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The Power of Pearl Powder

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The Power of Pearl Powder: the health benefits of pearl powder in skincare and cosmetics | W3LL PEOPLE

Hold on to your makeup bag, natural beauties, because we’ve got some exciting news! W3LL PEOPLE is infusing luxurious Freshwater Pearl into our cosmetics to boost radiance and collagen production!

Crushed Freshwater Pearl Powder can now be found in our supercharged Altruist Foundation Powder, Narcissist Foundation SticksRealist Setting Powder, Bio Bronzer Powder and Bio Brightener Invisible Powder. This lustrous ingredient is sustainably sourced and is packed with age-defying benefits for your skin.

Pearls have been prized for centuries as adornment, but did you know they have also been valued for their ability to condition and perfect the complexion? Precious Pearl Powder is nutrient dense and has been used for thousands of years in facial treatments across cultures in Egypt, China and Japan (the Geisha have long cherished pearl powder as one of their best kept beauty secrets).

All that sounds great, but is there any science to back up the ‘power of the pearl’? The answer is definitely yes! Pearls are a potent antioxidant that help restore your body’s super-critical enzymes and reduce peroxidation. Pearls also contain polysacchariddes, 17 amino acids, more than 30 trace minerals and vital proteins which help stimulate the body’s regeneration of collagen (which is what keeps your skin looking youthful). The science behind pearls is exactly why this natural wonder is now a key ingredient in our makeup collection.

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If you loved our cosmetics before, you’re going to be stunned by these remixed and remastered formulas. Our pearl-packed makeup will improve your natural radiance and offer more therapeutic skin benefits than ever before. You’ll find them to be creamier, with beautiful satin finishes that leave your skin hydrated and glowing. Our favorite facet of pearl powder is it’s ability to create a subtle, soft focus effect that blurs lines and diminishes imperfections, naturally.

Do you believe in the power of the pearl? Try one of our newly improved products and see the results for yourself! Shop W3LLPEOPLE.com then share your experiences and reviews with us on Instagram @W3LLPEOPLE and using #BEW3LL.

Dump Your Junk

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Dump Your Junk: how to upgrade your beauty and skincare routine to products that are safe, healthy and natural | W3LL PEOPLE

If you’ve been telling yourself that you’ll make the switch to nontoxic beauty products there is no better time than this week! Honor mother earth on Earth Day by making a commitment to products that are healthier for you, and her. To get you started, we rounded up some of our favorite green beauty tips to help you officially Dump Your Junk and make the switch to safer products. So, empty your drawers, vanity and makeup bag and read onto to discover how easy it is to adopt a green, clean, nontoxic routine!

Dump Your Junk: how to upgrade your beauty and skincare routine to products that are safe, healthy and natural | W3LL PEOPLE

Beauty starts from within, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the importance of health from the inside, out. Our Austin team is blessed to be neighbors with Juice Society. Their high-quality, organic, cold pressed juices  help keep our skin glowing and our immune systems strong. We love that they create a plant-based product that is sustainably sourced. If you aren’t in Austin we are willing to bet that there is a fresh juice place near you. Check one out, and drink up!

Dump Your Junk: how to upgrade your beauty and skincare routine to products that are safe, healthy and natural | W3LL PEOPLE

Glowing skin is always in. Having skin that not only looks healthy but is healthy is largely dependent on a dependable, effective skincare routine. We are longtime fans of Osmia Organics. Just like your favorite W3LL PEOPLE cosmetics, all of Osmia’s products are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petrochemicals, and synthetic color or fragrance. We love the gentle cleansing (and natural, clean smell) of their Rose Clay Facial Soap, a must have for any eco-beauty bag.  The kaolin clay in this cleanser instantly hydrates and helps heal the skin. At night, follow it with their Active Gel Toner, and then layer the Restore Facial Serum over the top. In the morning, start the day right with a light layer of their Purely Simple Face Cream before our nontoxic beauty products.

Now that you’re radiating health from the inside out, it’s time to enhance your natural beauty using a few of our supercharged, plant-based cosmetics! The full line is EWG verified, so you can feel confident your making a truly qualified choice.

