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The Best Clean Makeup Items to Try Today

Gurls, are you using “clean” makeup? If you’re not aware, “clean makeup” is a term used to describe cosmetics and skincare products that are free from harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances. That’s never a bad thing! Some of the online retailers even have whole sections where you can find a list of clean products. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. I’ve got a list of the best clean makeup items to try today.

Clean Makeup -Skin Tint

Need some light coverage? A tint is just the answer. This product is from Summer Fridays and comes in several skin tones. Clean is all about keeping your skin looking good and this tint contains Tiger Grass to help soothe the skin and reduce redness. Don’t worry if it’s too sheer. You can actually layer it for more coverage.

Clean Makeup -Foundation

Saie is a great name in the clean makeup space. This is a medium-coverage foundation that gives a nice glow to the skin. Of course, it comes in a wide variety of skin tones. It’s claim to fame is something called Hydrobounce, which is “5X more hydrating than traditional Hyaluronic Acid for plump, luminous skin.” Sounds great to me!

Clean Makeup -Blush

More from Saie! I’ve recently become a huge fan of cream or liquid blush. I think it just blends so much nicer than powder. This is called “Spicy” and is described as a warm terracotta, but it also comes in a rose, mauve, and coral. It also includes some great ingredients like Elderberry Fruit Extract to fight free-radical and environmental damage and Licorice Root Extract to brighten the overall appearance of your skin.

At Milk Makeup, they believe it’s not just about how you create your look; it’s what you do in it that matters. I used to use this MILK MAKEUP Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick all the time, and when I ran out, I forgot to order more. Lol!

Clean Makeup -Setting Powder

Bare Minerals has been around forever and is one of the first brands I think of when I think “clean.” It is made with just five ingredients and is talc-free. This comes in 30 different colors and has an SPF of 15, too!

Clean Makeup -Highlighting Balm

Do you use a highlighting balm? These are great for putting at the top of your cheek to highlight your bone structure. Or at least create the illusion of bone structure. Being clean, it also moisturizing! It comes in two colors – rose gold or champagne.

Clean Makeup – Eyeshadow

I am all about a great eyeshadow palette! This version from GXVE is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging. This is just one of three different pallets available. A beautiful option and under $30 dollars.

Clean Makeup – Mascara

ILIA is a great brand with a ton of fans. This version of clean mascara is gluten-free, soy-free, fragrance-free, and synthetic dye-free! Plus, it’s really good for making your lashes look longer and more voluminous, lol. The brush has two sides – a regular brush and one for combing to help keep your lashes looking good and without clumps.

I’ve used the ILIA mascara before, and I love it. But the KUSH High Volumizing Mascara by MILK was new to me until this week. While I was at my daughter’s, she brought it into the bathroom and told me to try it. It is her favorite! I loved the coverage, and it didn’t flake or anything. I would have to get used to the brush since I prefer one that looks like the ILIA.

Clean Makeup -Lipstick

Finally, here’s a great, clean lipstick from ILIA. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, which I LOVE, dermatologist-tested, and sustainably sourced and packaged. Plus, it’s a great lipstick! This is a soft pink, but it comes in fourteen others.

I’d love to know if you look specifically for clean products or if knowing a product is clean would make you more likely to buy it.

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  1. Karen Johnson says:

    I have always loved Bare Minerals. It even makes pimple blemishes go away by putting a dab on the blemish. Within a few hours the blemish is gone! That’s how I knew it was a pure product

  2. Scarlett George says:

    Your new haircut with bangs looks nice. Always good to change a hairstyle.

  3. Julie Hecker says:

    Great clean make up options! May try the eyeshadow!

  4. sue koren says:

    I love the new haircut – makes me think about making a change for myselft now!

  5. I have used Bare Minerals since 2001. I love the clean ingredients. I just wish they had not discontinued their pots of blush and eye shadow!

  6. Barbara Solley says:

    I’ll have what you’ve had, make mine a double! It seems you went to sleep &woke up 15yrs younger.Love how your new make up brings out that sparkle in your eyes, what is it, I must havevit!!Your haircutmstyle, isbecoming &youthful at the same time I love the whole enchilada ha Ha. kudos to you &your talented daughter in law.

  7. Mary Carol says:

    Cute haircut. I love making subtle changes to my hair just to see if I like it and if my husband even notices.

  8. I love your hair! You look younger!

  9. Sheila Sanders says:

    Love your bangs!! Very modern at chic.

