When I first started exploring green beauty brands back almost a year ago, Maya Chia was one of the first ones I tried and I’ve been in love with the brand ever since. Founded by, Susanne Norwitz, a thoughtful, meticulous, genius formulator, who takes her time with each launch, the brand’s products incorporate the nourishing benefits of chia seed oil extracted with a proprietary “supercritical” method that leaves intact a higher percentage of the oil’s nutrients. You can tell Susanne really thinks about what her audience wants, not just pumping out product after product. Each piece in the line has…

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Summer is all about lightweight, effortless, there-but-not-there makeup and skincare. While you’re sipping rosé and I’m sipping my mocktail (I stopped drinking due to my PD) and sweating like a pig (or is that just me?) at those BBQs/picnics/beach days/vacays etc. the last thing you want is your makeup to melt. Ew. Not only is it not hot, it’s uncomfortable! Case and point why you need the new organic lip tint colors and lip scrubs from Henné Organics to keep you looking fresh this summer and never melted. Henné Organics has recently launched what have become my favorite products of…

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Just like the greats, Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso – each renowned makeup artist has a signature style of their own: The 90s athletic, Brooke Shields vibe comes to mind when you think of Bobbi Brown’s natural palette; sexy, smokey, with a hint of British edge and luxury screams Charlotte Tilbury; and contoured, strobed perfection is what the Patrick Tas and Ariel Tejadas of the Instagram world are serving up. But there is only one to turn to for the classics: celebrity makeup artist, Julie Hewett. While you may be unfamiliar with the name, you have definitely seen Julie’s work…

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 I looooooooove a subtle nude lip, which is probably why my heart stopped when I saw the teaser for the KKW x Kylie Créme Liquid Lipstick Lip Kit. There’s a cult following around the Kylie lip kits, and I never thought I’d partake in the madness, especially, since I mostly opt for organic and green lip products, but here we are… On April 25th, I marked my calendar for 2:58pm PST and waited by my computer counting down the seconds until 3pm when the lip kit would go live. The Kylie Cosmetics site didn’t crash, as I expected. (They’ve probably…

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The best thing to do if you’re dealing with any kind of inflammatory skin issue is to avoid makeup. Makeup can cause irritation, it can prevent your skin from healing, no matter how “clean” it is, and clog pores. That being said, going makeup-free can be very difficult for some – myself included. I try to go makeup-free as much as I can, but on days I have a work meeting or social engagement, I will wear makeup. Below is a list of face and lip makeup that I have found to be safe for me and the best makeup…

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