Start with a good foundation. Don’t be shy, when it comes to making the switch to safer beauty, foundation is one of the most important steps, but often one that women hesitate to make. We all have our favorite foundations and switching to something new can be difficult. Not only do you need to find a formula that works for you, but also the perfect shade. We’ve created our Foundation Selector to help make the process easy. Foundation is a product that most people apply to their entire face so finding a product that is healthy, nontoxic and also treats your skin with botanical ingredients is key. Our Altruist Foundation Powder has been re-formulated to treat your skin while you wear it, with an combination of green tea, freshwater pearl powder and aloe. Plus, a dose of zinc helps protect your precious skin from environmental damages. If you’re a cream foundation loyalist, try the Narcissist Foundation Stick. Packed with nourishing plant based botanicals, our new breakthrough formula delivers a weightless, satin, soft-focus finish while balancing skin tone and diminishing imperfections.

Dump Your Junk: how to upgrade your beauty and skincare routine to products that are safe, healthy and natural | W3LL PEOPLE

 

Take your foundation up a notch by adding an effortless contour using our Natural Highlight + Contour Duo. Sweep the cream bronzer under your cheekbones, jawline and along the sides of your nose to instantly shape and add sun-kissed color (see our tutorial on Nontouring for even more tips). Next, get your glow on by adding a pop of luminous shine using our cream Brightener. Apply it to the very center of your cheeks, your orbital bones, or even above the arch of your brows for a radiant glow! If you’d like to add an additional pop of color we recommend our Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick (pictured here in Nude Peach) to add a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks.

We know our skin absorbs the products we put on it, but don’t forget about the products you put near your precious eyes (those are important!) or on your lips (which usually end up being consumed). Perfecting a clean eye look is easy with our Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner, and award-winning Expressionist Mascara. This dream team provides you with the long-lasting performance you expect, the lush lashes you desire, and an ingredient list that is free of coal tar or skin aging adhesives. Finish your nontoxic, cruelty-free beauty beauty routine with a quick swipe of our Nudist Colrobalm. The love child of a lip stick and a lip balm, The Nudist gives lips a subtle boost of color and shine plus penetrating, nourishing hydration. Rich in organic omega oils and aloe, this luxury lip treat leaves stressed lips soothed, supple and protected!

Ready to make the switch to #BEW3LL? We’re here to help with 25% OFF  W3LL PEOPLE Cosmetics Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd, at both Austin Studios and on W3LLPEOPLE.com!

If you’re in the Austin area,  join us on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22nd) at one, or both, of our W3LL PEOPLE Studio locations. We’ll be hosting an exclusive MEET THE MAKER EVENT featuring a clean beauty mixer and consults with W3LL PEOPLE Co-Founder Shirley Pinkson and Dr. Sarah Villafrank, the founder of Osmia Organics. Get all the details and sign up for a personal consultation with the founder here.

Share your upgraded beauty routine with us on Instagram at @W3LLPEOPLE!

Healthy Makeup Swap: Our Nudist Colorbalms

Healthy Makeup Swap: trade in your Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint for W3LL PEOPLE's Nudist Colorbalm, infused with jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, carrot seed oil, chamomile and aloe.

Did you know that the average woman consumes between 4-7 pounds of lip products over the course of her lifetime? The average application is around .06 grams, and unless you wipe it off onto a napkin that product either ends up absorbed through your skin, or consumed as you eat that sandwich or inadvertently lick your lips throughout the day. The lesson: what we put on our skin (no matter what the product is) ends up in our system. We need to make sure all the products we use are healthy and safe.

Meet our Nudist Colorbalms, which make one helluva healthy replacement for all of your toxic lip products. Conventional lipsticks often contain lead, arsenic and mercury (yuck!).  Our Nudist Colorbalm is a true 3-in-1 multi-action product. They moisturize like a balm, add color like a stain, and treat lips throughout the day or night like your favorite lip mask.

Nudist Colorbalms are the love child of a lipstick and a lipbalm. They are designed to look phenomenal with a hint of color ranging from clear to deep berry and also to provide penetrating hydration. These gorgeous little beauty balms contain 70% organic content, are EWG verified as well as USA Organic Certified. Check the ingredient label and you’ll find plant-based power from jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, red raspberry seed oil, carrot seed oil, chamomile and aloe. What you won’t find are any of the crappy fillers, harsh chemicals or parabens. This luxury lip treat leaves your stressed lips soothed, supple and protected.  Clothing is optional.

Get your Nudist Colorbalm today and share a photo with us on Instagram by tagging @W3LLPEOPLE and #BEW3LL.

