New York based make-up artist Rebecca Casciano has consulted for top television shows such as America’s Next Top Model and Miss Universe and for a range of celebrities, from Martha Stewart to Mary J. Blige. She’s also a certified health coach and advocate of all things natural and organic. We recently asked Rebecca if she would highlight some of her top beauty picks from Kmart.com. Here’s what she selected:
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox DVD I’ve been long-time fan of Dr. Bronner’s 18-In-One Pure Castile Soap and was fascinated to learn the story behind the brand in this documentary. Dr. Bronner was quite an eclectic man, on a mission to change the world for the better with his multi-purpose soap. After over 50 years, it’s amazing how popular the soap remains! Inspiring film.
CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara If you want, length and definition, without clumps, this is your mascara. The Lash Blast formula and spiky wand does something beautiful to lashes. It’s not a “natural” brand, but I’m willing to compromise on lashes… for now!
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer This lightweight tinted moisturizer offers very sheer coverage and SPF 15. Using mostly organic ingredients, it’s a good choice for a natural, glowing complexion with some sun protection.
Essie Nail Color For me, nail polish is a must-have accessory! I love changing the color and trying offbeat shades. Essie is one of my favorites because they have an awesome range of hues and they are free of formaldehyde, toluene or dibutyl phthalate!
Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes I like to have these in my kit for quick touch-ups and also at home to remove my make-up at the end of the night. They’re 98% natural, made with refreshing organic ingredients like cucumber extract, aloe vera and green tea. They are also made with biodegradable cloth and are oil and preservative-free (rare for makeup wipes)!
Eco Tools 5-Piece Brush Set I love this eco-chic brush set because it’s made with synthetic Taklon bristles, a recycled aluminum ferrule and a bamboo handle. It’s the perfect brush starter set and includes: a blush brush, eye shading brush, eyeliner brush, concealer brush and brow groomer. It’s also great for travel because it comes in a cute, reusable brush pouch.
Seventh Generation Facial Tissue In my line of work, it’s essential to have plenty of tissues on hand! I like to buy Seventh Generation because their products are 100% recycled paper and are chlorine, dye and fragrance-free. It’s cool to know that simply by choosing recycled tissues, you make a smaller impact on the environment. “If every household in the US replaced just one box of 175 sheet virgin fiber facial tissue with 100% recycled ones, we could save 582,000 trees…”