In honor of Earth Day, I’ve picked out some of my favorite eco-friendly products. Whether they’re organic, fair trade, 100% vegan, or simply take the place of forever-in-a-landfill plastic bottles, all of these items are sustainable in their own ways. The fact that they’re super chic, well-made, and reasonably priced is just an added bonus.
- Skin & Threads Front Pocket Cardigan, $74
- Loomstate x Barneys NY V Neck Tee, $40
- People Tree Maui Mini Skirt, $40
- Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum, $30
- Tarte Natural Lip Stain, $24
- SIGG Water Bottle, $21.99
- Matt & Nat Vegan Leather Handbag, $245
- TOMS Olive Canvas Classics, $44
- Pacifica Soy Candle, $6
I don’t like to wear a lot of make-up. Ok, I lied. I wear make-up but I try to make it seem like I have nothing on. The au naturale look, I call it. Ya know, that I-rolled-out-of-bed-and-don’t-need-make-up look. But really I do need it and I definitely use it. I just make it seem like I don’t! You following? I’m a little trickster!
One of my favorite techniques in acquiring said look is applying a lip stain. It’s not a lipstick or a gloss, it’s literally a stain. It stains your lips in the same way Kool-Aid fruit punch stains your lips. I don’t remember the last time I drank Kool-Aid or whether or not it even exists anymore but I think you catch my drift. The results are redder, fuller-looking lips without the appearance or residue of traditional lipstick. It’s an amazing optical illusion! What better way to achieve the au naturale look, non?
I have invested in many a lip stain throughout my lifetime and one of my favorites is Benefit Cosmetics’ Benetint. This stuff is AMAZING. It is a rose-tinted stain that you dot on your lips and blend with your finger. After applying, you look in the mirror and say to yourself, Holy crap I have naturally red lips. It’s as easy as that. The great thing about Benetint is that it’s also a cheek stain. It gives a subtle pinkish hue to your cheeks that perfectly compliment your Kool-Aidesque lips. The Benefit website also says it’s “kiss-proof” so your bf won’t even know you’re tricking him when you pucker up. Ooooh, I love it.