Natural Beauty Makeup Look – Eco February
Welcome to Everyday Effortless Beauty Series by Klava Z, which is a weekly beauty series showing you how to do flawless, fresh, fun and natural makeup looks for everyday life.
It’s time for a Eco Natural Beauty Makeup Look of the month when I use only natural and/or organic products for creating it!
I love doing this as it gives me an excuse to play and explore more non-toxic beauty products and expand my eco makeup kit, which is a big goal for me this year. My everyday personal makeup bag is pretty much mostly green cosmetics, especially my complexion products, like powder and foundation. I figured since everything from our skin gets absorbed in our body, it’s important to have these products toxin-free. Plus it agrees better with my sensitive skin and it doesn’t make me break out.
I wrote all about how I became interested in natural cosmetics in my first Eco Look post.
For Eco February Makeup Look I partnered up with Louche Lily – a lovely online eco boutique carrying eco awesome products, specializing in skincare, body/care, makeup and accessories. The brands in her store are sourced from all around the world, with strong focus on Canada and the US, with utmost thought and care. The founder, Lyz Plant, is a talented makeup artist (and just the coolest girl that I can chat with endlessly) carefully selects all the products to make sure that they offer the highest quality ingredients for skin. This girl knows what she is talking about! The amount of research and personally trying out all the cosmetics before offering them in her store is astounding! She is a walking encyclopedia on all things toxic that shouldn’t be in our makeup products. I was super excited about her generous offer to play with her pro eco makeup kit!!! Needless to say, it was a kid in a candy store moment. I hope you enjoy this post and if you’re an aspiring beauty student going to one of the Riverside beauty schools, I have included some tips that you might be able to use 🙂
Eco February Look was inspired by the cold frosted outside, of course! Cool tones are what I reach for during the winter the most, so that’s what I focused on creating this makeup as well. The soft sparkle of snow inspired the shimmery eye shadows all around the eyes. I wanted to create a look that has a hint of glam to it, to show that eco doesn’t have to mean very natural looking. That’s why I chose a brighter colour lip in a beautiful lavender pink for a fun pop of colour.
Since in the winter we do need a bit more coverage because the cool light outside is less forgiving I applied a creamy foundation all over and made sure that the skin is looking even-toned. I infused a soft pink flush on the cheeks with a creamy blush by applying it with my fingers and added a radiant glow to the cheekbones with a creamy highlighter, making sure that the blush and highlighter blend into each other.
I started by creating a pretty base of shimmery light ivory colour all over the lids using this very handy duo eye pencil that has light colour on one side and dark on the other. Then I turned around the eye pencil and applied the midtone brown shade in the outer corner going up towards the crease and slightly past it, so that when the models eyes are open you can see a bit of colour extending from her crease towards the brow. I also used this side of the eye pencil under the eye for a hint of pretty shine.
A brown eyeliner was used to create a very thin definition on the top and also in the bottom waterline.
TECHNIQUE TIP – EYE BRIGHTENING
To bring more light to the eye and open it up a bit more in the middle, I applied a light shimmery colour eyeshadow right in the middle of the eyelid tapping it on with a flat brush for more intensity (as opposed to blending it in). Of course, I finished with a generous application of mascara (is there other way with mascara, really?).
This technique is such an easy and fast step that will help your eyes to catch extra light and bring a flattering sparkle to the eye. It’s all about small details in makeup, right? You can do this with any of your eye makeup and if you are in rush just use your finger to tap the eye shadow on the eyelid. If you would like to learn more techniques and become a pro at your own makeup then see me for a makeup lesson.
Gorgeous shade of bright lavender-pink was swiped on the lips to give the whole look a brightening lift with a lovely pop of colour and take the makeup from the routine natural to a fresh pretty look.
The key products to achieving this look are the eye-shadows, cheek products and the lipstick, which I will provide my short reviews on as usual. However since I’m really focusing on introducing natural makeup products, I will list all the products I used.
100% Pure Dual-Ended Creamstick Eyeliner in Cotton & Silk. I always look for ways to simplify my makeup application and this eye pencil allows me to do just this! Double bonus for two gorgeous colours with pearly finish in one pencil! It’s so easy to use that you don’t need a brush and there is no mess from powder eyeshadows. Just apply this pencil where you want it, whether as an eye-liner or a shadow; and then blend the edges by patting them with your finger. It glides on creamy and smooth. If your skin is on the oily side I would recommend either wearing a primer or set with powder eyeshadow on top for more long wearing power.
100% Pure Eye Shadow Vanilla Sugar. A beautiful neutral eye shadow colour with sparkle, that is pigmented with fruit cosmetics.
ILIA Lipstick in Around The World. ILIA Lipstick combines organic ingredients with contemporary colors blended into a creamy and long lasting semi-matte finish. I love the selection of lipstick colours ILIA offers! This rose hue lipstick with a strong lavender undertone is one of those rare purple shade which can be worn by nearly everyone.
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Lovely. Lovely is a beautiful pink tone. Its rich color pigment has a long-lasting effect that gives a pretty flushed-cheek look. This shade is incredible for all skin tones as well. The creamy consistency of this cream blush blends beautifully and smoothly with the warmth of the fingers or a brush.
ILIA Cosmic Dancer Highlight. I’m all about highlighters, especially so natural looking as this one! It’s very discreet, giving the skin true glow without the shimmer. This subtle golden hued highlighter is great at adding dimension and vitality to the skin. The texture is a bit thick but easy to bend still.
100% Pure Eyebrow in Brunette
100% Pure Maracuja Oil Mascara Length & Separating in Black Tea
100% Pure Long Last Liner in Dark Cacao
Dalish Concealer C02. I have raved about this concealer here already.
Vapor Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation
Vapor Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector.
You can find all these natural beauties at Louche Lily Eco Beauty Boutique.
GLAMMED UP VERSION OF THE LOOK
It’s so easy to amp up the glam of this look just by adding a deeper lipstick colour. I applied a mulberry colour lipstick right on top of the pink one that was already there. What a gorgeous and effortless look! It looks so great that I am going to have to do some more research on natural beauty products and look at websites like Waterlilies And Company!
I hope this Natural Beauty Makeup Look – Eco February gives you a preview of how beautifully the natural products can perform and inspire you to try them out!
And if you do, I would love to see it! Don’t be shy, post your interpretation of this look here or on Instagram with a tag #EffortlessbyKlavaZ.
Next week in my Beauty Series I will be showing you how to create a makeup look for your vacation in the warmer climates when you are escaping our cold winter. And in the meantime, follow me on Instagram @KlavaZ.makeup and Facebook Klava Zykova Makeup Artist and Educator for everyday makeup inspiration.
Have an effortless beauty day!