Summer Makeup 2019

Summer Makeup 2019 (and my journey to clean beauty)

My products definitely aren’t the “cleanest” of beauty products but it’s a journey I’m on. It’s hard to switch my makeup stash over to clean beauty products that are easily accessible to me AND budget friendly. So, I kind of have to sacrifice having less clean products so I can afford it. I know I’m paying for better ingredients when there’s a higher price tag, but sometimes it’s just not realistic to fork out $30 for a blush or a mascara.

Trying to use cleaner products AND become lower waste is a journey as well. This is the beginning of my journey to this lifestyle. I think it all starts with awareness. I take a step back now and look at the products that I come in contact with now and think of how I can do better, in terms of better ingredients and lower waste.

These products are what I’m using currently and perfect for the summer. So, with that being said, I might not be using these products in a few months. I love trying new products and I’ll be on the hunt (when I use up my current products) to find items I truly love and can get behind the ingredients, packaging, and price!

Here is a list and more info on what ingredients to look out for in your products:

For each product I added icons for easy reading on what each product offers

  • Cruelty free: 🐇

  • Vegan: 🅥

  • Offers Recycling or is in Recyclable packaging: ♲

  • Natural: 🌿

  • Fragrance Free or Free of Synthetic Fragrance ⓕ

I also made a video of myself applying all of the products below!




E.L.F. Beauty Shield SPF 50 + Primer- $12

🐇 🅥

  • Made without: parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.

  • Cruelty free & Vegan 🐇 🅥

This product is amazing for my current needs. I love that it is a multi-use product. I get a decent amount of SPF, smoothing primer, and because it’s slightly tinted it also evens out my complexion. This product has “fragrance” in it which is so unnecessary, so I’m on the fence about this product.

Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation (LW2) -$15.99

ⓕ 🅥 🐇

  • Fragrance-Freeⓕ. Paraben-Free. Gluten Free.

  • Hypoallergenic & Non-Comedogenic

  • Vegan & Cruelty Free 🅥 🐇

    I’ve been using this foundation for about a year now and I don’t think I could like another one. I have oily skin and thought this foundation would be a disaster, but it is so good! It’s glowy but isn’t greasy and doesn’t slip. I do set my makeup with a powder which helps. This foundation provide amazing coverage but still looks skin-like and can also be built up. It doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing foundation!

    Clove + Hallow Conceal + Correct (2) -$20

    🅥 🐇

A creamy concealer that hydrates, has great coverage, but doesn't crease and isn’t greasy? This one is it! This is such a good universal concealer for under the eyes for brightening but I can also use on my blemishes and dark spots.

  • Vegan & Cruelty Free 🅥 🐇

  • “Clean15” ingredients. “Just the good stuff, delivered in 15 or fewer ingredients per base formula.” Click here to read more about their “Clean15” Guarantee.


Pacifica Cherry Velvet Matte Setting Powder- $12

🅥 🐇 ♲

Such a good translucent powder! It’s basically undetectable on the skin and just gives the perfect airbrushed illusion. I do wish this product was fragrance free because it’s so unnecessary for a powder to be scented and the scent is a little overpowering.

  • Formulated without: phthalates, talc, parabens or petroleum.

  • Vegan & Cruelty Free 🅥 🐇

  • Offers a recycling program for your used Pacifica Products! ♲ Click here to learn more!


RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer- $28

♲ 🐇

The most expensive beauty product out of the bunch, but you only need to use a tiny bit, so a little goes a long way for the price!

The tone of this bronzer is truly neutral for my skin, not too orange and not too gray. It almost has a purple tint which may sound scary but trust me, it’s an awesome shade for sculpting the face. It also doesn’t slip around on the face or feel greasy even though it’s a cream bronzer.

  • Made without: soy, gluten, parabens, sulfates, phalatates, silicone, talc, petrolatum and polyethylene/PEGs.

  • Hypoallergenic. Noncomedogenic.

  • Non-gmo, non-nano.

