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Guilty Secrets of a Natural Blogger

My guilty secret as a natural blogger is makeup. I only wear foundation, concealer and powder but I have only managed to switch my under eye concealer and finishing powder to a natural free from brand (Priia & Funky Fresh). As you know I experimented with mineral foundations but I have not made the transition. I have foundation stock piled and can’t bring myself to throw it away. Damn you No7 £5 off vouchers. For as long as I can remember I have used No 7 foundation, I have gone through various reincarnations of the brand. In recent years I use the No 7 Mineral Liquid Foundation. Don’t be fooled by the name it is full of ingredients I would prefer to avoid.

When it come to more natural brands, I have tried Une and Lavera but neither worked or colour matched as well as No 7.  The other reason I am lazy about my makeup is natural alternatives are pricey and only available to me online. I feel colour matching is impossible and very few places offer samples.  I have fair skin and sometimes even the fairest option makes me look like an Umpa Lumpa.

I do feel a bit of a cheat.  I am religious about my skincare being free from synthetic ingredients yet I don’t apply the same rules to my makeup.  I think sometimes I justify it by how little I wear.  Slapping synthetic ingredients over my body is a larger surface area than my face.  Excuses, excuses *sigh*

I am still plucking up the courage to buy a natural, organic free from foundation.  I would rather try a liquid version as I am still sitting on the fence with mineral powders because of my dry skin.  Funky Fresh mineral powder foundation is by far the best I have tried. In the meantime, below is a list of natural brands, that I am aware of, who manufacturer liquid foundations.  I haven’t shopped around so prices are taken from a variety of websites and you may be able to source them cheaper.  Remember with the No7 voucher my current foundation costs £8. In the grand scheme of things the prices listed below are average for a foundation but in comparison to my bargain No7 these are expensive.

  • Une Skin Glow & Skin Matt £12.49
  • Lavera Trend Makeup £12.90 
  • Living Nature £17 
  • Dr Hauschka Translucent Makeup £19.95 
  • Nvey Eco Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation £25 
  • Madara Tinting Fluid £23 some sites class this as foundation others as tinted moisturiser. I have sampled it and class it as the latter 
  • Inika £29.40 

If you have another recommendation or a guilty beauty secret you would like to confess feel free to leave a comment below.

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