Healthier Make-Up Options

This post is part of a series called “35 Days of Favorites”, in honor of my 35th birthday. You can read more about the details here

This was the year I decided to figure out what to put on my face.

I don’t wear a lot of make-up, but I wear a little bit most of the time. I know there are a ton of disgusting ingredients in make-up, but I’ve never really wanted to know the exact details, because it’s probably gross.

Last year, I was able to find a ton of awesome, healthy, natural solutions to almost all of my personal care products, but I was really stuck on the make-up thing. Just like the frying pan issue, I didn’t know what to buy, and I was sure it would be expensive.

But fortunately for me, Simple Mom had a blog post on natural beauty products, and Tsh Oxenreider, whose taste and opinion I’ve found to be quite dependable and accurate, shared that she loves Mineral Fusion.

A few days later, I was at Vita Health, picking up a few of my usual products, when I stumbled across a Mineral Fusion display. There was even a sale on that day! I took the plunge, and bought my first Mineral Fusion products.


I tried not to get my hopes up, because a friend of mine had tried a different type of mineral make-up, and said it was awful.

But I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really liked my new make-up.

Now, before you eagerly rush out to buy Mineral Fusion make-up, let me just say that I am not a make-up expert.  I was using MAC before, though,  so I think I had fairly high expectations, and Mineral Fusion has been living up to them.

The color choices are a bit limited, if you’re used to shopping at a MAC store, but I guess it depends on your priorities. Mine was definitely just to get something healthier onto my face.

Now, I know that if I wanted to get really natural and cheap, I could always try making my own make-up with cocoa and arrowroot powder, which sounds weird and intriguing all at the same time, but for now, I’ll stick with my Mineral Fusion!

Alright, your turn! Done any dabbling in the world of natural make-up? Any favorites you CANNOT give up, no matter what ingredients it’s made out of?! Tell me your make-up opinions…(You might even win a prize!)

5 thoughts on “Healthier Make-Up Options

  1. I’ve been exploring various {healthier} make-up products as well. Curious to know if you’ve tried Body Shop. Apparently they are a healthier option {???} and though a bit pricey at first glance, I’ve noticed that their website posts 50% off all make-up every 6-8 weeks or so. If you know your colors and favorites, there’s minimal shipping — quick, easy, on sale the cost is quite comparable AND their product appears to be a good, environmental, healthy, fair-trade choice. Any thoughts?

    • I haven’t tried Body Shop products because they confuse me! Some of them are actually healthy, and some of them just sound very healthy, but are actually just organic, which doesn’t say much, because a bad product is still a bad product, even if it’s organic. Some of their products are rated well on the Skin Deep database (where I check the safety of personal care products), and some are not. I haven’t checked their make-up, but now I’m curious! Have you tried it out?

  2. I too have been using Mineral Fusion for almost a year, and love it! I was happy to see that Good N Natural in Steinbach carries it, I don’t have to go far from home. It’s also cheeper than the other mascara that I had previously bought there. I use very little but feel better using their stuff than something full of man made chemicals. I make all my own deodorant (with your recipe!) and hand lotions to round out the beauty products. I am hoping to start making my own chapstick, just need some beeswax!

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