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Winter Skin

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The All-Natural, Nontoxic Winter Survival Guide for Face, Skin, Body and Hair | by W3LL PEOPLE

Regardless of how great your skincare routine, it’s normal for your skin to feel a bit dull and lifeless in the depths of winter. The drier air, lack of vitamin D, and exposure to potentially harsh elements like wind and bitter temps can leave your skin dry, red, and in need of some extra TLC.

Dry winter skin is a head-to-toe issue, requiring head-to-toe solutions. We called in our team of Green Beauty Pros from our Studio in Austin, Texas, to help curate a collection of products that will get your entire body through the winter months.

See below for our team’s selections and what they love about them. The brands below are available for purchase through our Studio, you can reach them at 1-800-790-1563, Ext.1. Orders over $30 ship free! We hope this keeps you glowing until warm weather returns!

The All-Natural, Nontoxic Winter Survival Guide for Face, Skin, Body and Hair | by W3LL PEOPLE

Face –

Narcissist Foundation Stick ($28.99) – This feel-good, creamy stick foundation instantly melts into skin giving it a fresh, healthy glow. Keep your skin hydrated and dewy all winter with a daily dose of castor oil, safflower seed oil, aloe, and chamomile.

Bio Brightener Stick ($23.99) – This cream highlighter makes it easy to fake a dewy summer glow. You can apply it anywhere that light would naturally hit your face, but just one quick swipe on orbital bones will get you instantly glowing.

Bio Baked Bronzer ($24.99) – This is another product that can help you fake it ’til you make it, but with botanical ingredients such as squalane and honokiol, this pressed bronzer gives you a sun-kissed glow along with a dose of plant-based nutrients.

Nudist Lip Butter  ($13.99) – Don’t go anywhere without this USDA certified organic, vegan, all natural lip butter! Choose between three different colors (nude, natural, or cherry) but enjoy the same rich, organic omega oils with each swipe.

The All-Natural, Nontoxic Winter Survival Guide for Face, Skin, Body and Hair | by W3LL PEOPLE

Skin

Marie Veronique Micronutrient + Hydro Mask ($135) – This mask is a topical supplement of SUPERNUTRIENTS to hyper-hydrate, nourish + restore skin function by supporting vital processes. A total skin reset.

May Lindstrom, The Blue Cocoon ($180) – This powerful, hydrating and anti-inflammatory beauty balm concentrate is perfect for sensitive and damaged skin.

ARCONA Youth Serum ($90.00) – Powerful anti-aging vitamin C serum (20% L-ascorbic acid) helps improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness while brightening overall skin tone.

Solaris Laboratories, Rose Quartz Facial Roller ($45.00) – Relax facial muscles, revitalize and build younger, firmer looking skin with the anti-aging and healing qualities of rose quartz crystals.
The All-Natural, Nontoxic Winter Survival Guide for Face, Skin, Body and Hair | by W3LL PEOPLE
Body

Agent Nateur, Holi(oil) Youth Body Serum ($95.00) – This firming, anti-cellulite body oil will hydrate, brighten and reveal tighter, firmer skin.

One Love Organics, Vitamin C Body Polish ($48.00) – This rinse-able body polish will deeply exfoliate and hydrate for supremely, soft, luminous skin.

WP Water Bottle ($24.99) – The best way to keep your skin healthy throughout the winter is to stay hydrated. You’ll be drinking up the beauty in no time with this glass W3LL PEOPLE water bottle complete with branded silicone sleeve.

Sun Potion Shea Butter ($19.99) – This wildcrafted, unrefined shea butter will soothe, nourish and heal winter-parched skin.

The All-Natural, Nontoxic Winter Survival Guide for Face, Skin, Body and Hair | by W3LL PEOPLE

Hair

Reverie Shampoo + Conditioner Duo ($70.00 for set) – Cleanse your hair without drying it out or exposing it to sulfates, parabens, or artificial fragrance with this high-performing duo by Reverie. Ingredients like sweet almond, zinc, babassu oil, and acai oil will keep your scalp and hair healthy throughout the winter.

