5 Favorite Natural Products with Organic Beauty Talk

Summer’s here. Pick up the bronzer and put down the ice cream. Swimsuits are coming, like it or not. Time to reconsider what you’re putting into your body. But what about what you’re putting on your skin? While you’re switching over from concealing powders to dewy tinted moisturizers and matte stains to glossy shades, why don’t you swap some of your chemical-laden go-tos for more natural new favorites? You don’t even have to do the work. Brandie Gilliam, Organic Beauty Talk blogger, has you covered, girl. She’s been on a 10+-year toxic-free journey, and she invites everyone along for the ride. Through trial and error, Gilliam’s become a self-made expert in the natural beauty arena, and she’s generously narrowed down her love list to just five favorites for ShopTalk readers. Take a look.

photography: portrait courtesy of Brandi Gilliam, all others courtesy of retailers
photography: portrait courtesy of Brandi Gilliam, all others courtesy of retailers

1. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $38
“A must have highlighter for glowing skin without any greasiness or shine. Use it on face, lips and even along the shoulder blades.”

2. Ilia Beauty Lipstick Crayon in Call Me, $24
“Keeps lips hydrated and pretty in pink with this handy little no-fuss crayon. Simply turn the cap when it gets low.”

3. Alima Pure Satin Matte Mineral Foundation in Cool 6, $25
“This mineral foundation is so pure and light. It leaves my skin looking flawless without feeling heavy or weighed down.”

4. Dr. Hauschka Limited Edition Spring 2013 Black Volume Mascara, $29.95
“This new volume mascara brush does wonders for lashes making them look fuller, longer and healthier without any clumping, caking or raccoon eyes.”

5. Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Sun Touched, $54
“It comes in a fabulous metal compact and gives cheeks a lovely sun-touched coral color.”


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