When it comes to clean makeup and your morning routine, we believe that less is more, and that the less time your makeup takes to apply, the better.
Quick & Easy Clean Makeup Routine
By keeping our clean makeup routine simple, we not only save precious time (a non-renewable resource), we are also letting our natural beauty shine. We like to look like ourselves everyday, just a little more polished (and protected from the sun). That way, if you catch us at the local coffee shop one morning sans maquiller, we’ll still look like us, and we love that.
As busy professionals, we need to be ready to take on anything that comes into our orbit: from an unexpected meeting invite to spontaneous happy hour after hours.
RE: Glow Up
Below we break down our essential clean beauty products for a speedy, no fuss routine that gives you a dewy glow and highlights your unique beauty. These are the products that we can’t live without.
Clean Makeup Essentials:
Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Tinted moisturizer is one of our favorite clean makeup products, because it combines two crucial steps into one. We also love that many tinted moisturizers now come with SPF -so make that three steps in one.
Our go-to tinted moisturizer is Dew Skin by Beautycounter. This clean tinted moisturizer is easy to put on, has an SPF rating of 20, and leaves your skin with a glowy finish.
Tinted Moisturizer + SPF 20
It’s important to point our that Dew Skin provides very sheer coverage. If you’re looking for heavier coverage, this is not your product. However, we love that you can still see your skin underneath.
The Dew Skin formulation contains hydrating and brightening ingredients like black currant, peony-root extract, and vitamin C. We apply it generously to our face and neck after our morning skin care routine.
Another great tinted moisturizer is the Hydratint by Alastin. This broad-spectrum sunscreen provides protection from UVA and UVB rays while also protecting its users from environmental pollution. It comes with a universal tint and includes ingredients that improve skin hydration.
FYI, the ‘universal’ tint is more on the bronzy side, so if you have super fair skin, it may be best used as a summer moisturizer.
Hydrating Lip Treatment Oil
Okay, now we’re about to tell you about one of beauty’s best-kept secrets. It’s the Hourglass Number 28 Lip Treatment Oil (which is a clear formula). And trust us, once you’ve tried this lip treatment oil, it will be hard to live without it.
Hourglass’s ultra nourishing formula contains three powerful active ingredients (Saliporine-8; Volulip™; and Viamerine) that help to reduce the appearance of lip wrinkles, boost moisture levels, and improve the appearance of your natural lip shape and volume.
N 28 Lip Oil
Nourishing Lip Treatment
By: Hourglass Cosmetics
But besides, the lip plumping benefits, just applying this treatment oil is a luxurious self care ritual. The applicator bottle is so chic and comes with a 24 karat gold-plated palladium tip that is anti-bacterial and ultra soothing on your lips.
The number 28 refers to the 28 ingredients used the Hourglass blend. Their treatment oil contains 14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich plant oils (including our favorite: kukui nut), and vitamins A, B5, C and E.
The price tag is somewhat expensive, ($49), but we found it well worth every penny.
WOW TIP: With very regular use, one bottle of the treatment oil lasted us around 10 weeks.
Clean Lip and Cheek Tint
We love the multi-tasking powers of a good lip and cheek tint. Making it one of our clean makeup essentials for a natural and polished look. Swipe some on for a sheer veil of color on the apples of your cheeks and bridge of your nose – and you’ll appear as if you just came in from a windswept day at the beach. Add some over your favorite hydrating lip balm to add a ‘just bitten’ quality to your lips.
Lip & Cheek Tint
Shimmery Sheer Color
By: Tata Harper
Our favorite cheek tint is made by none other than clean beauty pioneer, Tata Harper. Tata’s cheek tint comes in a variety of shades that look good on all skin tones. It provides a shimmery sheer veil of color that provides that windswept look. We love that it’s also good for your skin.
For a more subtle hint of color, try one of Olio E Osso’s sheer colored balm. We love their No. 2 French Melon for a peachy glow. Their clean formula, enhanced with skin loving ingredients like Shea nut oil, olive fruit oil and grapefruit, will leave your skin with dewy, barely there color.
Clean Mascara That Works
When it comes to clean mascara, finding an option that actually works can be challenging. Enter the up & coming clean and ethical beauty brand Saie.
Saie’s clean mascara works like a dream.
Shea Butter & Beewax
The nourishing formula is enriched with organic shea butter and responsibly sourced beeswax. We love that Saie’s mascara actually conditions lashes, so that you never have little black specks floating around on your cheeks or under your eyes.
The best part? This mascara is one of the most affordable clean options on the market. You can clean up the mascara in your makeup bag for $24.
Clean Eye Shadow that loves your skin.
Sometimes we need a little more definition to show off our eyes, and if you don’t want to spend ten minutes in front of the mirror applying eyeshadow, then an easy-to-apply eye-popping liquid shadow is the way to go.
10 Second Application
We love the 10-second Eye Shadow from our go-to clean makeup brand Kosas. This liquid eyeshadow comes in eight pigment rich colors that will elevate your everyday look in the best way possible. From neutral champagne, to warm coppery rose, to a cool pearly colbalt, you’re sure to find a shade you can’t live without.
Our favorite part? The skin loving ingredients in this clean eyeshadow; apricot, rosehip, and jojoba work to soothe, brighten, and balance the delicate skin on your eyelid while you do your thing all day long.