Posted on March 29 2017
It's no secret....organic makeup is better for you because they don't contain sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates and other chemicals that are damaging to the skin. Thankfully great alternatives such as Antonym offer makeup with clean ingredients and amazing performance. If you're new to the organic space, here are 5 great tips for getting started.
1. Hydrate Before You Apply
Makeup goes on more smoothly when your face is well-moisturized. Use an all-natural or organic moisturizing lotion and give it time to "soak in" before you apply your other makeup products. Many celebrities and makeup artists swear by facial water sprays, such as rosewater or mineral water. You can apply these on their own or use after your usual moisturizing lotion to help retain the moisture.
2. Switch Lip or Mascara First
Start with the basics. You absorb most makeup through the skin, but lip products are actually ingested and eyes are quite sensitive. So lipstick and mascara are great to test first. You can gradually swap your other makeup once you've gotten the hang of using these.
3. Use Products for More Than One Area
The great thing about organic makeup is that it can be used in multiple areas. For example, you might try your blush on your lips or eyelids. Antonym Brown eyeliner might also work well as a brow tint. Many of our customers use Antonym blush on their eyelids.
4. Pay Special Attention to Your Eye Area
The eye area is the most delicate part of the face, and it also draws the most attention. Whether you're going for a natural day look or a dramatic night look, focus on the eyes. Prep the skin with an eye cream so your makeup goes on smoothly and stays put. Once you've moisturized the rest of your face, apply your eye makeup next.
5. Use the Best Brushes for Each Product
Your makeup brushes can make all the difference when it comes to the finished look. Eyeliners, blushes and lip products should all be applied with the appropriate brushes to prevent messy or uneven applications. Antonym offer quality makeup brushes that are vegan and eco-friendly.
With these tips and a little patience, you'll be an organic and all-natural makeup pro in no time -- without the synthetic chemicals and harmful side effects!