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High end make up without too many nasties - does it exist?

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hopefully Tue 15-Jul-08 13:04:21

I have always been v fussy with my make up - find something I like and don't change it for years. I'm trying to be a bit less chemically, and definitely avoid companies that test on animals, but I'm struggling to find make up that is anywhere near as good as my old stuff(Yves saint laurent foundation, benefit blusher and concealer, MAC eye make up and lip stuff).

Now I know that sometimes I'll have to compromise on the quality, as what makes these brands so nice is the billions of chemicals and crap they put in, but is there any nice ethical make up out there?

I am currently using Origins tinted moisturiser and concealer (moisturiser great, concealer not perfect), and using up old products for lips, eyes etc. The only decent products I've found are the body shop's mascara and eyebrow pencil, which is pretty good...

Anyone able to suggest any brands/specific products that will assuage my make up snobbiness while still being vaguely eco/ethical?

My shopping list consists of:
tinted lip balm (must have lip care stuff in)
eye shadow (browns and creams, very exciting)
eye liner
blusher
under eye concealer

Cod Tue 15-Jul-08 13:05:31

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hopefully Tue 15-Jul-08 13:06:45

Oh god, I have.

2loudboys Tue 15-Jul-08 13:18:51

I like some of Dr. Hauschka's things - especially mascara, eyeliner & foundation. I don't do much eyeshadow, but they definitely have some browny ones.

Burt's Bees have nice tinted lip balms.

Ewe Tue 15-Jul-08 13:23:27

Jane Iredale is organic mineral based stuff, full range, good concealers etc.

hopefully Tue 15-Jul-08 13:26:00

Thanks, I'll try those!

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