As I’ve mentioned many times before, I love my green, clean, nontoxic skincare but when it comes to makeup, I do use some conventional products now and then. These products from Rimmel caught my eye and I really like them. In fact, they surpassed my expectations.
My rule is thumb is 80/20, using 80 percent clean makeup especially on days when I’m home and all I require is a little concealer and powder so I don’t scare myself when looking in their mirror. I use almost exclusively clean, green skincare but with makeup, I’m a little less strict. You have to find what you are comfortable with and do what you can. With all of my dietary restrictions, everything was giving me anxiety, I had to ease up a little and not worry about every little thing. (You can see my health and diet blog here)
A few times a week I do a full face of makeup, using everything from primer to eyebrow pencil. I have been using the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Breathable Foundation which really surprised me, it’s very good and has excellent coverage! I like the soft applicator which I dot all over my face and then blend well. It contains an spf 20 sunscreen which I like too. The consistency is smooth and light, not heavy though it does cover imperfections and it lasts all day, even through a quick workout at the end of the day and a walk mid-day with the dog.
I would buy this foundation again, it rivals some of the more luxurious brands I have tried which is saying a lot.
I’m always looking for a high shine lip gloss, Oh My Gloss! brings the shine for sure. Both of these in the photo above, are very sheer. I was nervous that the pink would be too vibrant but its just glossy and light, nothing crazy, nothing thick or gloppy.
Oh My Gloss contains nurturing Argan oil plus Vitamin E so its hydrating for lips. Use it alone or over a lipstick. This gloss comes in a variety of colors and is under seven dollars!
I am a mascara junkie and keep searching and searching for the perfect mascara. This one is really good! The Lash Accelerator Endless mascara contains Micro-Fibres and Grow-Lash Complex, a special formula that encourages lash growth. In fact, women saw 90 % longer lashes on average after 30 days! There’s a reason to wear mascara if I ever heard one!
Exclusive natural Grow-Lash Complex with Procapil extends and fortifies lashes, with continued use, lashes not only look longer, but also lusher and more numerous, Ophthalmologist and clinically tested, Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes., Advanced , Ultra-Lengthening Formula for Beautifully Long, Remarkably Strong Lashes
I love really long lashes, this one definitely makes lashes look fuller and longer. It washes off easily with a little cleanser and water (I’ve been using a cleanser from Trader Joes that works well!). The brush helps to separate lashes, works especially well on skimpy lower eyelashes to make them look long. I love how my lashes look with this mascara. Sometimes I curl my lashes and then apply but even if I don’t, my eyelashes look long and thick.
As with all products, always check ingredients to see what you are comfortable with!