Natural makeup for a stunning summer look

Now that we are in the swing of summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to update your look.  Instead of buying makeup that is packed with artificial ingredients, opt for natural makeup featuring botanicals and nutrients that feed your skin. Here are some of our favorite picks for the face, eyes and lips from natural brands you can trust. Also, make sure to watch us on Everyday this Monday to learn more about these fabulous products!

For the Face –  Rejuva Minerals

Rejuva Minerals was developed in collaboration with professional makeup artists in order to bring consumers effective, natural options that work well on even the most sensitive skin. Products are vegan with no GMO’s and no nanoparticles and contain organic fruits and botanicals. The Concealer helps to hide and fade minor blemishes and is enriched with certified organic raspberry, pomegranate, grape and rosemary.  The Soft Rose Blush contains crushed red rose petals that provide natural color and fragrance for a natural, sheer matte finish. The Bronzer is derived exclusively from fruits, botanicals and clays offers a natural ultra sheer finish with just a hint of shimmer. Finally, the Foundation resists caking and settling in lines and pores to provide a silky smooth natural matte finish.

For the Eyes – Mineral Fusion

Based in Denver, Mineral Fusion began as a mineral cosmetics brand in 2007 and now is the leading natural cosmetic brand proudly offering cosmetics that help to improve the complexion while nourishing the skin. We especially love their eye shadows in distinct shades, which go on flawlessly and do not crease. For instance, the Diversity Trio Eye Shadow palette offers a delightful trio of rich plum, shimmering pink & matte taupe that looks good on just about everyone. The fabulous Eye Pencils are enriched with skin-soothing botanicals to glide on smoothly and define and enhance eyes. Also, make sure to check out their NEW Glow & Go Volumizing Mascara with a full-bristle brush that effortlessly coats to create thicker and fuller lashes.

For the Lips –  Dr. Hauschka

Dr. Hauschka Decorative Cosmetics work to support the skin’s natural processes with nurturing botanicals that help it achieve a healthy, balanced and radiant state. Dr. Hauschka Lip Cosmetics highlight with just the right amount of shine while imparting valuable and healing nutrients such as mango butter and apricot kernel oil to keep lips moisturized and protected. You’ll find a variety of glosses, lipliners and lipsticks depending on the look you want to achieve. We especially love the Lip Glosses in two easy colors that highlight your lip’s own beautiful tones and feature seabuckthorn oil to deliver beneficial vitamins and antioxidants.  Another favorite is the moisture rich Lipstick Novum in four stunning moisture-rich radiant colors that enhance as they refine, renew and protect. Try the Copper Beach color to add a glittery touch of summer.

Natural beauty essentials

When is the last time you cleaned out your makeup bag and took a careful look at your skin care products? Spring presents the perfect time to freshen up your beauty routine and get rid of chemical-based products. When you opt for natural products you are choosing options that are better for you and better for the Earth.  Check out some of our favorite natural beauty buys and make sure to check us out on Denver’s Daybreak this Thursday to see us talk about them!

Dr. Hauschka
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products gently guide the skin to a radiant, balanced state while allowing the skin’s biological processes to function naturally.  The pure, biodynamic, organic and wild-harvested ingredients work in harmony with your skin’s natural rhythms. Make sure to check out out their decorative cosmetics made from minerals and botanicals to give yourself an updated new look. Not only do their cosmetics have staying power, but they are specifically made not to irritant delicate skin.

Non-Toxic Nail Care
Who knew that typical nail products can contain a variety of very questionable chemicals? Unfortunately, a report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control found the toxic chemicals dibutyl  phthalate  (DBP) , toluene, and formaldehyde in most of the 25 nail products that they tested. Known as the “toxic trio,” DBP and toluene are considered known developmental toxins and formaldehyde is a known carcinogen (source: Forbes.) Thankfully, there are natural nail products you can choose to keep you away from these chemicals. Mineral Fusions makes beautiful chip resistant polishes in 62 shades that do not contain formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate.

EcoTools cosmetic brushes are good for you and good for the Earth. The iconic look of the sleek bamboo, gorgeous recycled aluminum and incredibly soft bristles have fast become a favorite for their quality and versatility. They are 100% cruelty-free, have incredibly soft bristles made of synthetic taklon and have handles made of bamboo and recycled aluminum ferrules. Make sure to check out the new brushes that are wonderful for creating beautifying shadow effects.

Natural Skin Care for Dry Weather
If you live in a dry climate, you know that it can wreak havoc on your skin. Also, since people with dry skin are often applying more lotions, balms and skin care treatments, it is even more important that they go natural. Booda Organics combines a variety of creamy natural ingredients to keep skin moisturized all day. It is made with pure organic ingredients like Shea and coco butter and never with chemicals, fragrances, toxins, preservatives, additives, parabens, alcohol, petroleum, fillers or emulsifiers. Also check out the gentle and moisture-rich products from Lily Organics Farm Fresh Skin Care. They are the only skin care company in the world that is also a USDA Certified Organic Grower.

Celebrity mom’s favorite natural products

Have you ever wondered which natural products that celeb mom’s choose for themselves and their families? Check out some of the healthy products that high-profile stars love and make sure to tune in for our Celebrity Mom segment this Monday on Colorado’s Best!

Dr. Hauschka
Dr.Hauschka natural skin care products and holistic home remedies respect the body’s natural rhythms, working with these processes to restore balance and bring about lasting beauty. Both Jennifer Lopez and Julia Roberts are fans of the line. In fact, Jennifer Lopez said that she loves the Rose Day Cream.

Organic Kidz
These stylish Stainless Steel Baby Bottles are an eco-friendly safe and practical alternative to plastic, aluminum and glass drinking containers. Made with babies and parents in mind, they’re easy to hold, hard to damage and dishwasher safe. Kim Porter (mom of P Diddy’s twins) Christina Millian and Tiffany Amber Thiessen are fans.

Native Shoes
These comfy and cute shoes are vegan and manufactured through a low emissions process that produces virtually no waste. Brad and Angie’s kids Pax and Maddox have been photographed wearing them and so has the first daughter Sasha Obama!

Happy Baby Food
Celeb mom Demi Moore not only believes in this company, she also is an investor. This mom-owned and mom-managed company is the only kids food company to include healthy ingredients like choline and DNA for brain and eye development, prebiotics and probiotics to support digestive health, and nutrient rich Salba, kale and quinoa.