A reader wrote in asking what my makeup routine is, saying she was having trouble giving up her conventional makeup brands because she wasn’t aware of good replacements.

That’s an excellent question. So I sat down and put on my face for the camera, item by item. And I didn’t photoshop any of the photos one bit.

(Thank you to Nichole of the Joie de Vivre blog for helping me with the pictures!)

Organic makeup routine

Me, barefaced.

Organic makeup routine

Using an Alima brush to put on the Everyday Minerals concealer, along with the Base and Face powders.

I’ve compared Everyday Minerals to Bare Minerals in a review. In my opinion, they’re pretty much equivalent.

Organic makeup routine

Using a Sephora brush to put on the Alima Pure bronzer

Organic makeup routine

Dabbing RMS Living Luminizer along my cheekbones

Organic makeup routine

Zuzu liquid eyelinerΒ for a cat eye (if I want to use a pencil instead, I use Antonym)

Organic makeup routine

Oops! Made a mistake. Fixing it with a q-tip (always with a paper stick, never a plastic one) and RMS raw coconut cream

Organic makeup routine

Defining my eyebrows with Ecobrow defining wax

Organic makeup routine

A little bit of blush from Mullein & Sparrow’s lip and cheek tint

Organic makeup routine

Finishing up with Ilia lipstick in Neon Angel

Organic makeup routine

Ta-da!