What’s in Your Cosmetics: Eve Organics Mineral Makeup Review

This hair journey of ours started with me being tired of only knowing how to do 2 or 3 simple styles, I got online to search for hairstyles for kids with kinky curly hair. From that search I also learned much more than just styles, I found information on ingredients and products…and discovered that the products I was using on my daughters hair were not good her or her tresses. From there, I learned how to read ingredient labels and which ingredients to stay away from. I also found that many of those ingredients are not just in certain hair products, but there are also many harmful ingredients in soaps, bubble baths, make-up, lotions, cleaners and many other household products. This knowledge has prompted my search for natural products and quest for a greener lifestyle.


It is a fact that the cosmetic industry is not regulated, therefore many companies take advantage of consumers lack of knowledge by using cheap fillers in their products, some of these fillers are chemicals that have been linked to cancer. I am slowly but surely replacing the products we use with those containing all natural ingredients. I have recently been searching for natural make-ups, enter Eve Organics. Not only does Eve Organics create natural beauty products and cosmetics they aim to educate their customers on the ingredients that are out there. My package arrived with an informative brochure and a handy little card with “The Dirty Dozen ~ Ingredients” listed on it, I wanted to share those ingredients and their risks with you all.

1. Phthalates (DEP, DEHP, Fragrance): Organ Damage, Reproductive Defects

2. Fragrance: Linked with MS, CFS, Fibromyalgia

3. Parabens (Methylparaben, Propylparaben, etc.): Found in Breast Tumors

4.DEA/TEA: Chemical Reactions Change Ingredients in the Bottle Into Carcinogens

5. Petrochemicals (Paraffin, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil): Carcinogen Banned in Europe

6. Urea: Formaldehyde Releaser

7. Sulfates (Sodium Laurel & Sodium Laureth): Mutates Cells, Denatures Protein

8. Dyes (FD&C Yellows 5&6, Red 3): Cause Cancer, Some Contain Lead & Arsenic

9. Lanolin: Can Contain DDT, a Neurotoxin

10. Propylene Glycol: Liver & Kidney Damage

11. Talc: Fibers Similar to Asbestos, Linked to Lung and Ovarian Cancer

12. Contaminants: (e.g. Extracting Solvents) Not on Label

Mineral Makeupmineral powder makup

I have decided to replace my drugstore makeups with that of natural cosmetics. Mineral makeup, I have learned, is natural and actually contains nutrients with healing properties. Before, if I wore makeup at all, I used a liquid foundation that typically broke out my skin because of the additives and chemicals found in them.

I have used Eve Organics Light Neutral Foundation Powder several times this past month and have had no break outs or adverse reactions to it. The powder itself feels so light, it is as though I’m not wearing makeup at all, normally when I wear the liquid foundation I feel like I’m wearing a mask, it’s thick and sticky, no wonder I would always break out. Even with as light as the powder is, it still gives great coverage, it is safe to say that I will never use a liquid foundation again. Ingredients:Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue. May contain: zinc oxide.

natural concealer stick

I’ve also been using their Concealer stick. I put the concealer on any blemishes I might have prior to using the foundation powder and it works incredibly well at covering them up. I love the ingredients, there is nothing that will clog my pores or cause harm to my body through absorption. Ingredients: Jojoba oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, corn starch, castor oil, vitamin e, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue.  May contain:  zinc oxide


Applying Mineral Makeuphandi flat top best makeup powder brush

High quality brushes with synthetic fibers are necessary for proper makeup application. Very tight bristled brushes provide the best application of foundation powders. I use the the Handi Flat Top brush is said to work perfectly for all foundation, bronzer and all over color applications and it works great for me when I am putting on my foundation powder. The makeup brushes available on Eve Organics are carefully selected and will not harbor bacteria.


So, my first experience with mineral makeup products has been a great one and I give the products I have been using a top rating. I love being able to put on makeup when I’m going out of the house, to my kids school functions, etc, and not breaking out. These products have such a great natural feel and that’s because they are natural….from now on I won’t have my makeup any other way.

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  1. Ashiima says:

    I am quite the makeup junkie and am always suprised byt the things they put in our makeup.Great post!!!

  2. melissa says:

    This is perfect. I was just going through my makeup bag today and I need new makeup. Thank you so much!! Looks fantastic!

  3. I love mineral makeup and will have to look into this company! I have too become very acquainted with the bad ingredients in many of the everyday products we use. Thank you for this post I enjoyed it :)

  4. Shopping Tips and Tricks says:

    My daughter is more into makeup then I and I hadn’t thought about what’s in the makeup. Hmmm, need to look at the mineral makeup. Thank you so much for this post!

