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Green queens rummage through our makeup bags

Tiernan McKay is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Alive!, Occupational Health and Safety, Restaurants and Institutions, Tampa Bay and Arizona Woman. Right now, she is either ridi...

Green your makeup bag

It can be hard to find pure and healthy substitutes to our favorite beauty products. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. The green queens at Better Organic Choice (BOC) recently rummaged through the makeup bags of the SheKnows crew in search of toxic products. What did they find? And what do they recommend? Read on!

Green makeup

There's no question that the green movement is on fire these days. It seems we're all searching for ways to make environmentally friendly choices and infuse our daily routines with a healthy dose of eco-consciousness. You've probably analyzes your habits, but what about your makeup bag?

Have the green queens take a peak at your makeup bag by visiting the BOC site. SheKnows readers will receive two free BOC product reviews with their order. Just enter SHEKNOWS in the promo code section.

In the meantime, see what these pros had to say about the products they found in our makeup bags!

Tiernan McKay, SheKnows Writer

Green your makeup bagFavorite Product: Aveeno Positively Ageless Multidefense Daily Moisture SPF 42

BOC Feedback: Contains toxic ingredients such as BHT.

Suggestion: Try Josie Maran Argan Protect SPF 40+ Natural Daily Sun Protection or Juice Beauty SPF 30 Mineral Light Moisturizer.

Favorite: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20

BOC Feedback: This favorite tinted moisturizer contains methyl and propylparaben.

Suggestion: We like Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 and skin nourishing organic Argan oil. For an oil-free product, try Kiss My Face Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 8.

Favorite: Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation

BOC Feedback: This super silky rich emollient is in a class by itself, but contains BHT and parabens.

Suggestion: We haven't found a liquid that measures up in exact texture but we love the rich air-like feeling of Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation.

Next: How does Olay hold up?

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