When I shop online, I try to maximize my “stay” in each store to save on time, shipping fee, packaging, and carbon footprint in general. Imagine the amount of bubble wrap, carton and fuel you can save if you order from one company at a time.
Meanwhile, when it comes to buying personal-care and cosmetic products, I prefer those with mild and natural ingredients because I have such an acne-prone and sensitive skin. But as much as I want to use natural makeup to cover up my pimple scars — I’m definitely not a pro on this — it’s hard to find products that do the trick, the way mainstream brands do. Thankfully, there are traditional beauty companies that are gradually making steps to become sustainable. Such company is L’Oréal. And without further ado, here’s my haul from this classic brand.
Conceal and correct
Dark eye circles look more prominent during virtual meetings so we still need a little dab of our favorite concealer. L'Oreal Paris True Match The One Liquid Concealer is super blendable, lightweight but has nice coverage. You can even choose from eight shades.
Oil-free & lightweight foundation
If you have oily skin like me, you probably prefer foundation with matte finish. Let’s leave the shimmering powder and highlighters to those gifted with perfect, dewy skin. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is our godsent friend, a demi-matte liquid foundation that’s oil-free, lightweight, long-wearing and perfect for everyday wear.
Lippies for a blooming look
Who says we don’t need lipsticks at home? Besides the fact that we still show up our faces at online meetings, wearing lippies—pandemic or not—keeps us sane.
This month, French makeup brand L’Oreal introduces its newest lipstick collection, Blooming Kisses by Color Riche Mattes, with six vibrant petal shades of reds and pinks: 129 I Lead, 312 No Rage, 315 Rouge Label, 316 Modern Rose, 318 Fierce Lips, and 319 Bitter Nuance. Each swipe is enriched with jojoba oil for a smooth glide, enough for an instant bloom while you’re on a work-from-home setup.
Let your skin breathe
A makeup remover free from oil and alcohol, this micellar water unique formula effectively removes traces of stubborn makeup while hydrating and moisturizing sensitive skin. Micellar is coined from the tiny micelle particles in soft water that cluster together to capture dirt, oil and other impurities.
For healthy hair days
I just admire L’Oreal’s efforts to go green. We grew up believing that the bubblier the shampoo, the better. Sadly, the lather usually comes from surfactants such as sulfates, which are actually harsh chemicals. Parabens, meanwhile, serve as preservatives in most personal-care products. It’s believed to disrupt hormone function by mimicking estrogen.
EverStrong is clean from all these sketchy ingredients. It’s proudly sulfate-free, paraben-free and 100-percent vegan.
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