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Most of us perceive organic make-up as an expensive and niche aspect of beauty. We may be keen to even switch from our regular chemical based make-up products to organic make-up, but little do we know about the basics and the benefits that such make-up can offer. Celebrity and professional make-up artist and hairstylist, Hifza Kazi explains the differences, the good and the bad and what we should keep in mind while switching to organic make-up.
Organic cosmetics are created from ingredients which have been certified organic by one of the numerous certifying institutions that operate worldwide. Organic cosmetics are produced from the best natural components of plants and flowers that do not result in skin irritation at all, as compared to most chemical based cosmetics. As much as 60% of a topical skin-care product is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream.
This make organic cosmetics a much safer option, as most organic makeup contains no artificial colours, fragrances or harmful preservatives, no toxic chemicals, no parabens, no phalates, no animal testing.
In case of reactions, they subside very quickly as natural products are much safer than the chemical compounds.
The not so good:
International brands with organic make-up:
RMS Beauty is popular for its eye-shadows & mascara. They are well known for their lip & cheek tint, even their liquid eye liner is made with natural ingredients.
Vapour Organic Beauty is renowned for its foundations, bronzers, lipsticks etc. A lot of Hollywood celebrities use their products.
Organic make-up brands in India:
Soul Tree and Forest Essentials are great brands to look at in India. Forest Essentials has a great range of skincare and hair care products, though they are not into make-up completely.
Soultree s kajal is free of lead and soothes the eyes, not causing them to burn or itch. It is available in quite a few colours too. The lipsticks are also great. They contain no synthetic smell and have ghee instead. Thus, after you remove it, it doesn't dry your lips, in fact your lips are constantly hydrated & turn softer.
Application techniques for organic makeup:
There is no special application technique for using these products, but cream based products are slightly more difficult to blend onto the skin. However, with a few days of practice, it's pretty easy. It is best to carry the product for touch ups as they do not contain lead (lead makes the effects last longer) and fades after some time.
This however, is a better option to protect your skin and keep it healthy even as you age, rather than look pretty for a long duration in the day!
What you should look out for:
Please note: our make-up expert does not endorse any product commercial service and the effectiveness of said product may vary among different individuals.
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