Final Gluten Free Makeup List Update of 2013

The final update to the Gluten Free Makeup List is here, folks!

Pretty decent sized update this time around with no shattering bad news. I’ve been able to add 8 companies, most of which were requested by you, my dear readers. You asked me to look into them, I asked some questions and voilà! As it turns out, they are safe and have been added to the list!

I also ended up having to switch from the old program I was using to Publisher in order to make this PDF. Guess I should have been using Publisher all along, but the other program was easier. So this list is rebuilt from the ground up and with a slightly different design. Do let me know if you like it!

Here’s the complete list of all the company changes made:

Added:

 

Removed:

  • Calista Cosmetics

Before you freak out on this, there’s nothing wrong with Calista; they simply seem to have gone out of business. Their website is nowhere to be found and Googling them brings up nothing. If they come back, I’ll be happy to add them to the list again. But for now, no one wants dead links and that’s all that I can find.

 

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So I’ve had some questions coming in about gluten free bronzer and for a while, wasn’t exactly sure where to point y’all. But then right after I started casting my eye around for it, one of my all-time favorite companies comes out their own line of bronzers. WOOT!!

Featuring 5 versatile colors and a variety of finishes, Everyday Minerals has created a collection with something for everyone.

Bronzer is a versatile product that can really be used for anything, from eyeshadow to contouring and of course it’s original Greek goddess creating purpose. I’m a huge fan of the product in general, but I’m adoring Everyday Minerals’ versions.

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I got to try two of the gluten free bronzers, from both ends of the bronzer type scale:

And also, Everyday Minerals’ Tapered Sculpting Face brush.

Beach Bronzer

beach_gluten_free_bronzerThis shade is a matte, warm, well pigmented bronzer. The golden undertones are particularly stunning and they make my warm-toned face positively glow. Not even kidding. Unfortunately I don’t have any cool toned people to test this out on, but judging by how the warmth of the shade is not yellow in any way, I think it will look amazing on anyone.

Personally, for bronzer I prefer a slight shimmer, simply because it really pushes the idea of a healthy luminosity and helps to keep the darker shade from pushing your highlights back and visually flattening your face out. But that is pure personal preference. Therefore for me, my absolute favorite thing to do with this bronzer is use it for sculpting. The stark matte quality really allows you to carve out the hollows of your cheeks, press back the outside of your face and anything else I want to do contouring-wise.

But however you like to use it, the blendable quality and the easy to use buildable tone makes this bronzer a super easy addition to any gal’s makeup box. I’m a weeeee bit obsessed with mine… Oops!

Amazing Bronzer

amazing_gluten_free_bronzerWith soft shimmer, gentle warmth and a not overpowering shade, this bronzer is a simple and relaxed first step into bronzer or daily staple. This is absolutely something to dust on the top of your cheekbones, dash across your forehead and sprinkle down your nose. Even if you’re not looking to go “beach beauty”, there’s a certain lift that this bronzer gives when used. It’s not fussy, you don’t have to be paranoid that you’ll get too much on unless you are extremely pale. Even in that case, I think, you could use this mild shade and not look as though you were trying too hard.

If I’m in a hurry and still want to look naturally healthy, this has become my “go-to”. It’s hard to mess up and gorgeous in a way that is hard to place “why” once you look at the finished product. The versatile and quiet shading of the product makes it another effortless yes.

Tapered Sculpting Face Brush

As the title proudly says, this is the perfect sized brush for sculpting. Not too big that it gets sloppy, not too small that it doesn’t fit in the hollows of your cheeks, and just stiff enough to give good control, this brush hits every mark for “go-to bronzer brush”.

 

All in all,  I gotta be honest… I have no idea which one of these is my fav.

I grab one or the other almost every day now. They’re just so beautiful, easy to use and forever IN. With a $14.99 price-point, either of these products are a quality yet inexpensive way to give your makeup kit a boost.

Check out Everyday Minerals’ gluten free Bronzers HERE!

