Going green with makeup is tricky because many brands claim to perform with the natural, botanical ingredients; however, do they seriously produce the effect when it comes to our peepers? Finding a natural, toxic-free mascara that works takes some work! There’s numerous chemical free mascara’s out on the market and I’ve tried many of them – only to be left disappointed and going back to my ‘dirty’ mascaras. Some of the brands I’ve tried: 100 Percent Pure, W3ll People, Kjaer Weis, and Physicians Formula (all versions). W3ll People tops my second favorite choice thus far.
I’m going to share with you my #1 recommendation that outperforms all the other mascaras I’ve mentioned! In addition, a great lash primer is also a must for conditioned, nourished, and strengthened eyelashes for a fuller effect. Once you try this eyelash primer, you might get hooked just like I did! Although, not a complete necessity, but I can’t live without mine!
Antonym Lola Lash Mascara (Certified Natural) ($23) – Antonym makes great makeup that is organic certified and performs like they say! Lola Lash mascara comes in only black choice of color. The color is rich black, which I love – not a grayish, muddied black. It has a curved wand (as seen in the picture) that works very well in coating eyelashes from base to the tips.
Application and Performance: I apply Lola Lash mascara by wiggling slowly the curved wand starting from the base up to the tips. I personally like to do 2-3 coats for an amplified and full effect. I let my eyelashes dry between coats. The mascara gives length, separation and volume. All three things that we ALL look for in a great and natural mascara! Triple Check! In addition, it does not clump! You can really layer the mascara as this does a great job at lengthening and separating. Even if going for a low maintenance look, this is perfect – just use 1-2 coats.
The high quality natural ingredients, organic wax and linseed extract (blue flax), help protect eyelashes and keep them healthy while preventing clumping. Gentle ingredients ideal for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Ingredients: Aqua, C77499, Candellila/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3Esters (and) Glyceryl Stearate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Emulsifying/Surfactant, Copernicia cerifera cera Emollient, Glyceryl Stearate SE O/W Emulsifier, Isopropyl Myristate Emollient, Glyceryl Behenate Consistency factor, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax Viscosant, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides Active – Co-emulsifier, Microcrystalline Cellulose (and) Cellulose Gum Viscosity, Propanediol Solvant / Emulsifier, Glycerin (and) ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl preservative, Glyceryl caprylate Emollient, Aqua (and) Hydrolyzed linseed extract(and) Sodium benzoate Active ingredient, Sodium hydroxide (and) Aqua.
Jane Iredale PureLash Extender & Conditioner ($17.50) – Ok, eyelash primers may seem a waste of money and an extra step to your makeup routine for some, and I totally understand. However, once I tried the Jane Iredale lash primer, I understood what the hype was – especially if you don’t already have full lashes to start.
Application and Performance: The actual product is white in color and coats your lashes very well. Only one coat is required per eye and the product doesn’t dry out in the tube after a few months of use, making it cost effective. Apply on clean, dry lashes. Follow with Antonym Lola Lash mascara, or other mascara of choice.
The primer will give you a fuller effect to your eyelashes while improving them at the same time with radish root, panthenol (Vitamin B5), and wheat proteins. You are actually protecting and nourishing your lashes by applying a lash primer underneath mascara. I see a difference when I forget to apply the primer on my lashes. They just don’t seem thick and lush. Therefore, I always have to have this item around!
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Algae Extract, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Oleic Acid, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract.
Have you tried Antonym Lola Lash or Jane Iredale PureLash Conditioner? Or which is your favorite natural, ‘green,’ mascara? Share below!