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Your Makeup Makeover Guide – Clean Beauty Style

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Making the Switch

If you’ve been looking for a simple and affordable way to makeover your makeup drawer with safer yet still high performing ingredients, look no further! I have you covered with some of my favorite beauty items!

So what is Flawless in Five? It is six essential products for a quick and easy 5 minute routine to send you out the door with gorgeous skin. As a busy momma with a full time day job getting out the door as quickly and effortlessly as possible is top priority. Take a look at the 6 super stars of this collection.

The Flawless in Five set includes six safer, high-performing products:
• Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation
• Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
• Color Define Brow Pencil
• Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara
• Powder Blush Duo
• Lip Gloss

Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation

More than just coverage, this buildable foundation has skin care benefits. The easy-to-blend formula contains sodium hyaluronate, a natural moisture magnet, to promote a more even tone and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

More about sodium hyaluronate:

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in almost every skin cell, no matter what skin type. Like a soaked sponge, it holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water just beneath the skin’s surface, then steadily releases moisture throughout the day. This helps skin retain its natural barrier to seal in essential hydration. Unfortunately, as we age our stores get depleted, leading to drier, duller skin, which is why hyaluronic acid is having a major moment in skin care—every skin type craves it. Sodium hyaluronate, a more stable form of hyaluronic acid, is found in Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation and Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage to reach the deepest layers of the skin for continuous hydration.

How to Pick Your Shade:

There is a step-by-step guide on the website that will walk you through each shade but if you’d like to take a stab at it yourself here is a handy guide:

Touchup Skin Concealer Pen:

Formulated with knotgrass extract, this long-lasting concealer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines as it hides dark circles, redness, and blemishes. Its click-pen and brush applicator make it easy to apply just the right amount, even on the go. Choose a shade that is just one shade lighter than your skin tone to help hide dark circles and blemishes. See the chart above to match with your tint skin.

Color Define Brow Pencil:

Do you remember when overly plucked and waxed brows were a thing? I know, I’d like to forget that too. Well I’m here to tell you that full and natural is in! Help fill in brows to appear thicker and natural with the color define brow pencil in 3 shades. These pencils go on easily and blend well thanks to the built- brush wand on the other end.

Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara:

Mascaras often contain emollients and emulsifiers known as polyethylene glycols (PEGs) that may be contaminated with known carcinogens. Beautycounter’s Lengthening and Volumizing Mascaras use a safer combination of plant-derived conditioners to provide a rich texture. Key ingredients are bataua oil which conditions lashed to keep them soft and flexible and carnauba was which adds structure and texture for lengthening. Microcrystalline Cellulose helps to build lash volume in the volumizing formula.

Beautycounter mascaras are ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact wearers.

Powder Blush Duos:

These satiny powders contain Porcelain Flower Extract (a Thai bloom known for its antioxidant benefits) to help moisturize the skin, blending seamlessly. Two complementary shades—one slightly deeper than the other—can be worn alone, layered, or even mixed together for a third shade option.

Some color cosmetics contain harmful heavy metals, you don’t have to worry about that with any of the Beautycounter products. So, in the absence of U.S. governmental guidance, Beautycounter has set their allowable limits at or below the strictest international guidance on acceptable trace levels of heavy metal impurities in cosmetics, using the most up-to-date scientific evidence to inform their standards. That means that Beautycounter is screening all color cosmetics for heavy metals and doing their best to reach “non-detectable” heavy metal limits when possible, while always keeping them within their health-protective company standards.

Lip Gloss:

I am a self proclaimed lip gloss junky so I don’t leave home without one of these glosses in my purse! There are 6 shades to choose from, in a smooth, non-sticky formula. Glosses are created to moisturize and nourish lips. They can be worn alone or over your favorite lip shade.

Key ingredients that make these glosses stand out from the crowd are: Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax – A plant native to Brazil, it is known as the queen of waxes and promotes long lasting hydrating and shine; Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil – An emollient that smoothes and hydrates; and Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – A powerful antioxidant with hydrating and skin conditioning properties.

Why is it safer than the other glosses out there touting the “clean” label? Some lip glosses are made with butylated hydroxytoluene, or BHT, a toluene-based preservative and fragrance ingredient that is linked to cancer and organ toxicity. BHT is on our Never List so you will never find it in any of the Beautycounter products.

Limited Time

Guess what! If you caught this post early, for a limited time if you purchase the full Flawless in Five set for $148 (Value of $194) you get a Complexion Coverage Brush OR Retractable Foundation Brush for FREE!

You might think it’s a good idea to apply makeup with your fingers, but like any work of art, tools and technique make a difference. Made with super soft taklon bristles for a cruelty-free alternative to animal hair brushes.

Flat Complexion Brush: Created to use with Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation or Touchup Concealer Pen, to apply your base evenly and build coverage to your liking.

Retractable Brush: Developed for flawless application of Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation. Gently swirl and buff until it disappears into skin.

PRO-TIP: Regular cleaning (2-3 times a month) with a brush cleanser or Daily Shampoo is crucial to keep your complexion clear and brushes performing their best.

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If you could pick just one thing from this list, which would be the easiest for you to swap out?