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Holiday Gluten Free Makeup Gift Guide 2013

Hey there! Y’all are probably here because of my article in Simply Gluten Free Magazine. If so, welcome and thank you for visiting! If not, well, you’ll enjoy this anyway. 😉

For  my Holiday Gift Guide 2013, I wanted to put together a list of my favorite products. A little something for everyone, no matter your recipient’s tastes. If you’re wanting a little more info on the products I shared, check out the links below!

babyflattop_new500xv_3_1_2_1Essential Brushes

I have reviewed several of Everyday Minerals’ brushes and have liked them every single time. The warm bamboo handles feel lovely, the bristles are soft and the synthetic fiber makes them both vegan and hypoallergenic.

Check out the products HERE!   |   See my review HERE!

 

fallredsmBeautiful, Festive Nails

Formulated without harmful chemicals, made to last without chipping and packed with vitamins and minerals to rebuild your nails, this polish actually heals your nails while making them look beautiful. With gorgeous colors that revolve with the seasons, these polishes are hip, natural and long-lasting.

Check out the product HERE! | See my review HERE

 

Mini BlingTimeless Eyes and Lips

I’ve reviewed Monave multiple times, created looks centered entirely around their eyeshadows and personally use their colors on a regular basis. Their selection of colors is nearly endless and it can be terribly difficult to choose your favorites.

The lip glosses are very shiny and well pigmented, with lovely and versatile shades.

Check out the products HERE! And be sure to check out all the eyeshadow and lip gloss and liquid glaze options you can choose between.

 

Mirabella_IceQueen+Box300dpiThe Whole Kit and Caboodle

Mirabella has a full line of fabulous products, everything from liquid eyeliners to lip gloss. This kit makes it easy to snag a bit of everything for a complete look and major boost to your makeup box. The colors are ripe for winter, but these kind of cools and pinks never actually go out of style!

Check out the product HERE!   |   See my review HERE

 

h2bdaydivasmHow 2B Fabulous

Utilizing three, neutral colors of eyeshadow, a brush to apply and one natural shade of lipstick to pull it together, this kit is simple, versatile and gorgeous. The colors will work for nearly any skin tone and can be used to create a look that is classically simple and that will never go out of style.

Check out the product HERE!   |   See my review HERE

AllThatGlistensisGoldsmHoliday Lips and Nails

Pairing lip gloss and nail polish, this kit is a little different than I’m used to seeing in the makeup kit world. However, the colors are lovely and the kit is fun to play with. Red and gold do look smashing together, do they not?

Check out the product HERE!   |

 

ferrumsmHair Styling in Style

This flat iron has made styling my impossible hair possible. The unique design and Nano 3 technology helps to create volume and shine, but apparently also contributes to a look that stays put, even in fine, limp hair.

Check out the product HERE!   |

 

lemongrassspaaromatherapySoak Away your Cares

With two vials of mineral soak and two tins of massage bars, this set is a fabulous way to help end your loved one’s day properly. The kit includes a matching set of two different aromatherapy scents; lavender for relaxing and spearmint for soothing muscle aches and pains.

Check out the product HERE!   |   See my review HERE

 

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAStrong Nails

For a cuticle oil and nail strengthener extraordinaire, look no further. This oil really does help nails grow faster, stronger, smoother and brighter. I thought maybe it was just hype, but nope! It’s the truth! Give your recipient the gift of gorgeous, natural nails.

Check out the product HERE!   |  See my review HERE

 

boodabuttertinsmButter ‘Em Up

Formulated with nourishing and vegan butters and oils, this product can be applied anywhere to protect and soften. In balm form, in tins or even tubs, this is the kind of product that fits the ticket for every person on your list. A subtle chocolate aroma keeps the balm from being overpowering and gender-neutral, so even the manly-men on your list would love to get their masculine hands on this.

Check out the product HERE!   |   See my review HERE

 

 

And there you have it! My Holiday 2013 Gluten Free Makeup Gift Guide.

What gluten free makeup products would you have put on this list? Did I miss anything vital? Let me know in the comments!

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10 Smashing Gluten Free Cosmetics Under $15

“Got any inexpensive gluten free foundation?”

“Do you know of any cheap eyeliners that won’t burn my eyes?”

“Where can I get reasonably priced lipstick that won’t make me sick!?”