  5. sarah says:

    My husband gets an eczema-like rash from using products with sulfates (ie SLS). We have replaced anything he uses with non-SLS alternatives, which means that many of those are all natural.

    We also only bought Burts Bees products for our newborn son in case he has any similar reactions (and so that dad could give him a bath!).

    For myself, I am more aware of reading labels, but I am also still very budget-conscious, so haven’t entirely gone all natural. On mineral makeup – I am not a fan of loose powders – and it seems like they are all a loose powder – any alterntive suggestions?

    • Brooke says:

      I was never a fan of loose powders either, I haven’t (until now) used a loose powder since my teens when I was experimenting with make up, I do really like this though. I have heard of natural liquid foundations, but I’ve never tried any, they are available though. Let me know if you discover a good natural liquid foundation.

  6. Opal Stevens says:

    LOVE mineral makeup!! Yet I always find myself going back to foundation :/ Then I break out and remember why I was using mineral makeup, lol.

  7. Angie Nelson says:

    Thankfully, I don’t wear makeup often. I do try to be conscious of what is in it however. You can’t be too careful!

  8. Danielle says:

    Thank you for the breakdown on those ingredients! Ive been looking for something like this. I currently am looking for a new make-up regimen that is more natural and organic and will be referring back to your post frequently.

  9. I would love to try that make-up! Love a good set of make-up brushes, they are a must!

  10. This is so very interesting. I do have to be careful with which eye makeup I choose. I cannot use Almay (the hypoallergenic Almay) because I am allergic to it. I am going to look into this company and check out their mineral makeup. Thanks so much! I really do appreciate this.

    • Brooke says:

      You’re welcome Danielle, I’m glad you found it useful, I hope you can find something you can use.

  11. Michelle G says:

    Very informative. I love mineral makeup but always looking for the best kind. Thanks for the information

  12. Char~ says:

    I love to play in makeup and will definitely be paying closer attention to Eve Organics!


  13. Eschelle says:

    and you just scared the crap out of me I have a lot of eye shadow…. oi… non mineral cause it is soo pricey. Why is the safe stuff so freaking pricey???!!

    • Brooke says:

      I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you. I have eyeshadow, as well as other things, that are not all natural, I am just slowly replacing them as I can, not completely throwing everything out at once, you know? Because your right, the cheap stuff is just a bunch of junk ingredients, that is why it is cheap.

  14. WOW great information! Thank you!

  15. Jollyjilly says:

    It always amazes me how many things go into make up lol good tips

  16. D says:

    I also use mineral makeup and a flat top brush. It’s the best, but I’ve never heardof a concealer stick. I’m gonna have to check that out.

  17. Katie says:

    I don’t wear makeup so I was quite surprised by that list. Wow. Thanks for sharing it! If I do decide to start wearing makeup now I know what to look out for.

  18. Yet this just proves yet another reason why I am a mineral based make-up lady!!!

  19. Starlene says:

    I didn’t know there was a Dirty Dozen list for makeup! Although I have heard they put some really weird things into it which has never made any sense to me. We are putting this stuff on our eyes and face, but some companies don’t seem to care. It looks like you have some good products here that are safe, thank you for sharing your recommendations.

  20. Jill says:

    It really is scary when you start to look at what is in all these things that we use. I try to go organic and natural wherever I can.

  21. I’m grateful I don’t use make up! This is scary.

  22. I’ve really wanted to try and have been really interested in mineral makeup. Is all mineral makeup natural? Sorry I don’t wear makeup much, and I’m not very knowledgeable about it. Thanks for the info!

    • Brooke says:

      It is supposed to be, but I would check out the ingredients on anything claiming to be natural, as well because companies can say their products are natural just by having one natural ingredient.

  23. I enjoyed learning about your background–how you came to your passionate beliefs. And I feel educated, but not preached to, about the scary things in our makeup. Thanks, and good luck!

  24. jenn says:

    I have bad allergies…especially watering of the eyes which makes it tremendously hard to wear eye makeup. This is worth looking into. Thanks.

  25. Julie says:

    Makeup is not something I have money to spend on so it’s dollar store stuff. Your list opened my eyes tho.

  26. Katie says:

    I didn’t know there was so much harmful ingredients in makeup. I’ve tried mineral makeup before but I don’t care too much for it. I still prefer liquid foundations. But now I know which ingredients to watch out for.

  27. Glenda Cates says:

    I do not wear makeup but if I did it would also be all natural as I have sensitive skin and I know some makeup has harmful ingredients in it so I will make a copy of the information about to give to my step daughters so they know what to watch out for.

  28. Lou Lou says:

    Wow! Do we really put that stuff on our face? I love make up but haven’t tried mineral make up yet…

  29. Nikki says:

    I did an article once on cosmetics, and was surprised to find that the US only bans like 11 ingredients in cosmetics, while the UK bans over 1000! It’s crazy! I try to go with mineral makeup whenever possible. I like the way it looks better anyway.