Cake Hair Serum by Reverie ($72.00) – This restorative hair serum smoothes, soothes, protects, and promotes regeneration with a blend of eight essential oils, including frankincense, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang.

Josh Rosebrook, Enrich Intensive Hair Mask ($38.00) – An intensive hair conditioning mask that will revitalize and significantly improve dry/damaged and brittle hair.

We hope these suggestions help you maintain your glow and feel great all winter long! You can find our products at W3LLPEOPLE.com or contact our Studio Team to place an order combining our products with some of the beautiful brands mentioned above (you can reach them at 1-800-790-1563, Ext.1. Orders over $30 ship free!

Plum Smoky Eye

W3LL Made: Creating a Plum Smoky Eye with W3LL PEOPLE's nontoxic cosmetics.

Hello Brave Beauties, it’s Shirley again with a quick tutorial and yet another incredible new product from W3LL PEOPLE to introduce you to!

I’m thrilled to reveal our Nudist Plum Eyeshadow Palette, which will be launching in the next few weeks. Our Nudist palettes each consist of 5 plant-based colors in either a Taupe or Plum range, that have a propriety blend of botanicals, giving each shade a creamy velvet texture, rich color, serious staying power and superior blendability. If you want first dibs on these incredible palettes you can click here and add your name to the waitlist. Our team will email you as soon as these babies are available!

Today I’m going to walk you through a super simple smoky eye look using the five nontoxic shades that are included in the Nudist Plum Eyeshadow Palette.

Nontoxic Tutorial: Creating a Plum Smoky Eye with W3LL PEOPLE's nontoxic cosmetics.

Start this look off by applying a base eyeshadow. This helps brighten the eye, even skin tone, and create a clean canvas that you can build upon. I used Rose Quartz, a soft delicate peony toned shade. The shadow is so silky that I used my finger to apply and blend! This helps create a natural, “lived-in” look with your base.

In the second step, I’m going to start smoking things up. To do this I’m using the Hypnotist Eyepencil in Black, which will create the perfect primer for a rich, smoky eye. You simply scribble the pencil directly onto your finger, and then gently tap it onto your upper lid similar to how you would apply a cream shadow. We’ve now created the perfect texture for the eyeshadow to adhere to. Don’t stress about achieving the most perfectly blended eye- we will be applying eyeshadow over this and it will smooth everything out.

Now it’s time to add dimension to this look. The Deep Amethyst shade in the palette is a delicate shimmering plum. It’s absolutely gorgeous! It has the perfect balance of shimmer and creaminess, creating the ideal satin texture. Press Deep Amethyst directly on top of the smoothed out black eyeliner. In doing so, you will notice that the shadow blends impeccably!  Really brightening and enlivening the darkness of the pencil.

The last step eyeshadow step is adding a pop of light! I’m simply blending in Aura, a shimmering rose, onto the inner corner of the eyelid. I love how this helps open up and brighten the eye. It glows but isn’t glittering.

Nontoxic Tutorial: Creating a Plum Smoky Eye with W3LL PEOPLE's nontoxic cosmetics.

Finish this smoky eye look with our Expressionist Mascara in Black. I chose to only focus on my upper lid, but if you love a good layer of mascara on the bottom lid- go for it!

If you’d like to convert this look into evening glam for an event or date, simply mimic the eyeshadow application on the bottom lid. Apply a thin smudged line of liner onto the bottom lash-line, and smooth it out with Deep Amethyst. Add a layer of our Expressionist Mascara, and you will instantly have the ultimate smoky eye!

Nontoxic Tutorial: Creating a Plum Smoky Eye with W3LL PEOPLE's nontoxic cosmetics.

Elevate your entire look by applying a quick swipe of highlighter and concealer. I apply a good amount of our Bio Brightener Stick to my cheekbone before I apply the Bio Correct Concealer (in Light). Once the highlighter is in place, I add a dab of concealer onto the inner half of the under-eye. I then blend both products together with my finger to create luminous coverage.

