My Makeup Bag: Switching to a Natural Makeup Routine

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market La Jolla.

My Makeup Bag - Switching to a Natural Makeup Routine

Since having kids I’ve switched up most of our lifestyle to include natural alternatives to the chemical-filled products we used to use. I’ve switched to natural cleaners in the house and in the laundry room, purchase local organic produce and foods, and am now starting to switch to a natural makeup routine.

I am really not sure why I didn’t tackle my makeup bag sooner but after a trip to Whole Foods La Jolla for their Body Care Event I was able to learn about what to look for in great natural beauty care. I even learned that some of my favorite natural products I was already using in other areas of the home could be great for beauty care as well!

Switching to a Natural Makeup Routine at Whole Foods

When I walked into the Whole Foods Whole Body aisle I was in awe of all of the products they carry. And after speaking with the department head I found out that each of the products on Whole Foods shelves go through stringent checks to make sure that the quality of the products meets Whole Foods standards.

Switching to a Natural Makeup Routine - ingredients not found at Whole Foods

See that list above? Those are all of the ingredients Whole Foods reps have to go through to make sure a product meets their standards. If any of these ingredients are in the product, the product isn’t allowed on store shelves. Now that gives me peace of mind! Whole Foods has done the work for me.

The first table display I hit up was one of my favorites: Dr. Bronner’s. Now I’ve already been using Dr. Bronner’s for cleaning around the house but I didn’t know that they’ve recently come out with a new coconut oil. Not only can I use it in the kitchen, I can use it for my daily natural makeup routine as well.

Switching to a Natural Makeup Routine - Dr. Bronner's

Coconut oil is fabulous for the skin as a moisturizer and a cleanser. Not only does it smell great, it also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and it won’t change the pH balance of your skin. In addition to using it to cleanse my skin in the morning and at night,  I also use it in the shower before shaving to give a close shave without stripping my skin.

And, of course, I love keeping a small bottle of Dr. Bronner’s lavender castile soap in my shower to clean my body and wash my hair. They also have a fabulous hair rinse that I love. No more nasty chemicals in my shower!

Switching to a Natural Makeup Routine - evan healy

Next up in my newly improved makeup bag are some amazing products from evanhealy. Their facial tonic has changed my life! I absolutely love how it hydrates and refreshes my skin. It’s fabulous to spritz on after I wash my face or after I put on my make up.

And I’m now in love with their Blue Face Care Kit. It has left my skin feeling amazing and is an amazing addition to my normal routine of just washing and cleansing. I’ve been using it for two weeks now and am ready to go grab another kit!

Switching to a Natural Makeup Routine - Mineral Fusion nail polish

Now for the bulk of my natural makeup routine, I’ve turned to my new favorite makeup brand: Mineral Fusion. Their products are 100% vegan and are free of gluten, parabens, talc, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, SLS, and phthalates.

The best part about this brand is that their products actually work! The colors are vibrant and beautiful and there’s a great selection of products. Now I don’t wear a lot of make up on a daily basis so when I do wear it, I splurge a little for great products. I want the products I do use to do the best for my skin and face.

My daughter has even gotten in on the fun and has commandeered the Trinket and Blaze colors in my Mini Nail Polish Kit. I don’t mind either because the product is natural and won’t harm my little girl’s nail bed or skin.

Switching to a Natural Makeup Routine - Aura Cacia Chakra Balancing

Once I’ve cleansed my skin and applied my make up, I turn to Aura Cacia for a little chakra balancing. I’ve already been using the brand’s essential oils (the lavender is my favorite for my DIY body scrub) for various beauty and cleaning things and now I can use this easy aromatherapy roll on. For now I’m using the enlightening crown but I hope to add each of the different varieties to my collection soon.

I’ll be heading back to Whole Foods soon for more essentials for my natural makeup routine. I love that the employees are so helpful when I need a suggestion for a product or two. I’ve found their knowledge to be amazing when I’m not quite sure what I need.

What’s in your natural routine?

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  1. I love shopping at Whole Foods for my beauty products. They take all those unnecessary chemicals seriously!
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  2. Those polishes are so pretty!! I’ve used coconut oil as a moisturizer for months and I’ve noticed a huge decrease in breakouts too!! (Pregnancy & nursing were crazy times for my face!)
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  3. I truly wish we had a Whole Foods store closer. Love that they are stringent about what products hit the shelves. As a “natural” gal, this is totally the store for me!
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  4. I wish we had a whole foods closer. The closest one is over an hour away. I love all their products thanks for sharing the inside scoop.
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  5. That is one reason I love shopping at Whole Foods when I can, I know that the products they sell have been reviewed long before they hit the shelves to provide less toxic and natural alternatives for families.
    Little Miss Kate recently posted…5 Inexpensive Ideas to Keep Kids Busy This Summer #kindermomMy Profile

  6. I love the Chakra Balancing products! I use the grounding root one and it really does help.
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  7. Hokey Smokies, the reps are busy going through lists that long. It’s very good though, and hurrah that they take the time to do it.

  8. I wish I had more of a natural routine, but I don’t. I want to though. It’s something that I’m working on. I’m going to Whole Food to check this out. I want to try some.
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  9. I always wondered if Whole Foods was really that stringent on the beauty products and it looks like they are!

  10. I also recently switched to a more natural skincare routine, making more and more of my beauty products myself: such as kohl, mascara, face powder, lip balm etc.
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