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Ya’ll, I am GIDDY with excitement this morning! Young Living has officially released their new mineral makeup line, Savvy Minerals!
I have been hoping and wishing for this since I started using Young Living essential oils in 2014. Chemical-free makeup, free of cheap fillers and synthetics? Sign me up! Savvy Minerals are vegetarian and vegan-friendly. (However, the lipsticks and the lip glosses have beeswax so they are not considered vegan. When the mascara is released, it will have beeswax in it too.) They’re never tested on animals, ideal for sensitive skin like my own, and provide for beautiful, build-able color.
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SKIN TONE:
If you haven’t used mineral foundation before, you work with it in layers in order to build upon the color. This means you can apply it for a more natural and sheer look or continue adding layers for that great coverage. If you’re like me, your natural tan changes a bit throughout the year. With mineral foundation, you can play with the shades until you find your perfect match — typically lighter in the winter and darker during spring and summer. Here are some great tips for choosing the right foundation for your skin tone:
1. Check Your VeinsPush your sleeves up and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm.
2. The Jewelry TrickThink about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry Typically, girls with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.
3. The Neutral TestThink about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The former means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.
4. Eye and Hair ColorYour natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.
5. The Sun’s EffectsWhen you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.