The best place to start when replacing makeup is with foundation and lipstick. Both often contain parabens and may contain phthalates for texture. Foundation is also applied to a larger surface area than other make-up, while lipstick is a top priority given that some is inevitably ingested.
Replacing eye make-up is a lower priority, so specific products are not listed here. If you choose to replace eye make-up too, recommended brands include Bare Minerals, Mineral Fusion, Beautycounter, and Burts Bees.
|Product Name||EWG/ Think Dirty||Price||Rating||Comments|
|Beautycounter Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage (SPF 20) -Where to buy: US)||2||$$$||★★★★★||Lightweight tinted moisturizer with added SPF. Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.|
|Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation – Where to buy: US||3||$$||★★★★★||Light creamy foundation with medium coverage.|
|100% Pure fruit pigmented healthy foundation -Where to Buy: US||0||$$$||★★★★||Full coverage. Some report that it can be drying.|
|Mineral Fusion Liquid Foundation -Where to Buy :US CA||0/3||$$||★★★★||EWG verified. Good for those with particularly sensitive skin or eyes. *contains phenyoxyethanol- see note at end.|
|Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder -Where to Buy: US CA||0/3||$$||★★★★★||EWG verified. Highly rated by Amazon reviewers (74% of reviews are five stars).
*contains phenyoxyethanol- see note at end.
|Vichy Laboratoires Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation SPF 30 -Where to Buy: US UK AU CA||1||$$||★★★★||Full coverage. Does not settle in pores or wrinkles. Can be blended with a moisturizer for lighter and more natural-looking coverage.|
|Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation -Where to Buy: US UK||3||$$$$||★★★★||Full coverage. Good for sensitive skin.|
|Beautycounter Sheer Lipstick – Where to Buy: US||1/3||$$||★★★★★||My absolute favorite lipstick (in Rose). Lightweight and moisturizing. Feels like a high-end conventional brand. (The 3 score on ThinkDirty comes from titanium dioxide—product deserves a better rating).|
|Beautycounter Color Intense Lipstick -Where to Buy: US||1||$$||★★★★||Smooth and long-lasting. Subtle peppermint flavor/aroma.|
|Beautycounter Lip Gloss -Where to Buy: US||1||$$||★★★★★||Sheer color and high shine. My favorite gloss (in Bare Shimmer) because it is not sticky or drying and lasts well.|
|100% Pure Anti Ageing Lipstick -Where to Buy: US CA||0||$$$||★★★★||Natural ingredients, with pomegranate oil and shea butter to moisturize.|
|Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm -Where to Buy:US||1||$||★★★★★||All natural.|
|Burts Bees Lip Balm Original Beeswax -Where to Buy: US UK||2||$||★★★★★||All natural, good value, and easy to find in local stores. Moisturizing, but does not add much gloss.|
|Mineral Fusion Lipstick or Lipstick Butter -Where to Buy: US||0||$$||★★★||Good ingredients, but some reports that the lipstick breaks off at the base.|
|Boots No 7 High Shine or Matte Lip Crayon||1||Readily available in stores (Target/ Wallgreens in US, Boots in UK)|
|Burts Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick -Where to Buy: US||1||$||★★★★||Many Amazon reviewers love it, but some complain that the color fades quickly and the liptick itself becomes rough and bumpy after a few months of use.|
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