Find out why you need to switch to Savvy Minerals Makeup.
Have you ever read the labels of your makeup and personal products? I have. I got in the habit of reading labels when I went gluten free. At first I was looking for ingredients that meant gluten or wheat was used but then I kept seeing the same chemical compounds like Phthalates and Parabens. I wanted to know what they were and why they needed to be in my personal products.
What I found about not only the ingredients but also the regulations for putting these products in our hands made me disgusted, angry, and afraid to use anything. This might sound dramatic but let me explain.
60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies and many of the chemicals in USA products are banned in other countries. The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals found in cosmetics. The FDA has only banned 8 and restricted 3 in the USA. Our regulation for personal products hasn’t changed since the 1930’s and the FDA doesn’t require any pre-market testing or approval.
We are Basically guinea pigs.
Sometimes it’s the chemical it’s self and other times its how it’s sourced. Talcum powder itself isn’t harmful but it often becomes contaminated with asbestos when it’s collected. Even with purifying the Talcum studies are finding asbestos in samples after purification. You may have heard the Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit, which links asbestos found in Talc to ovarian cancer. Talcum powder is used in many of our personal products and makeup, like bronzer, foundation, blush, eye shadows, and lip balms.
There is some debate as to the exact number of synthetic chemicals a woman uses a day (I found articles citing numbers as high as 515 but can’t find their specific source), This article from EWG’s study on personal care products found that the average woman puts on 126 chemicals a day. Whatever the number is, it’s still too high for my liking.
Talc is just one of many examples. Look up Parabens, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, Nano-particles, and Synthetic Fragrance. All these are red flags for me now. I don’t want them in anything I use anymore. Some have been linked to major things like Cancer and hormonal disruption or as mild as skin irritation.
I’m going to stop right here and encourage you to do your own research. I can only tell you so much and at the end of the day it is your decision on what products and chemicals you want to use on yourself and in your home. Consumersaftey.org and Safecosmetics.org are great websites educating and fighting for better standards in personal products, I highly recommend checking them out.
This is not a sponsored post but I am an independent distributor with Young Living and if you decide to sign up using one of the links on this page I will earn a commission, so thank you!
Now for the good stuff!
I have tried my fair share of natural makeup at this point, and I found only a few products worth using until Young Living released the Savvy Mineral Makeup line. I was sitting in a stadium full of nearly 30k women for the 2017 Young Living convention when Melissa Poepping came on stage, said ‘Makeup’ and DROPPED THE MIC. Everyone was screaming and jumping up and down. We had been waiting for and asking about Natural makeup and Young Living had delivered. The next day the line to see Savvy Minerals Makeup first hand was a 2 1/2 hour+ wait. The first month most of the products sold out, everyone was going nuts, and for good reason.
The Savvy Minerals Makeup line uses naturally derived ingredients and is made without bismuth, talc, gluten, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, Parabens, nanoparticles, phthalates, dyes or petrochemicals. It’s also cruelty free and most products are vegan friendly (some lipsticks have beeswax- check ingredients before ordering if you need it Vegan).
This makeup feels weightless while still offering full coverage. It’s also build-able, meaning you can layer it until you reach your desired coverage or color. From a natural everyday look to a more dramatic look Savvy Minerals makeup delivers.
Young Living is ever expanding the line and what first started as the basics of foundations, and a few colors of eye shadows, blushes, lipsticks and lip glosses has grown. They add new colors about every 6 months and have added primers and mascara. They also have specially made brushes that I am in love with.
But best of all?
They created the Savvy Minerals makeup Premium Starter kits. Why is this so awesome? Because this saves you money and jump starts you into Savvy Minerals. Before these kits, if you weren’t a Young Living member you would be spending $199.75 plus $45 for a wholesale membership OR pay $262.83 retail for all the stuff that comes in the kit.
Why is a Young Living membership important? As a member you get wholesale prices which is a 24% saving every time you order.
There are 4 makeup kits to choose from. Each one is based on the most common foundation, so Cool #2, Warm #2, Dark #1 and Dark #4. Young Living has already selected complementary colors for the blush, eye shadows, and lip gloss. (Warm #2 kit is pictured in this post).
Each kit contains
- 1 Foundation
- 1 Blush
- 3 Eye shadows
- 1 Lip gloss
- a Foundation brush
- Misting spray
- 5ml of Lavender oil
- Application and product booklets
Makeup Kits are $150 and include a Membership with Young Living (find out more about Young Living on my Essential oil page)
How do you choose which kit is right for you?
Thankfully the foundations are very forgiving and most people can wear multiple shades. The kit foundation colors were selected because they were the most popular and can broadly fit most skin types. Here is a link to Young livings explanation on how to choose foundation color.
It’s mainly important to know if you have a warm, cool, or neutral undertone.
From the Young Living link
“Not sure which undertone you have? Look at the underside of your forearm to find out. If the veins on your arm have a green tinge, you’re likely warm. If they look bluish, you likely have a cool undertone.
You can also get some hints from the jewelry and clothes you wear. Which metals and colors look great on you? Which make your skin glow? If you reach for silver jewelry and white, black, blue, green, and blue-red clothes, you probably have cool undertones. Tend to favor gold jewelry and ivory, cream, brown, warm reds, and yellows? You likely have warm undertones.”
As an example I am have a warm undertone and use warm #2 because it came in the kit but think I’ll have my perfect match with warm #1 (I’m pale until late summer), warm #2 looks great on my skin even when I’m a little on the pale side because this foundation is forgiving and blends with your natural skin tone a bit.
How do you order a kit?
Use this link to sign up. Make sure my member number is in both the enroller and sponsor area (#11983273) This puts you on my team, gets me a commission of the sale and allows us to interact if you have any questions. When it prompts you to choose a kit select ‘other starter kit’ and then pick the makeup kit you want. Finish filling out the personal and payment information and you’re good to go!
It will prompt you to sign up for Essential Rewards, which is an awesome monthly subscription were you can earn points towards free products (hello more makeup) and earn free monthly promos. If you’re not ready for it you can skip it for now, but if you find yourself order 50pv (around $50) a month or more in product then you NEED to sign up for it. I have several people on my team that use there Essential Rewards to buy makeup and use the points earned to get free makeup. Contact me for more information on how that works…
When you sign up as a member there is no pressure to reorder or sell Young Living. You can just enjoy the 24% off wholesale prices on future orders.
The bottom line
Educate yourself on what you’re really putting on and in your body and choose natural alternatives where needed. I love the switch I made to Savvy Minerals makeup and can’t imagine going back.