Ooh la naturale

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Ooh la naturale

As formulas have become more sophisticated, botanic and mineral make-up has not only become better for your skin, it’s blossomed beyond earthy colours to cover a glamorously glossy spectrum. Mother Nature just got sexy…

“l use mineral make-up every day, on everyone. As a make-up artist, it is so important to look after your client’s skin – one bad reaction can be a disaster, so l need to be able to trust the safety of a product and know it will look great,” says make-up artist Victoria Baron. “Natural pigments are fresh, vibrant and now in popular, sexy colours.”

Five fabulous natural foundations

ELES Mineral Makeup Mineral Sheer Tint SPF20, $58.50; ID BareMinerals Foundation SPF15, $70; Living Nature Illuminating Tint, $36.95; Inika Mineral Foundation, $54.95;Minerelle Foundation Powder, $77

Kicking chemicals

It’s said that, during a year, we can ingest up to 2kg of cosmetic chemicals through our skin. Why’s that so alarming? In a recent segment on the Today programme, health editor Dr Ric Gordon cited research that has “shown association” between chemicals, including parabens, and cancer. While no direct,
causal link between cosmetics and cancer has been established, such studies have led to industry-wide debate and the natural biz has boomed as skin-savvy women scrutinise the contents of their beauty bags.

Good for skin & glam

Enriched with botanical antioxidants and vitamins or complexion-caring minerals from the earth, these formulas fuse skincare with fashion-forward colour: 

1. Ere Perez Sunflower Oil Natural Waterproof Mascara, $26.95
2. I Nuovi Dust(100 per cent mineral pigment) in Sapphire, $27
3. Living Nature Lip Pencils in Laughter, Morning Sun & Woods, $20.95 each
4.
Pur Minerals Universal Marble Powder (part of Pur Minerals Starter Kit also including 4-in-1 Mineral makeup SPF15, Mineral Glow and The Chisel brush), $69.50
5. Inika Mineral Eyeshadows in Bling Bling & Blue Topaz, $24.95 each
6. ELES LipTox Sheer in Precious and Starlet, $59.50
7. Nvey Eco Eyeshadow (palette of five colours), $57.50
8. Ere Perez Natural Tinted Rice Powder SPF15 in Rose Tones, $34.95
9. Vani-T Eye Crayons, $17.95
10. Glominerals GloShimmer Brick in Gleam, $72
11. Inika Mineral Eyeshadow in Coastal Candy, $24.95
12. ID Bare Escentuals Lip Gloss in Sheer Cherry, $40
13. Shizen Tint Lip Conditioner in Pinkie, $19.95

Paraben-free:

Inika, Minerelle, Vani-T, Ere Perez, Living Nature, Shizen, Nvey Eco, Pur Minerals

– Tracey Withers

Model courtesy of Inika. Recreate the look with Inika Eyeliner in Sky drawn all over your lid, up to your crease. Press Inika Eyeshadow in Sublime on top of the eyeliner and blend Blue Topaz Eyeshadow into your crease. Slick Inika Lipstick in Lola on lips and apply Sunkissed Inika Bronzer for contour. inika.com.au 

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