What’s in Mama’s Makeup Bag?

Most makeup is toxic – loaded with harsh fragrances, dyes, and chemicals. But just because we’re natural mamas, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little glamour. Watch the video above to see what’s in my makeup bag.

Click that “Like” button below if you use natural makeup :)

Links to products after the jump.

About Genevieve

After battling weight, digestive, and immune system issues for years, I know firsthand the harmful effects of conventional life. Through a long road of detox, I discovered the healing power of natural living. This transformation spread into every area of my life - physical, emotional & spiritual. Now I'm on a mission to help other mamas live happier, healthier lives.

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  1. casey January 15, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I just found your blog and I am so glad I did! I am going to look at the make-up now! You are absolutely beautiful! You and your husband are so funny! My husband and I watched some of the videos last night!

  2. Sara December 20, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Can anyone recommend a good facial moisturizer? I’m currently using an Yves Rocher organic one, but I’m not thrilled with it. I’d like something that’s not too expensive. I have pretty normal skin, but I live in the Midwest where its dry in winter and steamy in summer. I’ve looked on this site and I don’t see that Mama Natural has recommended any. Or did I miss it somewhere?

      • Sara December 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

        Ooh! Fabulous! I am so excited to try this! It look great! Thank you :)

  3. Maya @ beadeebaby.com November 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Your link to Foundation (color name – agent 4) isn’t working, could you redirect me to the right item page? Thanks!

  4. Caroline October 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Have you ever heard of Christopher Drummond products? I switched over to them and have been using them for awhile and have been really impressed with each and every one – they are pricey though :( I would love to hear your thoughts!

  5. Holly June 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    hi there! i love using Origin’s VitaZing as my “BB cream”. What are your thoughts on this? It seems pretty natural :)

  6. Laura May 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for the post! I would like to use a BB Cream but no idea which one is the best. Could you please recommend me one?

  7. Cristin April 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Skin deep is a great recourse but be careful to read why the rating is what it is…some ingredients are high because the are controversial (if ingested) like comfrey. But may people have used comfrey forever! including fellow midwives for healing. If it is in your product they give it a 4-5 rating…but here is where you use common sense and don’t eat your face cream : )

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  9. brite August 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Thanks so much for this! I’ve refined my entire diet to help clear up some health problems, but this is an area I’ve overlooked. Can’t wait to try some new products!
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  10. kathryn August 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    What a fun post! It is important to keep our skin free from extra toxins, since they can be absorbed so easily. Here is a great site that is dedicated to helping people make the best choices they can. You type in your brand of make up or skin care and it will tell you what level it’s in and why. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

    • kathryn August 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      For example I put in the Tarte cheekstain. It was at a level 4. Which is moderate. The cancer risk was low for it but the allergy risk was a bit higher, so if you haven’t had any reactions by now you’re probobly ok. ;-)
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  11. Keely August 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I use a great natural/semi natural hypo-allergenic mascara from Reviva Labs. It was absolutely amazing from the beginning! No clumpy lashes and a nice deep black! As far as I can tell it hasn’t dried out my lashes at all and it also doesn’t make my eyes itch!! It’s carried at my local Natural Grocers for only $5.99!! Sorry for all the exclamation marks. I LOVE this mascara!!!!

    • Genevieve August 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      Nice! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Kate H August 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    How do you feel about i.d. bare minerals makeup / other bare escentuals products? They claim to be “natural” but the makeup contains bismuth oxychloride…? (An inorganic ingredient, from what I’ve read.)

    How can products claim to be natural if they aren’t? Or am I mislead about the ingredient?

    • JILL August 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      The word “natural” means nothing – that goes for food products, too. You have to read ingredient lists and decide if you want to put that on or in your body. I just looked up a Tarte product and one warning read, “Do not use if you are pregnant.” I tolerate some toxins in make-up because I don’t wear it everyday and as Mamanatural said, some safer products are cost-prohibitive.

      • Genevieve August 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        Hmmm… I think natural means something :)

        Curious, what Tarte product you’re referring to? Also, almost anything will say to consult with doctor if pregnant or lactating.

        • Kristin Friesen August 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm

          I agree with both… the word “natural” gets thrown around so much it has ALMOST lost its meaning. I was all excited about Tarte products since I had never heard of them… so often I read a mission statement of a brand and they claim to be different and natural and this and that but then the product ingredients say otherwise. Unfortunately it looks like Tarte is the same. I bet most of the products are what they claim to be, but this one sure isn’t – http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-Amazonian-clay-waterproof-eyeliner Just happened to be the second item I clicked on and it is filled with ingredients I can’t pronounce :( Further proof that natural minded mamas such as ourselves can never let our guard down and must always ALWAYS check the labels!

    • Genevieve August 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      That’s why it’s so hard to find “pure” make-up because there are so many potentially bad ingredients. LOL! I try to do my best and let go of the rest… especially since I only wear a few times a week, if that!

    • emmy August 18, 2012 at 6:48 am

      Mineral makeup is natural as in it comes from the nature, but not organic since it’s not made out of plants.
      All these labels and marketing is really confusing, one really has to read up on ingredients and not trust what the package says. For example, here in Sweden it’s okay to put “contains 100% organic olive oil” on a label, but what it means is that you can put one drop of 100% organic olive oil in mineral oil and still claim it _contains_ 100% organic olive oil. Silly marketing!
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      • Shannon A August 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

        You should check out Sterling Minerals. http://www.sterlingminerals.com. I have been using their products for years. She is very specific in the ingredients she uses in her products. I used to be a user of Bare Minerals, but I ended up with itching and deep cystic like pimples. Come to find out it is the Bithumus Oxicloride that imbeds in your skin that causes this.

  13. Valerie August 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I enjoyed this! I also love L’oreal mascara, just as good if not better performing than any high end brand I have tried. I tend to use Laura Mercier products but after seeing how much you enjoy Tarte, I’m going to check them out the next time i get a sephora gift card.

    Any natural nail polishes you like?

  14. Kristin Friesen August 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Do you have these listed somewhere so we can see the spelling? You don’t have to provide links to everything, I can look them up :)

  15. Amy August 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Great blog post! Just curious what color of the cheek stain you use? It looks great!

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