Today I am sharing some very exciting news that has been in the works for awhile now – I am a Beautycounter consultant! I want to share the story of how this all came to be and tell you why I am so excited about this, as well as show you the best part – the goods!
What’s the story?
The first two Beautycounter products I ever tried came in my Rachel Zoe Summer 2017 Box of Style. The box came with the sunscreen stick and cream blusher. I loved both of the products, thought they were great, but really didn’t see why it was necessary for my skincare to be “clean.” After all, you’re not eating your makeup.
However, over the last two years, I’ve started learning more and more about clean beauty and what that means. Here are the two scariest highlights that stand out for me:
- Cosmetic products don’t need FDA approval. Beauty companies are largely self regulated. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act was passed in 1938 but doesn’t require the FDA to recall potentially dangerous items or monitor the product’s ingredients. The act mainly regulates products that are falsely packaged, that’s it.
- Canada and the EU have banned over 1,300 ingredients from use in cosmetics. The U.S. has only banned 30. (BC has banned over 1,500 questionable ingredients from all of their formulas and advocates for increased legislation around the issue)
TWO YEARS after I first learned about Beautycounter, I finally placed order with the help of my friend Kelly Lamich and I was completely blown away. These products aren’t just “clean-beauty” good, they’re like, so-good-I-wore-the-eyeshadow-on-my-wedding-day, good.
What does this mean?
Yes, I am a Beautycounter consultant but no, that doesn’t mean that the only products I share now will be Beautycounter products. I am all about the 80/20 in life and while I am working to make changes in my routine, I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% clean. I love my CoverGirl mascara and I am also still a Glossier rep. Just as I am honest with what Glossier products I like and don’t like, I will also be with Beautycounter. There are a lot of other clean beauty brands out there! I am just particularly drawn to Beautycounter because of their quality and mission.
Show me the swatches!
Velvet Eyeshadow Palette – Classic: I wore this on my wedding day, tossed out 2 of my old eyeshadow palettes to replace with this guy and cannot sing its praises enough. All of the swatches you see are ONE swipe.
Satin Powder Blush – Nectar: This blush is everything I always wanted Nars Orgasm to be but it never was. This blush is the perfect dupe, except it has better color payoff and staying power.
Radiant Allover Bronzer – Dune: I have replaced my beloved Physican’s Formula Butter Bronzer with this bronzer and couldn’t be happier. The tone plays very well on fair skin tones.
Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – Fair: Sadly, this tinted moisturizer is not my favorite. I like something with a little more coverage and this almost leaves me too dewy. If you have very dry skin, this is definitely for you. I still wear it on the weekends and even to go work out, but I probably won’t repurchase.
Skincare: I’ve been using the Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream for a little bit now and have really been enjoying it. I don’t have enough for a full list of pros and cons yet, so stay tuned. I am about to dive into the All Over Acne Treatment and Overnight Resurfacing Peel (which has a cult following) but have been waiting for my skin to settle down post-facial before introducing new products.
How to shop
If any of these products look intriguing and you’d like to shop, you can shop with me on my page HERE! If you’re on the fence about any products, let me now and I can try and help guide you in the right direction. If you’re in NY or Denver and shop in the store, you can also feel free to name drop me 😉
I am so excited to continue to try more Beautycounter products and will be sure to keep you updated along the way.