A couple of years ago I met a make-up artist who specializes in organic and natural make-up (www.margot.ca). She introduced me to a ton of great make-up products that are greener, healthier choices. My favourite is a daily sunscreen/moisturizer from Devita. I also use a natural moisturizer and tinted lip balm. The only products I haven’t switched yet are my eyeshadow and my mascara. For ages I’ve used a CoverGirl mascara, because I’ve never found a natural mascara that doesn’t run or flake all over my cheeks. However, and again thanks to Margot, I’ve finally found one that works! Check out Zuzu mascara (I got mine at the Big Carrot on the Danforth).
So as today’s green pledge, I’m throwing out my old scary chemical-based mascara. It was probably due to go anyway – aren’t you supposed to rotate cosmetics every 6 months anyway? Does anyone actually do that? I’m committed to using only natural mascara for the rest of the year – and probably beyond! It may mean I’ll be a bit streakier at weddings, because this new mascara isn’t waterproof, but I can deal with that.
If you’d like to no more about your make-up products and how safe their ingredients, check out this great website http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ It’s got a ton of products listed by name or ingredient, so you can check our your favourite products.