Sound familiar?

I get questions similar to these a lot. But I got nearly the exact title of this post in my inbox the other day, posed as a question. And it hit me- Whyyyy haven’t I written a post about this yet!?

Because gluten free cosmetics are crazy expensive and it can be tough to get your hands on inexpensive products.

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Therefore, consider this your guide to finding cheap gluten free cosmetics without sacrificing safety or quality!

 

#1: Monave’s Versatile Mineral Powder – $7.50

These are basically eyeshadows, however Monave points out that you can use colored mineral powders in so many more ways than just on your eyelids. Put it in clear lip gloss to color it up, use one as blush or bronzer, add it to clear nail polish to make your own nail polish shades or even to change the tint of an existing polish. The possibilities are endless and with prices like these, experimentation won’t break the bank.

 

sand#2: Everyday Mineral’s Jojoba Foundation – $14.99

I recommend this foundation all the time even when I’m not thinking about price. But if you’re on a budget, you’re doing yourself a disfavor by not trying it right now. With good coverage, a lovely finish and complete lack of cakiness, this foundation is one of my absolute favs. Like, ever.

 

#3: Honeybee Gardens’ Mascara – $11.99

THIS is good stuff. It’s buildable, not clumpy and light feeling.  It doesn’t give super oomph, but that’s part of the reason why it’s so light and gentle. The end result is very natural looking, with great definition and a silky look.

 

#4: Monave’s Eyeliner Pencils – $11.50

Going on smoothly and lasting very well, these eyeliners are some of my absolute favs. They have tons of gorgeous colors, including ones that are difficult to find in the gluten free community. I wish I had every single color in my collection, but the ones that I do have are ones I go back to again and again.

 

Honeybee Gardens Gluten Free Lipstick#5: Honeybee Gardens’ Lipstick – $10.37

Delicious moisturizing and pretty colors make this lipstick a great standby to have. It’s not a super long lasting lipstick, but it feels yummy on the lips and doesn’t fade so quickly that it’s a problem. Cruelty free and made with coconut oil and cocoa butter, these lipsticks are a treat to wear.

 

#6: Honeybee Gardens’ Lip Gloss – $8.65

More of a lip gloss gal? Snag a tube or two or three of this stuff! Their colors tend towards natural and can be worn by anyone. Using shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil as emollients, this lip gloss will keep your lips hydrated and soft while making them shine.

 

wildflowerheaven_1#7: Everyday Minerals Blush – $5.99-$10.99

With good pigmentation that isn’t overwhelming and a variety of shades from vibrant to soft, Everyday Minerals has a blush for anyone. All are affordable, but some are just downright cheap. The blushes I have from these folks are ones I use all the time.

 

#8: Keeki’s Pure and Natural Nail Polish – $9.99

With a massive collection of adorable colors and an all natural and non-toxic formulation, Keeki’s nail polish has a little something for everyone.

(psssst- you can also snag an all natural and gluten free nail polish remover from them for $9.99!)

 

#9: Buddha Balm 4-pack – $12.57

These are some of my favorite balms of all time. I love the fun flavors, the moisturizing properties and the texture. The only downside, IMO, is that the flavor lasts and lasts and lasts. Which means that the balm is lasting on your lips, sure, but I end up wiping my mouth before meals because I don’t care for sweet lychee pomegranate with my stir fry.

 

 #10: Nelsons Pure & Clear Face Wash – $9.66

Not only is this a remarkably affordable face wash, Nelsons has the distinction of being one of the few face washes available that includes homeopathic remedies for acne right within the wash. However, whether or not you subscribe to homeopathy, this face wash is worth a try. It’s been a long time since I had any on hand, but even before I went gluten free this wash was one of my staples. Works good and it’s easy on the pocket book!

And that does it for now!

I hope you enjoyed the list! If you’ve tried any of these products before let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear about y’all’s experiences with them!

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“This post about gluten free nail polish is brought to you by readers like you!”

Haha, actually, I did find out about LONDONTOWN from a reader. 😉 She contacted me one day, asking if I knew anything about them. I’d never heard of them, but of course hopped on their website to check ’em out. As it turns out, not only are the gluten free nail polish colors gorgeous, but the entire line is dedicated to being natural, free of chemicals and healing to nails.