  10. Changing hair styles is difficult for me. I find myself going back to the “old” way instead of being patient and permitting myself to get used to the new look. Best of luck with your new look. Holiday season is a great time for change!

  11. Great haircut!!! I will definitely try some of these products! Happy Saturday❤❤❤

  12. The picture of the lady in your email today looks like she has been photoshopped. That jawline looks fake to me and there’s no telling what else isn’t real! You look lovely being your real self Tania.

  13. Krista Preston says:

    I’ve used the Bare Minerals powder for years and love it. Consider checking out Farmhouse Fresh skin care. They are absolutely fabulous with a great massage.

  14. I keep going back to this post! There are several that I wanna try. And btw you look great just the way you are!! I do love the bangs!!

  15. First need to say, your new hairstyle is adorable!
    I Will need to try some of these new make up products, thanks for posting. Happy Holidays🎄🍷

  16. Sherli Morgan says:

    Love love love the haircut. You look younger & who doesn’t want to look younger!!

    The clean make up is interesting – thanks for sharing!!

  17. There are so many choices in makeup today. It’s hard to make a decision anymore.

  18. Love your new haircut!! It is great! You look, because you are, so young! I don’t suppose your DIL would come to South Carolina, would she?? 😊 I am going to check out all the new makeup tomorrow when I have more time. It all looks interesting.

  19. Love your new haircut. It’s really cute!
    God bless.

  20. Phyllis Martin says:

    So many choices!!

  21. Fabulous haircut! Your eyes are sparkling.

  22. Lynda Brown says:

    Love the new cut! Been wearing bangs for dog years because my forehead is so high. I’m taking your pic to my stylist next week.♥️

  23. The haircut is so cute; the bangs really make your eyes pop! I love Milk products and I’ve just started using Ilia which is also really nice.

  24. Your new haircut is adorable!

  25. Patt Dyal says:

    I love your cut and your bangs. I always want bangs until the next day. Bangs kinda drive me nuts!! I do think they soften the face as we age.

  26. Ginger Hille says:

    You’re looking good with your new cut and color! I have never thought much about wearing clean makeup, but I probably should. What I really need to do is get back in the habit of wearing makeup when we have outside appointments.

    1. I’ve used a lot of these products, but not because they were clean.

      1. I love your haircut. Bangs definitely soften your face. I have noticed I have a stern look on my face the older I get and try to remember to smile more.

  27. Your new hair cut is darling! It is up to date and makes you look younger. Like you, I love when I come home with a new cut and color, then it is hard to consistently have it look the same as stylist in the shop. Good luck.

  28. Susan Weston says:

    I’ve been considering getting my hair cut have bangs again, too. I’ll be anxious to see how you style your new do!

  29. Your hair cut is super cute on you!!! I love bangs!

  30. Love the bangs! Very TS inspired!

  31. Donna Gates says:

    Love new haircut! Bangs look great on you!!

  32. My daughter is all about clean everything–food, makeup, shampoo, everything. I’ll probably start switching things, but it’s pretty expensive to replace everything all at once. Thanks for the list to go back to when I need it!

  33. Tania, your new haircut is fantastic! You look terrific in bangs. I can’t wait to see it in future posts!

  34. I love your new haircut!!. I do try to use clean skincare and makeup products most of the time, especially deodorant.

  35. Ina Homer says:

    Hi Tania!!
    I was looking for clean make up for the last couple of days… what a nice surprise to find that post today!!!
    Many thanks!!

  36. Stella Gustafson says:

    Love your new hair cut. I am growing mine out to donate to Locks of love for kids. I have a few more inches I have donated it once before. I am a cancer survivor so I was able to get a hair piece going through my journey

    1. Stella, that is a nice goal that someone will appreciate very much.

  37. First of all you look great in the new haircut. Bangs suit your face. I’m all about clean makeup. I have eczema flare-up and dermititis so I have to be careful with the products I use. Thanks for giving me other company options. I use Faerie Organics for foundation and Gabrielle for my lipstick. Right now queen of thrones organic castor oil is helping my flare-up. You need to check out the benefits of castor oil. It has to be organic and in a glass bottle.

