On this page, I’m going to feature Green Beauty substitutes for conventional beauty products that perform just as well but is vegan, cruelty-free and has a clean ingredient list! I encourage you to make a switch towards a greener product that is better for your health while performing just as well if not better as the conventional version.
Finding a buildable yet lightweight liquid concealer is quite task both in conventional and green beauty. That is why I’m excited to bring you a clean concealer option. Today we’re talking about Clove + Hallow Correct + Conceal Concealer 02 This product offers medium-to-full coverage that wears beautifully throughout the day without flaking, caking, or creasing (*when set with a powder). It’s very universal in application and it performs great when applied with a beauty sponge, a concealer brush or fingers. I absolutely love how lightweight it is because that means it’s way more comfortable in wear than the heavier alternatives and that you can easily layer it (even though it will cover almost anything with just one application) and not feel like you have a thick mask on! I find it works wonderfully for the under eye area as well as on imperfections. It’s the best Green Beauty concealer I’ve tried so far I would absolutely be repurchasing it.
I find the topic of nail polishes a little tricky, as even the cleanest formula has some ingredients that are not the most desirable, however, the “clean” nail polish formulas available on the market are still a huge (and I mean HUGE) improvement from the conventional nail polishes. Out of the clean nail polishes I’ve tried - my favorite, at this point, are the ones from Habit Cosmetics. First of all, it's 10-free (which is above the clean beauty industry average of 7) and it's also vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free. The formula doesn't contain harmful ingredients like toluene, formaldehyde, TPP and DBP (and yes, those are used in conventional options) On me, Habit Cosmetics nail polishes last a bit longer compared to 3 other clean options I've tried, plus they don't dry my nails out!
For years I was a fan of conventional versions of mineral powder foundations. Easy to apply, they offered great coverage and an Spf. It took a while but I discovered a great alternative that provided the same benefits but without the ingredients that are questionable. Root Pearl Powder Foundationcomes in a great selection of shades (including multiple undertones) and is flexible enough that you can apply it in a number of ways. One of my absolute favorite Green Beauty foundation.
Clean replacement for a cult brow product that was loved by many including me. My perfect swap would have to be Nourish & Define Brow Pomade by Plume Science.
With clean ingredients, beautiful pigmentation and incredible staying power - this product exceeded all my initial expectations! On top of being a great makeup product, this pomade offers nourishing properties to make sure your eyebrows brows look great both with and without makeup!
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I feel like, for so many of us, mascara is a must-have item and that is why, in mind, finding a green alternative to your favorite conventional mascara is a very important step in cleaning up your beauty counter! At this point, my favorite clean mascara is the Maracuja Mascara by 100% Pure both in Black and Dark Chocolate. The Maracuja Mascara is an all-natural, smudge proof mascara that lengthens, separates and conditions lashes for a beautiful everyday look. It wears well throughout the day and has a very impressive ingredient list. Plus + The Dark Chocolate shade smells absolutely delicious!
I haven't always been the biggest fan of lipsticks but always loved liquid lip products. I personally prefer the doe foot applicator for easy on the go application as well as the staying power. Since switching to Clean Beauty I was on a mission to find a product similar to conventional liquid lip products I enjoyed using so much. At this point, my favorite alternative will have to be su/Stain Matte Lip Stain 'On Pointe' by Au Naturale. Beautiful product that offers beautiful pigmentation and selection of colors. And even though the staying power is not the best I've experienced it does exceed in the formula that is not drying and safe.
The Au Naturale Zero Gravity foundation is formulated without gluten, synthetic preservatives or toxins and is 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan. More great news? It performs just as well as the conventional stick foundations on the market. It offers medium to full coverage and wears incredibly well throughout the day! Whether I set with a powder of not it stays all day without wearing off.
I also love the fact that due to the natural ingredients list, my skin feels balanced underneath it even if I wear it every day for hours. I think this product will work beautifully for both dry and oily skin (and anything in between)
A beauty swap that not only has better ingredients but also outshines when it comes to the treatment of animals and the environment? Count.Me.In! Just like the mass market stick highlighter I used to love, Creme Highlighter in Celestial by Au Naturale adds the most beautiful and natural glow to the skin. Through the use of mica particles, it's formulated to naturally reflect the light instead of creating sparkle through shimmer. And since it comes in a stick form, it makes it super easy to swipe on to the tops of cheeks, brow bone, and down the nose as well as the décolletage area. Love!