I’ve had this post on the docket for months now—and honestly, I just never could get the courage up to write it. I’ve said before, I’m not a fashion/beauty/makeup expert, so writing about this stuff with any kind of authority seems super silly.
But, then I posted about my capsule wardrobe a few weeks back, and you guys were so awesome, I figured it was time to get over my fear of writing about beauty products and share with you my favorite finds.
In general, I’d consider myself pretty low maintenance when it comes to beauty products. Most days, my makeup routine consists of little more than moisturizer, tinted lip balm, and maybe some mascara. And I pretty much never wash my hair (okay, not never).
I trend my beauty purchases to more natural brands, but I also like to balance “cleaner” ingredients with effectiveness, price, and availability. Honestly, I have no interest in driving an hour to the health food store to buy $30 lip gloss made from organically grown beets (is that a thing?). I like the better-for-you products that are affordable, work well, and I can grab during a regular Target run (they have a GREAT natural/organic beauty section).
I check everything I buy through the EWG SkinDeep database—and I try to only buy products that have a rating of three or below. In the past, I’ve even done some experimenting with making my own beauty products, but the current season of my life just means I can’t fit that in. Maybe I’ll get back to it someday, but for now, I’m alright with buying these products that really work with me. Let me show you my faves.