Now… I tend to have poor nails. They break, chip and flake just enough so that I can’t grow them out to any length. This also keeps me from wearing much polish, because I’m paranoid about making them even worse than they already are.

So with products that work to heal the nail while making them beautiful at the same time, LONDONTOWN is right up my alley.

LONDONTOWN Gluten free nail polish, nail hardener and top coat

So I got to try the Holy Trinity of LONDONTOWN’s products (© of coinage to me. Pfft, no, I kid. :P). When used together, this trio strengthens, conditions, prettifies and protects all at once.

kur: Nail Hardener

Used as a base coat, this product has minimal scent, a low profile and works as well as a college student with a paper due tomorrow. It’s perfectly clear, even when dried, with a slightly tacky texture that I suppose aids in the sticking of the nail polish on top.

lakur: Thames from the Eye

Thick, creamy and with tons of pigment, this is some intensely gorgeous nail polish. I have to admit to not being a very good applier of nail polish, but despite my ineptitude, this stuff still dried to a remarkably smooth surface. (And by the way, if you’re wondering why I don’t do nail pictures- that’s why. Y’all don’t wanna see my attempts at applying nail polish in full HD. I promise.)

kur: Protective Top Coat

Finishing off, this top coat adds shine and evens out the texture and color. It also significantly lengthens the life of the polish. I’ve tried lots of top coats and this one is easily one of the best I’ve ever used!

 

Ah, but the kicker… Do they actually strengthen like they say?

Well… The short answer is yes.

My nails truly were stronger after I removed the nail polish. There was no weakening, no brittleness, no yellowness. And the benefits lasted a while after the polish was gone too! So regular usage of this polish would not ruin my nails, but rather make them better.

I’ve really enjoyed using LONDONTOWN’s products. They are not inexpensive, but they pack a whole lot more punch than your average gluten free nail polish or nail care products. And anyway, isn’t healing + prettifying nail polish worth a shot at most any price? 😉

Get your LONDONTOWN products here!

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Back in March, I wrote about the FDA’s proposed gluten free labeling laws. At the time, while I was still frustrated with the lenient 20 ppm gluten, at the very least I was pleased with the FDA’s decision to outlaw gluten derived ingredients in gluten foods.

This is a huge controversy. Should gluten grain by-products that have had the gluten “taken out of them” be allowed in gluten free products? Can it actually be done in a way that makes it safe?

Some people are OK with this. Others are not, including some who have actually been glutened by gluten grains that supposedly had the gluten taken out of them. But back in March, the FDA was apparently concerned enough about it to make sure it wasn’t included in gluten free foods.

Well as it turns out, the FDA has changed their tune.

The gluten free labeling laws have passed. And see what they changed at the very last minute.

How Does FDA Define ‘Gluten-Free’?

In addition to limiting the unavoidable presence of gluten to less than 20 ppm, FDA will allow manufacturers to label a food “gluten-free” if the food does not contain any of the following:

  1. an ingredient that is any type of wheat, rye, barley, or crossbreeds of these grains
  2. an ingredient derived from these grains and that has not been processed to remove gluten
  3. an ingredient derived from these grains and that has been processed to remove gluten, if it results in the food containing 20 or more parts per million (ppm) gluten

Well well well.

This means that you could be eating wheat and your labels would still say “gluten free”.

This means that, in the eyes of the FDA:

Wheat sandwich bread that has had the gluten “removed” from it

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Specially formulated sandwich bread with rice, tapioca, teff, etc.

And the gluten free label won’t bother telling you which is which.

Click to read the article about TTB RulingThe interesting thing about this is that it is in direct opposition to another branch of the US government, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Their ruling back in May of 2012 was in relation to gluten free beer, which full article you can read here.

The gist of the TTBs ruling on gluten grain ingredients was in this line, which is a direct quote:

Because products made from ingredients that contain gluten may, despite processing to remove gluten, still contain gluten that cannot be detected using available testing methods, the Ruling distinguishes between products that are made from ingredients that contain gluten and those that are not.

