It only takes a handful of products to start creating complete and beautiful looks free of toxic ingredients. While shopping for my safe makeup starter kit, I looked for versatile basics that would help me create a natural daytime look or a more dramatic one for a romantic night out. To do that, I turned to buildable products that provide more pigment and coverage as you add more layers. And of course, any capsule makeup collection must include (a safe!) red lipstick.
With these products below, you can safely toss aside all your old, toxic makeup once and for all.
This rich lipstick will last hours. The matte texture blends into your lips giving a more natural look for those who may be lipstick shy.
A cream liner that rivals more expensive options, like Bobbi Brown. Go super thin and stick to the lash line for a subtle look, or amp things up for an exaggerated cat eye.
A creamy concealer that makes red spots and blemishes disappear into the background. You can layer it for more or less coverage.
This threesome will help you create a natural eye, the starting point of many makeup looks.
Safe mascara can be hit or miss. W3LL’s version goes on soft and won’t clump. The look is more natural than dramatic.
A foundation that can go from light to medium coverage as you add more layers.
The only eye palette you need for a diverse set of looks. The neutral golden colors let you create a “no-makeup” beauty look perfect for warm summer days or a casual weekend brunch. Use the darker shade as an eye liner or for a more dramatic look. Each hue is labeled for either base, lid, crease, or liner. Follow along if you want a contoured look, or break the rules for something new.
You can use this rosy cream as blush or as a lip stain. The versatility and classic color make it a minimalist’s dream.