Congratulations to Connie Tucker, winner of the Logics Color DNA System Giveaway! She has won Gloss Balm, Contouring Paste, Geometric Design Gel and Aerial Liquid Volume – four new stylers that will allow Connie to fashion her hair with lasting color vibrancy, mirror-like skine and silkened texture.
Terry Brennamen, Cindy Hoppes, Maggie Mannweiler, Telecia Sparks, and Kathy Weber are also lucky ladies today. These readers are winners of Spoiled Pretty’s Proactiv Giveaway. They will receive Proactiv’s 3-Step System, which includes the Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, and Repairing Lotion.
With quality beauty tools, you get more out of your makeup. And with some TLC, a good set will last a long time. Great makeup brushes come at all price points, and some of my favorites are from a brand called ecoTools.
ecoTools’ brushes are easy on the wallet and on the earth – they feature bamboo handles (which are highly sustainable), vegan bristles, metal from recycled aluminum cans, and reusable pouches printed with plant-based ink.
I am a big fan of the ecoTools Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set ($9.99), which includes a Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Baby Kabuki Brush, and a linen/hemp cosmetics bag.
These tools rival prestige brushes that cost six or seven times as much. And you will be absolutely blown away by the softness of the bristles and how well they apply your makeup. They make all other brushes green with envy.
The other day, while I was flipping through one of my many fashion mags, I spied an ad for Aveeno’s new Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30. As someone with the sensitive skin curse, I am very familiar with Aveeno‘s line of products – and I’m a big fan of their gentle formulations. So when I read about the product’s “unique combination of natural mineral-based tints – which seamlessly cover to blend away imperfections – and clinically proven Total Soy Complex to even out skin tone and texture in four weeks,” I got very excited. Well, that is until I noticed that it only comes in two shades: Fair to Light and Medium.
Now, I’m not saying that the tinted moisturizer needs to launch in a kaleidoscope of colors. But, dang…would it have hurt to also offer a Deep or Dark option?
I have to say that, as a beauty junkie of color, it is extremely frustrating (not to mention insulting) when certain skin tones are ignored by the beauty industry. If brands can create products to grow stubbly lashes into fabulous fringe, or supersize skinny lips – surely they can create foundation, powder, concealer and tinted moisturizer in more that two hues. Just sayin’.
In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), Amber and I are hosting Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Week – a week-long celebration of natural and organic beauty products that will help you green your beauty routine. Every day, Amber and I will feature our favorite eco-friendly beauty essentials.
Spoiled Pretty will highlight Earth Day beauty events and promotions, and provide tips on being naturally beautiful from head to toe – while reducing your carbon footprint. And there will also be a week’s worth of green giveaways goin’ on, so stay tuned!
Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Week begins on Monday. So be sure to check back tomorrow and join the green partay!