Honest mama moment.. this picture fills me with both excitement and dread! I took this recently when having my makeup done and totally admired the skill needed.
Who else totally missed the boat when they dished out makeup advice when you were younger? I was too busy with sport and thought lip gloss was all you needed!
Even recently my makeup bag was full of things I felt I had purchased by accident, sheer luck or been given. Some of you know that my makeup bag recently ‘went missing’ (code for stolen) I miss certain aspects like my clinique chubbystick lippy, my random no brand name ‘raisin’ coloured blush that was perfect for me and my bronzer (which was being used as a coverall as I recently wasted money on a foundation that was the wrong colour – long story).
AND so I am embarking on a one woman mission to help all mamas out there with
‘Mama Makeup 101’
I’m on a crusade to find gorgeous easy to use cruelty free natural (where possible) makeup that’s affordable. Then (as if that’s not enough) create a ‘mini go to’ kit that’s right for me. Key words are easy and quick!
This is not sponsored, everything here has been bought and chosen by me (but I’m not adverse to trialing and reviewing things if anyone wants to send me something!).
The plan is to do some quick videos on simple ways to enhance make up for mamas on the go. Those things you wish you knew a little bit about but don’t want to go all Kardasian about it! I want to interview a makeup artist, insta mums and cosmetics company to see what they believe is in a woman’s go to kit – key words – SIMPLE for ON THE GO!
Here are my purchases so far!
$29.95( Farmers NZ)
$32.95 (Farmers NZ)
$44.95 (Farmers NZ)
$42.95 (Farmers NZ)
bought at Farmers price TBC as not on the website (limited edition). Less than $25 though.
Why did I use these brands? After some online research and some great advice from my insta tribe, I have made sure that the brands I have now are as good for you as they are gorgeous!
Nude by Nature are an Austalian based company whose makeup is 100% naturally derived and cruelty-free. They don’t have all the nasty chemicals, synthetic ingredients or preservatives that have been shoved into most other brands. These guys have worked really hard to produce a fabulous product!
Natio are also Aussie based and are staunchly cruelty free. They are palm oil free and as natural as possible ( they mention that some of their products still require a small stabiliser).
As for the Clinique.. there website is sadly lacking in info and that probably says it all. But lets be honest I am a normal mum and I needed something fast that I knew worked. So will happily replace this as soon as I get a chance with something that fits in with my plan.
So hopefully we can see that you can get great make up without compromising your values!
Stay tuned to see what the next steps are or feel free to leave comments on what you love the most in your kit!