As I continue my search for cleaner cosmetics, my No. 1 source for green beauty inspiration is celebrity makeup artist Paige Padgett.
I’ve been lurking on Paige’s webpages for a while now, trying to soak up as many of her makeup application tips as possible.
See, when it comes to natural beauty, I geek out on skin care — makeup is a bit of an afterthought for me. I just try to keep it simple.
Paige, a licensed aesthetician, proves that makeup can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Her hands have painted the faces of Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper and Anna Kournikova for television shoots, magazine covers and the like.
But, you’ll notice in her product picks below that she loves multi-purpose products and makeup that doesn’t require a lot of fuss.
I can dig that. But I probably still need Paige to show me the ropes of simple-yet-perfected clean makeup application. Here’s to hoping I get on her client list soon! :)
Until then, I’ll continue poring over her “green the look” features on her fabulous revamped website and combing through her product recommendations on her new OpenSky pop-up shop she curated with two of my other favorite clean beauties, Siobhan and Alexandra of No More Dirty Looks.
Have fun peeking through Paige’s beauty bag!
As usual, I’ve starred the items in Paige’s list that I also use and love.
Inside Paige’s Beauty Bag
“I carry these in a vintage Gucci cosmetics/toiletry bag. I store it in my bathroom and in my carry-on when I travel.”
“This saves my life everyday. It refreshes my hair instantly”
“I love how hydrated skin feels when I wear this and it doesn’t turn me ghostly white.”
“It really does look like airbrushing. It gives me a flawless finish”
“I wear these alone and over lip liner. They are super hydrating.”
“This liner allows me to create the sexiest cat eye.”
“My newest obsession. It brightens my eyes and makes me look fresh.”
“It gives me a softly illuminated finish like I am ‘lit’ from within”
“It creates a flush so feminine. I always wear it on the first date.”
“Organic and fair-trade. Love that!”
“The most gorgeous shine and colors. My go-to gloss.”