Three steps to naturally gorgeous eco-conscious skin…featuring Beautiful Because.

I worry about what chemicals my family and I ingest.  As a professional makeup artist I realise that a lot of the products I use on people’s skin contain chemicals and I find more and more of my clients asking for an eco-friendly option.  I got in touch with Beautiful Because because I want to make sure I can offer safe products which are also high performance.  What I love about them is their fab selection and that you can order samples before you invest in the full size product.  I was lucky enough to be gifted with a few items which I want to tell you about and show you how I go about achieving a natural skin look plus there’s a special discount code at the bottom if you fancy a splurge!

{Natural}

A note about the word ‘natural’.  In my whole career I have struggled with the word natural because its super tricky to define one person’s definition of natural (see what I mean here) but just to clarify in this post I am talking about a natural look (which could also be described as a minimal makeup look or no makeup/makeup) AND products which are Organic, Eco-conscious, cruelty free. So how to achieve Naturally Gorgeous Eco-conscious Skin?

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{Primer}

STEP1: after my usual skincare routine I apply a primer, I don’t always use a primer because my skin hangs on to foundation pretty well (I’m more dry than anything else) but I wanted to test out longevity and the skin perfecting qualities of these products together so just with finger tips (or buffing brush) smooth the VAPOUR STRATUS SOFT FOCUS INSTANT SKIN PERFECTOR over your skin.

Then stop and breathe in.  This stuff is smells amazing.  I literally feel like I’m wearing a spa when I’m wearing this.  The scent and texture is divine.  Vapour claims that the skin perfector works as “a 3–in–1 moisturiser, primer, and no-color foundation” and I completely agree.  Just as a primer would this really glides over and evens out skin tone plus leaves a velvety finish to the skin but not in a drying way.  If you like a very natural finish I think you would be ok just to add concealer to this and your base would be done.  I’ve used this on a few clients of mine as well and they all love it I also let a friend of mine use it and she literally stopped in her tracks as soon as she put it on her skin.  It really is a beautiful luxe product which makes you feel virtuous just for putting it on! I see from the website you can also grab a VAPOUR STRATUS LUMINOUS INSTANT SKIN PERFECTOR STICK for drier skins so its good to see an alternative for different skin types.

{Foundation}

STEP 2: Next up grab the your base so it could be foundation, tinted BB cream or CC Cream.  I’m using the VAPOUR ATMOSPHERE SOFT FOCUS FOUNDATION I used two pumps on the back of my hand and applied in a circular motion all over my face with my buffing brush and slightly down my neck.  I like the texture of the foundation its quite fluid so easy to manipulate with the brush to soothe over the face.  Oh and a note about colour, if you are worried about choosing the right shade online just ask the team at Beautiful Because they will help you with your selection.  I will be honest I was blessed with good skin (thank you universe) but I do like a bit of coverage, I’m not a BB Cream girl, this is definitely medium to light coverage.  If you want more coverage add another layer buffed into the skin or opt for a higher pigmented concealer in combination.  I used the foundation right up to under my eyes instead of a separate under eye concealer which was very comfortable with no irritation.  This finish is what I describe as ‘satin’ so not really luminous but far from matte.  It’s a really perfect “in-between finish”.  I personally like luminous because even if I’ve been up through the night with the wee ones at least I have a bit of glow about me even if  I don’t feel that way.. so if I’m feeling this way I mix this foundation with a pump of illuminator which works well.  It also means if you want to invest in a foundation that you can mix with a moisturiser for a light coverage everyday this one will work well.  If foundation is just not your thing I recently tested out the La Mav BB Cream that one of my makeup lesson clients brought with her and I loved the coverage and finish on her and we followed this exact method of application it looked great.

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{Highlighter}

STEP 3: So the next step to naturally gorgeous eco-conscious skin?  Add some highlight I LOVE this one by W3LL PEOPLE BIO BRIGHTENER STICK they say it will take you from “drab to fab” that actually sounds like something I would say!!  I actually love this (surprise I love a highlighter) but I honestly think whoever invented these stick highlighters is a genius! So perfect for targeted highlighting and I love that this one is full of natural and organic ingredients.  It has become my go-to highlight for myself and Miss P when she insists on having some makeup on before a big event!!  SO the how to….I apply straight from the stick then blend with fingers (rocket science isn’t it!!)

Where I like to highlight with a shimmery highlighter:

  • Temples
  • Tops of cheekbones
  • Tip of the nose
  • Cupids bow

So what do you think?  Natural is good huh?!  I can tell you this one sure is a treat for the senses.   If you haven’t dabbled in natural products before one thing I will say is that you may find the textures slightly different I don’t know why but guess what the smells and the feels….oh they are big and your face will feel as light as a feather…as will your conscience!  I’m slowly swapping my personal makeup bag over to eco-conscious products one item at a time and if you feel like doing the same I have a special discount code that will give you $10 off your first order with Beautiful Because (just enter ECOBEAUTYAH) and don’t forget to sign up to my email updates to keep up to date with my pick of eco-skincare & makeup as I start my journey! I feel a mascara purchase coming on!!

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{FYI- the products used in this this post where gifted to me by Beautiful Because and this post contains affiliates links which means when you buy through my links I receive a small comisson when you make your purchase which basically covers my coffee budget and keeps me happy so as always thank you for your support xxx}

Jeez I’m love with these review on its way thank you @beautiful_because and @vapourbeauty ❤️❤️

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  • Camille Abbott - Isn’t it funny – I was in the shower this morning cleansing my face and I thought, I really want/need to invest in some great quality, natural skincare products for my (aging!) skin.

    Thanks for the post. I always prefer a natural look for day to day wear. I’m off to check out the Beautiful Because range..ReplyCancel

    • Amy Hughes - Enjoy Camille you won’t be disappointed! xxReplyCancel

    • Amy Hughes - Ps don’t forget to use that discount code! xReplyCancel

  • Heidi Erickson - Great article and tutorial! I also use eco-friendly and vegan products when I can. They always often perform better and have had better results as well! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Amy Hughes - Glad you are finding products that work well for you Heidi…let you know your favourites xReplyCancel

  • Dee - They sound like really great products. While I like to wear makeup most days, I don’t like to look like I have makeup on!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I love this post! I’m always looking for new, natural products that work! Great information, thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Amy Hughes - Great Jessica glad you liked it let me know if you give it a try xReplyCancel

  • Puja - Perfect timing of this article. I just finished my foundation today and was thinking to myself that I need to invest in a good one this time.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Always love hearing about different products – and these sound fantastic. They look great on your skin. Great article 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Amy Hughes - Thanks Sharon I definitely recommend trying out their sampling packs you would love them xReplyCancel

  • Farrah - Love this! Nothing makes me feel more beautiful than getting my make up done but of course if I could get the same look at home.. then that’s even better. Love the tips!

    Xox,
    Farrah and London
    londonhadalittlelamb.comReplyCancel

    • Amy Hughes - Oh yes having your makeup done is so lovely isn’t it! xReplyCancel

  • Chloe of beyond blessed - Love this! I don’t wear foundation because I don’t want the chemicals on my skin- but I might have to try this one!ReplyCancel

    • Amy Hughes - Yes Chloe thats what I love about this one!ReplyCancel

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