Many women—including women with mature skin—are switching to makeup that doesn’t contain harmful ingredients like parabens and sulfates. They are instead choosing cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics because they care about the quality of the products they are putting on their faces.
You’re never too old to feel beautiful and look fabulous while wearing makeup. You certainly don’t need to accumulate tons of products, either. As long as you have at least a handful of high-quality makeup items, you can create an age-defying look if that’s what you desire. Here are a few items every mature, empowered woman needs in her vegan makeup bag.
Buildable CC Cream
Minimize and blur the look of skin imperfections with a color-correcting cream. The perfect buildable CC cream has the ability to act as a primer, tinted moisturizer, and foundation all in one tube. Look for a formula with vitamin C to even and brighten skin tone while providing anti-aging, antioxidant benefits. A high-quality, multitasking CC cream should also be able to provide as little or as much coverage as you desire (while still looking natural) to help conceal fine lines, pores, and dark spots. Choose a CC cream that closely resembles your skin tone and don’t settle for a company that only offers a few options—cosmetic companies truly on top of their game will have a wide array of shades to choose from. Make sure it comes with broad spectrum SPF as well to protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays.
After you’ve applied your desired coverage of CC cream, use a setting powder to soften the look of fine lines and pores while reducing oil and shine for an air-brushed effect. You can simply buff powder in with circular motions using one of your favorite vegan makeup brushes. Look for a setting powder that contains soothing and hydrating ingredients such as cucumber, chamomile, and sodium hyaluronate. Consider purchasing CC cream and setting powder in a set to get the most bang for your buck and achieve a truly flawless finish.
The next light layer you could add after applying your setting powder is an easy to blend bronzing powder to give your face a pretty, but believable, sun-kissed glow. With your favorite bronzing brush, dust your forehead, bridge of the nose, tops of your cheeks, and chin. These areas of the face are where the sun naturally hits, so they’re great to highlight with a quality bronzer. Look for a formula that contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to plump, hydrate, and replenish moisture.
Try to choose a blush that isn’t too heavily pigmented or too glittery or shimmery. Instead, opt for a blush that blends seamlessly and doesn’t settle into fine lines on your cheeks. For best results, seek out a weightless formula that combines blush pigment with highlighter to give your cheeks a healthy-looking radiance. Then unveil that ethereal glow to the world.
There’s no need to draw in exaggerated lines or arches when you can get an easy-to-use waterproof pencil that can hold like a wax but blend like a powder and automatically adjusts to match your brows. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? But with Thrive Causemetics’ Infinity Waterproof Eyebrow Liner™ it’s no fairytale. You simply use light strokes to fill in sparse or over-plucked areas. Look for a formula that contains shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides, which are conditioning ingredients that also encourage growth of healthier, fuller-looking brows.
About Thrive Causemetics
Thrive Causemetics creates vegan, cruelty free cosmetics at the Thrive Lab in Los Angeles. Through their Beauty with a Purpose™ mission, for every product purchased, they donate to help a woman thrive. Thrive Causemetics offers a wide variety of empowering makeup and skincare essentials including their signature CC cream that works like an upgraded moisturizer with SPF along with liquid eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, and much more. All of their products are sulfate and paraben-free so you can feel good about how your makeup looks.