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Fertility-Friendly Makeup

The best place to start when replacing makeup is with foundation and lipstick. Both often contain parabens and may contain phthalates for texture. Foundation is also applied to a larger surface area than other make-up, while lipstick is a top priority given that some is inevitably ingested.

Replacing eye make-up is a lower priority, so specific products are not listed here. If you choose to replace eye make-up too, recommended brands include Bare Minerals, Mineral Fusion, Beautycounter, and Burts Bees.

Product NameEWG/ Think DirtyPriceRatingComments
Beautycounter Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage (SPF 20) -Where to buy: US)2$$$★★★★★Lightweight tinted moisturizer with added SPF. Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.
Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation – Where to buy: US3$$★★★★★Light creamy foundation with medium coverage.
100% Pure fruit pigmented healthy foundation -Where to Buy: US0$$$★★★★Full coverage. Some report that it can be drying.
Mineral Fusion Liquid Foundation  -Where to Buy :US CA0/3$$★★★★EWG verified. Good for those with particularly sensitive skin or eyes.   *contains phenyoxyethanol- see note at end.
Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder -Where to Buy: US CA0/3$$★★★★★EWG verified. Highly rated by Amazon reviewers (74% of reviews are five stars).*contains phenyoxyethanol- see note at end.
Vichy Laboratoires Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation SPF 30 -Where to Buy: US UK AU CA1$$★★★★Full coverage. Does not settle in pores or wrinkles. Can be blended with a moisturizer for lighter and more natural-looking coverage.
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation -Where to Buy: US UK3$$$$★★★★Full coverage. Good for sensitive skin.
Beautycounter Sheer Lipstick – Where to Buy: US1/3$$★★★★★My absolute favorite lipstick (in Rose). Lightweight and moisturizing. Feels like a high-end conventional brand. (The 3 score on ThinkDirty comes from titanium dioxide—product deserves a better rating).
Beautycounter Color Intense Lipstick -Where to Buy:  US1$$★★★★Smooth and long-lasting. Subtle peppermint flavor/aroma.
Beautycounter Lip Gloss  -Where to Buy: US1$$★★★★★Sheer color and high shine. My favorite gloss (in Bare Shimmer) because it is not sticky or drying and lasts well.
100% Pure Anti Ageing Lipstick -Where to Buy: US CA0$$$★★★★Natural ingredients, with pomegranate oil and shea butter to moisturize.
Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm -Where to Buy:US1$★★★★★All natural.
Burts Bees Lip Balm Original Beeswax -Where to Buy: US UK2$★★★★★All natural, good value, and easy to find in local stores. Moisturizing, but does not add much gloss.
Mineral Fusion Lipstick or Lipstick Butter -Where to Buy: US0$$★★★Good ingredients, but some reports that the lipstick breaks off at the base.
Boots No 7 High Shine or Matte Lip Crayon1  Readily available in stores (Target/ Wallgreens in US, Boots in UK)
Burts Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick -Where to Buy: US1$★★★★Many Amazon reviewers love it, but some complain that the color fades quickly and the liptick itself becomes rough and bumpy after a few months of use.

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