A Paraben Free Make-up Starter Kit

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This week, I made the decision to purge my Health and Beauty stash of items that fell into the following categories:

– does not “spark joy” 

– contains parabens

– contains sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate (I have no idea what the difference is either)

Easy peasy right?

In case you didn’t know, parabens/SLS’s are in SO MUCH STUFF.  I had to say goodbye to many of my favorite products, and this was by far the hardest purge yet.  The only way I made it through without losing a bit of sanity was the future promise of make-up shopping.  Which I can definitively say did “spark joy.”  So much joy!

Meet the new team!

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetelf High Definition Powder *new, Arbonne Make-up Primer, Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara *new, Elf Blush in Peachy Keen, Maybelline Dream Wonder Face Powder, Maybelline Color Tatoo in Bad to the Bronze, Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner *new, Tarte Blush in Dollface, Tarte Showstopper Pallete *NEW!!!, Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow Duo in Indian Summer, Everyday Minerals Base Fair/Medium Semi-Matte

And that is all of the make-up I own at this point!  Ok…why am I lying to you???  There’s one more thing…  You might’ve noticed a gaping hole in this line-up.  Turns out, drugstore concealers without parabens are extremely hard to find!  In her amazing paraben-free make-up post Paraben Free Drugstore Make-up Kit, Christine admitted that she could only find 2 drugstore possibilities – neither of which I wanted to buy.  I’m going high-end on this one, but I have to decide carefully.  I actually bought the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer during my shopping spree, but took it back the next day without trying it.  It’s a lot of money to spend just to get something to fill a gap…  I’ve always wanted to try the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, and apparently that’s on the list as well… Gotta think about this one!

So what am I doing in the meantime?

I know, I know…not on the GOOD list, but I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! Not going to part with it until I get a replacement. And that’s a fact.

Thanks for reading!  Looking through ingredient lists can be maddening, so if I’ve missed something in my GOOD list, let me know!

So pretty…

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