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6 All-Natural Makeup Products That Actually Work

Chalky, streaky, dull -- those are the old-school criticisms of natural cosmetics. But these next-generation picks, which easily won over our testers, are none of the above.

vapour organic beauty atmosphere soft focus foundation
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Foundation

 

Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, $50, beautykind.us.

 

Clean claims: Made of 70 percent organic ingredients and 30 percent mineral pigments and essential oils. Formulas are waterless, so no preservatives are necessary.

 

A rave review: “I have an extremely difficult time matching my skin tone. But this blended easily without sitting in my pores or looking too visible.”

w3ll people universalist multi-use cream
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Blush

 

W3LL People Universalist Multi-Use Cream, $24, w3llpeople.com.

 

Clean claims: Vegan, hypoallergenic, and Environmental Working Group-verified.

 

A rave review: “This stick was super-easy to use and blended in easily. It was really pigmented but somehow looked moist and fresh. And it stayed! I was also impressed by the diverse shades.”

ecco bella soft eyeliner pencils
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Eyeliner

 

Ecco Bella Soft Eyeliner Pencil, $18, eccobella.com.

 

Clean claims: Vegetable waxes in place of petroleum-based ones, biodegradable packaging, and reforestation initiatives.

 

A rave review: “I haven’t lined my eyes in years because I’m concerned about having chemicals close to them. These were smooth and didn’t budge, even when my eyes teared up in the cold.”

physicians formula organic wear mascara
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Mascara

 

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Mascara, $10, physiciansformula.com.

 

Clean claims: Certified organic by Ecocert; contains rice protein and beeswax to thicken lashes.

 

A rave review: “My eyes have a tendency to get really red when they’re irritated. No problems here. My lashes looked lovely and defined without any clumping, and it didn’t smudge as the day wore on.”

rms beauty tinted un powder
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Powder

 

RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder, $34, rmsbeauty.com.

 

Clean claims: Free of talc (which can contain asbestos), silicone, perfume, and parabens.

 

A rave review: “To set makeup and absorb oil, this powder went on whisper-light and gave my skin a soft-focus, Instagram filter-like effect.”

burts bees lipstick
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Lipstick

 

Burt’s Bees Lipstick, $9, burtsbees.com.

 

Clean claims: Made from beeswax and raspberry-seed and moringa oils. Packaged in post-consumer-recycled plastic tubes.

 

A rave review: “Just like a conventional lipstick, this had a smooth consistency, a great range of shades, and enough pigment to make an impact. It also worked as a stain when blotted with tissue.”

 

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