One of my makeup mantras is ‘choose your weapon’. This look clearly is about the eye, so I’m going to suggest that we keep the lips subtle with a layer of our Bio Extreme Gloss in Nudist. This gloss has natural peptides that plump the lips just enough to smooth them out and minimize fine lines, while this color adds dimension and shine without being too attention-grabbing.

You can watch me apply this entire look on our IGTV channel by clicking the link below or following us on Instagram @W3LLPEOPLE! We can’t wait to see this gorgeous look on you. Give it a try and #BEW3LL!

How W3LL PEOPLE Is Pioneering Innovative, Plant-Based Cosmetics

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We were so honored by this recent interview shared by Thrive Market! If you’re curious about how W3LL PEOPLE came to fruition, what we identify as our mission, and what our ingredient standards are, read on! From the interview:

If you think “plant-based beauty” means sacrificing the staying power of traditional cosmetics in exchange for good-for-you ingredients, W3LL PEOPLE is about to change your mind. This green beauty brand is blazing a trail in the industry thanks to three founders—an entrepreneur, a makeup artist, and a dermatologist—who are committed to using nontoxic, renewable, and plant-based ingredients.

Click here to read the complete story over on the Thrive Market blog and #BEW3LL!

3 Green Beauty Products to Buy First

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3 Nontoxic Beauty Products to Buy First: switching to healthy makeup | W3LL PEOPLE

Why not kick off the New Year with a refreshed beauty routine that is healthy, non-toxic, and good-for-you? Removing toxic products from your beauty routine can seem a bit daunting at first, but our goal at W3LL PEOPLE is to make clean, healthy beauty simple and hassle-free. We recommend starting slow, and replacing the items that are used most frequently, are the most toxic, or come into the most contact with your skin or sensitive areas. When asked which products to swap out first, these are the four products our experts recommend replacing ASAP:

  1. Foundation – Our skin is our largest organ, and it can quickly absorb what we put on it. One of the first products you should swap for a clean alternative is your foundation, because it typically covers the most surface area, making you most prone to toxic absorption. W3LL PEOPLE offers you four options in foundation products so that you can select the product that provides the coverage and finish you desire (left to right): Altruist Foundation Powder, Bio Base Baked Foundation Powder, Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer, and Narcissist Foundation Stick. For an in-depth look at each foundation’s benefits check out our Foundation Guide. For help selecting the perfect shade, visit our Foundation Selector.3 Nontoxic Beauty Products to Buy First: switching to healthy makeup | W3LL PEOPLE
  2. Mascara – Switching to a nontoxic mascara should be a high priority for all of us. Not only do most conventional mascaras contain coal tar, but they can also contain other nasty ingredients that are drying and damaging to your natural lashes. Our Expressionist Mascara not only comes with a clean ingredient deck, but it also comes with the added benefit of plant-based ingredients like castor seed oil and sunflower seed oil, which help promote lash health and growth. We’ve combined an incredible formula with a state-of-the-art rubble-bristled wand that helps lengthen, define and curl your lashes. You won’t miss your toxic mascara for a second, we promise!3 Nontoxic Beauty Products to Buy First: switching to healthy makeup | W3LL PEOPLE
  3. Lip Products – We don’t have to remind you of how much lipstick the average woman consumes in her lifetime, do we? Okay, we’re going to: it’s upwards of 4 pounds or more! Obviously, the products that go near our mouth should be nontoxic and as close to consumable as possible. W3LL PEOPLE offers four versatile lip products that provide you with varying levels of coverage, powerful pigments, and botanical formulas that outperform their toxic competition (left to right): Bio Extreme Lipgloss (Nude Rose), Optimist Lipstick (Om Yeah), Nudist Lip Butter (Cherry), Nudist Multi-Use Stick (Nude Rose).

