Do you know what's in your beauty products? Most consumers don't realize that there are over 1,300 ingredients banned in the European Union that aren't restricted in the United States, including hormone disruptors, carcinogens, heavy metals, petrochemicals, and formaldehyde. After months of research, I was horrified to realize that harmful, toxic ingredients were hiding inside the pretty packaging of many of my go-to products.
I'm a professional makeup artist and hairstylist with my own team of professionals, and we specialize in working with brides. My number one priority is the health of my clients, so I decided that the entire Miss Harlequin team would ditch the dirty and go natural. In the past, it was hard to find products that performed well in addition to being safe. (That's especially problematic when you need a client's hair and makeup to last from the processional through the afterparty.) Thankfully, the modern world of natural and nontoxic beauty is glamorous and effective.
Keep reading! I've curated 10 all-natural beauty picks for your big day, from a miracle-working eye shadow primer to a superpigmented lipstick. You'll love them so much, I'm sure you'll keep using them well after the honeymoon has ended.
— Additional reporting by Cati James, senior artist at Miss Harlequin Makeup and Hair