  30. I learned something new today. Now I am going to have to research what is in my makeup.

  31. Kecia says:

    I don’t wear make-up, and this is one of the reasons why. You never know what they put into the different formulas.

  32. Anjanette says:

    A great way to see which ingredients in your beauty products are potentially harmful is to visit the Skin Deep Database. You can search or browse by brand or product type! http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

  33. Daily Citron says:

    I use the Skin Deep website to find out how each product I use rates in terms of harmful ingredients. They have a massive database of products and as far as I know are the most reputable neutral site for rating the safety of beauty products.
    -Viva, from dailycitron.com

  34. Amanda says:

    Just another reminder of why I don’t wear makeup. Well, that, and I can’t afford even the cheap stuff. :-)

  35. Brett says:

    oh i LOVE the look of that concealer stick!! i’m going to try that!! i have the worst time with loose powders. its like i put a clown face on :o(

  36. andrea says:

    bravo for posting such an important article about all the stuff they put into a LOT of skin care and beauty products!

  37. You’re doing a great job informing women for the dagners hidden in the little tubes of “beautifying” products. Please, keep it up.

  38. life just saying says:

    Good to know.

  39. kristin says:

    Curious to learn more about this brand…I’ve never been happy with the mineral makeup I’ve tried, although the Bare Minerals looks great when I have it professionally done.

  40. I have never been one to pay attention to labels and chemicals. Truthfully, I’m not very green at all. However, I’m not really cool with deliberately giving myself cancer either. Thanks for the great information. Without this post, I never would have known these things were in the makeup I use every day.

  41. Some of those ingredients are pretty nasty and bad for our bodies. What is wrong with the companies that produce our makeup? Why don’t they take our health into consideration? Fibromyalgia from fragrance! Who knew! Thankfully I recognized that I had a sensitivity to many of these ingredients and have been trying to avoid them for several years now. Thanks for alerting us to these things and what they can do.

  42. Emily says:

    I was also going to share the Skin Deep Database, but I noticed someone already shared it. I love that website! I try to stick to products that have a rating of a 3 or under.

  43. Shelly says:

    Thanks for letting me know about this brand. I have not heard of it before. I have used some mineral makeup before and really liked it. I started making my own bar soap and have made shampoo bars too.

    • Brooke says:

      How awesome Shelly, I would love to make my own soaps, etc… do you have any recipes?

  44. Great info! The best consumer is an informed one!

  45. Jeanette says:

    I love mineral makeup! Defiantly for eyeshadow, it’s the best! A little messy, but awesome

  46. Jamie says:

    This is one of those things that I turn a blind eye to. I know I shouldn’t but I do. I have grabbed that skin deep link and plan on checking out how my products rate.

  47. Millie says:

    Good information. I rarely wear makeup these days except for ‘special occassions’.

  48. I’ve been transitioning to more natural products. I’ve always wondered about mineral makeup. Thanks for the post!

  49. Just Jaime says:

    I didn’t realize there were so many chemicals in make up! Thanks for the tips

  50. Will have to research the make up. I have not herd of this brand. Thanks.

  51. Deedra says:

    I switch to mineral makeup as well and I can really see a difference. Thanks for the tips.

  52. Krystle says:

    I’ve always wanted to try mineral makeup but I am always afraid it won’t cover well or will be cakey. I need to give it a shot especially since it’s natural.

  53. I tried mineral makeup once before and it didn’t work out for me. Maybe I should give it another try after reading your list of all the bad stuff in cosmetics!

  54. Yannie says:

    Thanks for the information. I don’t really care about the ingredients. Now that I know I will take time reading labels

  55. Marian says:

    more and more people go for mineral or natural makeup. thus more cosmetics line also produce products that are naturally made

  56. Maura says:

    Mineral oil is on the list of no-no’s. Yet that is what baby oil is. Why are we putting that “safe” product on our babies??

    • Brooke says:

      A lot of these ingredients are in (Johnson and Johnson) baby products, actually, I only use the all natural baby products on my baby, since I’ve learned this, it is outrageous.

  57. Yikes! It’s kinda scary how much of what we use contains harmful chemicals. I think it’s a good idea to try to go natural a step at a time…

  58. Melinda says:

    It’s great to be aware of what you’re putting on your skin. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I do enjoy some other homemade skin/beauty products. I would like to experiment more with making some of my own stuff simply because I know it would be better for me.

  59. Laurie says:

    Wow, I cant say I have ever really read the ingredients in my make up. You can bet I will now. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Robin says:

    I go out of my way to find vegetarian cosmetics that haven’t been tested on animals. Thanks for the great info on what could be in the makeup that we’re buying.