If you’re feeling “stuck” on where to start with your green beauty transition, we hope that this post will give you a gentle nudge in the right direction. We know that you will be blown away not only by the performance of our nontoxic products but also by the way they nourish and improve your skin, that you’ll be happy to swap out each product in your makeup bag! Make sure you’re following along with us on Instagram, @W3LLPEOPLE, this month as we share more tips and tools for making the switch to clean beauty.

Nontoxic Holiday Makeup

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Hi, Brave Beauties! Shirley here from W3LL PEOPLE and today I’m going to show you one of my favorite classic holiday looks using our safe, non-toxic, cruelty-free cosmetic. This look features a bold, festive lip coupled with natural, glowing skin. W3LL PEOPLE has several incredible new products debuting in 2019, and it’s my honor to preview a couple of our new innovations during today’s tutorial.

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First, I prep my skin. I’m going to start with our Bio Booster Serum and our Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer. Those of you who have attended my master classes know how much I love the way these two products work together. I’m wearing Bio Tint in Medium. Typically I would match to Light, but I like to add a little color in the winter to warm my complexion. I combine about 1 1/2 pumps of Bio Tint with 2 nourishing drops of our Bio Booster Facial Serum, mix them together in my hand, and then press gently into my skin and blend.

What this creates is a custom serum foundation that delivers a really healthy finish on the skin. Slight imperfections still peek through (embrace them!), but it creates a gorgeous no-makeup makeup look that is radiant and glowy.

Next up is our Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer, which is probably the most effective piece of makeup in my routine right now. Being a proud mom and business owner equates to some pretty hefty coverage needs! Less is more- a pea-sized amount is all I need to cover both eyes. What I love about this little guy is that A) It packs in a serious amount of coverage, and B) It’s loaded with organic coffee seed oil, which is going to stimulate the complexion, calming inflammation, and diminishing any puffiness around the eyes. For the record, our Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer also contains this organic coffee seed oil and it has an SPF of 30, so you’re getting both your glow and your protection with this foundation look.

When applying your concealer, make sure not to skip your eyelids. Not only does this help to instantly open and brighten your gaze, but our Bio Correct Multi-action Concealer also acts as a great eyeshadow primer.

At this point, you could leave your skin as-is. That would be my basic everyday foundation look. But, since this is a holiday look, I’m going to add a bit of extra coverage to help my makeup last well into the night. I’m going to take our NEW Bio Base Baked Foundation in Shade 4 (medium neutral), load it up onto my W3LL PEOPLE Kabuki Brush, and press it into my skin. The coverage is light to medium. It is so silky that I will use it to set my concealer and to minimize shine in my T zone. I polish my complexion using downward strokes with the Kabuki Brush to help blend and set the entire foundation.

Time to warm it up! I’m going to use our Bio Baked Bronzer and Kabuki Brush to add some subtle contouring along the perimeter of my forehead and beneath my cheekbone, essentially creating a ‘C’ shape along the edge of my face. You’ll notice that this instantly adds warmth and dimension to your skin.

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Would you like a special preview into 2019 at W3LL PEOPLE? We’ve started the buzz already, but here’s your chance to get a peek at some of the products we’re releasing in the new year, starting with our Expressionist Brow Gel (launching in February 2019!).

Start by clearing off any excess product from the brush. Apply it to brows by brushing with short, upward strokes. This is a powerful pigmented gel that acts as a brow tint and brow gel all in one. It adds just a hint of color to help your brows look fuller, and it will hold them in place all day long.

Now that you’ve met the Expressionist Brow Gel, I am also going to tease you with one more thing, our Nudist Eyeshadow Palettes, which will also be launching in early 2019. Today we’re going to create a bright-eyed look using our Nudist Taupe Palette. Next week I will be creating a sultry deep smokey eye using our Nudist Plum Palette. If you’re interested in the palette you can get first dibs when it launches by joining the waitlist

‘Bone’, a matte ivory, will be my base color. I’m going to apply this all over my eyelid. I prefer to press my shadow in which helps place it exactly where you want it.

