Natural makeup is high-end natural beauty products that are not chemically formulated and contain no harsh abrasives, dyes, or synthetic fragrances. The term high end natural makeup may sound like an oxymoron but the truth is, there are many brands of these products available for purchase today. It is important to realize that natural beauty products do not have to cost a fortune in order to be effective and many brands are very reasonably priced.
Natural products are also gentler on the skin and do not irritate the skin as much as cosmetics that are petroleum based. Mineral makeup is made from finely ground minerals that can be found in your area or purchased at a store. They contain no preservatives, colors or fragrances. It is also impossible for over the counter powders to contain the same naturally occurring ingredients.
Lipsticks, eyeliners, blushes and eyebrows can all be purchased from a variety of places. You can also purchase individual products or create your own customized look by adding special blending agents. Makeup artists use these products daily and often have them perfected before going on stage. Professional makeup artist can also help with learning how to apply them correctly so that they are the most effective for you. Lipstick products alone are also becoming increasingly popular as women continue to look for products that will not irritate their skin.
Natural makeup does not contain dyes, talc or other chemicals that could potentially harm your skin. Many of these products are also free of artificial fragrances. These naturally occurring plant fragrances can be irritating to people sensitive to them. When purchasing a makeup that contains any kind of fragrance you should read the label carefully. Some scents are naturally good for your skin, while others may be too strong and cause irritation.
Natural products are also less likely to contain harmful additives such as preservatives, colors and unnecessary fragrances. Artificial preservatives are added to keep products from going bad and keep them from developing a shelf life that is longer than needed. Colors are added to give products an attractive appearance but can be damaging if used daily. Unnatural fragrances are generally considered safe but sometimes present risks to sensitive skin.
Ingredients such as beeswax, coconut oil and essential oils are usually found in natural products. They have healing properties that can help with blemishes and scars. These ingredients also help to moisturize your skin and add an airbrushed look to your complexion. Aromatherapy oils are added to many products as a natural scent and help to soothe irritated skin.
As you shop for high end natural makeup you will likely come across many brands that claim to be “all natural” or that have only natural ingredients. The key to separating the products that are high end from the ones that are not is to read the label. Anything that is “natural” on the label may not necessarily be completely all natural. Even in the case of a label that says it is all natural it may still contain some unnatural ingredients.
For example the term “essential”. This indicates that it is a “permaflower”, this means that it is created using a chemical. Essential oils are concentrated plant fragrances. Common examples are rosewood, lavender, sandalwood, cypress, jasmine and thyme. All of these have healing and aromatherapy properties, but they cannot be purchased over the counter because they are considered “synthetic” and the manufacturer must use caution in their application.
Many high end brands will include vitamins and minerals in their products. Common examples are zinc and vitamin E. However, if your skin is sensitive it is best to seek out a product with a natural Vitamin A base. Also look for one that includes antioxidants. These help to fight the effects of free radicals that attack your skin and cause wrinkles, age spots, age lines and blemishes.
Look for a brand that contains Shea butter. This is a natural moisturizer. It does not clog pores like some other moisturizers do. It contains an antibacterial agent that prevents the growth of acne. If you have dry skin, you should avoid products that contain petrolatum as they can cause your skin to become dry.
There are other ingredients that can make high-end natural makeup such a great option. For example dyes are becoming popular for use in makeup. You may have heard of some that contain cancer-fighting agents. These are good choices for your skin. Just be sure to read the labels.