My 5 Favorite Beautycounter Products
Here’s the deal: I had the fanciest friend from L.A. and her fancy scientist friend look into clean makeup when I was doing marketing for a luxury boutique hotel. We wanted to offer sunscreen and a few beauty items to guests but needed it to be on-brand, which meant luxury feel, effective, and CLEAN. Eco. Non-toxic. But also: not crunchy and not baked in someone’s home kitchen, ya know?
We found Beautycounter, and were like, “holy sh”*t this stuff is actually clean. And we actually love it and we are actually going to ask for all the samples we can get our hands on.”
That’s the deal. That’s how it went down.
Now, two years later I have another child and less time to do … anything. I found myself still using products I had been sent and needing more. And more. And slowly, I shifted all my makeup to this wonderful brand.
And honestly, I wear makeup everyday. I want something that looks good in photos and makes me look well-slept. I’ve tried ALL the brands because when I was younger I was VERY into going to the makeup counter.
If you’re looking to make a swap to clean products, I have a one-stop-shop for ya! It’s what I use and love.
OH AND (this is a big and) they literally use plants in their makeup (hence why it’s so clean). My favorite plant of all time is the nasturtium and they use nasturtium in their products. Can you even? I know. I can’t even either.
Here are my favorite 5 products right now:
This is what I use EVERY morning. I add some bronzer and pressed powder too, but these are my fundamentals. It takes me from haggard to preschool drop off queen in about four minutes.
All of this is $150, which may sound crazy in either direction. It’s way less than half what you would spend on designer products, but about 1/3 more than what you’d spend at the grocery store for products with harmful toxins. It was a no-brainer for me because of the benefits and ease.
Believe it or not, this was the first product I tried. And then my husband stole it from me. The end.
Also, it makes you feel clean, but doesn’t dehydrate you.
I use this daily before makeup and as a night cream sometimes too. It’s been proven by me and a zillion others to plump, refresh, and overall dew you.
Like a Gatorade and cheeseburger for a hangover.
Like an early morning watering for your veggies after a heatwave.
Like coffee the morning after a night of crying from watching Hallmark Christmas movies.
Like you haven’t had two kids in two years
One time someone came into the salon my mom owned and showed us how an apple oxidizes when left out in the open air. Then she squeezed vitamin c serum on it and it REVERSED the browning and oxidation. That is why we all need a Vitamin C serum.