Spring is here and it’s a natural time to de-clutter, de-stress and detox. You’ve got plans to clean out the house, or maybe do a juice cleanse, and now the perfect time to do the same with your makeup bag.
You take care of what goes in your body and what goes on your skin (because what goes on, goes in!), so it only makes sense to take care of the products you're using too. Here’s our 5 rules to spring clean your makeup bag the natural way.
1. When in doubt, throw it out!
It may sound crazy, but it's one of the most common questions I'm asked. Yes, makeup does actually have an expiry date, sometimes we don’t see it because there are no regulations forcing brands to put an expiration date on their products in Australia. Mascara, foundation and concealer all have about a 4-12 month expiration.
TIP: Can't remember when you opened a product? Try writing the month you bought it in with a magic marker on the product so you can keep track, and if you're in doubt or the texture of the product has started to change, throw it out!
2. Less is more
Revamp and simplify your makeup routine at the same time. When replacing old products look for multi-purpose products like a Lip to Cheek Tint, Tinted Moisturiser or pot rouge that can double as an eye shadow, not only will you reduce the load of products you’re putting on your skin, you’ll also save money and free up some space in your makeup bag.
TIP: Some Lip Nourish shades double perfectly as the most dewy and natural feeling cheek tint! Try Pink Juniper or and dash of Ruby Grapefruit next time you're heading out and about.
3. Rethink Your Lip Colour
Sometimes it only takes a new lip colour to totally change your look and improve your makeup bag. Springtime is perfect for trying something with a subtle shimmer or with a peachy, pink or coral tones. And remember that less is more rule?
TIP: Lip Nourish not only doubles as a lip balm, you can layer shades to create a whole new look! Try Cranberry Citrus over Tea Rose or finish Mandarin Spice off with a lick of Peach Melon for the 'IT' Spring combo.
4. Keep it clean
Makeup brushes and sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria from old makeup, oils on your skin, dirt from your bathroom counter, sweat….just think about everything that goes on them!
TIP: Use a natural soap (I sometimes use my organic shampoo and or make my own brush cleanser with lemon, lavender oil and bergamot oil) to wash them and let them air dry completely on a towel before using them again. Try to wash your brushes, sponges and even your actual makeup bag about once a week, or once every two weeks to keep them clean and bacteria free.
5. Go natural
Spring is the perfect time to make the change and stop feeding your skin with toxins and chemicals like parabens, mineral oil, formaldehyde etc and starting nourishing it with fruit and vegetable pigmented makeup rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Not only is natural makeup better for your skin, it's better for your health and better for the environment.
TIP: As you run out or throw out one product, simply replace with a natural alternative. Think of it like a skin detox!
Need a little help or advice? email me and I'd be more than happy to help you to spring clean your makeup bag the most natural, inexpensive and stylish way possible.
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