I love makeup and skincare products, and, as my loving husband said to me today, there are no doubts about my ability to spend money on them (gee, thanks?), but one thing that’s always made me feel Grinch-y is the packaging. Oh, the packaging, boxes, and bags!
Environmentalism has a sneaky way of creeping up on you, so you have a sense of guilt about a lot of things. Like makeup compacts, for instance. Why on earth do we buy face powders that come with a new mirror each time, and then throw it out when we’re done? It’s pretty terrible when you stop to think about it.
That’s why I was thrilled to see this amazing, functional compact from Aveda. It was my only Black Friday purchase of the year, and well worth it. Depending on the products you use, you can fit a face powder/foundation or eye colour, plus a lipstick that smartly tucks away in the hinge of the compact.
Since Aveda’s “sheer moonflower” is my go-to everyday lip shade anyway, and I also love their dual foundation, it just makes sense. And no more throwing out mirrors! Finally.