Your $100 Mom Face Overhaul

A nontoxic beauty routine that won’t break the bank.

I took my skincare and makeup completely natural/organic 6 years ago. Since then, I hear a lot of people saying, “Oh, I’d like to do that, but it’s so expensive.” Or “I will when I can afford to buy all new makeup.”

Well, the research just keeps pouring in about how chemicals from our beauty products are absorbed in our bodies, and how they can affect our health, so I recommend that the time to green your routine is NOW. And as for that “I can’t afford it” problem, I hear you. But what if I told you that you could really make a significant change in your health for only $100? You could completely change your makeup over to safe, natural products on that budget in about a million different ways. Here are a few of them.

The Challenge: Can you buy all-new, natural beauty products for a complete face makeover for under $100? Yup. And here’s how.

Under $100 Beauty

You: The Classy Minimalist
You don’t want to look like you’re wearing makeup. But you certainly don’t want to look like you’re NOT wearing makeup! This look will eliminate shine, cover dark circles and blemishes, brighten those eyes, and make your lips conditioned and soft!

W3LL PEOPLE realist invisible setting powder $24
RMS un coverup concealer, $36
Alima pure mascara, $22
Herbivore botanicals coco rose lip polish, $18
= $100

Under $100 Beauty

You: The Trendsetter
Here are 4 products from 4 small-ish, indie, green-beauty brands, meaning you’ll be the first of your friends to try (and LOVE!) these goodies.

W3LL People Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer, $22.50
La Bella Figura creme blush, $36
FitGlow Beauty Good Lash Mascara, $25
Au Naturale lip gloss $15
= $98.50

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You: Super-Natural Superhero
You don’t have time to put on a lot of makeup. AND, you need options for your by-day persona (Clark Kent) and your night persona (Superwoman!). This look has two sheer foundation options, depending on if it’s day, when you definitely should be wearing SPF, or night, when you don’t need to.

Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation, $54 (and save $1), with a whopping 11 shades to choose from! (Use this during the day if you already have an SPF moisturizer you like and use. But don’t you dare think about skipping sunscreen altogether! It’s very important, especially for busy superheros like you!)
Kari Gran lip whip, $15
Kjaer Weis mascara, $28 (refill) (We’re cheating here a bit because the initial purchase of this Kjaer Weis product involves and extra $10 for this gorgeous silver mascara tube, which you’ll reuse, refill, and love for years to come!)
= $98

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You: Afraid of Change
You have a routine. You like it. It works. You’re hesitant to go green. Well, you’re in luck. RMS’s new rose-gold Master Mixer can be mixed with other products or used on its own as a light blush, highlighter, and/or barely-there lip color. It’s a one-stop shop of new inspiration, or you can mix it with stuff you already have and love to make new colors and ease into this green makeup thing veeeeery slowly.

RMS Master mixer, $38
W3LL PEOPLE Altruist Foundation Powder, $31.50
Ilia mascara, $26
= $95.50

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You: Only shop at Target
Convenience bonus: this look is available entirely at Target! I’d like to introduce you to two of my favorite, all-natural, non-toxic beauty brands that you can get in the same trip while stocking up on milk, toilet paper, and diapers! You’re welcome!!

W3LL People hypnotist eye pencil: $18.50
Vapour Organic Beauty Multi Use blush: $36
W3LL People bio extreme lipgloss, $21.50
= $76

So go ahead, change your face, mama. You can afford it. Happy, healthy beauty shopping!

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Emily Barth Isler

Emily Barth Isler

Emily Barth Isler is a Brooklyn writer, mom, and wife. She's the author of 3 books for kids and young adults and co-creator of the natural beauty blog, Product Junkies Rehab. She loves coffee and podcasts, and is so good at watching TV it should be considered a skill.

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