We are excited to have Paige Padgett on our site! Paige is one of the very first green beauty experts and makeup artists, she is a part of Jillian Michaels Wellness Team, and she has her own green beauty site paigepadgett.com. Paige is committed to using the highest quality environmentally kind products and is one busy lady. A makeup artist, new mom, and author,she has a book coming out this fall “The Green Beauty Rules: The Essential Guide To Toxic-free Beauty, Green Glamour and Glowing Skin.” Paige was kind enough to share with us some of her current favorite green makeup products she uses in her kit.
I’m a huge fan of Tammy Fender Spontaneous Recovery Cream. The perfect amount of hydration with a dewy finish.
Foundation? W3ll People Narcissist Stick has excellent coverage and can double for concealer.
Concealer? I love Ecco Bella concealer because it looks like your own skin.
Powder? Dr Hauschka Translucent Face powder. I like to set makeup and for easy touch ups.
Eye Shadows? Zuzu Luxe in Chameleon it’s a warm bronzy color.
Eyeliner? 100% Pure gel liner in Blackberry is very sexy.
Mascara? W3ll People mascara I like it because it lengthens without clumping and has a deep black color.
Cheek? Zuii Organics in melon imparts the prettiest glow.
primer? Devita Natural Skin Care Prime Corrective smooths skin, hides imperfections and fine lines.
Lashes? I prefer natural lashes.
Makeup Brushes? Tarte makes lovely brushes.
Makeup Tools? Tweezerman tweezers. I’m a brow specialist.
What do you use for disposable products? Makeup remover wipes and tissue in my professional kit and at home q-tips.
Favorite beauty stores? Green Line Beauty in Los Angeles.
Favorite piece of beauty advice? Smile it makes everyone instantly more attractive.
Do you find that green makeup stays on the skin the same as conventional products? I have always thought so but it’s been 10 years since I’ve worn traditional makeup I have no real comparison.
Do you use exclusively green products in your kit? Do you have any cheat products you can’t live with out? I use about 98-99 percent green products professionally and personally. I have a few cheat products. Professionally some colors choices and personally fragrance which is the worst.
Any tips or tricks to someone looking to green and detoxify their makeup bag? One easy thing to do is eliminate the Three P’s parabens, perfume (fragrance) and petrochemicals. They are usually long words you can’t pronounce with lots of y’s and x’s.
Being a new mom how do you balance your work and home life? I’m a single mom so it’s tricky. I’ve never been a great multitasker and that’s all you do when you’re a mom. That’s been challenging. I have found some balance with work and caring for my baby and running the household but I still find it very difficult to find time to workout, relax or unwind. I’m working on that now.