Do you have a “take everywhere”, “can’t leave home without”, item you know will serve you well and make you happy this fall?
There are very few things that fit that bill for me. But wait. On second thought, there are a few.
- A great handbag, check.
- A great wallet that gives me joy every time I pull it from my purse, check.
- A great new lipstick color, I’ve decided I adore, check.
Then it hit me, it’s going to be the lip color. I use it every day!
For the past few months, I’ve been replacing my non-organic makeup and skin care, for healthier, kinder options. The carcinogens in most lipsticks would make your toes curl. And then there’s the whole cruelty-free part that’s been eating away at my conscience.
My new favorite lipstick is by Bite Beauty. They’re handcrafted in downtown Toronto, Canada. The brand was created with the guiding philosophy, “you eat what you put on your lips, so your lipstick should be good for you”.
Check out their different formulations and colors. Mine is Matte but they make lots of wonderful products. I’m also crazy about their Line and Define Lip Primer. It feels and tastes so good:).
Dumping all these “luxury” cosmetics has some upsides and downsides. I look in the trash can and see $$$$ wasted.
What I will miss:
The tiny thrill of feeling pampered and luxurious when I whip out a Chanel, Dior or Tom Ford lipstick.
It’s now a shallow feeling. I would rather own a vintage Chanel jacket or Dior handbag. I just haven’t found them, in my budget, yet.
What I won’t miss:
- The hazardous chemicals seeping into my body.
- Knowing I’m using a product that animals were harmed or killed during their testing process.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Do you read the ingredients in your makeup or skin care?
Style Your Day Beautifully,