When embarking on my whole chemical-free makeup and skincare "adventure," I knew there were going to be a few items that were going to be difficult to replace. Mainly, foundation, mascara and concealer. When I first began, there were plenty of lipstick and mineral blushes out there, but I wasn't sure if anyone was going to be able to really replicate what my favorite foundation and concealer were able to do and still keep out the nasty chemicals.
STUDIO 78's 'OFF WE GO' CONCEALER
Woman, I love this stuff. I wear it each and everyday and never, ever thought I'd be able to replace my Cle de Peau concealer. This has excellent covereage, will not dry out your skin, is smooth without being greasy and, in fact, has a sort of powdery feel, but not drying. I can't explain how, but I have to say, they've nailed it...the formulation and texture is perfect. Although it only comes in two shades, for some odd reason, it matches my skin perfectly and I'm thrilled about it. I'll also use my Jane Iredale Active Light underneath it if I'm super dark. Get it at NuboNau for $31.
JANE IREDALE ACTIVE LIGHT CONCEALER
I recently purchased Jane Iredale's Active Light Concealer and find myself reaching for it daily. This concealer is very light, so if you've got really dark circles, you might want to use this and then layer with a heavier one. The reason I say to put this on first is because it's so smooth and leaves such a nice bright glow under the eyes, I think it will compliment your concealer. It's also incredibly easy to use and the packaging is great for travel. It's basically a concealer pen that you just brush on. I haven't used this on it's own yet as I'm in a new apartment and haven't been sleeping so well, but my guess is that it's great for days when you don't have the darkest circles and just want a pretty, bright look. $27W3LL PEOPLE NARCISSIST FOUNDATION
This foundation also happens to be one of my favorite under eye concealers, too. W3LL People's Narcissist foundation gives great coverage, has amazing ingredients, lasts a long time AND does not cake. In fact, it's pretty much the perfect blend of moisturizing without making your makeup run. So, I use this as my main foundation and can do under eye touchups all in one. $38
Their ingredients are gorgeous, too:
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil* infused with Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Complex) Leaf**, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom)***, Morella Cerifera (Bayberry- wildharvested); Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)****, Silica, Essential Oils, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019)] *Certified Organic by Stellar, **Certified Organic by QAI, *** Certified Organic by Oregon TILTH, **** Certified Organic by Koster Keunen
RMS BEAUTY "UN" COVERUP
Straight up? I love RMS Beauty. Their "un" coverup concealer is definitely on the creamier side. In fact, I always use it quite a bit below where my lower lashes are because I don't want my lower lash mascara to mingle with it. I use this concealer when I want a pretty, dewy look. It's great for evening out skin tone, too. It leaves behind a really fresh, clean and youthful look. The ingredients in this concealer are amazing. If you haven't discovered the line yet, get on it it. At $36, it lasts a really long time, too.