Funny… So why does the FDA allow gluten grain ingredients? Why do they say that the gluten can be removed?

With even the US government contradicting itself, it seems to leave this issue even more muddled than before.

… Or does it?

First off, the TTB ruling was pending FDA labeling. Currently, FDA labeling doesn’t cover beer, but it’s very likely the TTB will adopt the FDA’s standards now that they are official.

But the question is- Why? Why would there be two different opinions on gluten derived ingredients on gluten free labeling, even within our government?

First, we’d have to answer why anyone would want or need to use gluten grain ingredients, even with the gluten “removed” from the products. For this, there are pretty much two answers.

Flavor

Because yes, gluten grains really do taste different sometimes. However, this is far more a problem in beer than any other product. I mean, beer without hops? It’s possible! But it took a lot of creativity and testing for companies to come up with something that tasted like a beer and didn’t include gluten grains.

But remember. Using gluten grains isn’t even allowed in gluten free beer, and it won’t be until the TTB makes their probable changes. One of the few places that it really really matters and it’s illegal right now. It was illegal in the first gluten-related ruling in the US government.

So… What’s the other reason?

Ka-ching! Ka-ching!Money

Yes, money. Gluten grains are cheap. Even “gluten-less” gluten grains are cheap. It’s easy to find them, it’s easy to use them.

So who is the FDA trying to cater to here? The Celiacs who need gluten free? Or the companies who want to sell it to them?

Unfortunately, the answer seems pretty clear. The FDA decided to cast it’s net wider because it could get away with it and it would allow more companies to jump on the bandwagon.

This isn’t for us. It’s for big business.

But this is our health we’re talking about! If there’s any doubt that something could hurt Celiacs, our government shouldn’t be allowing it.

This is making history. It sets a precedence that could take years to overcome. This is what our Celiac kids will be dealing with unless we make a big enough fuss about it and make things change.

I already know where I stand on this issue. The FDA ruling will not change the fact that I see gluten derived ingredients as dangerous no matter what. We do not have enough evidence to prove that this is OK. Therefore no company using gluten derived ingredients in their products and calling them gluten free will be allowed on my list. Ever. My research tells me this is dangerous for the gluten sensitive and that’s who I’m here for. Not for companies who want to sell to a market while using every shortcut they can.

But I’m curious- what does this ruling mean to you? Are you worried about the implications? Would you use a product if you knew that wheat was in it, but had had the gluten “taken out of it”?

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UPDATE: Gluten Free Makeup List v.7

The 7th Edition of the Gluten Free Makeup List is here!

This update of the gluten free makeup list isn’t as huge as some previous ones, but here are the major changes made:

  • Lemongrass Spa is now 100% gluten free! Previous, several of their products contained non-gluten-free oats. While they were not a contamination concern, they were still of course off limits to us. Now nothing of theirs is off limits!
  • Surface Hair Care has been added to the list! They have a full line of gluten free hair care products, including gluten free shampoo, gluten free conditioner and gluten free hairspray. I’ve tried and reviewed some of their products HERE.
  • Sojourn has been added to the list. They are also a gluten free hair care company with a wide range of products. I have not tried any of them as of yet, but I hear very good things about them!

If you haven’t already signed up for the list, you can get your copy by using the form below! If you have already signed up for the list, you’ll be getting your copy in just a few moments straight to your inbox!

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I only add the very safest companies to my list so no matter your level of sensitivity, you’re sure to find something that will work for you. Updated quarterly, I keep on top of all the newest developments in the gluten free makeup industry and bring you the results here on my website and straight in your inbox. After you sign up for the list, you will never miss another update. Each list is sent straight to your inbox so you can stay up to date with what goes on.

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Gluten Free Toothpaste you can Trust – Cleure

I get a lot of questions about gluten free toothpaste. And it’s no wonder! Who hasn’t at least once in their gluten free life realized that every single day, twice or even three times a day, you put something in your mouth that may or may not have gluten in it? This is a legitimate concern, especially considering that many mainstream toothpastes are processed in facilities with gluten in them. Even if the toothpaste doesn’t directly contain gluten, there is almost always a chance of cross-contamination somewhere. It’s therefore tough to find safely gluten free toothpaste.

