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Created July 24, 2010 at 5:11 PM

My daughters want advice on make up products and brands that best match up to the philosophy. Since they are applying it to their skin and absorbing the materials who has the best stuff?

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on July 25, 2012
at 03:00 PM

They do seem to have some good stuff. Thanks for the link!

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on October 06, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Yes. Everyday Minerals is by far the least expensive mineral makeup I've found, and it's really good quality.

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on September 17, 2011
at 08:53 PM

ellen! nice to see you on here! lol, how've you been?

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on July 24, 2010
at 06:28 PM

I remember when you made me buy that for you....rrrrr. Read Carolee's answer, you love the people on etsy already...

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B85a65f644cb1d07df650c429facdab8

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on July 24, 2010
at 05:46 PM

I could be totally wrong, but I've always been told that it's best to avoid most widely available cosmetics brands (despite my love of MAC!) due to parabens and the like and go to a mineral brand. I'm curious as well! I would think that that foundations or powders would be the biggest offender, along with lip products, that you'd need to watch out for.

BTW, if the general consensus is minerals are generally a go, check etsy.com for mineral makeup. The price is going to be lower than something like Bare Escentuals and I would think that there would be less of a chance of weird stuff getting added in there, since they're small time producers. And you can always ask! Everyone I've ever spoken to on etsy is always psyched to talk about their product and answer your questions! If the girls are more into wacky colors (like me!), I liked the eyeshadows at Medusa's Makeup.

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on September 17, 2011
at 08:41 PM

I've been researching this for a bit, and according to the SkinDeep database, Cargo, Bare Minerals and Physicians Formula are the relatively well-known brands that check out as pretty safe. I've been on the hunt for new make up options too, and getting through that database can really suck up quite a bit of time.

I was bummed that really accessible brands like Origins and Tarte don't score well on SkinDeep- I had bought into their "All natural" marketing and didn't think to check them for metals until recently. :(

I hope this helps! It's not easy to find "the right" make up. No more MAC and Benefit for me!

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on July 25, 2010
at 01:33 AM

The less the better... But as Eva already mentioned, people have been using minerals, burned plant matter, clay and other materials to color and beautify their bodies for thousands of years.

I think the most important thing to take care of is what we put daily on our skins, like moisturizers. I stopped using a foundation long time ago, before I even started paleo, and have been using only a little bit of moisturizer tinted with foundation to add color (I'm very pale) and even out a bit. Now I try to use coconut oil often as a moisturizer (esp. for the night), and try to find products that are the least processed and as natural as possible.

The little color I put sometimes around my eyes shouldn't have too much of a damaging effect, I hope. But I will try and find products that rely mostly on natural minerals and pigments.

ETA: I just thought I would recommend something. Even though they don't have make up products, they have great skin products. They avoid adding any strong chemicals, use a lot of natural oils and I love their products as a way to pamper myself once in a while: villainess. They smell heavenly!

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on July 25, 2010
at 12:08 AM

Many tribes use various pigments for body and facial decoration. The general concept is probably very paleo from a historical perspective. The trick will be to find pigments that are as safe as possible. Paleo is just a guideline. Of course, some specific practices from ancient times and ancient tribes are probably not really all that healthy. That is why it is good to look both at ancient history and at modern science (not to mention common sense) when trying to make decisions. All that being said, I think you will find that many men feel that less is better when it comes to makeup anyway. -Eva

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on July 24, 2010
at 07:26 PM

F0119aaf2bbf794bdc0bd05136b8d604

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on July 25, 2012
at 03:00 PM

They do seem to have some good stuff. Thanks for the link!

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on October 06, 2011
at 01:03 AM

I swear by the mineral foundation that I bought on Etsy. I wore it down to Walt Disney World- out in 90 degree weather (with 90% humidity) every day for a week. It didn't budge. At all. I can lay my head on my husband's shoulder and none of it rubs off (I can rub it off on purpose, but by actually rubbing). There was a little shininess at the end of the day, but the coverage was still there. I have PCOS and horrid acne (which is improving, but not gone) so I have to have foundation if there are going to be pictures.

