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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!

Alison Bills, Managing Editor

Bareminerals mascaraFavorite: Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss

BOC Feedback: Toxins in this formula include BHT.

Suggestion: Suitable alternative in fashion colors lip gloss by ZuZu Luxe.


Favorite: Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush, Minty Lip Shine

BOC Feedback: This gloss contains several synthetic polymers and colors.

Suggestion: We recommend 100% Pure Mint Lip Balm, which includes organic cocoa, Shea and avocado butters.


Favorite: Maybelline XXL Pro Curl Washable mascara

BOC Feedback: Love Maybelline mascara but, but it does contain toxins including methyl-, ethyl-, butyl- and propyl-parabens.

Suggestion: Our favorite non-toxic equivalent is BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara.

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