3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

A couple of days ago we wrote a post about how to jumpstart your spring cleaning. We made some recommendations of eco-friendly, effective, and most of all safe products for any and all of your home cleaning needs. Today we wanted to dive into another thing that can be cleaned up … your makeup bag! Many people do not realize just how toxic and unsafe many of the ingredients in the most popular makeup products are. Even high-end, expensive brands that you would expect to use high-quality ingredients oftentimes do not, and this can put your health at risk.

This change does not have to be more expensive! Many clean brands offer prices similar to drugstore makeup prices. And if you’re looking for something more high-end for your inner diva, there are options for that as well!


Like most people, you might apply foundation and other face products on a daily basis. The product and all the ingredients in it will stay on your face all day long. You want to make sure everything absorbed into your skin from these products is completely safe. Many of the most popular foundations on the market right now contain harmful ingredients like Talc and Octinoxate. Talc is known to cause respiratory issues and irritation when in powder form and has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Octinoxate is a known endocrine disruptor that can disturb estrogen and thyroid activity.

Many brands have options that you can feel safe applying every day. Rejuva Minerals carries alternatives to the common toxic powder foundations. Burt’s Bees carries a glowy liquid foundation with a natural finish and a BB cream if you’re looking for hydration with a little bit of added coverage (at drugstore prices, too!)

If you’re looking for that extra coverage try out the Burt’s Bees mattifying powder foundation or concealer.


Lip products can be some of the most dangerous cosmetics due to the risk of accidental ingestion of toxic ingredients. When lipsticks and glosses sit on our lips for hours on end, it’s only natural that some of the product will get swallowed and wind up in our systems. Coal Tar Dyes and Synthetic Fragrances are just two examples of potential carcinogens and irritants in many popular lip products.

Rejuva Minerals carries clean lipsticks that could rival any of your favourite brands. Burt’s Bees, known for their moisturizing lip products, carries everything from tinted lip balm to glossy lipstick to matte crayons.

Looking for a more luxurious lip? Try Fitglow Beauty’s Lip Colour Serum for the perfect combination of moisture and colour.


You may think that organic, natural makeup brands would not have worthy, effective alternatives for your favourite eye products like mascaras and eyeshadows. The fact is, natural mascara can not only give you the same full lashes but all the nutrients can help your lashes grow!

Zao Organic Makeup is known for their vegan, vitamin and antioxidant-packed formulas. They carry a wide variety of products for all your eye makeup needs like eyeshadows, eyeliners, and even eye primer. If you like to fill in your brows every day, try out Burt’s Bees Eyebrow Pencil for a clean alternative to your favourite brow pencil or gel. They also have a top-rated mascara and eyeshadow trio with a few different shades!

Rejuva Minerals is another brand perfect for conscious beauty shoppers. If you’re looking for clean products at an inexpensive price and don’t want to skimp on quality Rejuva will become your new fave brand. The Mega Lash Mascara can help you achieve your favourite looks without compromising your health.

Not only will these options help clean up the ingredients in your makeup routine, but they can also help make your entire routine more eco-friendly and waste-free. Burt’s Bees uses eco-friendly recycled plastic for many of their products to cut down on plastic use, and all of their packaging is recyclable. Switching to brands with more sustainable processes and beliefs can help reduce your ecological footprint, even if it may seem like a small change, every choice matters!

And to take it all off, try Burt’s Bees eye makeup remover pads and micellar cleansing wipes.

Check out our makeup tutorial if you need any ideas for a fresh spring look!

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