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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

Pure Anada Workshop

wine berry lips oscar look (1)Thanks to Pure Anada makeup artist Kristen von Riesen for a successful “Tips & Tricks” workshop! We all learnt some secrets to enhancing our features, and tips on selecting colors as well as applying Pure Anada’s makeup.

In case you didn’t know Pure Anada natural makeup is made in Morden, Manitoba.Pressed-Colors

The makeup line is a great for every skin type, even those with sensitive skin! There are absolutely no synthetic ingredients, artificial fragrance or harsh preservatives, and they are even gluten-free!  We offer the complete line of makeup, as well as their skin care line and nail polishes at Generation Green!

If you are interested in another workshop like this, or even want to suggest a workshop idea, we would love to hear from you!  Contact us at generationgreenwpg@gmail.com

Mother’s Day Contest

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and while there are the usual cards and flowers, sometimes it’s nice to add a little something special!

My first child was born on Mother’s Day, so for me it’s always a reminder of the day I realized what unconditional love is. This is truly the greatest of all gifts!

MothersDayMakeoverContest1So if you were to ask a mom what she would really want for Mother’s Day, I am positive many would say simply spending quality time together, creating a memory to cherish!

We want to help you create a memory with your mom, or mother figure, by offering a special Mother’s Day package!

You can simply win by posting a message on our Facebook page (by replying to this post) telling us what your mother means to you, or perhaps a funny story, a favourite memory, or even why you want to win this makeover.

We will choose 3 mothers and daughters as winners!

Prize for each mother/daughter will include:  A Pure Anada Makeover by professional makeup artist Kristen von Riesen & Mini Manicures on Friday, May 9th at Generation Green. While you are having your makeup and nails done, you will also be enjoying some nibblies & refreshments! Each mother & daughter will also receive a gift basket filled with all kinds of “green” delights and gift certificates (detail listing of baskets to follow).

We will announce the winners on Friday, May 2nd.