  61. Suzy Myers says:

    Mineral makeup has many advantages and is easy to use. I’m a big fan.

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  62. Clarinda says:

    I am such a natural care person that if I ever went back to wearing makeup then I would only ever use mineral makeup.

  63. One of the reasons I stopped wearing makeup was the caked on look. I like the natural look without a lot of heavy makeup. A side benefit were less breakouts. I still wear some concealer, but nothing else. Even better – my DH prefers me with no make-up, especially colored eyeshadows. Got to love a man who loves you without make-up. =) Thanks for the list of bad guys. I wasn’t always sure what to look for to stay away from.

  64. One more reason I’m glad I never wear makeup!

  65. I’m pretty picky about my makeup which is why I only use Clinique products. Thanks for the info. I had not heard of mineral makeup prior to your post.

  66. Wendy says:

    Great review….I will have to check it this line of makeup more. Thanks.

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  67. Easy2Save says:

    I have mineral makeup and my old regular liquid makeup I like them both and switch back and forth.

  68. Kerry says:

    Thanks for some great information. I rarely wear makeup- -maybe 3-4 times a year. But when I am in need of something new I will look at your recommendations!

  69. It is crazy the things that are labeled “safe” “non-toxic” and yet they are so bad for our kids. I try to use as much natural products as possible for our family and try to not buy things that lists ingredients I don’t know how to read or understand. Thank you for sharing this post and the list of harmful ingredients, helps to see them in a listing.

    The foundation powder and concealer stick seem really cool, I will have to look into those! Thanks!

  70. Judith says:

    I didn’t know there was so much rubbish in make-up. I actually don’t use much make-up at all. I would love to know how to make my own, though. That would be really cool.

  71. Jamie says:

    I’ve been learning about some of these over the last year or so. But it is good to be reminded, at least for me. I prefer mineral makeup as well, but I don’t think I’ve tried Eve. Thanks for sharing!

  72. Lisa says:

    I have researched many things for my kids {especially foods} I know soaps and makeups are bad, but have not done my due dilligence in this area yet.

    Thanks for the easy tutorial!


  73. I like makeup…but not some of the things that go into makeup.

  74. Dawn Storey says:

    A couple of years ago I went on a quest to replace my health and beauty products with brands that didn’t use any of those harmful ingredients. It’s not easy! Here’s hoping that some day the cosmetics industry is better regulated, and more choice of healthier products is available to consumers.

    • Brooke says:

      I agree, it isn’t easy and does take time. And definitely hoping the regulations will change regarding the beauty industry.

  75. Julie says:

    I really like mineral makeups because they are so much lighter than regular makeups. I don’t wear much anyway but mineral makeup is a new standard for sure

  76. LaVonne says:

    I have been using Organic Wear by Physician Formula. I will have to check out mineral make up too. Thanks for sharing. I like to have more natural products on my skin too.

  77. Stacie says:

    Great post! I’ve just started getting into mineral makeup, I love it!

  78. Tiffany says:

    Oh man there is so much junk in makeup and most any beauty products. I prefer mineral makeup as well

  79. I just started using mineral make-up and I love it. It is not as messy and doesn’t feel as heavy on my face. My only problem is figuring out how to travel with it so that all the make-up doesn’t end up in the lid!

  80. jenivieve says:

    i enjoyed this post. they put some crazy stuff in our makeup, hair products, and well just about anything these days, including food!

  81. I had never heard of this brand before, thank you for sharing it! I can only use mineral make up, because everything else full of those harmful chemicals always irritates my skin. I can’t wait to check this brand out!

  82. sarah says:

    i always was afraid to try any kind of cosmetic line as i believe that the ingredients make you age that much faster. thanks for a great read

  83. Alexis Jones says:

    I recently got the 88 Colors Cool Matte Eyeshadow Palette from BH Cosmetics. The ingredients are:

    Mineral Oil
    Titanium Dioxide
    Magnesium Stearate
    Isopropyl Palmitate

    I prefer natural ingredients on my skin. I do not use mineral oil or parabens and since this palette contains those, I’m debating on whether I should use it. I was looking up all the other ingredients on the list and I keep seeing some people defending the ingredients, saying they are safe. Then I see others against them, saying they are bad. I dont want any ingredients that can cause damage to my skin/health. Like I said, I prefer natural ingredients. & Also, I have sensitive skin so I dont want anything irritating the skin on my eyelids, neither do I want anything that is going to stain my eyelids.

    • Brooke says:

      Thanks for the comment Alexis. I see conflicting information on product ingredients too…I’m like you though, I prefer to stick to the natural products, that way I know for a fact they are safe and won’t cause any problems for my skin or health later on down the road.