Living in Los Angeles, inevitably your beauty routine revolves around two things: Hollywood glamour and the concept that less is more. When it comes to the latter, we’re all about keeping our makeup simple, stunning and au natural, and we’ve found through tried and true experience that using mineral makeup is the best way to do so. It doesn’t clog your pores, actually helps the texture of your skin and looks beautiful on your face. Here are nine of our essentials: the organic beauty products you must have in your makeup bag at all times.
1) You will NOT find a better foundation for acne-prone or sensitive skin than the luminous Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream from Jane Iredale. Not only does this miracle product cover blemishes, minimize pores, disguise wrinkles and smooth and brighten skin, but it truly does leave your skin with a flawless, effortless glow. We’re hooked.
2) You’ll like a true California golden girl with Jane Iredale’s 24K Gold Dust powder. This product isn’t just for your eyes, either: you can apply it to your cheeks for a golden “beaming” or to your décolletage for a little extra something something. It’s time to get gilded, girls!
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3) We’re obsessed with the Chocolate Bronze eyeshadow from HAN, which adds just a hint of velvety brown shimmer to your lids. The natural rice powder based shadow is made with anti-aging ingredients and complemented with plant derived colors and natural pigments with antioxidants to deliver nutrient dense color with skin care benefits thanks to elements of argan oil, vitamins and tea extracts. It’s buildable color is perfect for both daytime and nighttime.
4) The Cherry Cosmos Cheek Tint from HAN will give you that just-kissed look with a bright, fruity pop of color. Its creamy, hydrating formula is infused with shea butter, cupuacu butter, argan and acai oil and vitamins and tea extracts to benefit the skin; additional elements of coconut cream, argan and acai oil furthers its nourishing radiance.
5) Mineral Fusion’s 3-in-1 Mineral Color Stick in Terra Cotta is the perfect beauty product for summer. This versatile product is all you need to add color to cheeks, eyes, and lips. The lightweight formula will add a subtle shimmer and pretty glow to any complexion.
6) The brand’s Voluminizing Mascara in Midnight truly makes you look like you’ve just woken up. Its luxurious, full-bristle brush effortlessly coats lashes and makes lashes thicker and fuller. As an added bonus, its gentle, non-irritating formula applies easily, without clumping, flaking or smudging.
7) Eminence’s Caramel Tinted Latte offers protection with its 25 SPF and a variety of ingredients from linden tea to shea butter to aloe to jojoba oil and zinc oxide to keep your skin supple. As an added bonus, it flatters your complexion AND smells good enough to eat!
8) The Chai Berry Glow blush gives your skin a healthy, sun-kissed look and also manages to control oil. We love that it actually makes our skin healthier as well thanks to super doses of acai berry, green tea and vitamins.
9) Colorescience’s Mineral Corrector Palette is truly awesome and offers more coverage than any other concealer we’ve used in the past. From blemishes to dark circles, pigmentation and more, this versatile palette instantly camouflages the look of imperfections. For those who live in LA in particular, know that it also helps with “post-procedure” corrections. Chances are, you know what we mean.
10) If there was ever a miracle product, it’s Colorescience‘s Pressed Mineral Illuminator in Morning Glow, a mineral powder which leaves our skin with a radiant, bronze glow. Pearl powder helps the skin to appear radiant and smooth, while iron oxides provide pigment and vivid color and mica provides luminosity and a soft-focus effect. It’s amazing.
11) We love the peachy coral shade of bareMinerals READY Blush in Aphrodisiac, a shade which enhances cheeks with alluring, stay-true buildable color. Thanks to the brand’s SeaNutritive Mineral Complex with antioxidants and cold-pressed camellia oil, this silky long-wearing formula delivers softer, smoother skin for up to eight hours. Nars’ Orgasm, you’ve met a worthy opponent.