All posts tagged: GMO-free

Pro Pick of the Week: Natural everyday bronzed look

This is a “how to” that I’ve written up following my recent natural beauty shoot for Her Fashion Box.  If you want to know how to get a natural, everyday bronzed look that gives you a beautiful, understated sunkissed look, then read on! FOR THE FACE Foundation – Apply a light coverage of Ere Perez Oat Milk foundation over entire face. Tip – Apply with Ere Perez Foundation Brush for flawless blending.. also make sure you moisturise before application too for extra radiant skin! Bronzer – Apply bronzer lightly underneath the cheek bones (to contour) then apply lightly to the temples and around the jaw-line. Tip – Start lightly and slowly build colour for a more even, natural looking appearance. Powder – Apply Corn Perfecting translucent powder to the shine prone areas of the face; around the T-zone, forehead, chin & nose. Tip – Reapply throughout the day without any colour build up! Translucent powder suits ALL skin tones! FOR THE EYES Eye Shadow – Apply “Very Important” Chamomile Eyeshadow duo to the eyes. Use …

All hail the sunflower, king of the good oils

Sunflowers are grown all over the world and are a hugely important and valuable agricultural commodity. They are incredibly beautiful and there’s nothing like driving through the country when it’s sunflower season, with fields as far as the eye can see of these gorgeous yellow flowers that give the impression they’re turning their heads to the sun – hence their name in French (tournesols) and Spanish (girasoles). Although it was commonly accepted that the sunflower was first domesticated in what is now the southeastern USA (the Sunflower is the official flower of Kansas), roughly 5000 years ago, there is archaeological evidence that it was actually first domesticated in Mexico around 2600 BC. In fact many indigenous American peoples used the sunflower as the symbol of the sun and sun gods, including the Aztecs and the Otomi of Mexico and the Incas in South America. It’s still used for its many health benefits and even used as a poultice to treat rattlesnake bite – just in case you ever find yourself bitten by one when you’re …

Mythical Corn – not just good on the cob!

Corn is a huge part of Mexican life. It’s an absolute staple food and has even had a mythical status in Mexico. Being an ancient and nutritious crop full of vital vitamins and minerals (including pantothenic acid, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fibre, manganese, and vitamin B6), the Mexican ruler, Moctezuma, made it a symbol of life and fertility and offered it to the Gods as sacrifice. We don’t sacrifice it as such, but we do offer it up to the makeup gods and use it in our GMO-free Translucent Corn Perfecting Powder! As well as corn starch and corn powder, we also use corn resin (which as PLA is what makes the body of our fabulous new Eco Sharpener!). Corn Resin is made by isolating the starch stored in the corn kernels and converting it into sugars.  During a process of fermentation and separation the sugars become lactic acid, which is used to create the plastic called polylactide. Corn Resin requires about 20% to 30% less energy to produce and contributes only half the carbon dioxide than plastics …