These three standout makeup lines use genuine botanical ingredients that diminish skin irritation and inflammation caused by harmful chemicals and food allergies while giving skin a healthy, radiant glow.
Danish-born veteran makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis discovered that irritating, synthetic makeup was a nightmare for sensitive skin. But after trying every alternative for her makeup kit, she found that the natural products available were not up to par in performance, plus the luxury of the beauty experience was lost. She combined her vast beauty knowledge with her environmental concerns to create one of the first clean “luxury” makeup lines, Kjaer Weis. The results are a safe—yet chic—makeup line with sleekly modern, sustainable packaging meant for refilling. It’s the cult brand offering healthy radiance and creamy bliss, allowing consumers to cut waste without compromising luxury. Find it at Within Apothecary in the Crossroads.
Westman Atelier is one of the more elegant natural makeup lines, created by Gucci Westman, a top editorial and runway makeup artist who works magic on the likes of Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Drew Barrymore. With a lifelong commitment to holistic living, Westman feels that “luxury,” “efficacy,” and “clean” don’t have to be a contradiction when it comes to exceptional makeup. Her commitment to consciously crafting her makeup with clean ingredients and uncompromising integrity means balancing perfect shades and buttery textures with plant-based actives and cutting-edge science. She’s also passionate about researching and reassessing ingredients as new information comes to light, all for the sake of naturally beautiful, radiantly amplified skin.
“Good ingredients. EPIC PAYOFF.” That’s the motto of Milk Makeup, a brand that’s all about youthful exuberance and conscious living. Staunch in its paraben-free, cruelty-free, and 100 percent vegan practice, Milk Makeup is made with hydrating oils and fruit and vegetable butters. Its website is a fun one. There’s an entire ingredient blacklist for reassurance, as well as a “story-telling space” called Vibes, where you can engage in daily conversations about beauty that evolve into exchanges about inspiring people, innovation, environmental concerns, and questions about public policy that have an impact on your future. You can also “shop your horoscope” and buy astrology tattoos. Available at Sephora.