Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Conscious by Chloé is a sustainable lifestyle blog focused on Zero Waste, Slow Living and Ethical Fashion written by Chloé Lepeltier.

Natural make up essentials

Natural make up essentials by Conscious by Chloé

Like most wide scale projects, my journey to zero waste is paved with failures.

One day, I decided to either get rid or finish my chemicals-filled cosmetics and to replace them by homemade ones. If I couldn't make my own, I would simply make do without them.

Almost 2 years later, this system no longer suits me. While I loved taking a break from make up, I now realize that I need it back into my life. Not for every day, not for special occasions, but rather just for when I feel like wearing some: to add a little color to my morning routine, to make me feel more confident when I know I'm gonna start blushing.

I managed to make my own lip balm and face powder, but haven't got the courage yet to tackle foundation and mascara. I need more time, more ingredients, more containers, more work and research.

So I decided to apply my motto: simpler, greener, happier. Putting on make up makes me happier. Buying these products - for now - makes my life simpler. And choosing brands I trust makes the whole process greener (or let's say, less harmful).

So here is my selection, based on the product composition and/or its country of production:

  1. Lip stain (that I use on my cheeks too), made in the USA

  2. Foundation stick, made in the USA

  3. Nail Polish, made in the USA

  4. Goat Hair & bamboo Brush Set, made in the USA

  5. Illuminating brightener stick, made in the USA

  6. Brow powder, made in the USA

  7. Mascara, made in Italy

  8. Eyelash curler

I put a little coconut oil on my face before applying the foundation and a little homemade face powder after.

I basically remove my make up when I shower at night, but I suppose I could simply use coconut or almond oil and a reusable pad.

PS: I'm planning on using these containers for my future homemade recipes!

If you want to read more about cosmetics safety, I highly recommend you to have a look at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.


The products I present in my looks and selections come from either local, sustainable, ethical brands, or from brands whose values I share. Feel free to send me other product ideas or recommend brands to me, especially ones using salvaged and/or organic products. The more info, the better. Thank you!