Tag Archives: Mineral Makeup

Beautiful You, Naturally.

I love makeup! It’s my favorite part about getting ready and it’s my favorite section at Generation Green! Maybe you’ve seen me at the shop sporting colorful glittery eyes with an extra shiny lip or a pure glitter highlight (I like to have a lot of fun with my looks), either way, I always get so excited to help with any makeup-related questions. I’ll talk more about what exactly we can help you with later on.

I consider my own makeup practice as a habitual process of celebrating creativity and exercising self-care and self-love. It’s what makes me happy, and I want to have as much fun with makeup as I possibly can! I wish everything about makeup was fun-related… but unfortunately there are so many unspoken rules and standards that dictate how to “properly” wear makeup. Wearing ‘too much’ is a no, wearing none at all welcomes the wonderfully uplifting comments like “You look so tired today!”, and being 30+ should rule out wearing fun colors on your eyes/lips, obviously… I’m sick of it! Makeup should not be policed by unrealistic standards of beauty and age restrictions! I strongly believe that you should wear whatever you’re most comfortable in and select makeup that makes you feel happy!

I have found it incredibly helpful to take time to understand what makeup means to me. I have become grounded in my own self and secure with my decisions when it comes to makeup (this is why it’s so easy for me to rock a wild glittery look for a 9 am shift). Take a minute out of your morning routine to consider what wearing makeup means to you. Remember, the reasons you come up with are valid. It truly does not matter whether you are doing it for yourself, for someone else, to better deal with peoples’ ignorant comments about the state of your skin (people suck sometimes…), whatever! Understand why you choose to wear makeup and ground yourself in your ability to actively participate in your own body’s autonomy.

Now, when it comes to natural makeup… I have truly tried it all. Considering this, I can confidently say that the makeup line from Pure Anada is actually SO AMAZING. I’m going to take you through some of my favorite products. Maybe some will become your own favorites, maybe they won’t, but these are the products that fuel my love for naturally made, beautiful makeup.

Their mascara is #1 in my heart. It stays on all day, does not smudge, pumps up your lashes, and even holds up pretty well to tears/other liquids (it’s not totally waterproof, but it is definitely water resistant).

I swear by the pressed mineral foundation. It can give you very heavy coverage (if you apply heavily/apply in layers) but I have also used it for a finishing powder/ light foundation. It never looks powdery AND the colors blend beautifully with natural skin tones. A++++

Last, but by no means least is their lip gloss. My absolute favorite color to wear is Sheer Opal, it’s a transparent gloss with a hint of baby pink that wears with a wet, dewy look. It’s incredibly moisturizing and it smells very yummy. I have also used this to apply loose glitter to my eyes/cheeks… it’s the right amount of sticky that works better than any glitter adhesive I have used before. WONDERFUL!!!

Finally, let me briefly explain what we can help you with here at Generation Green. We are by no means makeup artists.. but we have been told that we are quite the superstars when it comes to color matching. Finding the perfect shade of foundation can be overwhelming, but we are always happy to try however many colors it takes to find something that will work best for you! If you have questions regarding the ingredients/production/how something so pretty and pink can be naturally made, we can also help you out there! Pure Anada’s website is an excellent resource if you’re ever searching for more information! If you’re ever in the store when I’m working… ask me about what colors compliment each other or how to do a fun shimmery eye, I LOVE talking about makeup… if you haven’t already noticed.

-Article written by Dallas Gillingham

Makeup Masterpiece Workshop with Pure Anada

Generation Green is excited to be hosting “Create a Makeup Masterpiece” in the Forks Atrium on Thursday, April 27th from 7pm-9pm.

Made in Morden, Pure Anada believes in tapping into the beauty of nature to create a full a full range of skincare and makeup. Their mission is to offer an alternative to traditional cosmetics that not only benefit your skin, but are free from toxins.

Join Candace (Founder & Formulator) and Kristen (Professional Makeup Artist) for an informative and fun evening as they show you how to incorporate this season’s most beautiful colours into your spring makeup palette.

Come with a clean canvas (your face), and be prepared to learn professional tips and techniques to bring out your natural beauty.

$25 Ticket price will be credited back towards makeup purchased that evening. Visa/MC will be accepted for purchases. There is a debit machine on site if needed.

Come early and get yourself a glass of wine at The Common to bring into the workshop with you!

*Please note, we won’t be able to personally assist each individual at this workshop with specialized advice for their face shape or skin type. Rather, we hope it will be an enjoyable evening of beauty inspiration and relaxation!

Register & purchase tickets by clicking on this link. You can also register in-store at Generation Green. Limited space!!!

Love Bucket – Pure Anada Cosmetics

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Pure Anada has donated a $50 value product package to our “Love Bucket”.  Remember to like/share this post and use #lovebucketwpg to be entered to win!

There are many reasons women choose to wear makeup.  It can be a fun ritual, offering a creative outlet for women to express themselves.  For myself, as a mom of 5, it helps me feel “put together”.  When I look better, I feel better.  Applying makeup is one of the ways I choose to love myself.

LB Pure AnadaSometimes wearing makeup can seem superficial.  It’s not a necessity, it’s more of an accessory.  However, during our interactions with ladies, we have learned that cosmetics are important for self care, for more reasons than just beautifying one’s outward appearance.

Here’s a comment from on of our employees –

“I was physically, emotionally and mentally abused in my first marriage.  Applying makeup met a much deeper emotional need for me.  It boosted my confidence and my self-esteem and helped me to feel better about myself.  I didn’t use it to impress others, but rather to help me to face the world.  It was like a figurative blanket soothing my deep wounds.  The eyeliner and mascara helped to camouflage my puffy eyes that came from crying.  Thankfully, I am now in an excellent marriage!”

Pure Anada Cosmetics are created in Morden, MB. Their natural line of organic, vegan, mineral makeup and skincare products are a favourite of ours here at Generation Green!