ABOVE) In this Makeup GRWM post and video, I show the steps I followed to go from bare face to this finished look, using all-natural makeup from Honest Beauty, Mineral Fusion, RMS Beauty, and more.
For YouTube Video & Outfit/Makeup Details Scroll to Bottom of Page
(NOTE: Some links that I provide in this post are affiliate links, which means if you follow that link and make a purchase I may possibly earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. More information here.)
November 21, 2022 / Video Post Notes
GRWM MAKEUP IN 14 STEPS; AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP
The Steps I Took To Apply This Clean-Beauty Makeup Look
This makeup look was actually an experiment that I decided to film just in case I ended up liking it. I did, so that’s why I’m featuring it. Although I tried my best to describe my process in this post, the video is a much more detailed accounting of what I did and how I did it.
The one thing I would change is that next time, I would apply the eyeshadow along my makeup guard much lighter than I did in the video, so that I don’t have to blend away so much afterward in an attempt to soften the demarcation line. (This is more easy to understand if you have already seen my video.) If I want the color darker on my lid and crease, I would build it up gradually, and a few centimeters away from my makeup guard. Some of you may prefer not to use a guard at all, and that might also work. However, I prefer using a guard to keep the shadow within a more defined area.
The Environemtal Working Group
All the makeup I used is not only considered clean and health-conscious, but most of the products also carry the Environmetal Working Group’s Best/Safest #1 or #2 rating on their Hazard/Data Availability Scale–or, even better, they have the EWG Verified Seal. This mark on a personal-care, cosmetic, or cleaning product indicates that it meets the EWG’s strictest standards for transparency and health. The foundation, mascara, and lip and cheek products I’m wearing here all have this seal.
I hope you enjoy this blog post (and the video at the bottom). If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section.
All the best to you, and if you will be celebrating Thanskgiving, happy holidays!
Janis Lyn Johnson
Classic-Style Lover. Happily Married. Born in 1960. Fan of Understated, Timeless Fashion and Healthy Living.
My Previous Posts:
ABOVE) Apply Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation (at Amazon, Target) onto face, upper eyelids, and onto neck with the Sigma F82 Round Kabuki Brush (at Neiman Marcus). Using the Sigma E21 Smudge Brush, also apply foundation under lower eyelashes (at Neiman Marcus). The color I used for my skin tone is Warm 3.
Sigma F82 Round Kabuki Brush, to apply foundation onto face, eyelids, and neck (at Neiman Marcus)
Sigma E21 Smudge Brush, to apply foundation under lower eyelashes (at Neiman Marcus)
Apply Medium-Tone Eyeshadow
(ABOVE & BELOW) Using a Makeup Guard to keep eyeshadow where you want it (at Amazon), apply the top-left, matte, medium-brown color from the Honest Beauty Get It Together Eyeshadow Palette (at Ulta, Amazon, Target) all over eyelid and into and above crease with the Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush (at Amazon). Then, sweep the same medium-brown color under lower eyelashes with the Sigma E21 Smudge Brush (at Neiman Marcus).
Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush, to apply medium-brown shadow to eyelid and into and above crease (at Amazon)
Sigma E21 Smudge Brush, to apply medium-brown shadow under lower eyelashes (at Neiman Marcus)
Makeup Guard, Pack of Two (at Amazon)
Apply Dark-Tone Eyeshadow
(ABOVE & BELOW) Using a Makeup Guard to keep eyeshadow where you want it, apply the bottom-left, dark-brown color from the Honest Beauty Get It Together Eyeshadow Palette (at Ulta, Amazon, Target) in a v-shape to outer corners of eyelids with the Sigma E32 Exact Blend Eye Brush (at Neiman Marcus).
Sigma E32 Exact Blend Eye Brush, to apply dark-brown shadow to outer corners of eyelids in a v-shape (at Neiman Marcus)
(ABOVE) With the Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush (at Amazon), blend the medium-brown and dark-brown shadows together by gently swirling brush over lid, into crease, under eyelashes, and onto the outer demarcation line (to soften this line). If necessary, further soften the demarcation line with a Sky Organic Cotton Swab For Sensitive Skin (at Amazon).
