We’re kicking off 2016 with a new batch of Fave Five eco-beauty picks at Whole Foods, and it’s just in time for their awesome Valentine’s Day sale. All make-up and nail polish will be 25 percent off between Friday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 14.
This round of selections marks the beginning of my hunt for wedding-worthy natural makeup that I can wear on my big day in September—I’m talking foundation that’ll make me flawless yet natural in photos, eye makeup that will hold up to the inevitable tears … the whole kit and caboodle.
Here’s what I’ve found and loved so far:
-Mineral Fusion Radiance Illuminating Powder: a multitasking workhouse of a compact with blend-able bronzer, blush, and highlighter.
-Mineral Fusion Lipstick in Exotic: A dreamy coral (my favorite!) that hits my lipstick sweet spot—adding a natural-looking boost to my pucker without being dramatic.
-Mineral Fusion 3-in-1 Color Stick in Rosette: a versatile and subtle stick that I’m digging as soft blush.
-Mineral Fusion Waterproof Mascara: Natural mascara that’s waterproof has been my unicorn. So far I really like this one (the oddly shaped brush gets the inner and outer lashes really well) but I have yet to get teary eyed or wear it for 12 hours … so let the wedding makeup trials continue!
-Juice Beauty Tinted Moisturizer: Organic moisturizer—check. SPF—check. Tinted color that actually matches my skin—check. Nice, evening, lasting coverage–check! It’s a great base for a full face of makeup, and also perfect left alone for lighter, more natural days.
P.S. Through Feb. 14, bring in any old conventional lip balm to the Santa Cruz, Capitola or Monterey Whole Foods and they’ll trade you a new organic one!