Make Over Your Makeup Bag:
8 Clean Beauty All-Stars
Cleaning up your makeup bag is easier than ever this year, as tech has advanced to the point that there are no compromises to be made in terms of texture, pigment, color payoff, or even scent and packaging. Skip the endocrine disruptors, parabens, phthalates, plastics, petroleum, artificial dyes, optical brighteners, and synthetic fragrances—then sit back and be amazed at how great clean makeup is now. Made with skin-energizing botanicals and nourishing plant extracts that leave skin gleamy because they’re actually enriching it, every one of these best-in-class clean makeup essentials makes us look (and feel) prettier, happier, and healthier. Whether it’s the perfect fiery-red lipstick and an ultrahydrating coconut-infused makeup remover or a dewy-finish foundation and an epically sexy lid tint, these formulas contain nothing but goodness.
Perfect No-Makeup Makeup Foundation
Whether you prefer a subtly perfecting tint or a builds-to-full-coverage cream, these foundations, all clean and made with naturally moisturizing ingredients, work for just about every skin type and tone.
Tinted MoisturizerBeautycounter Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage goop, $45SHOP NOW
Foundation StickWestman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick goop, $68SHOP NOW
A great concealer seamlessly covers and reduces the appearance of dark circles, blemishes, and imperfections while still looking exactly like your skin. This Kosas concealer comes with the skin-care benefits of an eye cream, and RMS Beauty’s pot is easy to use whether you apply it with a brush or fingers, blending easily for flawless skin.
The right highlighter leaves a refreshed, dewy glow that’s so pretty on skin. These sticks have unique iridescent undertones to brighten skin for a lit-from-within radiance.
Prettiest Cheek Tint
Dab (or brush) cream blush at the apples of your cheeks, then blend at a slightly upward angle for a chiseling effect. This sheer blush, made with all-natural pigments plus jojoba and calendula, comes in shades that flatter just about every skin tone.
Brilliant Eye Tint
Depending on how much color and what sort of texture you want, Jillian Dempsey’s semisheer eye gloss balms give a gorgeous, gleamy wash of color, while Westman Atelier’s velvety cream-powder shadow delivers richer pigment.
Apply eyeliner between the roots of your lashes along the outer half of your upper lids to instantly define and make lashes look fuller. For a subtle flick or full-on cat eye, we love the super precise and crisp line we get from ILIA’s felt-tip pen. Jillian Dempsey’s pencil liner is brilliant for sexy-smudgy bedroom eyes.
A great glossy, no-smudge mascara wakes up your face in seconds. Our favorites for gorgeous, defined lashes are buildable and made with rich, nourishing ingredients that condition lashes, so each swipe doubles as a treatment.
All-Out Gorgeous Lips
We’ve been obsessed with the creamy, everyday-wearable Kosas lipsticks because of the gorgeous color payoff and smooth, hydrating feel. For subtler color, we can’t get enough of the silky texture, exquisite pigments, and nourishing ingredients in the goop tinted lip balm trio (the garnet shade is especially flattering.) And Westman Atelier’s balmy glosses come in the prettiest sheer colors and feel practically weightless.
BONUS: The Makeup Bag to Put It All In
This sleek, exclusive-to-goop leather pouch neatly fits more than twenty products, and it’s so chic. Interior mesh pockets on one side hold eye-shadow pods, lipstick, lash curler, concealer sticks—anything small—while the zippered compartments store larger essentials that might need more protection against spillage (the removable liner is machine-washable, so no worries either way). We love the buttery-soft leather, the wide opening of the bag that means that you’re never rummaging, and that it’s roomy enough to comfortably store everything you need for a trip—though it’s also amazing for makeup storage at home.
The Instant Makeup-Reviving Trick
A tip we love for an instant refresh: Smooth on a hydrating face oil to set makeup and to revive it later in the day. Made with nine powerful nutrient-dense oils, the GOOPGENES face oil leaves skin gleamy and nourished.