Ogee's Guide to “Greenify" Your Beauty Bag
Ogee is dedicated to creating organic, luxurious skincare filled with good-for-you ingredients. If you share those same values in your skincare routine, why stop there? There is an entire green beauty world to explore. Here, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite make-up brands that share our beliefs in the organic, all natural lifestyle.
Most mornings begin with the alarm going off and that dreaded feeling that it is time to begin the day. However, the morning can turn around quite easily. Start by opening the shades and taking in the beautiful outdoors. Drink a big glass of water to hydrate skin before morning coffee or tea (my favorite is a green tea latte with almond milk). With drink in hand, light a candle, put on some music, and begin the morning routine. This is our “me time” – time to ourselves where we can relax and think about the day ahead.
Before applying any makeup, prep the face with a moisturizer, especially in these cold, winter months. Our Jojoba Hydration Day Cream is intensely moisturizing and climate adaptive. The Jojoba Oil is able to detect the humidity in the air while providing the hydration your skin needs. Next, apply some Jojoba Restore Face Oil in the mix to enhance natural glow. Let the moisturizer and oil set and absorb while cooking up some breakfast or making the bed. After about 10 minutes it is time for some makeup!
Ilia Beauty is a beauty brand that believes less is more. They are dedicated to being transparent about each ingredient within their product formulations. Why shouldn’t we know exactly what we are putting on your face every day? Our personal favorite is their Vivid Foundation, which contains coconut oil for hydration, rosehip and cranberry seed oils to protect skin from free radicals, and an overall, light-but-effective coverage.
Once the skin is enriched with Ilia’s radiant Vivid Foundation, the next step is a dab of color on the cheeks. We recommend Lilah b.’s Bronzed Beauty Bronzer Duo. Lilah’s entire line is committed to creating products that are simple yet beautiful. This bronzing duo is moisture-rich with aloe, just like Ogee’s Seeds of Youth Serum.
Looking for a bit of an extra glow? Kjaer Weis has swoon-worthy cream highlighters – rightly named Glow (our personal favorite is Radiance). Achieve the perfect luminous skin by applying to cheekbones, brow bone, and across the bridge of the nose. Your skin will feel luxurious and you’ll feel happy knowing the brand is certified organic and boasts environmental sustainability.
Now that the skin is glowing from the inside out, don’t forget about the eyes. We adore RMS’s broad range of Eye Polishes – the perfect naturally eye-enhancing gloss shadows, infused with Ogee’s ingredient of choice: Jojoba Oil. Complete the look with a swipe of Antonym’s Lola Lash TOO – the unbeatable, certified organic mascara. Smudge some mascara in the process? We’ve got it covered with our Daily Facial Cleansing Cloths - the perfect solution to avoiding raccoon-eyes.
Last but not least, before running out the door, it is time for some TLC for lips. Our Sculpted Lip Oil is a moisturizing primer that slightly plumps lips prior to color application. Post prime, swipe on some of Ogee's tinted sculpted lip oil crayon pencil...Begonia and Camellia are among our favorites (it’s hard to pick just one!).
Voila! The no-makeup makeup look is complete and we’re ready for the beautiful day ahead.