Then suddenly gluten free toothpaste from a 100% gluten free company practically fell into my lap

Cleure doesn’t test for gluten, but they use no gluten ingredients and their facilities are gluten free. Without testing, this is pretty much as safe as you can get.

Cleure Gluten Free Toothpaste

Cleure’s gluten free toothpaste is designed to be gentle and effective, even on sensitive teeth.

Benefits:

  • With xylitol and baking soda.
  • Studies show benefits of xylitol include:
    – Helps prevent cavities by as much as 60%
    – Promotes the flow of saliva, therefore helps dry mouth
  • Benefits of baking soda include:
    – Helps neutralize harmful acids
    – Helps remove surface stains, resulting in a brighter smile
  • Formulated with dicalcium phosphate:
    – Studies report it helps tartar control
    – It is a gentle abrasive, and whitening agent
    – It functions with balancing calcium and phosphate levels
    – It helps remineralize areas of teeth that have been attacked by acid

Overall this gluten free toothpaste leaves a fantastic feel in my mouth. It never leaves an annoying reside lingering that requires multiple rinses to get rid of. My teeth feel clean and well scrubbed, but never so much that it leaves them feeling sensitive.

The flavors are interesting. I’ve used a few similar to them before, but gotta admit… Not so much the others.

Flavors:

  • Cinnamon
  • Cranberry
  • Lemon-Lime
  • Original- No-Flavor

Cinnamon

Cleure's Gluten Free ToothpasteCleure’s Gluten Free Toothpaste (back of the tube) I’ve never before liked other cinnamon toothpastes before due to the commonly overpowering flavoring. However this toothpaste is not overpowering at all, nor does it leave a lingering taste long enough to get annoying. It’s pleasant, not spicy and slightly sweet.

Cranberry

Well it doesn’t really taste like cranberries to me… Kinda berry-ish but not a whole lot of flavor overall. The sweetish taste has more presence than the berry taste. Innocuous, sweet and not lingering.

Lemon-Lime

This flavor, in theory, sounds like a good choice. You know, citrus flavor = fresh? And while that’s true, I can’t say I personally care for it. The citrus flavor is very strong and just slightly bitter, in a citrus rind kinda way. It tends to linger in the mouth a lot longer than the other flavors too. Of course, this is coming from the gal who doesn’t like most lemon-lime candy either, and that’s what this reminds me of. It’s not bad! Just not my taste.
Original- No-Flavor

When they say “no flavor”, they aren’t kidding. This toothpaste has no taste, not even the slightly salty flavor of baking soda I was expecting. It leaves your mouth feeling fresh and well scrubbed with no aftertaste. At the end of the day, I think this one ended up being my favorite.

All in all, I’ve really enjoyed using these toothpastes. I’m a bit obsessed with a clean mouth feel, so these have hit the spot for me in all the right ways.

You can snag this gluten free toothpaste from Cleure’s website HERE!

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Hey there! You’re probably here because of my article in Simply Gluten Free Magazine. If so, welcome! If not, then go grab the July-August issue of Simply Gluten Free Magazine ASAP! It’ll be in stores in just a few short weeks.

I really enjoyed putting together this article. It’s a collection of my favorite summer gluten free makeup and skincare products. I’ve tried every single one of these products and can personally vouch for their quality. But I didn’t have room in the article to share detailed info about what I thought about every single product.

So I decided to put together a master list, linking to all the reviews of the products I shared in the article.

ja2013sunscreenGluten Free Sunscreen

Gluten free sunscreen is devilishly hard to find, but I managed to dig up 3 different ones for you to try, Cleure being at the top of the list.

 

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Monave’s Mineral Foundation

I’ve been using Monave’s mineral foundation for over a year now and I still love it! They have an insane collection of foundation tones and you’re certain to find one that will work for you, no matter how difficult to match your skin tone is.

 

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Everyday Minerals Blush and Setting Powder

Everyday Minerals is a bit of a new company to me, but I’ve fallen for them hard and fast. Their blush is pigmented and beautiful, their setting powder is gentle and just works.

