Over the years, I’ve talked so much about clean beauty products, natural skincare, and vegan, cruelty-free makeup.
I have tried thousands of skincare and makeup products.
When I learned about toxins in cosmetics, I threw out all the toxic makeup and skincare products I had. I felt like companies had fooled me by allowing parabens and other potentially harmful ingredients into their shampoos, lip glosses, hairsprays, and other personal care products.
So many products I used on my face and body contained toxic ingredients and harmful chemicals.
Thinking it was even worse for me to be applying potentially harmful skincare products onto my maturing 40-something-year-old skin, I went overboard on how strict I was with what I purchased.
I try to use high-quality natural, organic makeup and skincare products but allow myself the flexibility to use drugstore and conventional products when they are effective and feel good on my mature skin.
Over the last several months I have used and loved these products!
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My Top 5 Drugstore Makeup for Mature Skin:
This is one of my all time favorite drugstore makeup for my mature skin.
L’oreal’s True Match Super-Blendable Liquid Foundation provides medium coverage on most skin tones. Super blendable and buildable, this go-to drugstore foundation leaves my skin looking naturally flawless.
Containing vitamins A and C, this foundation leaves my skin protected and hydated.
Rimmel Wonder’fully Real Mascara makes my lashes thick and long!
The formula lasts all day and doesn’t smudge or flake. Sometimes if I apply it too quickly, it will get a little clumpy then I clean off the wand and slowly separate my lashes.
I am on my second tube of this!
If you are looking for an awesome mascara that is green and clean, try W3LL PEOPLE – Natural Expressionist Mascara (Pro Black) | Clean, Non-Toxic Formula which is a favorite of mine.
When you are into your 40’s, you don’t want any foundation that is going to dry out the skin or settle into lines and wrinkles.
I bought this on a whim and really like it. Maybelline New York Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation keeps skin looking healthy and hydrated but covers imperfections like age spots and scars.
You can build up coverage as needed, and this foundation blends well with concealer.
A clean non-toxic foundation alternative is W3LL PEOPLE – Natural Narcissist Foundation.
When I dug into ingredients a few years ago, I was surprised to see that e.l.f. offered some really nice, affordable, clean products.
All e.l.f. products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
e.l.f. Complete Coverage Concealer can blend and mix and create what you need to cover up your eye circles or blemishes.
This drugstore concealer is long-wearing, and I think the texture and consistency rivals higher end brands.
For another clean, non-toxic concealer recommendation, I absolutely LOVE Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer and recommend it!