Get the Look: Michelle Williams

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Along with some winning blunders and bloopers at the Academy Awards (and ohmygosh that ending, right?!) was the adorable fact that Michelle Williams and Emma Roberts showed up to the big event in similar dresses — both in figure flattering designs that were black on top and cream on bottom with plunging necklines. While both women looked remarkable, we couldn’t stop staring at Williams — whose look was elegant, clean and simple but showcased her best features — healthy, glowing skin and beautiful eyes.

The secret to Michelle’s natural makeup look is to keep your product list small, and opt to layer products with hydrating ingredients for skin that is dewy and glowing. To get started recreating Michelle’s look using our safe, cruelty-free, nontoxic products — our W3LL PEPOLE co-founder suggests you even out the skin tone, neutralize dark circles and quickly cover blemishes with our Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer.

Not only does it effortlessly cover those little imperfections, Bio Correct also treats your skin with a formula that helps depuff through the use of coffee and protects skin with a dose of coconut oil and anti-aging peptides! If you prefer more coverage on top of the concealer we suggest buffing skin with our re-imagined Altruist Foundation Powder. This updated supernatural formula breathes with your skin thanks to featherlight, triple-milled pigments that are infused with organic aloe and freshwater pearl powder. This game-changing foundation warms up to your skin to provide a flawless, soft-focus finish.

Next, add a a subtle wash of creamy color to the apples of cheeks using the peachier shade from our Nudist Multi-Use Duo! Keep it subtle so that the color isn’t too overwhelming—the true secret to getting a glow like Michelle’s is with highlighter. We love our Bio Brightener Stick, which has the perfect champagne tone that looks great on every skin tone and isn’t too sparkly. The cream formula allows for a flawless blend with the foundation and blush and offers a hydrated finish. Press it onto the center of the cheeks and sweep it up around the orbital bone. But don’t feel like you have to stop there – this fan favorite is also great applied down the center of your nose, just above or below the arches of your brows, or even across your décolleté and shoulders.

To finish recreating Michelle’s look go with a sophisticated but simple eye! Start by applying a thin black line right at your lashes using our Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner. To achieve a tight line with our Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner, use only the very tip of the felt-tipped brush and dot just along the lash line. Then add a double coat of our Expressionist Mascara to get lashes that are extra lush and fluffy. To help lengthen and separate your lashes hold the rubber bristles of the Expressionist Mascara brush at the very base of your lashes and extend with long upward strokes to coat from root to tip. Now that you’re glam and glowing we hope you have somewhere fancy to go!

If you recreate this look be sure to share it with us on Instagram tagging @W3LLPEOPLE and using hashtag #BEW3LL!

W3LL PEOPLE Altruist Foundation Powder Re-Imagined

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They say good things take time. They also say if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, we’ve never really been the type to follow the rules.
Altruist Foundation Powder was among the first products we offered when we launched in 2013. Perfecting a safe, nontoxic mineral foundation powder full of good-for-you ingredients was one of our top priorities when founding W3LL PEOPLE, and we nailed it with Altruist. Our fans seemed to agree, making our Altruist Foundation Powder a cult-favorite in the green beauty community. Our inbox was filled with testimonials about how it had improved their skin and changed their life, and we never looked back.
In our tireless effort to leverage new trends and innovations, we recently remastered the Altruist with the goal of further improving it’s performance, benefits and utility.
Today we introduce you to a re-imagined Altruist Foundation Powder: she’s still the nontoxic mineral foundation you know and love, filled with the nourishing and rejuvenating properties of organic aloe, chamomile and green tea,  but with the added benefit of environmental protection from pure zinc. And, like our newly reformulated Bio Brightener Invisible Powder, Altruist now features the radiant, anti-aging benefits of luxurious, crushed freshwater pearl, making our already creamy foundation powder even more weightless, with an elegant finish that is dewy, not dry or chalky.
We also upgraded the packaging with a sexy new look AND a locking sifter seal to make the loose foundation powder travel-friendly and mess-proof for the natural beauty on the go.
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If you’ve been a long-time fan of Altruist, we feel confident saying that you are going to absolutely love the healthy skin benefits in the remastered formula!  It is quite simply the finest loose foundation on the market for achieving ultimate, natural looking coverage that feels creamy soft on the skin–without creasing or gathering. Share your experience with us on Instagram with @W3LLPEOPLE and #BEW3LL #Foundation.

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