Beauty by Shannon Elaine
Welcome to the wonderful world of clean beauty! Here on my blog I'll be sharing with you my favorite products in makeup and skin care that are clean.
What does Clean Beauty mean?
To me it means beauty products that are made with organic, good-for-your-skin ingredients, without harmful chemicals. I chose brands that are vegan and cruelty-free.
Today, I want to start with my favorite part of the makeup application process: Complexion! Meaning the foundation, concealer and setting powder. A little background on me, my journey in the beauty industry began at Lush Cosmetics. There I learned more about ingredients sustainability and ethical packaging. I was ignited!
My passion grew beyond the retail setting and I attended Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics to become licensed in aesthetics and makeup artistry. While in school I worked as a Color Consultant for Sephora, with a personal focus on Clean by Sephora options. So it's safe to say, I've tried a lot of foundations! And the best I have ever used is Eco-Luxe Foundation by Aisling Organics.
Why the love?
To answer that I need to start with my skin type. I am thirty two years old with a fine line between my brows that foundation likes to settle into, redness + sensitivity and when out of balance my skin is oily. So to me, a perfect foundation doesn't end up an oil slick on my face, covers my redness and doesn't settle into my fine line.
Enter Eco-Luxe Foundation:
What's so special?
What makes Aisling Organics stand out to me is that the brand is a woman owned, local, small business that specializes in clean beauty products. What makes this foundation special is the ingredient list. A short list, that you can pronounce and the first is Aloe. Not only is this super soothing to my redness, it actively reduces it. My skin literally feels good when I apply this foundation.
Second, it looks like your skin! One pump for a light application, two for full. Or to make it like a tinted moisturizer, mix one pump with a drop or two of your favorite oil.
Third, this has the best all-day wear of any brand. After an eight hour shift, my foundation may look more dewy but firmly in place without settling between my brows. Sold!
Next up: Concealer
What I love about the Aisling Organics concealer is the consistency. It's so creamy! Making it blend beautifully and easily under the eye, and for me around the nose where I tend to me a bit more red. The ingredients list has wonderfully nourishing elements like shea butter and Vitamin E. And you can set the concealer with my next favorite product in the line.
The Final Step: Setting Powder
What makes the Aisling Organics Eco-Set Green Tea + Rice setting power so great is One: the packaging. Being a pressed powder means it's travel friendly, and the compact has a mirror to assist in touch-ups throughout the day.
And two, of course: the ingredients. The Rice powder not only sets the foundation and concealer, but absorbs excess oil to keep your t-zone shine free.
So there you have it! My Holy Grail Trio in the perfect complexion for my makeup looks as seen below. If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear them!
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xo Shannon Elaine