To be in a natural state.
That is how I usually am. If you know me, you know that you can probably count on one hand the number of times you’ve seen me really decked out in makeup. Like REAL done up.
Yeah. That usually happens only on holidays or special occasions. My poor boyfriend rarely even gets deemed special enough to get the gorge-ed up me to bask at on the reg haha … Sorry love.
A usual day at the office or outing into public only consists of just my BB cream and some mascara… Because like who doesn’t love mascara ladies… Aaaaand because most men have better eyelashes than me and that’s just like come on now haha… Which makes getting ready in the morning soooo much faster and easier and more relaxing. However, it makes times I do try to wear makeup so much more tedious and trying. (And embarrassing lol)
So why such the aversion to makeup?
Well on the positive side, every since my “No Makeup” challenge – as in no coverup, BB cream, or mascara – I have gained confidence in myself and my no qualms natural appearance.
However, on the not so positive and reason it even started side, it’s because of my less than great skin. Ever since high school I have not had the best skin. My acne and blemishes mostly destroy my shoulders and back 😦 However, my face is not prone to it and I have found over the years that basically all makeup simply just makes it worse. So why would I want to cover up my breakouts with heavy cosmetics that are in turn just going to make me break out more?
Exacatically. As the caterpillar would say…. Enough. You’ve seen Alice in Wonderland so stop judging me. Thanks.
On to the more important information…
Why am I even writing about my awful skin and makeup habits? Well, it’s because I am here to tell you that I have found a solution! I was lucky enough to come across an AMAZING company with some of the purest products I am ever had grace my face. Like seriously.
Au Naturale Cosmetics is a company of organic, vegan, paraben free, gluten free, cruelty free, crap free cosmetics that will rock your world. Being of such pure ingredients make them super sensitive skin friendly.
When I first got the products, I won’t lie, I was a bit skeptical. I don’t have a good history with cosmetics and my skin. I also was a little weary on the fact that the bronzer and the blush came in a stick form. I have never in my life used something like that before. I thought there was no way this would work with my skin. It had to be too heavy right? Rolling a stick on your face?
Boy was I wrong!
I have never used a makeup that felt lighter and more airy on my face. I was impressed with the feeling it left on my skin, the way it did not affect my skin in any way shape or form after wearing it every day for an entire long weekend, and the way it looked FLAWLESS.
As you can imagine, for someone who does not wear a lot of makeup, wearing makeup for an entire long weekend was nerve-racking. But thanks to Au Naturale Cosmetics, it was much easier than I anticipated. I was fear free within a day and actually excited to test everything out! 😀
The products I received (and am now obsessed with) were:
Bronzer stick, blush stick, powder foundation, and two shades of a cream eye shadow
Each of which went on easily, looked amazing, and stayed impressively well.
Now, from a health point of view, we talk all day about what we should eat, drink, and do for our bodies. How the things we put into our bodies affect us and why organic, chemical free products are so much better for us. But what about what we put ON our bodies?
Everything we put on our skin goes into our body. Our skin has pores which absorb. Hence why certain makeups and scrubs and soaps make people with sensitive skin breakout. Your body takes in a certain amount of any chemical you treat it with. So just as I make natural scrubs and soaps for myself, it is more ideal to have equally as organic and natural makeup.
Part of what I also loved about Au Naturale is that they made you aware of what is in their product on a label on the packaging of their product. And all of their ingredients are those which you could actually read and pronounce.
In parting, if you want to buy truly natural, organic, good for you products from a genuine cosmetic company, look no further than Au Naturale ladies.
They are such a good, down to earth, consumer friendly company that they even hand wrapped and sent a written note in my package…
Check out my instagram (@fitnessforrealpeople) for pictures of my makeup transformation 😉