I’ve always kept it pretty simple when it comes to my beauty routine, but over the last 6 months or so I’ve ventured out, trying new products and combinations on my skin. I had skin issues with medium level acne from the time I was in 5th grade up until last year (over 14 years), so I’ve finally gotten the courage to try new products now that my skin has cleared up! I’m super careful about the products I try though, making sure they don’t have any counter-reactive ingredients, like parabens, talc, etc. When Burt’s Bees® asked me to try out their new BB cream using the Ecotools® brush set, I was so excited to say yes. Because both Burt’s Bees® and EcoTools® are both natural based products, I felt comfortable trying them out. (Burt’s Bees® also doesn’t test on animals for those of you who are wondering!)
These EcoTools® brushes are incredible – I’ve never felt makeup brushes so soft before! They’re ecoconscious brushes made from recycles aluminum ferrules with a bamboo handle. And you know what I noticed? I didn’t get little brush ends on my skin when using them, like I so often do with other makeup brushes.
CREATING A NATURAL MAKEUP LOOK
In addition to not really venturing from my normal routine, I try to keep my makeup looking natural. I usually go for a little bronzed glow with a lipstick or lipgloss shade that compliments my skin tone and pigment. If you’re into the natural makeup look, then the new Burt’s Bees® BB Cream and lipsticks are just for you!
First, I applied the Burt’s Bees® BB Cream with the Ecotools® Skin Perfection Brush. This brush swept my bb cream on flawlessly, leaving no streaks or uneven portions on my face. The BB Cream is full coverage, so you really won’t need any kind of concealer on your skin – I was so surprised at the coverage of the Burt’s Bees® BB Cream! It’s perfect for days when I’m shooting and need a little more makeup to show in photos.
Second, I applied my bronzer with the Ecotools® Blending and Bronzing brush. This brush is perfect for achieving my everyday-favorite sunkissed look. It blended my bronzer and BB cream without removing one or the other, creating an even glow across my face.
Third, I grabbed the Ecotools® Angled Face Brush from their Day to Night set, and used this to apply my blush. I’ve been on the hunt for a new blush brush because mine is literally disgraceful, and this is definitely going to be it. The angled design is perfect for achieving that bold cheekbone definition.
Last, I finished off the look with one of the new Burt’s Bees® lipsticks. Totally being honest here, I was most excited for these! I love Burt’s Bees® lip balms, so had a feeling I was going to love their lipsticks too. And I was totally right. The lipstick goes on so smoothly with a slightly glossy touch, leaving your lips feeling hydrated rather than dried and cracking like other lipsticks might. I actually kept the lipstick on for the rest of the day and it lasted for hours – even through eating and drinking! The Burt’s Bees® lipsticks have amazing pigment – I’m wearing the color Lily Lake above and in these photos.
Last but not least, I grabbed the Ecotools®lip line brush (also from the day to night set), and evened out my Burt’s Bees® Lipstick after applying. Always always line your lips before applying lipstick (even if it’s in a clear or nude liner) to keep them from bleeding. I’ve actually never used a lip line brush until this one. In the past, if I needed to even out my lipstick I would a makeup remover wipe.. After using this brush, I totally see why it’s necessary. You won’t wipe off any of the makeup you’ve already applied, and end up with a nice clean lip line!
All of the Burt’s Bees® and Ecotools® products used above to create this fresh and natural look are available in the Beauty section at you local Walmart (or I linked some on Walmart.com). You’ll find the Burt’s Bees® products in the Natural Beauty section, and the Ecotools® products in the Cosmetic Accessories section. Isn’t it amazing when you find a natural product that not only works but is affordable too? Let me know if you guys try out either of these!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees® & EcoTools®. The opinions and text are all mine.