I bought mine from My Beauty Addiction: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyBeautyAddiction

The ingredients are:

Zinc Oxide USP has calming and healing effects and is excellent for problem skin such as rosacea and acne. It is sweat and water resistant, and offers protection from the sun. Titanium Dioxide has waterproof and SPF properties. Mica makes the foundation smooth and silky and gives it transparency Iron Oxides is used for color Ultramarine Blue is required in some cool shades Kaolin Clay is used for its oil absorbing abilities

At least, for the general mineral foundation powder- she also has a healing foundation and anti-aging one (didn't try, didn't check the ingredients). She also makes lipstick, eye shadow, and blush.

The foundation is $14 + shipping, which is a little high for my usual budget, but she really packs the container full (it helps to tap on the sifter lid a bit when you first open it). Plus, the ingredients are great, and the coverage was excellent. You do need a foundation or kabuki brush, though, as you really need to start light and then layer a bit where you need more coverage.

According to my mother's and my husband's reactions, it was very natural looking. Neither knew I was wearing foundation and just thought that my skin had magically cleared up.

I don't think she makes eye liner or mascara, but I've seen both on Etsy elsewhere, and some shops even sell samplers.

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on October 05, 2011
at 11:53 PM

I have also recently switch skin care products. I found that Aveda makes skin care and makeup products. I really like the tinted moisturizer that they make. It is the only make up that I use daily, it is just enough to even out my skin tone but it's nice and light. http://www.aveda.com/product/CATEGORY10562/PROD16625/Skin_Care/Moisturize_Protect/index.tmpl

I like all the information that they provide about the ingredients they use and they seem like a pretty good company overall. http://www.aveda.com/aboutaveda/green_ingredients.tmpl

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on October 05, 2011
at 11:30 PM

From what I've read, the theory behind Dr. Hauschka products is that they are as safe as food products because the skin absorbs things just as much as your digestive system does. You may want to check them out:

http://store.drhauschka.com/

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on October 05, 2011
at 10:27 PM

Here's a link to the Environmental Working Group's SkinDeep database:

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

For makeup, brands like RMS Beauty: http://www.rmsbeauty.com/ and Jane Iredale: http://janeiredale.com/ tend to score very low. For shampoos, soaps, deodorant, etc. I've been picking up Avalon Organics products from Whole Foods which also do well in the database.

Also, I've noticed that the less products I use on my face, the better it looks, and the less makeup I have to wear! Once I broke out of the cycle, I was able to use significantly less products.

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on September 17, 2011
at 10:13 PM

Www.everydayminerals.com

Based in the US. Created, owned by a woman. I've been using them for about 6 years now and am thrilled. WAY fewer (ie: NO) strange fillers that some of the better-known mineral makeup brands use. They offer inexpensive sampler packs to help you determine your colors. Their bamboo brushes are wonderful as well.

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on October 06, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Yes. Everyday Minerals is by far the least expensive mineral makeup I've found, and it's really good quality.

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on July 24, 2010
at 06:12 PM

Hi everyone! Sorry my mom beat me to posting this...I just got done rummaging through my bathroom when I ran into an old friend, my $80 1 oz. bottle of Dior concealer. I use to have to use this stuff to cover up my pimples. But since I have been eating Paleo my skin is looking great. I realize how “un-Paleo” these products must be. I don’t ever recall hearing about a high demand for designer blush in the Paleolithic era. Looking at the long words on the ingredient list I eventually gave up trying to sound them out and just figured that I must have purchased really expensive tube of cancer. So here is my question what sorts of havoc do these product have on your body or even the environment? And what makeup brands are safe?

THanks,

Heather

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on July 24, 2010
at 06:28 PM

I remember when you made me buy that for you....rrrrr. Read Carolee's answer, you love the people on etsy already...

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(1784)

on September 17, 2011
at 08:53 PM

ellen! nice to see you on here! lol, how've you been?

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