Posted by: Jordan
Emily and I really loved our Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion before we made our commitment to natural cosmetics. I’ve mentioned that my eyelids get oily (sounds a little gross, but it’s true! If I’m not carefully checking on my eye makeup, by 5:00pm I look like it’s 5:00am and I’ve been hanging outside of a truck stop on the highway all night), so a primer can sometimes work wonders for me. Now, I have to admit to you all that I have held on to my Urban Decay Potion for very special occasions when I need my carefully applied dramatic eye makeup to stay put all evening. I’ve used it maybe twice this year; I figured it was ok if I was using it so sparingly. But when we had a reader–Jessica from Queens, NY– write us last week asking for recommendations for a natural eyeshadow primer, I had to fess up that I haven’t even looked because I’ve been relying on my Potion. I did a quick search for some natural/organic Potion replacements and came up with very few products. Bare Escentuals has this sort of natural one, but it has PEG’s in it, which have been linked to cancer and reproductive toxicity. Jessica, our reader on the quest, found this option on Etsy, but was wondering if we had tried it, or had any other ideas. I told her that unfortunately, shamefully, we didn’t have any suggestions…but thankfully we have some readers who likely have some wisdom to share!
So please, natural product junkies, send Jessica (and me and Emily who are equally ignorant on this subject) some great personal feedback/suggestions. Leave a comment and enlighten us on how to keep our natural eye makeup on our eyes rather than under them!