Organic makeup lets you put on a happy face — naturally
// BareMinerals’ face and body color, Genuine Jade Beauty Duo, counts nephrite (jade) powder among its primary ingredients: known to bring balance, calm and luck to those who wear it. Attractively packaged with retractable Kabuki Brush. $45, limited offer through June, at area Sephora stores; sephora.com.
/// Michigan-based Natura Minerals’ all-natural products eliminate parabens, mica, iron oxides, and other fillers. New spring blush colors include Peony, Peaches, and Roses. $14 each, from the company in Romulus; 586-630- 3208; natura- minerals.com.
// Natural Lipcolor’s formula contains exotic oils, natural waxes, plant extracts, and pure minerals.
$15 each in such hues as Bellini, Truffle, Gingersnap, and Gelato at two new Bare Escentuals boutiques: Twelve Oaks, Novi, and The Mall at Partridge Creek, Clinton Township; bareescentuals.com.
// Award-winning Glo Minerals’ makeup combines phar- maceutical-grade ingredients with natural high-pigment minerals and antioxidants. Lengthening mascara (black or brown/black), $16, Volumizing mascara (black or brown), $19, GloPrecision eye pencils, $16 each (Antique Gold, or Silver Lilac). At Mijo-a’ Event Make-Up Studio & Spa, 319 S. Washington, Royal Oak; 248-542-1718; mijoa.com.
Tips for going natural:
1. Keep makeup brushes clean to prevent bacterial growth. 2. Remember that organic cosmetics tend to have a shorter shelf life. 3. Investigate ingredients of your favorite cosmetics at cosmeticsdatabase.com.