Pure replacement: less makeup is more and it’s a lot more fun


Erica Ndlovu

In partnership with our friends from the organic pharmacy

During months of deployment in Germany and Poland during the pandemic, the army (and now goop junior beauty editor) Eric Ndlow faced major breakthroughs. “I’ve always had breakouts and acne scars, but I’ve faced a real flame,” she says. “I was insecure about my skin, so I put on make-up in tones to cover everything up, and it just didn’t work out. I never thought about whether the chemicals in regular makeup might be part of the problem. ”

After Ndlova switched to pure makeup, she also used less. “My skin has improved a lot, enough that I need less coverage than before. So let’s get into the makeup party – it used to be such a job! “She says.” Besides, my skin looks dewy and I feel amazing. “Below are Ndlow’s favorite favorites of all time.

  1. STEP 1

    I love starting my day with a fresh face. This luxurious cleanser made from diamond powder and salicylic acid gently exfoliates my skin while giving it an excellent moisture boost with coconut oil and shea butter. What I love most is how clean it leaves my skin, along with the subtle scent of roses, which is the first treat in the morning.

    Organic pharmacy for cleaning roses with diamonds

    Organic pharmacy
    Rose Diamond peeling agent
    goop, $ 73


  2. STEP 2

    After cleansing, I start with this light moisturizer – it leaves my skin smooth, hydrated and radiant, but it doesn’t break out from me (which some face creams do). It’s great on its own with sunscreen, and it’s also amazing under concealer or foundation.

    1. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Glow

      goop Beauty
      GOOPGLOW shiny lotion
      goop, $ 58 / $ 52 with subscription

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    2. Unsun sunscreen for the face with mineral shades

      Not sunny
      Sunscreen for the face with mineral color
      goop, $ 29

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  3. STEP 3

    This breathable base infused with sodium hyaluronate fits perfectly into my skin, making it even and dewy. I love how much it is possible to build and the fact that it is the perfect size to throw in a bag for a quick grooming.

    Beautycounter moisturizing protection against dew skin

    Moisturizing dew cover
    goop, $ 45


  4. STEP 4

    I have acne scars. This creamy concealer has the best finishing look out there, but not quite. I spot it directly on the places I want to lighten, and then I step on them with my finger or brush. It combines so well – it comes in a wide range of shades and leaves no visible texture – so my skin looks like it’s in great shape, not like I’m wearing concealer.

    Beautycounter Skin Twin creamy concealer

    Skin Twin cream concealer
    goop, $ 31


  5. STEP 5

    I’ve never been an eye makeup artist (patience isn’t my strong suit), but this smooth ink eyeliner is so easy to use – it’s perfect for me. Place a few dots as close to the lash line as possible, then just connect the dots. Mix it using a stain at the other end and: done.

    Jillian Dempsey Khôl Eyeliner

    Jillian Dempsey
    Khôl Eyeliner
    goop, $ 20


  6. STEP 6

    This mascara leaves my lashes super defined, thick and shiny. Made from beeswax, shea butter and a mineral complex that maintains your lashes, it also lengthens when it thickens. One coat is a great everyday look, and I like to do a few coats for extremely long, raised lashes if I go out.

    Saie mascara 101

    Mascara 101
    goop, $ 24


  7. STEP 7

    I have always loved thick eyebrows, and this gel shapes and defines eyebrows that are completely natural, but also beautifully bold. And it’s easy to use: I coat my temples and it always attracts my overall look.

    Hair cleansing treatment Kosas Air Brow

    Treatment for lifting airy eyebrows
    goop, $ 22


  8. STEP 8

    With a simple stroke of this berry-red cream blush it brings warmth and depth to my entire face. It is super moisturizing, so it leaves the cheeks with a nice plump, dewy look. I love it on both lips and eyelids – it’s a top-notch multitasker.

    Westman Atelier baby blush for baby faces

    Westman Atelier
    Baby cheek for blush
    goop, $ 48


  9. STEP 9

    I love the natural-looking glow with a little shimmer. This creamy highlighter has a beautiful pink-gold glow that looks incredibly fused over my cheekbones and bones, as well as on the bridge of my nose and my Cupid’s bow. It is subtly iridescent and elevates any makeup look without makeup.

    RMS Beauty Master mixer

    RMS beauty
    Master Mixer
    goop, $ 38


  10. STEP 10

    This luxurious palette nourishes my lips and gives a beautiful long-lasting color. I love smearing it with my fingers to achieve a stain on your lips, but when I apply it with a brush, it’s a beautiful lipstick.

    1. Westman Atelier lip suede

      Westman Atelier
      Suede for lips
      goop, $ 85

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    2. Westman Atelier lip brush

      Westman Atelier
      Lip brush
      goop, $ 38

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