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My favourite make-up/cosmetic products

I recently cleaned out my cosmetic drawer in the bathroom, paring it down to just my favourite items. I thought i’d share which items made the cut.

oaxacaborn blog - quick and easy cosmetics - favourite make-up products1- Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer | EWG Toxicity Score: 4

Of all the fancy concealers on the market, this simple stick is the tried-and-true — especially for those of us blessed with dark-under-the-eye genes.

2- Studio Gear Star Dust Loose Powder | EWG Toxicity Score: N/A

I love this as it has no talc, artificial chemicals, fillers, binders, waxes,  petroleum, oils, chemical preservatives, or fragrance. After using loose powder, I won’t go back to pressed eye shadows, ever.

3- LA Splash Diamond Dust | EWG Toxicity Score: N/A

I use an eyeliner brush to apply this along my upper lashline. It gives a soft, fun eyeliner look without any of the harsh ‘stripey-ness’.

4- Ulta Eyeliner Eyeshadow Brush (and) 5– Blush Brush

The eyeliner brush is a recent Ulta purchase, but I have no idea where I got the blush brush. I’ve had it for a long time.

6- Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion – Unscented | EWG Toxicity Score: 3

I can’t say enough about this lotion. It’s gentle enough for the face, and isn’t a bit greasy or oily.

7- Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara | EWG Toxicity Score: N/A

Ever since I started wearing mascara, my old standby had been Maybelline Great Lash — but I recently switched to Falsies mascara and actually like it better!

8- Clinique Blush | EWG Toxicity Score: ?

I have had this since high school. The label is worn completely off the back, so I can’t link to the same product.  Because I only use blush in the winter — not in the summer —  it lasts for years upon years. Especially when you spend your life in places like California and Florida. Winter, what?

Not pictured here is Pond’s Cold Cream. I’m the third generation in my family to use cold cream as a nightly ritual, and I highly recommend it. Also not pictured here is essential oil astringent, which I use to wash my face each morning and night. I’ll share my astringent ‘recipe’ in a future post.

What are your favourite cosmetic, make-up, or skin care products? Share them in the comments!


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