NOTE: If the demarcation line is still stronger than you like, clean off the Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush with a Microfiber Cloth (at Amazon) and apply a small amount of powder foundation onto the demarcation line and over the entire lid. If you do this, make sure to re-apply the medium-brown shadow all over lid again (using the same Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush, but again cleaned off). This will bring back the color where you want it (stay away from the demarcation line).
Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush, to apply medium-brown shadow to eyelid and into and above crease (at Amazon)
Sky Organics Organic Cotton Swabs For Sensitive Skin (at Amazon)
Pack of Six Microfiber Cloths to clean off makeup brushes during makeup application (at Amazon)
(ABOVE) I use Microfiber Cloths to clean off my makeup brushes during makeup application, because they really are superior to tissue. (I don’t use these on my skin—only on brushes.) Eventually I wash the brushes with soap and water. Also, I always wash new microfiber cloths before using them (at Amazon).
(ABOVE) Line upper eyelids and the outer one-third area under eyelashes with the Mineral Fusion Eye Pencil in the color Touch (at Target, Amazon). Then, smudge the line on eyelid and under lower lashes with the Sigma E21 Smudge Brush (at Neiman Marcus).
Sigma E21 Smudge Brush, to smudge liner on lid and under lower eyelashes (at Neiman Marcus)
Set Eyeshadows & Eyeliner
(ABOVE) To set eyeshadow and eyeliner, sweep a small amount of RMS Beauty Un-Powder Powder (at Nordstrom, Amazon) over eyelids, crease, and under eyelashes with the Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush (at Amazon). Although this powder is white, it goes on colorless (when used sparingly–do not use too much!).
NOTE: This wonderful powder also can be used as an eyeshadow primer or to set makeup on t-zone or elsewhere. It’s very versatile. I have tried several different brands of colorless (white) powder and this one is the only one I am not allergic to. (Others gave me a headache, strangely enough.)
Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush, to apply Un-Powder Powder over eyeshadow on eyelid and crease, and under eyelashes (At Amazon)
Apply Primer & Mascara To Top Eyelashes
(ABOVE & BELOW) Apply the primer from Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer in One (at Ulta, Amazon, Target) to only the upper lashes of both eyes (do not apply to lower eyelashes, unless you want to lengthen them). Next, apply the mascara to upper eyelashes of one eye only, and then comb out with Eyelash Comb. Let dry and repeat for extra-long upper eyelashes. Then, do the same for other eye. This primer/mascara is amazing!
Portable Eyelash Comb, Pink (At Amazon)
Apply Mascara To Bottom Eyelashes
Portable Eyelash Comb, Pink (at Amazon)
Sigma F80 Air Flat Kabuki Brush, for applying/stippling cheek color sparingly onto cheeks and cheekbones
Set Makeup, Apply Petroleum Jelly or Butter
(ABOVE & BELOW) Lightly spritz purified water onto face to set makeup. (I buy water purified through steam distillation–distilled water–at the grocery store.) Next, dry face partially (not fully) with Handheld Mini Fan (at Amazon). Next, to lock in moisture, tap Vaseline Triple Purified Petroleum Jelly (at Amazon, Target) onto cheekbones and smile lines. If preferred, use Nourish Organic Shea Butter (at Amazon). Lastly, dry face fully with Handheld Mini Fan (at Amazon). Let jelly/butter set for 15 minutes before going onto Step 12.
NOTE: The petroleum jelly I use is triple purified, and therefore is rated #1 on EWG Hazard/Data Availability Scale–the same as organic shea butter. I now rotate triple-purified petroleum jelly with organic shea butter, so that I don’t become allergic to either one (in particular shea butter), as I have to some other organic butters and oils.
