After Amber's post about greening our habits with natural make-up, we realized that our vintage 1950's make-up case was overflowing with...well, we weren't really sure. There was eye liner, lipstick, and mascara (the result of all the "free gifts" that come with department store purchases), but we had no idea what was actually in them.
A couple of readers recommended Dr. Hauschka, and because they use natural mineral and organic ingredients like mica and quince fruit, we decided to try it out...
We picked up a couple of products from Dr. Hauschka's Decoratives line. Lip gloss tends to dry our lips out, but this one, a sheer, shimmering nude, has carrot and rose hip extracts to help moisturize. Plus, it uses oil from ironwood trees that are sustainably harvested.
We're also a fan of their duo eyeliner. Sometimes, when we've worn eyeliner all day (and night), our eyes get a little irritated. We thought it was par for the course. But this one, which contains hazel, went on smoothly and helped sooth any puffiness. We didn't even realize it until we went to remove it before going to sleep, and realized there weren't any clumps built up in the corners of our eyes.
From now on, it's goodbye to the "free gifts" that department store lines feature. They're not products we need or want anyway. It's all part of "reducing" right? From now on, we're going to spend a little more money on something that's better for our skin and the environment.