Posts Tagged ‘make up brushes’

Is your makeup artist kit toxic?

Monday, October 5th, 2009

If you’re in makeup school or thinking about going, chances are you love makeup. But as many of us already know, all makeup and cosmetic products are not necessarily created equal.

Maybe you’ve already stopped to think about what those cosmetic ingredients actually mean. But if you’re not an expert scientist, the words might seem like mumbo-jumbo. (That’s how I feel most of the time, anyway).

Now, there’s a website to the rescue! It’s called Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database, and it’s brought to you by the Environmental Working Group. No matter what type of product you’re interested in learning more about – makeup and cosmetics, skin care, hair care, eye care, nail care or fragrances – Skin Deep can tell you what products to buy, what not to buy, and what can be downright dangerous.

If you’re serious about becoming a makeup artist or other beauty professional, but also serious about keeping your clients healthy, the information you find on this site might change your mind about the products you use. Next time you’re beautifying yourself or one of your makeup clients, this new knowledge might come in handy!

How did your favorite makeup and cosmetics products fare on this site? Spread the word about the good, the bad and the ugly in makeup and other beauty products.

Brush with greatness!

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Here at BeautySchool .com, we strive to be on the forefront of eco-friendly beauty products. And, we have dropped the ball! There is one area that mostly goes over-looked and we are shedding some light for you beauty buffs with a conscience: Eco-friendly tools. You have gone through the process of switching out your makeup, facial soaps and lotion, hair care products to be cruelty-free… but what about your foundation or blush brush? Yes, those makeup tools can be chalk-full of cruelty.

If you have gone the distance to be compassionate about your products, it’s time to ditch the sticks that are made up of animal hair and plastic. There are several different types of eco-friendly makeup tools ranging from cheap to luxury. The trendy makeup tools consist of synthetic hair and bamboo, which are much better for the environment and animals.

Here are some products to consider the next time you’re at the makeup counter:

•    EcoTools
•    Sevi Cosmetics
•    Larenim Mineral Makeup
•    Alima Pure
•    And much more!