Yes, natural products cost more, but they don't have to cost a lot more.
With that in mind, I decided to do a spin on the $20 Makeup Challenge that used to be so popular on Youtube. If you aren't familiar with it, it basically involves shopping for a full face of makeup for under $20. For the green version, I've upped the budget to $40, which I think is reasonable. It's high enough to make the whole thing possible, but low enough that it's still a challenge staying under budget.
I also didn't go shopping just for the sake of the challenge and instead opted to use things I already had. These are tried and true products for the most part, not items I picked up just for the challenge or because of their inexpensive price tag.
It all came together pretty well as a simple, everyday kind of look. Not actually all that different from what I'd wear on an average day, pulling from my entire makeup stash.
And, now for the price breakdown of everything I used. To make things extra difficult, I limited myself to full and mini sizes - no samples - but those are, of course, another great way to try things on the cheap.
Honeybee Gardens Pressed Mineral Powder in Geisha $9.34
Alba Fast Fix for Undereye Circles $4.79
ELF Mineral Eye Brightener $1.99
Brija Cosmetics Blush in Regulation Hottie $5.50
Shiro Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Housewife and Homunculus ($3.50 x 2) $7.00
Physician's Formula Organic Wear CC Curl + Care Mascara (after mail-in rebate) $5.99
Silk Naturals Kisser Slicker in Berry Crush $4.50
My budget ran out without an eye primer, so I ran a smidge of the Fast Fix for Undereye Circles across my lids instead, which actually worked surprisingly well at keeping everything in place all day. I slightly missed having an inner corner highlight and some kind of brow product, but I still think it worked out well, all said. My only other issue was the CC Mascara, which I'm not a fan of, but Physician's Formula has other Organic Wear mascaras that are the same price and much better.
I've tagged a few people on instagram, but I'd love to see anyone + everyone join in and share the love for affordable green beauty! If you do participate, make sure to leave a link in the comments so I can check it out.
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