I have always (since about 15) worn makeup, but I've never been a layers and layers of make up girl. I started eating a lot of organic and natural foods and using a lot of organic and natural products about two years ago. The more I learned, the more I wanted to use only "less messed around with" products. As soon as Physician's Formula came out with their Organic wear line of makeup, I switched on over.
Making the switch really lightened my makeup bag! These are the only products I use on a regular basis.
First, I use a little Mary Kay water proof concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes. I know this product is far from organic, so I'd love to switch to something else. Has anyone found a GOOD natural/organic concealer? I tried the Organic wear version, but it's very thick and greasy.
Next, I use my fluffy brush to apply a dusting of the Organic wear medium translucent powder.
I Love the Organic wear bronzer and blush combo because it saves money and room in my makeup bag. I use my brush to apply a (very) light layer of the bronzer, and a little blush from the apples of my cheeks upward. I also use my index finger to apply a smidge of bronzer to the corners of my eyelids.
I finish my eyes with a smidge of Rimmel shimmer eyeshadow. As soon as I finish this, I'm going to replace it with an Organic wear eyeshadow.
Finally, I put on a little Burt's Bees pomegranate lip balm. It has just a hint of pink.
For special occasions I use a little eyeliner and real lipstick. But for ordinary days, my little routine only takes about ten minutes.
If you're thinking of trimming down your own beauty routine, I hope this post inspires you to try to a little less and see what happens. I for one am loving the saving in time, money, and room on my dresser! Oh yeah, and I have far less breakouts now that I use more natural products!
p.s. Physician's Formula didn't pay me anything to rave about them, I just happen to be a truly satisfied customer!