I’m really excited about today’s post with Sephora as I get to highlight six CLEAN makeup products that I’m absolutely loving right now. I have had a solid six weeks to play around with all of these products so I have a lot to say. You’ve heard me talk about a few of them already but I really, really like them all, each for different reasons. From the perfect red-orange lip to a full coverage (ultra creamy!) concealer to the prettiest glow powder to a juicy new lipgloss (and more!), these products are GOOD, so good you won’t believe they’re clean!
As I’ve mentioned in the past I try to be 80/20 with my beauty routine (80% clean products). Makeup has (for me personally) been one of the trickier categories to go fully clean in. There’s been so much advancement in clean skincare but makeup has taken a bit longer (in my experience!) to catch up. Sephora has a really incredible assortment of clean color cosmetics whether you are looking for everyday effortless beauty or something more trend-based. Not only are these products bringing the newest innovation into the beauty space, with their great payoff and performance, but they’re packed with good-for-you ingredients too. We’ve talked about this before too but I LOVE how easy it is to spot clean products by looking for the green Clean Beauty Seal!
Six New Clean Color Cosmetics from Sephora
Since referencing it a few times on my instagram stories I have gotten SO many questions about the new Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40. A few of you called it a “lazy person’s dream,” which I can also very much get behind.
What it is: A tinted serum with active skin-nourishing ingredients and non-nano zinc oxide SPF 40! It helps to soften the look of fine lines and blur imperfections, giving skin a nice satin finish. Hyaluronic acid plumps, squalane hydrates, and niacinamide evens tone + softens the look of fine lines.
Why I love it: This is your perfect no makeup makeup AND it has SPF. I love that it includes good for you skincare ingredients, and I love that it has SPF. I am a big fan of pretty much everything ILIA makes and already really loved their Serum foundation so was extra excited to try this. And I don’t love wearing foundation every day but this is more manageable/easy and I still look and feel like me. Just a hint of coverage and sun protection. It evens out my skin tone and leaves my skin dewy + radiant. My color is Bom Bom!
I will say that I don’t skip my skincare when doing this.
You can, and the brand encourages you to, but I personally really enjoy my skincare routine. So I like to do this after my moisturizer. I also have really dry skin and find that the formula goes on more evenly when I do that.
A big question I got via DM was how it compares to the KOSAS Tinted Face Oil and Milk’s Sunshine Skin Tint. I know, SO MANY products. I would say that it’s most similar to the KOSAS. But with mineral SPF, which makes it a little bit more full coverage by nature. I also want to add that there is zero white cast with this one; which isn’t always the case with mineral SPF.
Next up is KOSAS’ brand new Super Creamy + Brightening Revealer Concealer.
KOSAS calls themselves makeup for skincare freaks which is one of the things I like about them. For reference, my usual everyday concealer before testing this was the Ilia Serum one – this is very different from that. It’s creamier and more full coverage.
What it is: A medium to full coverage concealer with skincare ingredients and botanicals. It brightens! Caffeine helps to shrink your blood vessels so that dark areas look brighter. Pink algae is packed with beta carotene which is also a brightener. The formula also soothes, which is great for pimples – the formula contains arnica which has been used forever because of it’s healing powers. Last but not least, it plumps… thanks to peptides and hyaluronic acid!
Why I love it: It’s a hybrid of concealer and skincare. It’s very creamy which I love and I find it to be much more full coverage than the Ilia one. A little goes a long way. When testing these products I would apply the Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint and then use this on any trouble spots (under my eyes, around my nose, and any breakouts or red spots), blending everything with a BeautyBlender. The coverage is really nice and the formula has staying power. I still do love the Ilia concealer (mostly because it is so weightless) but this is definitely more effective – when I need to break out the concealer big guns (for a pimple or really dark circles), this is my new fav.
As an aside: you already know about my (DEEP) love of Kosas’ Tinted Face Oil. If you are already a fan of that, KOSAS makes finding your shade a breeze as it’s the 16 shades are the same as the tinted face oil
Next up is the RMS Living Glow Face and Body Powder.
I will be honest – this is the product I was least excited to test. Only because I generally avoid loose powders as they can be messy, and I didn’t realize that it was an illuminating powder. (Had I known it was a highlighter I would have changed my tune!) Once I opened the product up and played with it, I changed my mind. (I took this to Miami and it is SO pretty on tan skin and shoulders, BTW!)
What it is: A loose powder with a warm rose gold shimmer – meant to be used on face and body.
Why I Love it: Okay this may be my new desert island vacation beauty product as I LIVE TO GLOW! This is so pretty on. You can see how pretty it is in the photo above. I love using it as a highlighter but I also use it to strobe my shins, collarbone, and shoulders! It has a really good color pay off (a little bit goes a long way) and leaves you looking like a radiant Victoria’s Secret model.
Next up is Tarte SEA-Surfer Curl Mascara.
What it is: A totally sweat-proof mascara that provides lasting volume and curl.
Why I love it: Why do I forget about Tarte SEA when it comes to clean mascara options! The formula is the BEST and I love that it didn’t flake off at ALL. It’s really long lasting and packed with good for you ingredients (plant waxes, vitamin E, and algae all lift and condition). I have a few other clean mascaras that I like but this one is the best when it comes to long wear… it refuses to budge (but comes off easily when I wash my face!!)
And then we have the BITE Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
What it is: Highly pigmented, matte bold color in a precise crayon format.
Why I love it: I have been a big fan of BITE’s lipsticks for a while now. These crayons are the best as they are super easy to apply (perfect if you’re not the greatest at makeup – ME) but also incredibly pigmented and long wearing with a great selection of shades!!! There are a lot of great neutrals but my favorite is the coral – it’s the best, most perfect red-orange.
What it is: A sheer, hydrating, (not sticky at all) lip gloss.
Why I love it: First of all, for my everyday, I love love love lip gloss. Nothing is prettier than a slick of sheer color. This gloss provides the perfect sheer wash of color (I love the red one!) like you’ve just bitten into a cherry popsicle. It feels more like a lip balm, while providing that super shiny slick of color we all want. But the best part is the formula – it feels amazing on your lips and isn’t at all sticky.