20 Fresh Beauty Tips

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Fall is all about crisp air, changing colors, and possibly the cutest organic pencil leg jeans this side of “Am I thin enough to pull it off?” (The answer is “yes” and “you go, sexy green mama!”) But what about the rest of our green beauty regime? We spoke with four renowned eco-beauty experts to get the scoop on the latest trends in beauty for this fall. And they gave us the insider info, complete with tips and product suggestions.

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EMMA PEZZACK

Emma Pezzack is CEO/Founder of Futurenatural, known “as a Sephora for the best organic and natural beauty brands in the world.” She is also Editor-In-Chief of Organic Beauty View, a daily blog of the modern side of organic and natural beauty; and Beauty Director for Coco Eco Magazine.

EMMA’S TIPS: The new fall face is about understatement and a light handed approach to application. As always, if you start with great skin and a flawless foundation, everything else will follow. Add a little color update will make all the difference too.

SUGGESTIONS: One of the best (and cheapest!) ways to give your look an instant update is get yourself some of the new fall nail polish colors. Zoya Kellie is an on-trend gray-lilac that’s sure to become a wardrobe staple and it’s free of the really nasty chemicals found in most nail polish.

I’m a huge fan of multi-taskers. RMS Beauty is an organic makeup collection created by celeb makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift – Gisele, Celine Dion and more are clients. Her Uncoverup #22 is a must-have in any beauty arsenal for fall. Both a concealer and foundation, use on spot areas or all over for perfect cover that blends beautifully into skin for a natural but flawless look.

The onset of cooler weather means drier everything, so get yourself some rich lip balm to combat the elements. Not only great for lips, use on elbows, cuticles, and anywhere your skin needs an extra boost of moisture. This Works Turbo Balm is amazingly emollient.

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REBECCA GARABEDIAN

Rebecca Garabedian is a natural skin care specialist who owns Rebecca’s Aesthetics in Newport Beach, California. She is a licensed esthetician who focuses on a natural, healthy approach to skin care, inside and out. You can find her at 714/686-2198.

REBECCA’S TIPS: Your skin is not only a reflection of health, but it is also a mirror to the elements and your surroundings. After a lot of time in the sun over the summer season, many of us are left with dry, dehydrated, and neglected skin. So it’s important to regenerate fresh skin cells by exfoliating. You can even use simple brown sugar from your cabinets!

SUGGESTIONS: A safe and easy way to achieve beautiful skin is right at home, using fresh fruits and veggies from your refrigerator. Great creative with a smooth skin smoothie. Simply blend some of your favorite fruits to slather over your face and body. Use a circular motion to work the fruits into your skin, then rinse. Repeat weekly.

Fruits like berries – blueberries, strawberries, papaya and more – are loaded with antioxidants for firming benefits. Add some avocado for essential fatty acids to help keep your skin nourished.

Finally, your lips can take the brunt of cool weather punishment in the fall, so I suggest a sturdy lip balm. Try this USDA certified organic peppermint and tea tree oil lip balm from Aubrey Organics. You can find it at Whole Foods.

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JESSA BLADES

Jessa Blades is an organic makeup artist who ditched toxic brands and founded Blades Natural Beauty in 2008. Sick of sacrificing women’s health for the sake of beauty, Jessa offers makeup services that use only natural and organic ingredients. She has been featured on the Today Show and was chosen as one of Glamour Magazine’s “70 Amazing Eco-Heroes of 2009.”

JESSA’S TIPS: Trends that I am really excited about are clean beautiful skin and smudgy eyeliner. Who doesn’t want glowing, healthy skin? I guess it is sort of a timeless trend. There are a few easy steps to achieve the look, such as eating well and making sure you are rested and hydrated.

SUGGESTIONS: Don’t be afraid to use face oils to moisturize! I love Certified Organic Anti-Aging Serum by Intelligent Nutrients. Be sure to try Naturopathica’s Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum.

As for eyeliner, lots of inky black liner looks amazing – especially with our fading healthy summer glow. Try Logona’s Kajal liner in Black or a dark gun-metal grey in Ash from Zosimos Botanicals. Rim the upper and lower lash line and then use a Q-tip, a small brush or your finger to smudge the line a bit.

Also, think about a more dramatic lip. Try a darker matte lip using  Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick in Knockout. Swipe some lipstick on the lips, rub the color in, add another coat and then blot the lips. It’s an easy look with lots of drama.

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RACHEL AVALON

As a certified holistic nutritionist and eco expert, Rachel Avalon helps lead people straight to the core of what it takes to enjoy a new level of vitality, weight loss, detoxification, immune boosting, pro-beauty, and overall health and happiness. From soccer moms to CEOs and celebrities, she teaches clients the rewards of a sustainable diet and lifestyle.

RACHEL’S TIPS: When it comes to giving eco beauty tips, I strive to offer recommendations that are affordable, accessible, deliver amazing results, and most importantly, are better for your health and the health of the planet. I suggest that you buy your first round green products locally and then once you’ve discovered your favorites you can save 30 percent on average by shopping online. You can find my all natural, vegan-brand product suggestions at Whole Foods and online.

SUGGESTIONS: I recommend Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter from NOW Products. The Shea nut is native to Africa, and the cocoa bean is native to South America. Each provides a rich and creamy solution for dry lips, hands, and feet.

Remember, the best hydrated skin always starts from the inside out. So, enjoy plenty of water, herbal teas, and moderate amounts of essential fatty acids from plant-based choices such as olive oil and flaxseed oil and seeds.

Further, I recommend beta carotene-rich foods such as butternut squash, carrots, and yams. Not only are they in season, they help support natural collagen production. This cultivates a more youthful appearance, among other cellular benefits.

As for makeup, try Zuzu Luxe Mascara. Dewey and flirtatious, this is one of the best priced, all natural mascaras on the market. And for eye shadow? Think about Zuzu Luxe Chameleon Eye shadow. With a shimmering bronze color in a sleek, travel-friendly compact this all natural, pressed mineral makeup offers a perfect autumn look.

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Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler is the Beauty Editor of EcoSalon and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.