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