Go green with your beauty
St. Patrick’s Day may be three days behind us now, but being green doesn’t have to be. And we’re not talking about your facial colouring after one too many pints of Guinness! This season, we’re taking note from Pantone’s colour of the year 2017 (greenery FYI) and going green with our beauty buys. It’s time to go eco and pick up cosmetics which make you look good and feel even better.
Environmental make-up brush range So Eco are both eco-friendly and cruelty free. In fact, they’re so eco (see what we did there), last year they even launched a campaign for a limited time where they planted a tree for every brush sold. The brand is green in everything it produces, from the packaging, to the cotton pouch they're stored in to the brush and the handle. As well as flawless brushes, which are also available in a gorgeous rose gold variety, the So Eco Complexion Sponge is fast becoming a cult buy.
U.S. brand Eco Tools’ aim is to offer women brushes that feel beautiful, are eco-friendly and affordable. Brushes, sponges, hairbrushes and bath and shower products are all on offer in a selection of designs and colours. Eco Tools will also be spreading their green message via a mobile tour across America from April. The eight-week trek is celebrating women and empowering true beauty, which coincides with the launch of the label’s limited edition women’s empowerment brush sets, with proceeds going to Glamour’s The Girl Project to support global women’s education, unlocking the potential of beautiful girls everywhere.
New York-based ethical beauty brand VOESH is slowly launching across the globe, bringing its Collagen Gloves & Socks to the masses. The preloaded masks contain vitamin E and protein rich collagen emulsion to penetrate and moisturise the skin, leaving tootsies and talons looking and feeling fab.
The new Pretty Poison Lipsticks from Sugarpill are both vegan and cruelty-free. Sold on the Love Makeup website (www.love-makeup.co.uk), the line is available in six matte shades ranging from Girl Crush (fuchsia with blue undertones) to Spank (pigmented purple). Not a fan of matte? Add a little gloss over the top to give your lips some shine.