Earth Day 2019

It’s been a long while since I posted on Beauty Sageist. Lots of other things going on, including establishing the Paint School of Makeup here in Philadelphia. But Earth Day gets me thinking, which makes me mad, which gets me writing. Anger has always been my most effective motivator.

There are too many beauty products. WAY TOO MANY. Why? Because the beauty industry is convinced (by the numbers) that you need/want/crave new products on a daily basis.

Some good news: beauty industry giants like L’Oreal and others who manufacture on a large scale are indeed thinking about their impact on the environment. But not nearly enough and not to the point where they’ll truly cut back on the profit.

Ultimately, women need very little in the way of makeup to look their best. And skin care doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated.

So pause before purchasing your beauty products. Do you need it, or simply want and/or crave that new 18-piece set of lip glosses? That eye shadow palette that’s got colors more appropriate for a clown than for you is not going to change your life, but it certainly will confuse and clutter your world….. and ours. Happy Earth Day – show Her some love.

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