Spoiler alert: I think I just found one of my new favorite brands. If you’re an earth- and animal-conscious vegan, an organics purist, or just someone who wants to look and feel fabulous, you need to know about Au Naturale Cosmetics. Not only are all their products cruelty-free and naturally derived (right here in the US!), but they’ve got all the power and punch of a luxury makeup brand. Sign. Me. Up.
Au Naturale has it all, from killer brushes to a simple concealer to shimmery holiday eye shadow kits—the last of which is certainly my favorite. The Glam Holiday Eye Palette ($35, Au Naturale) is now ~ON SALE~ and there’s no reason for it to be restrained to the holiday season; why not use it to make every day a holiday?
I used the Glam Holiday Eye Palette ($35, Au Naturale) to make two different permutations, coupled with a coordinating lip look that will have everyone in awe of your makeup savvy. And let’s be honest—who doesn’t want that?
Before the really fun stuff, don’t neglect some updated classics: Au Naturale Crème Concealer, Buff ($24, Au Naturale); Au Naturale Organic Crème Highlighter Stick ($24, Au Naturale); and Au Naturale Blusher, Nectar ($24, Au Naturale). They’ll help you take your basic face to the next level with a happier, healthier glow!
Okay, so this Glam palette: If you’ve used bareEscentuals wet-or-dry loose powder eye shadows before, these function pretty similarly. Think of this Glam as a spunkier younger cousin of a bareMinerals palette. If you’re going for more of a subtle glam, focus on the Empress and Slate shadows. They go perfectly with Au Naturale Lipstick, Spanish Rose ($22, Au Naturale), which helps ground the look and give it a more timeless feel.
However, if you’re ready for the Wild Lotus side of the palette, you’re gonna want to pay attention. You’ll want to heavily utilize the Lincoln and Chrome shadows and eventually tie in Au Naturale Lip Gloss, Wild Lotus ($15, Au Naturale)—if you’re in a particularly windy area and would prefer to avoid gloss, Au Naturale Lipstick, Wild Lotus ($22, Au Naturale) has your back. In either case, this is how you’ll want to do it: