Favorite Healthy Makeup

Burt's Bees Blushing Creme
Unsurprisingly, beeswax is a key ingredient. Cocoa butter and rosemary oil keep skin
soft and clear.

Dr. Hauschka Translucent Makeup
If most foundation covers skin like a curtain, Dr. Hauschka's is a veil of sheer gauze. Instead of hiding skin, it just mutes redness and blotchiness -- sans preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

Eye Colors Flower
Waxes lend these shadows impressive staying power -- even after several hours of wear, they don't crease.

Lavera Volume Mascara
It won't produce lashes of quite the same magnitude as the bigger-is-better brands. But if you're after a natural "I was born this way" look, Lavera's mascara certainly delivers.

Dr. Hauschka Body Powder
This silk-and-rice powder may sell as a body product, but it's unbeatable at absorbing oil and setting makeup.

Aveda Lip Color Concentrate
Made with soothing, smoothing jojoba oil and aloe, this dense, pigment-rich lip color also has certifiedorganic berry extracts to help protect and nourish the skin.

Lavera Rouge
Thanks to the strict European cosmetics standards it follows and the organic ingredients it contains, this German-born blush is one of the purest around.

Origins Flower Fusion
The flower and rice-bran waxes in this lipstick bind to the lips, bringing color that lasts and lips that don't dry out. It comes in 24 shades, all complexion-friendly.

Zia Natural Skincare Powder
It can top foundation, but for a less-is-more look that lasts, apply it alone with a damp makeup sponge.

The Body Shop Eye Definer and Lip Liner
Thanks to healthy plant fats from palm kernel and marula tree oils, the Body Shop' s eye- and lip-liners smudge enough to smooth out a less-than-perfect line but stay put throughout the day.

Origins Rain and Shine Lip Tint With SPF 15
Among the perks of this healthier choice: The natural flavor and fragrance of vanilla and mint oils, not to mention deliciously sheer color.

JASON Temptations Moisturizing Lip Tint
An Eva Scrivo favorite, it goes on sheer, feels smooth (not sticky), and tastes like peppermint.

Read why this makeup is actually healthy.

Text by Donna Garlough; photograph by Paul Sunday

Read More


Comments (8)

  • Christinawang31 16 Jan, 2014

    Thanks for sharing , my favorite healthy makeup is Alimapure they are a small oregon based mineral only cosmetic company.

  • bettina 27 Dec, 2012

    I admire the attempts to help people choose safe Cosmetics!! Thank you for doing so!! But, this is a fairy tale, most of the products llisted are not free of harsh ingredients. Some are even rated to 4 out of 5 on the danger lists. Truth is; only a very few Brands offer completely safe Makeup and SkinCare, unfortunately. And non of them are able to produce enough to fill the entire market with their products. Too bad all these other Manufactorers claim their products are "green". Sincerely

  • ZosimosBotanicals 8 Mar, 2011

    Small companies offer nontoxic alternatives, too. Investigate companies, products and ingredients on the Environmental working Group's Skin Deep database at http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com.

  • gmoritz 20 Oct, 2008

    Another place to get great natural products is at
    There are so many Indie business making and selling great natural skincare and cosmetics.

  • thehealthchic 27 May, 2008

    I like both Lavera and Dr Hauschka products. You can usually find them at Whole Foods, your local health food store or holistic day spa. If you live out West, Elephant Pharmacy is a good place to try.

  • HarvesDaughter 23 Apr, 2008

    Lavera products are fabulous! If you sign up after a certain amount of purchases, you get $25.00 credit. One note though, if you are looking for full coverage foundations, you may have to layer with liquid and powder as Lavera's liquid foundations are very very sheer.


  • mjstar 9 Apr, 2008

    this is nice..but where do we FIND these products? links would be nice..i don't see any

  • mmzea 2 Apr, 2008

    Dr.Hauschka has a great line of beautiful make-up and skincare. I've been using it for a while now and I will never use anything else. It is more expensive, but worth every penny when you do the research behind the products!!!

More from Wellness

New from Whole Living Daily

Shared On Facebook