The shelves at Whole Foods are filled with all sorts of organic make up, and the word “organic” has appeared on skin care products from the grocery store, to the pharmacy, to the department store counter. Some organic beauty products are claiming to be MORE organic than others. To me what matters is if the products cause irritation or not, and of course, if they are cruelty free or not. A hunk of lead can be completely organic, as can tar. So just saying “organic” to me doesn’t mean much until I read the label or try it.
But what about the Bonne Belle of my youth? Grown up makeup was something I couldn’t use and wasn’t very appropriate, but the bubble gum, cola and cherry scented Lip Smackers were something, for a brief time, I couldn’t do without. My favorite one even had a rope to wear it around your neck, but they no longer sell them. I can’t help but think that some kid got snapped on the monkey bars with it and lawsuits ensued. The generic brand lip balm that smelled of peppermint two rooms away was even more addicting. I shudder to think what the ingredients actually were.
If you look hard enough, there is indeed organic kids makeup with fairy or princess glitter eye shadows, nail polish colors that adults are wearing now that in the past were relegated to a four your old’s permanent marker fiasco (blue! green!), and the like.
There were a few kids, as well as individual products on Organicbeautynow.com. Sure beats an expensive bottle of Shiseido being dumped out on the counter by the princess, sea monster, pirate or woodland fairy that has replaced your small niece or nephew, even though that creature looks suspiciously like them.