather case is smooth and thick. Inside has slots for each individual brush and a zippered pouch in the middle that is perfect for holding small makeup items. I keep my lip colors in mine. The brushes themselves are the nicest brushes I have ever held. I have used makeup brushes from a few other companies in the past, and they were no where near this soft. I honestly cannot get over how soft the bristles are – they feel like my son’s pet bunny. So soft and gentle, they definitely will not cause any irritation to your delicate facial skin. This set was definitely worth the splurge! And while it may be silly, I feel special knowing that I am using brushes from Italy.
Colors I Used:
There are the colors that I personally use (I am fair and have cool undertones)
Powder Foundation: Cool 1, Cool 2
Liquid Foundation: Porcelain, Ivory
Liquid Concealer: Light 1
Blush: I Do Believe You’re Blushin’, Smashing
Eye Shadow: Residual, Inspired, Spoiled
Lipstick: Adore, Wish, It Girl
Lip Gloss: Embrace, Abundant
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