Learn More About Eco-friendly Beauty Products


In the spirit of Earth Day, I have decided to write an entry on how YOU can be an eco-friendlier beauty addict. So what IS the big deal about eco-friendly products? Well they do less damage to the environment, animals and most importantly, YOU!!!! Here is what you can do to take part in the green movement while looking good:

* Watch out for the packaging. Look for products with recyclable packaging or packaging made from recycled materials. Kiehl’s is a brand that uses recyclable materials in their packaging. Others include <Cargo’s PlantLove Line and model Josie Maran’s Natural Cosmetics line.

* Take part in the recycling program if there is one. MAC’s Back to MAC Program will allow you to trade in 6 MAC primary packaging containers at a MAC counter or store for a free lipstick of your choice.

* Read labels and do a little research on the ingredients before you purchase. Even products that claim to be “natural” can contain toxic and harmful ingredients. Here is a list of products that contains potentially hazardous chemicals.

* Choose refillable products over disposable products to minimize packaging use.

* Support brands that do not test on animals (yes you will be surprised at how many companies out there are still testing on animals). Check out this link for a list of companies that do and don’t test on animals.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Hi!

    i would like to ask how to apply makeup if i’ve single eyelid and am wearing glasses.

    really need much help here!
    thanks! =D

  2. Thanx alot for this,, !! Do you know if false eyelash glue is really bad for your eyes?? Some of the glue really have a bad smell, the same smell as superglue,, O.o

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