July 20, 2017

Clean Beauty for Summertime Weddings

Summertime and wedding season are synonymous in New England. I love any excuse to get dressed up, and a wedding is a perfect occasion to do so.

However, my makeup bag needed it’s own mini-makeover. I’ve been cleaning up my skincare routine, but my clean beauty journey has barely begun. I am partnering with Follain, one of my favorite shops in Boston, to get this process jump started just in time to look my wedding-guest-best.

Here are my favorite picks… clean beauty follain

Orgaid Vitamin C & Revitalizing Organic Sheet Mask

Good makeup starts with good skin! Prep for the big day by kicking your feet up, putting on this mask, and relaxing while the Vitamin C-rich sheet mask does it’s work. Vitamin C helps to brighten and even out skin tone. It also has hyaluronic acid for plumping hydration.

Jane Iredale Mascara (in black)

I got this mascara in black, and thought that it looked really subtle. If you prefer an extremely natural look, this is also available in grey and brown. I also want to try this paired with the Jane Iredale conditioner for an even more pumped up lash look. (I haven’t tested this out against crying, so let me know if it holds up to a father-daughter dance.)

Ilia Pure Eyeliner (in Havana Affair)

I’ve been an eyeliner girl since I started wearing makeup. I usually wear liquid liner, but I figured that this old dog can learn new tricks. It is smooth and easy to apply, so consider me converted. Best part is that this eyeliner contains castor seed oil, which targets free radicals aka helps to prevent premature aging. I don’t mind smile/laugh lines but might as well keep signs of aging when you can.

Ilia Moondance Radiance Translucent Powder SPF 20

My fave fave of the bunch. Obviously, everyone knows that sunscreen is really important. Slathering on traditional creamy sunscreen on your face may feel more beach-y than wedding-ready. This portable powder can be used to keep excess oil in check as well as you from harmful UV rays. It also has a very subtle shimmer, which reads more “radiant beauty” than “preteen discovering glitter.” Serious hero product.

Hurraw! Moon Balm

Last but not least, the humble lip balm. Don’t pass this over thinking it’s just a standard old balm. Coconut butter plus a blend of avocado, coconut and jojoba oils, this packs some cray hydration but also feels really nice on your lips.Slather it on when you’re getting ready, slather it on at night. Your lips will be freakin’ smooth as buttah.

Tell me- have you incorporated clean beauty items into your makeup routine? Let me know what I should try next!


This post was in partnership with Follain. All opinions are my own. I’ve been a long-time customer of Follain, and I am happy to get a chance to work with a company that I whole-heartedly support. Read more about how they choose their products here.


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