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- Your best bet is making your own natural face paint for Halloween. Doing this puts you in full control of the ingredients used, so you don’t have to worry about any possible allergens. You’d be surprised at the range of colors you can make too! Natural colorants (such as turmeric, beets, and cocoa powder , etc.) are so much better for you than chemicals (especially since 60 percent of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream!).
- If you don’t feel like making any DIYs, you can always buy some organic face paint. Doing a quick google search for organic face paint should yield a few good results. I recommend trying Natural Earth Paint, an ecofriendly company that sells paint sets. They’re handcrafted in the US, wash off easily with water, and are clay and mineral based. Their ingredients list is on their website (just click the link I provided) so they’re very transparent. Their packaging is also eco-conscious, made from 100 percent post consumer fiber, so that’s a plus. You can also find natural face paint on Etsy: One brand I recommend is LePetitMatisse: They sell natural face paint made with no synthetic pigments or dyes. They use natural ingredients like shea butter, sweet almond oil, kaolin clay, and mineral pigments in their paints. Both of these brands are cruelty-free, but they are not vegan (just a heads up). For a vegan, all-natural face paint, try Nature Provides. they’re formulated without beeswax: Just vegetable glycerin, kaolin clay, and lead-free/ nano-free pigments (like mica). All of these brands are very open about their ingredients, so I highly recommend reading up on their sites for more information.
If you prefer, try using the makeup you already have to create some fun Halloween inspired looks. There are a slew of tutorials you can find online that provide excellent Halloween themed makeup looks. If you can avoid using conventional makeup to re-create a DIY you find, even better! Have you ever heard of 100% Pure? They’re a fruit-pigmented makeup brand that sells top quality products (I’ve tried a lot of their products and love ’em). Getting back on track: They created 3 really amazing Halloween makeup looks using only their products! They did vampire, cat, and fairy inspired looks and it’s absolutely awesome to know this was done by green beauty products. Obviously you don’t have to go out and buy 100 Pure products to get these looks, but hopefully they give you some inspiration.
Last but not least: Skip the face paint/ makeup entirely! If you don’t want to test your luck, or want to save some cash, this is the easiest option. You don’t need to wear face paint or makeup if you don’t want to. Focus on choosing/making your costume and the rest will be history! And hey, at least you won’t have a worry about washing all of it off.
I hope this post helps you have a safer, healthier, and more eco-friendly Halloween! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or send me a message on my contacts page. Thank you so much for reading my blog!