A London Wedding

August is the most popular month to get married, and understandably so in England where the weather is most changeable, one hopes to be able rely on some sunshine! My dear friend Camilla got married in Chelsea and Dorset (yes two ceremonies!) and I had the pleasure of doing her makeup for both. I used virtually only natural makeup products to give her a flawless, natural, radiant finish!

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Organic Makeup Brands

I often get asked about what brands of organic, natural, eco-friendly makeup there are available. Of course nowadays there are many but here is a short list of some brands that I have used and recommend!

Benecos, RMS, Dr Hauschka, Neal’s Yard, Lavera, Inika, Pacifica, Nuxe Bio, Bellá Pierre, Burt’s Bees, Jane Iredale, Ilia, Nvey Eco, Well People, Organic Pharmacy, Delilah…and the list does go on as there are new brands appearing, but all of the above are available readily in Europe either in stores or online.

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Do try them out as you won’t be disappointed and you’ll feel better knowing that you are not putting so many nasty chemicals on the biggest organ of your body – your skin!!

A Yogi Bride

My dear friend and yoga teacher got married this summer in the beautiful mountains of Italy and had a ceremony in Holland. I am sure you will agree that she looked stunning on the day! In preparation for her wedding she came to me for some organic makeup advice as she had planned to do her own makeup on both occasions and wanted to know what to do and what natural beauty products she could use.

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How long should I keep makeup for…?!

…definitely not as long as you think or do!  I admit that I have had things in my bathroom cupboard for longer than I should, and I think many people continue to use products month after month, year after year without thinking.  All cosmetic products and makeup have an expiry date just like food.  They do go off and deteriorate with time due to exposure to air and contamination by micro-organisms and bacterias that come from our fingers and makeup brushes. The compositions may also separate and often products lose their efficacy, especially suncreams for example. For this reason it is imperative that we take care with our products, and become aware of how long we have had them to decrease the risk of infections, what’s more we don’t want to be using a product that is essentially ‘past its use by date’!

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