Food Free Friday...Nars Cosmetics!Friday, December 16, 2011
I've been wearing Clinique makeup for the past two years, since realizing that gluten free cosmetics are just as important as food. It's simple, how "careful" are you to make sure your makeup, shampoo, lotions, soap, etc. don't end up somehow, possibly in your mouth. It's also been argued that products absorb through your skin. Either way, I'd rather be safe than sorry and with so much that a Celiac, like myself, has to pay attention to it's best to know for sure that you're not purposely coming in contact with gluten throughout your day.
But anyways, back to Clinique. As I said, I've been wearing their makeup for a few years, but it's started to irritate my skin. I've wondered about that, and decided I'd try a different brand. There's many guaranteed "gluten free" products that I'm interested in trying, but many of them are not available in my area and sadly aren't being sold at Sephora.
Luckily, Lassen's, a local health food store, sells some gluten free cosmetics. I've purchased Ecco Bella lipstick in Claret Rose and Cafe au Lait and love them! I've also recently tried Mineral Fusion's eye shadow trio in Fragile. However, I've still been in search of a face makeup. I thought I was at a loss while perusing Sephora until a wonderful stranger told me that her sister was gluten free and purchased all Nars cosmetics because they were gluten free! Can I just say that I LOVE people who interrupt stranger's conversations to tell them information. This wonderful lady just saved the day for me! :) Hehe...yeah yeah, it's only makeup, but I was so excited! I immediately got on my trusty Iphone to check out Nars websited and check THIS link out! On their website, under their "customer care" section they insure that all their products are without gluten...can you say love!?!? I immediately had the sales lady (conveniently named Love!) color match me and I bought some new foundation. A few days in and I'm liking this product a lot!
I'd still love to try some of the more organic products I've seen, like Afterglow Cosmetics, just to see how they fare, but for now I'm so happy to have found Nars!
Lastly, the million dollar question...what's YOUR favorite gluten free cosmetic product?? I'll be contacting many companies in the next few months to learn as much info. as I can so as to share it with my lovely readers! Maybe I'll come across something you love, or will grow to love!?!?