Non-Toxic, Clean Beauty On A Budget
A roundup of non-toxic, clean, natural and organic makeup for teens, tweens and anyone on a budget. Whether you’re looking for affordable makeup for the eyes, face + cheeks, lips or nails, I’ve got a list of budget-friendly clean, natural, organic, non-toxic makeup that’s $20 and under. Everything from neutrals to earth-toned hues to vibrant colors that you’ll absolutely love!
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I’m always on the lookout for budget-friendly clean makeup for my 2 teenage girls. According to Dr. Kim Harley, Faculty Director of Wallace Center for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, teens may be at higher risk of exposure to harmful chemicals in personal care products due to rapid reproductive development.
Research indicates that it really does matter what types of products teens are using in their beauty routines. In a 2016 study, 100 Latina teenagers had their urine tested for endocrine-disrupting chemicals before and after using products free from phthalates, parabens, triclosan and oxybenzone for 3 days. In that short amount of time, there were significant drops in the amounts of most of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals after using the non-toxic products.
When it comes to my teens and myself, I make a conscious decision to purchase makeup products that don’t contain any endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Since clean, organic and natural makeup can be on the pricey side, I put together a list of makeup products that won’t break the bank. With categories ranging from eyes to face + Cheeks to lips + nails, all of the makeup I’ve listed is $20 and under.
*Cost was calculated at the time this article was published, and is subject to change.
Lip Balms, Butters & Tints
- Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm $8.99 (Blood Orange, Dragon Fruit, Fruit Punch, Lychee Fruit, Plum Drop, Summer Melon, White Nectarine)
- Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint $5.00 (Vanilla Hibiscus, Coconut nectar, Guava Berry, Blood Orange, Sugared Fig) *natural phthalate-free flavoring)
- W3LL People Nudist Lip Butter $13.99 (Natural, Wine, Nude, Afterglow)
- Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly $14.00 (Xoxo (sheer pink), fire (sheer orange), fearless (sheer berry), chill (clear), spicy (sheer-ish), magic (clear with gold shimmer)
- Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly $14.00 (Oat, Coconut, Cashew, Almond)
- Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip $20.00 (Cinnamon, Peppermint)
- Honest Beauty Lip Crayon $12.48 (Blossom, Fig, Marsala, Melon, Mulberry, Peony, Strawberry, Honey)
- Han 100% Natural Cheek & Lip Tint $16.00 (Rose Berry, Coral Hibiscus)
- RMS Beauty Tinted Daily Lip Balm $20.00 (Simply Cocoa, Passion Lane, Peacock Lane, Twilight Lane)