  • Cruelty Free 🐇

  • RMS Beauty uses recycled glass pots & their boxes are made from 80% post-consumer recycled fiber and manufactured using 100% wind power. ♲

E.L.F. Primer-Infused Bronzer (Forever Sunkissed)- $6

🅥 🐇

Such a great bronzing shade! If I go in a little too heavy handed it can get a little splotchy, but the perfect amount and a fluffy brush gives an authentic bronze look.

  • Made without: Phthalates, Propyl-paraben & Butyl-paraben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). 

  • Vegan& Cruelty Free 🅥 🐇


Burt’s Bees Blush (Shy Pink) - $9.99

🌿 ⓕ 🐇 ♲

This shade is a “my flush but better” kind of shade. It’s not peachy and not too Barbie pink and can easily be built up without going over board.

  • 100% natural 🌿

  • Made without: parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances ⓕ.

  • Not tested on animals 🐇

  • Offers ‘Recycle On Us’ for your used up BB’S products. Learn more here.

Honest Beauty Luminizing Glow Powder (Midnight Reflection) - $19.99

ⓕ 🐇

This truly is a lit from within highlighter. It’s not noticeable that there’s a powder on my skin giving me the glow. It’s so soft and gives an ambient kind of glow, but can be intensified in layers.

  • Made without: Parabens, Paraffins, Talc, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Fragrances ⓕ

  • Hypoallergenic.

  • Not tested on animals & Cruelty Free 🐇

  • Working on becoming a more sustainable company. Read more about the steps they’re taking here.



Honest Beauty ‘Get It Together’ Palette- $20

ⓕ 🐇

My new go-to eyeshadow palette! It has everything I need to create an everyday eye or smokey eye. The shadows blend super nicely together and the dark colors are very pigmented.

  • Made without: Parabens, Paraffins, Talc, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Fragrancesⓕ.

  • Hypoallergenic.

  • Not tested on animals & Cruelty Free 🐇


Burt’s Bees Nourishing Mascara (black/brown) - $12.99

🌿 🐇 ⓕ ♲

Based off of reviews, I didn’t think I’d like this mascara. A lot of people said it flakes off but I have not had this problem and it’s a good natural mascara with a lift. It doesn’t give crazy volume or length, but it perks up the eyelashes and darkens them. I opted for the black/brown shade for a more natural look. This mascara also doesn’t irritate my eyes like other mascaras have been doing recently.

  • 100% natural 🌿

  • Formulated without: parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances.

  • Ophthalmologist tested.

  • Not tested on animals & cruelty free 🐇

  • Offers ‘Recycle On Us’ for your used up BB’S products. Learn more here.

Burt’s Bees Eyebrow Pencil

(brunette)- $9

🌿 🐇 ⓕ ♲

This brow pencil is such a good one! The brunette shade is my perfect match to help me achieve a fuller brow. It’s the perfect consistency between being creamy but not too creamy and moving off of my brows throughout the day.

  • 99.9% natural 🌿

  • Responsibly sourced cedar wood pencil

  • Made without parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances ⓕ.

  • Not tested on animals 🐇

  • Offers ‘Recycle On Us’ for your used up BB’S products. Learn more here.


E.L.F. Tinted Lip Oil (Nude Kiss)- $6

🅥 🐇

I usually stray away from lipstick because I have constantly chapped lips and lipstick always tends to exaggerate the dryness. That’s why this lip oil is such a good option. It delivers the perfect natural pink tint without being gloopy like a gloss and making my lips actually feel hydrated.

  • Made without: Phthalates, Propyl-paraben & Butyl-paraben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

  • Vegan & Cruelty Free 🅥 🐇

Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist- $15


This is another product with a very strong fragrance I could 100% do without…but I love the affect this spray gives to my skin. It sets and melts all of the powder products together (I make sure there’s no droplets by smoothing out the skin with a sponge) and it’s just gives a fresh & hydrated look to the skin.

  • Made without: phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens,Sulfates, butylparaben, formaldehyde, nonylphenol ethoxylate, propylparaben, dye, aluminum.

  • Cruelty Free 🐇