20 High Performing Clean Makeup Alternatives

Conscious Living

Why I only want to purchase clean beauty.

A few months ago, I learned the ugly truth behind my favorite beauty products. Almost my entire makeup collection is filled with hazardous ingredients, synthetic materials, toxic formulations, and dishonorable ethics toward not only animals, but also humans. (Don’t even Google mica and how it’s harvested by children in India.)

During my self love journey, I started to eliminate steps in my makeup routine to cultivate a love for my natural beauty. (More on that in another post.) By studying minimalism I discovered sustainability, which opened my eyes to the chemicals behind personal care products.

Currently, I’ve only purchased two clean products – mascara from Pacifica & concealer from RMS Beauty. Instead of dumping my current collection, I’m using up what I have and slowly purchasing products that support my morals and well being. All the products below are toxic-free as well as cruelty free!

 

Foundation

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation

What I love | Incredible cosmetic line designed by a celebrity makeup artist. High coverage foundation that applies beautifully and is made without silicone. Lux sustainable package with refillable inserts.

Price | $68

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | RMS “Un” Cover-Up

What I Love | I actually own this product and I originally purchased it to use as an under eye concealer. However, due to the high amount of coconut oil, I prefer it has a light coverage foundation! This little pot will last a long time!

Price | $36

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.

 

Product | Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation

What I love | Light cover foundation formulated with botanical ingredients to function like skincare. Hoping I can purchase this for the summer!

Price | $33

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation

What I love | Serum-infused foundation that functions as both skincare and color correction. Lightweight formula buildable to a medium silky finish. Soothes redness and plumps fine lines with a powerful blend of botanicals!            

Price | $54

 

 

 

Concealer

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Clove + Hallow Conceal + Correct Concealer

What I love | I’ve watched several YouTube videos on this product and it’s very high quality with buildable coverage! Plus, the brand commits to formulating their products only 15 ingredients!

Price | $18

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | llia True Skin Serum Concealer

What I love | I can’t wait to buy this product! From what I’ve seen in video demos, it looks super buildable with flawless coverage! It is also enriched with stabilized vitamin C and albizia julibrissin bark extract. So fancy! 

Price | $30

 

 

Setting Powder

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Thrive Cosmetics Filtered Effects Soft Focus HD Setting Powder

What I love | I’ve watched several YouTube videos on this product and it looks incredible on the skin! The blurring technology combined with natural extracts creates a matte, flawless finish. It claims to soften pores and fine lines too!

Price | $35

 

 

Bronzer

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.

Product | W3ll People Bio Baked Bronzer Powder

What I love | Soft matte finish with a subtle radiance! Applies like velvety, like a cream to powder texture, for long-lasting wear!

Price | $24.99

 

 

 

Blush

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.

Product | Lilah b. Divine Due Lip & Cheek

What I love | Multi-purpose cream blush with a luxurious matte finish! Apply in buildable layers to lips, cheeks, or even eyelids for long-wearing results!

Price | $46

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Elate Cosmetics Universal Creme Blush

What I Love | This dual purpose product functions as both a blush and lip pigment! Made with cold-pressed organic jojoba oil, this cream product applies with a soft and dewy finish. The packaging is refillable and made from bamboo which is a completely compostable materials!

Price | $29 (Including the packaging.) $22 for the refill.

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | p/y/t Beauty Heart Beat/ Cheek Color

What I love | This brand really excites me! It’s affordable, follows clean standards, and the branding is on point! This gorgeous powder blush is formulated with jojoba seed and Vitamin E with lightweight hydration!

Price | $22

 

 

 

Mascara 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mascara *I actually own this product

What I love | This mascara strengthens my lashes as a result of the infused coconut oil and Vitamin B in the product! The super plush brush feathers my lashes and adds lots of volume coat after coat! 

Price | $14

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.

Product | Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra-Natural Mascara

What I love | Nutrient-rich formula that hydrates and evenly coats lashes without clumping or drying. Intense dark color!

Price | $24

 

 

 

Eye shadow Palette

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Lily Lolo Pedal to the Metal Palette

What I love | Lily Lolo’s oil-free, non-drying formula makes for a pigmented and highly blendable eyeshadow palette! This cool toned palette covers looks from day to night with both shimmer and matte textures!

Price | $34

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.

Product | Ere Perez Chamomile Eye Palette

What I love | Ere Perez’s 6 shade eyeshadow palette is formulated with calming ingredients, including chamomile, to sooth delicate eye area during application. The palette contains both shimmer and matte shades. Looks perfect for summer! 

Price | $34

 

Eyeliner

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.

Product | W3LL People Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner

What I love | Very effective liquid eyeliner with a a hyper-pigmented formula that doesn’t budge! Nourishing ingredients such as aloe and anti-microbial rosemary support this EWG verified product!

Price | $17.99

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Ilia Pure Eyeliner

What I love | Soft and blendable eyeliner infused with healing oils like Vitamin E and sesame for gentle application near delicate eyes.

Price | $24                     

 

 

 

 

Brows

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.

 

Product | 100% Pure Green Tea Fiber Brow Builder

What I love | Perfect for a daily groomed brow! Delivers intense pigment and volume without leaving your hairs sticky or stiff! Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E strengthen brows while green tea fibers add volume!

Price | $23    

 

 

Highlighter

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Rituel De Fille The Alchemist Highlighter

What I love | Super intense powder highlighter that gives a dazzling “wet” look without an artificial finish! Blinding highlighter!

Price | $32

 

 

 

 

Lipstick

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Kosas Weightless Lip Color

What I love | Kosas’ high impact lipsticks glide on evenly and leave lips feeling luxuriously hydrated. Incredible ingredients like mango seed butter and cocoa seed butter nourish lips for all day comfort!

Price | $28

 

 

 

 

Tired of chemicals in your makeup? Here are 20 high performing clean and sustainable makeup alternatives. Click to learn more.Product | Axiology Lip Crayon

What I love | Luxurious brand with affordable pricing! This brand specializes in solely lip products and formulates with “clean” and not just “natural” ingredients!

Price | $26

 

 

 

 

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