Now, let’s add some dimension by pressing ‘Saddle‘, a warm matte tan, into our crease. I’m going to apply it by deliberately placing it into the crease of my eye. After wiping the excess color from my brush, I blend it out. You an also smooth it out with the tip of your finger to get a really natural smudged look.

Let’s add a little glow with ‘Luminaria’, a glistening champagne. This is actually my favorite color in the entire palette, I love light shades on my eyes and the way this color pops. I’m applying this to my eyelids, focusing mostly on the center and blending to the edges. Blend what’s left on the brush underneath the brows creating a soft highlight.

To further add dimension I’m going to use this illuminating bronze tone in the palette called ‘Adobe‘, which has a slight glisten to it. Once the four eyeshadow colors are in place, I use my finger to softly blend everything together.

Time for our Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner! To properly apply a tight line start by wiping any excess product off on the edge of the felt tip applicator as you extract the wand, then use the fine-pointed applicator to gently stipple the liner into the base of your lashes. It’s almost like you’re trying to dot it in between each lash hair. This technique follows your natural eye shape, makes your lashes look thicker and fuller while defining the eye. This eyeliner is built on performance and longevity, and you’ll absolutely love the way it wears.

I’m going to finish my eyes by applying our Expressionist Mascara. I think that mascara is the most magical part of any beauty routine, it just opens up the eyes and finishes the look so beautifully. I have a memorable catchphrase that I say often in my workshops, “Jiggle and Twirl”. Just nestle that wand really tight into your lashes, and then jiggle and twirl the brush all the way up to separate the lashes while delivering the perfect amount of product. I apply two coats per eye, and you’ll notice that our mascara stays malleable for a few seconds, giving you enough time to work with your lashes and apply that second coat. It doesn’t get super dry, crunchy, spidery, or flakey.

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If you know me, you know that mascara and blush are my two most sacred products. I simply don’t feel alive without blush, and our Nudist Multi-Use Powder Duo delivers a gorgeous, universally flattering shade of warm coral along with a beautiful golden highlighter. I used our Flat Foundation Brush to apply the coral shade to the apples of my cheeks and then gently blend.

Now we’re going to highlight with the golden shade from the Nudist Multi-Use Powder Duo. This shade is super versatile…a good rule of thumb is to apply it where sunlight would naturally hit your face. I’m going to apply it onto the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, and center of my forehead. Then I wipe off my brush and use it to blend the glow right into my skin. Our highlighter is different from our Bio Brightener Cream. It’s a powder instead of a cream, but it’s also a little warmer and golden, versus Bio Brightener which is a little cooler. Depending on your complexion and which tones you prefer, you might want to highlight with the Bio Brightener Stick instead.

The final piece of our holiday look is our Optimist Lipstick in Retrograde. If this gorgeous shade of red isn’t enough to win you over, the locking, mirrored tube will surely impress you. Retrograde is the most neutral, wearable red. It has a blue, yet warm undertone and a lot of depth, almost like an oxblood. You can apply our Optimist Lipstick directly to lips for a classic, semi-matte lipstick look, or apply it with a Lipstick Brush and blot it off to wear it as a stain. This is really the finishing touch on this holiday look!

This holiday look that can be easily transformed from day to night. Follow this tutorial for the skin, eyes, and cheeks but use a neutral Optimist Lip Shade like Let it Go for daytime. When you are ready to take it up a notch, switch to Retrograde!

Thanks for spending the morning with me and following along as I created this nontoxic holiday look. Sending warm holiday wishes to you + yours from our entire team at W3LL PEOPLE!

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This holiday look that can be easily transformed from day to night. Stop before the lipstick and you’ll have a great look for the office, then throw on your Optimist Lipstick before you head out to that holiday party and you’re ready to roll.

Thanks for following along as I created this nontoxic holiday look. Sending warm holiday wishes to you + yours from our entire team at W3LL PEOPLE!

YOU'RE PRETTY.

LET'S BE FRIENDS.

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