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08/19/2010

How to Choose Eco-Conscious Makeup

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Wash%20face1 Who would have thought your eco-efforts would venture into the bathroom. Well, most women don’t and they also don’t realize the ecological impact of their makeup.

Eco-conscious makeup artist Paige Padgett has incorporated her ecological lifestyle efforts into her passion for beauty. Up to 60 percent of what goes on your skin is absorbed, so what is put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body.

Here are a few tips from the green makeup artist:

1. Read Labels. Shopping for cosmetics is like shopping for groceries. You have to read labels and watch out for toxic ingredients.

2. Plan ahead.Make shopping easier by checking online first for chemically safe companies at www.safecosmetics.org.

3. Trash disposables. Purchase organic cotton wash clothes and natural sponges that you can wash and reuse.

(Source: Paige Padgett)

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These are great tips! i never really thought about being able to incorporate eco-friendly ideas into make-up. I love that there are everday products that i use that are on this list (like Burt's Bees) but sad to see that some are not (like covergirl or almay.. i.e things that are in supermarkets and would be easily available to the masses!!!) Also, make up brushes are another area that I never thought to look into! I found this great kit featured at: http://blog.guffly.com/
I think i just might have to buy these!!

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