  38. Hi Tanya,
    May I suggest a topic of belts? With stretch in some jeans, they begin to fall as the day goes on. I know you did mention one recently.
    Also, since you wfh, I am sure you know of helpful gadgets, etc. I have a rats nest of cords and I need a new chair (going to try the one you recommended on Amazon). Thanks for your wonderful blog. Just love it! You are keeping me stylish and help so much with my kids’ and hubby’s gifts etc!!💕

  39. Pam Schill says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your hair. You look younger! Great job! It makes you look younger. Love the makeup tips.

  40. Pam Schill says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your hair. You look younger! Great job!

  41. Kathleen Marie Elliott says:




  42. Cory Mosley says:

    The bangs make your eyes POP! Looks great!
    I love the idea of clean makeup. I’m going to look at Ilia to find out if the product line has a good concealer.

  43. I’ve never thought about clean make up. It gives me something to think about and consider when I shop for make up. Love your new ‘do!

  44. Love learning about more clean makeup companies!

  45. Love your hair (it’s almost like mine!)! I decided to do the same thing on a whim and have loved it. Hope you do too.

  46. Oh and LOVE your new haircut!

  47. Great informative post, loved it!

  48. Elaine Cray says:

    I LOVE you new haircut and the Bangs look fabulous on you!! Also, thanks for the makeup tips!! I really needed some guidance on that!!!

  49. Yes I look for clean products also ones not tested on animals!

  50. Suzanne Guilliams says:

    LOVE the new haircut!!! It looks so fresh!!!! Makes me want to get some bangs, now!!

  51. NATALIE K says:

    I’m interested in clean make-up but it is not a deciding factor for me. I do look for paraben-free and gluten-free. I’m concerned if clean makeup is the same as natural make-up that they don’t use real preservatives. Is this the case?

  52. Love the bangs! Also love the tweedy turtleneck you’re wearing in the photo–where’d that come from, if you don’t mind sharing.

  53. Great post!! LOVE your new hairdo!!!

  54. I love your new haircut! It’s very youthful. I used to wear my hair like this and then switched to a bob, but looking at you – now I think I’m going to switch back!

  55. This is a post I really needed. I’m looking for new eye shadows, cheek colors and I’ve never used a highlighter balm but would love to try this one. I love your haircut. The bangs look so good on you!!

  56. I LOVE your new hair! I think I may even want to copy it. It looks so good on you! I also love the clean make up options!

  57. Mary Roering says:

    Love, Love, Love your new hair cut!! Now, I am going to cut my hair ❤️

  58. Lipstick and mascara has become more important to me as I age. I find myself using just tinted SPF and less foundation. Your haircut looks fresh and flattering!

  59. Tania, I love your hair cut! The bangs look really great on you!

  60. Linda Rivera says:

    I think your new do makes you look younger.

  61. Love your new hairstyle! Lots of new makeup, I may have to try!

  62. Tania, your new haircut is adorable on you. No way do you look even close to 50! I once received a sample of MILK blush and liked it.
    Anxious to try the mascara.

    1. Karen, I’m not that close to 50…I’m 63. 😆 😆 😆

  63. Love the haircut. Very youthful. I use Bare Minerals makeup but will have to try some you recommended.

  64. Love your new cut!!! Adorable!
    Thanks as always for all these great ideas!! Appreciate you!

  65. The highlight balm looks nice!

  66. You look amazing with the new cut. at least 10-15 years younger!

  67. Jenniffer Groski says:

    I love the new cut!! So fresh and beautiful!

  68. Your haircut is fab! 🩷

    I use clean makeup for the most part, but I see some products here I’d like to maybe try: Highlighting balm, the mascaras, and the lipstick! 💄

  69. Love the new haircut! I like the old cut too but it is fun to shake it up and try something a little different.

  70. I’ve never heard of the brand GXVE that’s a beautiful eyeshadow palette. Might have to them a try.

  71. The ilia brush looks interesting!!!!

  72. I love the new haircut. It makes you look even younger!!

  73. I absolutely love your new hair cut, I’m going shorter and will be showing my stylist your picture for reference.

  74. I love the new cut! I think the bangs look great!

  75. I love the hair cut especially the bangs! I can’t wait to see how you style it. Tania you are beautiful on the inside and out 😍

  76. Love the new haircut! I think it makes you look so much younger.

    1. Oooh, that’s a good thing! 😉

      1. Valerie J says:

        Your new haircut looks beautiful. Now I’m considering getting mine like that.

    2. Oh, I agree! A fresh style that allows movement and shine! The bangs are very flattering and help accentuate your eyes!