Recently, I posted about my favorite organic skincare, and people were very nice! So nice, in fact, that when I asked if anyone would also be interested in hearing about the organic makeup I like, they actually said yes. It was lovely, and now here we are. The routine I'm sharing is literally what I did this morning (plus a few options for people who prefer waterproof mascara, lip stain to lipstick, etc.), so they're by no means the only products out there. I'd love to hear about what you're using, so please do give your recommendations in the comments!
I usually find foundation too, uh, melty in the summer, so once the weather started warming up, I switched from (also great) Inika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation to Juice Beauty Tinted Mineral Moisturizer. It's superlatively mild, sheer but with enough coverage to even me out, and it has broad spectrum, physical, non-nano SPF 30, too. It's also easily the least reactive skin makeup I've ever used. Suntegrity makes an excellent tinted moisturizer with natural SPF as well, though. It's more pigmented and a little thinner in composition, which makes it a much more buildable product. I like it a lot, but the shades just don't work for me, unfortunately.
At this point, I'd be lost without RMS Living Luminizer and Un Coverup. They come in these tiny pots that last half a year, and the finish is absurdly pretty. RMS is coconut oil-based, so everything in the line has a natural-looking translucency that's unique and very, very flattering. I only have one issue: I'm actually keeping mine in the fridge at home right now, because the other side of being oil-based is that they get runny in summer heat. I've also switched from applying with my fingers to applying with an angled eyeliner brush. That way, I'm using thinner layers of product to prevent it from globbing up and sliding off.
This category has a lot of great competitors, from Kjaer Weis to Ilia. I actually stopped getting my usual eyelash extensions so I could test more natural mascaras, and I could go on about them for an entire article, so ask away in the comments if you have questions. But right now what I'm using is a reader-recommended product, 100% Pure Black Tea Mascara. Most natural mascaras are very thin, but this one's waxy enough to give my lashes some volume, and it's far less flaky than many of the competitors. It also only contains fruit pigments, so people who are sensitive to oxides and chemical dyes might want to take a look at this one in particular.
If you're a waterproof-only kind of person, try Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes. It's not organic, but the brand is committed to using gentler, more natural ingredients wherever possible, and they make good stuff.
There's all manner of natural eyeliner out there (you can even make your own out of almond ash), but the Vapour Organic Beauty Mezmerize Pencil is my favorite. It's a great general purpose liner if you want something you can smudge out into a smoky eye without also getting it all over your face. I also recently had liner tattooed onto my waterlines—not as cray as it sounds, I promise—and I've been using this stuff post-healing without any irritation. So you know it's gentle!
I once tried using boiled-down acerola cherry juice as cheek stain and it wasn't half bad, but if you aren't into putting fruit juice or powdered beets on your face, I really like (surprise, surprise) RMS Lip2Cheek for buildability and staying power. Plus, you can use it as lip stain if you'd like—it's sort of a creamy take on Benetint.
Ilia is basically the be all, end all of organic lip stuff for me. It's highly pigmented, lasts, and it's just as high, if not higher quality, than a lot of non-natural lipsticks at the same price point. I've written about my favorite organic lipsticks here if you want a whole rundown, though!