Green Make-up Giveaway from Forget Me Not Minerals

Many of us are trying to watch what we put in our body (food),  around out body (cleaners) but why don’t we watch what we put on our body?

Make-up is part of most Americans everyday life. Have you ever paid attention to what is in your makeup? Did you know there are chemicals in our American make-up that are banned in other countries? Check out a few of them:

Paraben preservatives or alkyl-p-hydroxybenzoates (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl)

  • Can result in: hormone disruptor, estrogenic (mimics natural estrogens that leads to cancer); linked to breast cancer; skin rashes.
  • Why used: germicide and preservative.
  • Found in: conditioners, hair styling gels, nail creams, foundations, concealers, mascara, facial masks, skin creams, and deodorants, sunscreen, hair-colouring.
  • Banned in: Japan and Sweden. Under review in the UK.
  • Amine family Diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), amonoethanolamine (MEA)

  • Can result in: hormone disruptor; carcinogen linked to liver and kidney cancer; irritant to hair and skin; corrosive to eyes; causes contact dermatitis; react with other chemicals to form carcinogenic nitrosamines.
  • Why used: emulsifier, pH adjuster, and preservative, foaming agent added to coconut oils.
  • Found in: shampoos, soaps, hairsprays, sunscreens, foundations, concealers, eyeliner, talc, face powders, shaving creams, hair colouring products (women and men), hair sprays.
  • Banned in: Currently under review in the USA, UK and Europe
  • Propylene / Butylene Glycol (PG)
  • Side Effect: linked to possible brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities respiratory and throat irritation, central nervous system depression, pulmonary oedema, brain damage, hypoglycemia, skin rashes and dermatitis, neuro-toxin that weakens protein and cellular structure.
  • Why: cheap substitute for glycerine, Humectant (retains moisture).
  • Found in: deodorants, body lotions, body washes, hair conditioner, hair gel, creams, hand-wipes, lipsticks.
  • Banned in: Europe
  • *~* All of the above information is from The Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Saftey Database.~*~

    Then you have companies like forget me not who care about the ingredients of their products. Liz makes all of her make-up in small batches by hand. That means she knows exactly what is in them and what isn’t. Not only does this make a greener product but also a high quality product, it sticks around all day!

    My Thoughts

    Honestly one of my favorite thing is that each product has an ingredient list, you know exactly what you are getting, another favorite? She sells refills in a small plastic baggie! Not only are they cheaper, since you are refilling the container you already have you are wasting less! I’m also impressed with how long the color sticks around. Here is an example of how and what I used on my eyes.

    Nothing too exciting just the basics but look how it turned out:

    • I used the Ambercolor as a liner its simple to do with loose powders like this just use a tiny brush wet  it down and dip it in the color. Then draw a line against your lashes. Then I used the same Amber color in my outside crease.
    • Lotus was my all over color
    • I used Buttercup as my highlighter

    You can win these same 3 colors!

    Liz is being very generous by giving one of you a set of her eyeshadow in colors that will work for everyone. This is a world wide giveaway, if you are from out of the country and you win I’ll have her ship it to me and I will ship it to you!

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    ~*~Giveaway ends on February 8th at 3:00 CST~*~

    PhotobucketIts So Very Cheri

    32 comments on “Green Make-up Giveaway from Forget Me Not Minerals

    1. My favorite post of yours was “Thoughts on Thursday: Roomate vs. Spouse ” Right when you posted it, I was feeling as if my husband was my roommate. It just opened my eyes and we began talking about it and things have changed a bit for us. Especially the part about closing the bathroom door….lol.

    2. I like the post “Taking care of myself.” It is really important to focus on yourself every once in a while 🙂

    3. I really like everything about your blog, the products you review and the crafts you make. I think my favorite post, though, is called Taking Care of Myself. You are very open on your journal, which is refreshing, but I thought this post was especially vulnerable on your part and I commend you for sharing with us what is going on with you.

    4. I actually never wear makeup. I’ve never been a big fan of spending the time to get ready in the morning so I just never wore makeup. Plus, I’m not that good with all the coordinating of colors either 🙂 Those colors you showed looks pretty nice though!

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