Our Must-Have Clean Beauty Swaps For Makeup

In case you missed it, last month we shared our favorite clean beauty swaps for skincare. This month, we’re tackling our makeup stash. It’s not enough just to make skincare a priority, your daily makeup routine should change, too. Makeup stays on your skin all day, so let’s ditch the nasty chemicals and clean up your daily look!

Swap Your Primer For This One:

Smooth Affair™ Facial Primer & Brightener: This primer is vegan, cruelty-free and works wonders for oily skin. If you’re not using a mattifying primer under your makeup, try this and thank us later.

Swap Your Foundation With This One:

Flawless Finish Foundation: We’re lovers of all things Lilah B. over here, but its foundation is the shining star. A clean foundation that actually covers and stays put is hard to come by, but this one is magic.


Swap Your Concealer For This One:

Touchup Skin Concealer Pen: This pen is so handy to use either at home or on the go. Cover up blemishes or dark under-eye circles without icky ingredients seeping in to sensitive areas.

Swap Your Bronzer For This One:

Buriti Bronzer: It’s a cult classic for a reason. You’ll never look orange or streaky with this clean, non-toxic bronzer.

Swap Your Highlighter For This One:

Endless Summer Highlighter: The perfect summer glow is just one pod away. This one can be used as a highlighter or a color corrector. Try pairing it with Antonym’s cruelty-free brushes, which are our favorite on the market.

Swap Your Blush With This One:

Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint: Get that perfect pop of color for rosy cheeks with this luxurious multi-purpose product from Tata Harper Skincare. We love all the different shades it comes in!

Swap Your Eyeshadow For This One:

Palette Perfection™ Eye Quad: This palette is one of our personal favs because it’s so pigmented, which is hard to find in a clean eyeshadow. Use one color for a neutral look, or build a smokey eye with the entire palette.

Swap Your Eyeliner With This One:

Phyto-Pigments Precision Eye Pencil: Sensitive eyes? No problem. Love a sexy cat eye? No problem. This eyeliner is deeply pigmented, but is made with pure plant pigments so you’re safe from chemicals.

Swap Your Mascara With This One:

Expressionist Mascara 1: Whether you like a light coating of mascara, or big, dramatic lashes, this buildable formula will get you there.

Swap Your Brow Pencil With This One:

Color Define Brow Pencil: This natural brown pencil can help you clean up and define your brows for a more natural, put-together look.

Swap Your Lip Color For This One:

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF15: When it comes to lip products, ILIA can do no wrong. These tinted lip conditioners are packed with color, but soothe and soften lips at the same time. But its traditional lipsticks and satin cream lip crayons are just as good.

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Stay tuned for the next post in our clean beauty series—haircare! Make sure you’re on our mailing list for all the first looks.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram