Must Have Makeup Picks for your Honeymoon!
The eco-conscious bride does not need to forgo makeup or the perfect hairdo in order to be green. However, before you sign over your face and hair to the salon stylist, educate yourself about product alternatives. If you want it all professionally done, find a salon that uses some of these eco-lines: "green," "organic," or "eco." Suggest these to your stylist or buy your own products. This has the added advantage of allowing you to look eco-fabulous after your wedding day and well into your honeymoon!
Look for concealers and foundations that offer sun protection if you are in a tropical location. If you are enjoying a wintry escape to a ski lodge, moisturizers and smooth hydrating lip balms can be found with eco-friendly ingredients. Check out The Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database, Skin Deep Database (cosmeticsdatabase.com) You can find out what chemicals are in your makeup and the toxicity levels present.
Celebrity Makeup Expert and Makeup Blogger Beverly Fink has compiled the following list of green products that will leave you looking camera ready on your honeymoon!
Smooth Operator Amazonian clay tinted moisturizer w/SPF 20
Smooth Operator Blends into your skin as easily as a moisturizer (and it's oil-free, so it won't clog your pores).
The micro-treated pigments diffuse fine lines and wrinkles, giving an even, natural finish. Jam packed with green ingredients, this concealer contains apple extract, camellia extract, gingko biloba root extract, lemon extract, mineral pigments, orange extract and Vitamins A, C, and E. The packaging is also printed with soy inks!
This comes in 2 shades that you can blend! This synthetic free concealer actually improves the health of your skin and brightens your complexion with a flawless finish!
Suki's concealers are great for undereye circles, blemishes and skin discoloration.
This concealer comes in an eco-friendly aluminum compact with a glass mirror!
Physicians Formula Natural Origin Bronzer
This natural bronzer contains Jojoba seed oil to moisturize and mattify the skin.
Available in 6 shades, the compact includes a mirror and a natural goat hair brush.
SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner
These chunky eye liners are 4x the size of regular eyeliner sticks! They come in 20 different monochromatic shades that work on every eye color.
Once you apply them, they dry instantly and the color stays for hours. You will need an oil based makeup remover to get the color off, it's that immovable! SmolderEYES, it's really great and comes complete with smoky eye application tips! SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner
The Organic Pharmacy
This amazing product has been 5 years in the making...Bev was happy to wait! This organic and natural ingredient mascara is made with lash conditioning organic Aloe, beeswax and vitamins A,E and C. This is a fabulous new mascara that curls, lengthens and conditions all in one!
The formula is 60% organic and is free from artificial colours, preservatives and fragrances.
This is ideal for sensitive eyes!
Korres Lip Butter
Bev's pick: Pomegranate!
Korres Lip Butters are formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips.
Choose from flavors like Plum, Quince and Mango!
This soft and buttery lip balm is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and petrochemicals.
Josie Maran Argan Bear Naked Wipes Travel Size
Bev loves these easy to carry with you travel sized wipes. Plus, the name is simply adorable!
These refreshing wipes are free of artificial fragrances, parabens and petrochemicals. Leave your skin feeling soft and supple with Bear Naked Wipes.
In support of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Polar Bear SOS initiative, a portion of every package sold will go to protect these endangered animals.
Yes To Carrots Nourishing Body Lotion
Your mom was right when she told you to eat your vegetables! Now you can feed your skin, too. Yes To Carrots Nourishing Body Lotion is daily body care for skin types that need a little extra nourishment and hydration. Safflower seed oil is a natural skin softener rich in Linoleic Acid, which is beneficial for hydrating dry skin.
A medley of orange veggies (carrots, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes) provide a natural source of vitamin A and beta carotene, which help protect skin and restore its natural glow.
Zoya Nail Polish
Bev's picks: Arizona, Lara, Rory
If your traditional wedding manicure starts to chip on your honeymoon, whip out some eco-friendly nail polish and paint your toes a beach friendly hot pink in "Lara"!
Zoya Polish is vegan and cruelty free--plus it is completely devoid of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, and dibutyl phthalate.
*Blog Post Courtesy of Beverly Fink, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Blogger*
Beverly Fink, a celebrity makeup artist, made a name for herself doing makeup for magazine covers, editorials, commercials, advertising, videos, and catalogues. She has been in the business for over 25 years, and now focuses on beautifying her clients using toxin-free and organic makeup. Beverly’s U.S. magazine covers include US, Seventeen, YM, Shape, Ocean Drive, and Fitness.
International magazine covers include Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Amica, Marie France, British Sky, Dolly, Cleo, Selecta, Hola and others.
This is an au naturel makeup look done by Beverly on a Harrod's Cover:
Editorials include Rolling Stone, People, Ocean Drive, Tattler of London, In Style, Italian Bazaar, Paris Match, Details, Interview, Vanity Fair, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Good Housekeeping, Australian Vogue, Sky London, YM, Seventeen and now The Green Bride Guide!
Celebrity faces include Niki Taylor, Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijn, Christy Brinkly, Stephanie Seymour, Carol Alt, Famke Janssen, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Flavin, Claudia Schiffer, Bridget Moynahan, The BeeGee’s, Fat Joe and Julio Iglesias.
In Advertising and Film, Beverly has done makeup in over 300 commercials. Some include Miller Light, Cover Girl, Cody, Sunglass Hut, Hanes, Chase Bank, American Express, Reebok, Toyota, Duracell Batteries, Tag Heuer, and Conair.
Beverly was the first creative makeup artist for M.A.C. Cosmetics.
Currently, Beverly is available to make up private clients, and provides makeup consultation and personal makeup shopping services. In publications including the Miami Herald, Yahoo Health Skin Guru and others, Fink selects and recommends her favorite colors, brands and products.