Makeup

The Makeup Artists Leading the Zero-Waste Beauty Revolution

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

From Harper’s BAZAAR

It can be easy to see green beauty as a marketing ploy. We live in a world where disposable sheet masks are sold as organic, and elaborate, 10-step skincare routines are considered wellness. An eye cream may read paraben-free—but include a laundry-list of quietly harmful components. The correlation between what a bottle says and the substance of its contents may be loose at best.

For a handful of makeup artists, however, sustainable and waste-free beauty is a deeply authentic process. These are women who have built their careers on considered explorations of ethical beauty, problem solving green beauty conundrums and continuously searching for more thoughtful approaches. These are the trailblazers.

Maybe they’re making their own tools, like substituting one-time use cleansing wipes for hot flannels and oils. Maybe they’re finding creative solutions for long-held challenges (a vegan seaweed gelatin for prosthetic makeup? what

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As someone who has a 71-year-old beauty fanatic as her mother (surprising I became a beauty editor, right?), I know all too well the trials and tribulations surrounding foundation and mature skin. Of course, finding the best foundation for your skin texture, tone, and type is hard enough at any age, but when you throw into the mix age-related conundrums like discoloration from sun damage, fine lines or wrinkles, and dehydration, the challenge only gets steeper.

Being that my mom is an actual makeup artist, I’ve definitely absorbed some of her wisdom and tips over the years—minimal, if any, powder and absolutely no super-matte formulas. She has flawless skin (both with and without makeup), so I’ve taken her guidance to heart. That said, I was interested to compare notes with some of the top celebrity makeup artists in the industry who regularly cater to Hollywood’s leading ladies 40 and over.

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