4 ounce Glass Spray Bottle (at Amazon)
1-Ounce Glass Jars (Set of 6), for storing Petroleum Jelly, Shea Butter, Etc. (at Amazon)
Nourish Organic Shea Butter, #1 on EWG Hazard/Data Availability Scale (at Amazon)
Handheld Mini Fan (at Amazon)
(ABOVE) I transfer small portions of petroleum jelly, shea butter, etc. into smaller, one-ounce glass jars (at Amazon) to keep the contents of the larger, primary jars clean.
Pat Off Excess Petroleum Jelly or Butter
(ABOVE) After letting petroleum jelly (or butter) set for 15 minutes, gently tap off excess with clean, dry finger tip.
Two-Sided, Adjustable-Height Mirror (at Amazon)
Apply Lip Color
(ABOVE) Apply Honest Beauty Creme Cheek + Lip Color, Rose Pink (at Ulta, Amazon, Target). I prefer using a lip brush, so I can line my lips first and then fill them in. This Sigma brush is no longer available. However, I recently purchased a lip brush I prefer, because it includes a fine pointed brush for lining on one side and a small, flat brush on the other side for filling in. It’s the Gold Dual-Ended Retractable Lip Brush (at Amazon)–and I absolutely love it!
Gold Dual-Ended Retractable Lip Brush, for lining and filling-in lips with lip color (at Amazon)
Apply Lip Gloss
(ABOVE & BELOW) Apply Lawless Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line-Smoothing Gloss in Rosy Outlook (at Sephora). Cruelty free and vegan, this gloss is rated “Clean at Sephora” (brands formulated without phthalates, formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers, oxybenzone and octinoxate, and more). Also shown: Kendra Scott 14k Gold Pave Diamond Band Ring.
NOTE: I purchased Lawless Forget the Filler Lipgloss because it has the Clean at Sephora Seal. According to Sephora, the Clean Seal ensures this brand’s products are formulated without certain ingredients that are potentially harmful to human health and the environment and also address ingredients clients are concerned about, including phthalates, formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers, oxybenzone and octinoxate, hydroquinone, triclosan, coal tar, methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone, insoluble plastic microbeads, and more.
Environmental Working Group (EWG) gives Lawless Forget the Filler Lipgloss a #5 out of 10 (moderate) rating on their hazard/data-availability scale. This is due to possible allergy, immunotoxicity, and use restriction concerns.
I will continue to use it for now, since I very much like the finish and moisturizing it provides, but I also am looking for a better EWG-rated gloss. 🙂
Lawless Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line-Smoothing Gloss in Rosy Outlook, Clean at Sephora Seal (At Sephora)
(ABOVE) The finished look!
WHITE RUFFLE SHIRT: J.McLaughlin (more colors and prints available)
BRACELET #1:David Yurman Bijoux Pearl Adjustable Bracelet / BRACELET #2: Roberto Coin 18k Gold and Diamond Bangle Bracelet / BRACELET #3:David Yurman Crossover Bracelet (also at Saks Fifth Avenue) / RING #1: Kendra Scott 14k Gold Pave Diamond Band Ring (on right hand)/ RING #2: Boucheron Quatre Classique Large 18-karat yellow, white, and rose gold diamond ring (similar Saks Fifth Avenue; preloved Fashionphile) / WATCH:Michele Diamond Chronograph Watch / NECKLACE: (similar Bloomingdale’s)
(ABOVE) If you are seeing this message, then I have published the video and it should be appearing above. However, if for some reason the video isn’t appearing above–and you have refreshed your page and cleared your cache–you also can view the video at my JLJ Back To Classic Channel on YouTube.
White J.McLaughlin Ruffle Top (More colors and prints available)
David Yurman Bijoux Pearl Adjustable Bracelet (More stones/colors available)
Roberto Coin 18k Gold and Diamonds Bangle Bracelet (Variety of Styles Available)
14K Gold Diamond Station Necklace (At Bloomingdale’s)