In the vast world of beauty, there are a handful of products that stand out as universal favorites over time. Once you find that perfect shade or perfect formulation, even leaving the house without THAT product can incite serious separation anxiety. So when faced with the task of turning our beauty routine CLEAN, there were a few, key products we were nervous to part with. But not to fear! We searched all over and found the best alternatives if you’re looking to do the same.
If you like… then you’ll love…
- Nars Blush in Orgasm – Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Blossoming
Nothing makes you look more instantly awake, fresh-faced, and gets you glowing quite like a good blush. This peachy-pink is universally flattering while the cream formulation melts into the skin for a beautiful, natural effect. CCBP certified organic ingredients including moisturizing jojoba seed oil and anti-aging Rose Rubiginosa Seed Oil ensure the glow continues even after you take the product off.
Grab Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Blossoming here.
- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Ilia Sheer Tinted Moisturizer
Get a tinted moisturizer that can do both! (and then some). One of the most difficult products to get right while keeping it clean, is also the most coveted- a good tinted moisturizer. Ilia’s version checks off all the boxes with a beautifully dewy formulation that provides the perfect amount of coverage in a good variety of shades with SPF 30. Soothing botanical ingredients such as Rose Hip Seed Oil and Aloe Vera help to hydrate and plump the skin while ingredients such as White Tea and Rosemary Extract combat free radicals.
Add Ilia Sheer Tinted Moisturizer to your makeup bag here.
- Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo – Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red
Finding a perfect red lipstick is an endless quest for many. Well look no further- Kjaer Weis’ KW Red strikes the perfect balance of a true red with blue undertones (because who doesn’t want their teeth looking whiter?!) in a creamy, moisturizing formulation with a velvet finish. All that plus CCBP certified organic ingredients in chic, silver packaging- what’s not to love?
Get KW Red here.
- DiorShow Mascara – RMS Volumizing Mascara
For pumped-up, glossy lashes, we love the RMS Volumizing Mascara. The coconut-oil based formulation thickens lashes without drying (in fact, this amazing mascara actually hydrates!). Sexy lashes, check!
Purchase RMS Volumizing Mascara here.
- Maybelline Great Lash – Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Ultra-Natural Mascara
Juice Beauty’s magical, spiral wand grabs every lash and prevents clumping, while the pigment-dense formula deposits just the right amount of definition for a great, everyday mascara. Bonus: ingredients such as aloe and vitamin E help to soften and treat lashes.
Pick up Juice Beauty Ultra-Natural Mascara here.
- Laura Mercier Translucent Powder – RMS “Un” Powder
A miracle product that somehow prevents shine while adding a subtle glow, minimizes the appearance of pores, goes on completely clear (suitable for every skin tone), and leaves skin silky smooth. Oh, and did we mention it’s Talc free, silicone free, perfume free and paraben free? You’re welcome.
Order RMS “Un” Powder here.
- Benefit Hula Bronzer– Studio 78 Paris Bronzer
Studio 78 Paris creator Margareth Halfon was an assistant product manager for Guerlain make-up before launching her own line, so we’re pretty sure it goes without saying, she knows a thing or two about perfecting that “I just got back from the South of France” glow (minus the sun damage). Natural mineral powders are baked with organic oils to obtain this clean, pressed-powder formula.
Get the Studio 78 Paris Bronzer glow here.
Whether you’re seeking some light contour, a touch of bronze, some light highlight, or somewhere in between, these two products from Tata Harper have you covered. True to the Tata Harper brand, both products are 100% natural and non-toxic.
- Cle De Peau Concealer – W3LL People Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer
A common misconception is that clean beauty products aren’t as effective as the alternatives. This concealer from W3LL People is here to prove the haters wrong. The high-coverage, creamy formula will cover ANYTHING and stay in place- without looking too cakey. Especially great for under eyes, this powder-packed mini tube contains organic algae, coffee, and pomegranate to help depuff and brighten while it conceals.
Here‘s where you can find your new concealer.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade – Eco Brow Defining Wax
Some people are lipstick people; Others can’t leave the house without their trusty mascara. Well, our non-negotiable is a defined yet natural looking brow. This mineral-based, paraben-free brow gel/wax is the perfect product to tame and define so you can put your best brow forward.
Grab your brow wax here.
Are there any other cult favorites you would like us to find alternatives to? Let us know in the comments below!