My Dirty Little Secret.

As you may already know using all natural and organic makeup is essential in my beauty regime, but there was a time when I was not well-read about the harsh chemicals lurking in my products. 🌿🌺💉✖

There are some products that are safer than others – to find out what your products rates you can always scan your products using the think dirty app or go to http://www.ewg.org/skindeep

I really want to emphasize this point – the first and most important step into producing a clean beauty regimen must be scanning the toxicity rating for your products! You don’t have to trash every single beauty product you own or make the switch completely to organic beauty.
Please please understand the importance of finding out your products toxicity rating and throw out the worst offenders. I worry about all of you and I promise this step will be beneficial for your health in the long run.

I have a dirty secret that I want to share I don’t like to admit it BUT there are some products that I have carried over from my dirty days into my clean makeup days. Now that the secrets out I will say I am really strict – I do not let any product into my makeup collection. Whatever product I use has to be researched and screened for toxicity rating – the product must meet certain criteria… & that’s where Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics come in.

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Although @occmakeup is not organic I love their loose color pigments because in a time when many cosmetic companies make the claim that their products are “Cruelty Free” simply because Animal Testing has become unfashionable and less cost-effective, OCC felt it was necessary to raise the bar on this issue.
They pledge never to use animal-derived ingredients (including Lanolin, Beeswax, Carmine and more) in their products.

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I’m head over heals for their Loose Colour Concentrates, my personal favorite pigment is the color smote.
Smote: a very finely milled pigment with intense shimmer. The pigment is as light as air and comes in a generous 2.5 g clear sifter jar.  A little pigment will go a long way.

Here I swatched some of my favourite pigments including smote.
Left to Right: Smote, Artifact, Brasstacks, Dope & Flawed.
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This micronized color pigments is fused with light-reflecting mica and can be used to apply shimmer on the eyes, lips, cheeks and anywhere else on the face or body for a sleek, eye-catching look.
This product is an approved cosmetic for me because it’s Carmine-free, 100 percent vegan, micro-refiHened mineral pigments that do not contain fillers, binders, or extenders.
If any product is going to be a part of my beauty collectionit must be free of  parabens – sulfates – phthalates.

Here is a complete chart the super pigmented concentrates.

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There are various ways to purchase this item – my recommendation is http://www.beautylish.com where you can purchase individual loose colour concentrates for $14 with free shipping over $35.

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