 

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Honeybee Gardens Mascara

I’ve tried many mascaras over the years and this is easily one of my favorite gluten free mascaras ever.

 

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Illuminare’s Beyond Black Everlasting Eye Liner

What I love about this this liner is that it just lasts and lasts and lasts… No smudging, no bleeding, with intense black color payoff. I’m impressed with it!

 

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(seed) Body Care’s Lotion

One of my favorite gluten free lotions of all time. Gentle, soothing and very moisturizing. It’s also becoming even more widely available in stores!

 

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Ecco Bella Vanilla Shampoo and Conditioner

I’ve tried a lot of gluten free shampoos over the years and I just can’t deny it… I’m picky about my shampoo. And if I was going to pick a shampoo to soothe my hair after chlorine, this would be the first one I’d go for. It’s extremely gentle, but also does an awfully good of cleaning.

 

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Lemongrass Spas’ Herbal Foot Care Kit

I’ve become kinda obsessed with this lately. It feels good, smells good and makes my feet so soft. What else could you want from an hour of pampering?

 

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Zoya Nail Polish

This nail polish has a bit of a unique story. Finding gluten free nail polish is very difficult and rare. But plot twist: Zoya doesn’t actually claim to be gluten free. So why is it on my site? Read the article to find out and come to your own conclusion.

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Top 3 Gluten Free Sunscreens to Try Without Fear

I dunno about where y’all are, but here in Texas the heat is ON. The sun beating down with intense fury is enough to fry even the toughest skin. But since no one likes ripe tomato skin, we aren’t pushing our luck on beating burns on our own. Therefore we’re all scrambling for our gluten free sunscreen.

But as necessary as it is, it’s unusually difficult to find gluten free sunscreen.

I’ve hunted high and low for it and finally come up with 3 options. While I suspect there are more I just haven’t found yet, this is all I’ve been able to turn up. Actually, looking for more possibilities is why this article took so long in coming. But as summer wears on, we just can’t wait anymore.

So here’s what I’ve been able to turn up!

Cleure's Gluten Free SunscreenCleure’s Gluten Free Sunscreen

SPF 30 | 8oz | $39

After trying this sunscreen, I was really pleased with how good it felt. Ran around in it for an entire afternoon, kayaked for the first time (so fun!) and at the end of the afternoon, there was still sunscreen left on my skin! It was never overly chalky, nor gummy. It did have a bit of a white color when I first applied it, but it wasn’t so white it was startling. I’ve used lots of sunscreens in the past that made you look like you were freshly out of the dead of winter, but fortunately this is not one of them.

A little goes a long way with this sunscreen, thanks I think to the shea butter base.

Lemongrass Spa's Gluten Free SunscreenLemongrass Spa’s Gluten Free Sunscreen

SPF 30 | 4oz | $16

Slightly less creamy feeling than the Cleure, this sunscreen nonetheless is easy to apply and stays well, even when sweating. As much as I love Lemongrass Spa in general, I really didn’t know what to expect from their sunscreen. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it lasted.

There is a bit more of a white residue left from the Lemongrass Spa gluten free sunscreen that lasted the entire lifespan of the sunscreen. I didn’t mind though, because every time I looked down I knew I still had sunscreen on. It isn’t overly jarring, especially if you already have fairly pale skin.

Keys' Gluten Free SunscreenKeys’ Gluten Free Sunscreen

SPF 30+ | 100 ml (3.38oz) | $26.95

This is the one sunscreen I’ve yet to try. Having heard really good things about this company, it sounds pretty amazing! It’s designed to wear on your face and under your makeup. It claims it doesn’t have any white residue and that it can help soothe skin irritations as well as prevent sunburn.

Sounds pretty good, right? I’d love to try it, but haven’t yet had the chance. If any of my readers have tried it, I’d love to hear what you thought of it! Leave a comment below and let us know!

And that does it for now!

I will keep looking for more gluten free sunscreen options, but for now, this is what we’ve got. 2 out of 3 being for sure good is a pretty awesome record, so personally I’m very pleased with what the gluten free sunscreen world has to offer us.

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