Makeup and beauty products can be very pricey, and it's often hard to find makeup that works for you, yet doesn't break the bank. You want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, but shopping around can be time-consuming, and often frustrating.
In addition, a big concern these days is in regards to all the chemicals and potentially harmful ingredients commonly used in beauty products and for this reason, many women are switching to organic makeup! Unfortunately, organic products are often priced significantly higher than conventional makeup, which can be rather detrimental to your wallet.
The good news is, you can find organic makeup at your local drugstore or grocery store! Often the beauty products there are cheaper than they would be at a makeup or skincare store and they just as good quality wise. So here are 8 of the best organic beauty products that are also affordable:
1. Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quad Eyeshadow- $7.25
This tiny eyeshadow palette is quite a steal! It's easy to throw in your purse or makeup bag, and from the various color options available that are great for any skin type/color, you are sure to find one that you not only love, but looks fabulous on you!
2. Yes to Cucumbers Travel Facial Wipes- $2.99
These makeup wipes are perfect for taking off your makeup after a long day, and the cucumber makes them super refreshing and is great for your skin. They are also a good portable size if you aren't sure you want to buy a giant pack.
3. Burts Bees Lip Balm- $3.30
This lip balm is very moisturizing and the wide range of flavors means everyone (male or female) can find one they enjoy. They also smell great!
4. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay- $7.50
This multipurpose cleanser is made of 100% calcium bentonite clay, which is great for deep cleaning your pores. Not only can you use it for your face, they also recommend using it for feet or knees. It is also commonly used as a hair mask too!
5. OPI Nail Polish- $8
Although nail polish is not very natural at all, there are three commonly used ingredients known to be very harmful, formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. OPI nail polish is free from these ingredients, which makes it a safer buy as far as nail polish is concerned and OPI has a wide variety of colors to choose from too.
6. Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Bar Soap- $4.69
Here's a product everyone in your family can use! The ingredients are fair trade, and as a bonus, the wrapping is recyclable. Dr. Bronner's Castile soap has been around since the 1800s and is a well trusted brand.
7. Logana Natural Eyeliner Pencil- $15
Although this eyeliner is a bit on the pricey side, it's worth it for the natural ingredients! No worries about itchy or irritated eyes if this makeup gets in your eyes.
8. Physician's Formula Super BB Filter Trio Powder- $14.95
This powder is an excellent choice for many reasons, not only does it have SPF 30, it's also great for any skin tone and enhances every complexion. It can be used to cover up blemishes, to mattify and brighten your face, and for contouring if you want!
Although organic beauty products can get very expensive, it is possible to find some at affordable prices! Hoever, be sure that you stick to your budget, because even though makeup is fun to buy, it can get expensive!
Happy makeup shopping!
Amanda Greene, the CGF Intern