Clean Makeup That Really Works

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Eva Amurri shares her favorite clean makeup brands
Photograph by Julia Dags

I love the idea of using clean beauty products, and when I’m pregnant I really try to use them exclusively.  The hardest nut to crack for me has been the clean makeup market! It’s hard to find clean makeup brands that are also high performing and don’t just slip off the skin or soak in.  But I’ve tried a ton and found some favorites that actually work. Lots of them even have skincare benefits built-in! I’ve gotten lots of questions about my favorite clean makeup brands, so I thought I would share a little roundup!

I tried to include products in some different price points, but I find that all of these are really worth the money.  The foundations I am linking in particular really work and have great skincare built-in! The Juice beauty ones are for sure my ultimate faves. I also LOVE the Beautycounter lipstick trio! Every color included in the set are THE lip colors you need this summer. Let me know if you have any faves on this list, or if you have clean makeup brands that I need to check out!

Last but not least, check out the clean makeup beauty tutorial video I made last year…I loved creating this look:

Clean Makeup Tutorial




True Skin Serum Foundation in TAVARUA SF2

ILIA Beauty

I love this foundation! It’s lightweight but buildable – perfect for summer!

Face Trace Contour Stick in Biscuit

Westman Atelier

I’ve been using this incredible line of product from celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman for years, and I cannot recommend it enough – in particular: her contour sticks!

Phyto-Pigments Youth Cream Compact Foundation

Juice Beauty

This buildable, cream foundation is medium-coverage and is dispensed in an airless compact that helps maintain the formula potency and keeps it from drying out!

Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation

Juice Beauty

This medium to full coverage foundation is weightless, buildable, and the formula includes an age-defying serum made from grapeseed and fruit stem cells so it makes your skin look good while being good for it, all at the same time!


True Skin Serum Concealer in Chicory SC1

ILIA Beauty

This concealer offers great coverage and the formula includes Vitamin C so it brightens your skin over time!

"Un" Cover Up

RMS Beauty

This concealer from RMS Beauty is a fan-favorite for its bendability and coverage.

Phyto-Pigments Perfecting Concealer

Juice Beauty

This is another killer product from Juice Beauty! It’s super pigmented, so it will easily cover all your flaws, AND it works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!


Phyto-Pigments Last Looks Cream Blush in Seashell

Juice Beauty

I love this cream blush because it’s super blendable, and the color gives my complexion some much needed brightness!

Liquid Light in ATOMIC

ILIA Beauty

This gorgeous serum highlighter gives you a glow-from-within rather than lighting you up like a disco ball LOL! For the record, I’m a big fan of the disco ball look for certain types of events, but as the weather gets warmer, I naturally gravitate to more natural makeup looks.

Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Minette

Westman Atelier

Another must-have from Westman Atelier is this cream blush that promotes collagen and hyaluronic acid production for a youthful complexion. In the immortal words of Liz Lemon, I’m high-fiving a million angels right now.

Eva Amurri shares her favorite clean makeup brands
Photograph by Julia Dags


Changemaker Flexible Coverage Pressed Powder

Bite Beauty

This pressed powder is talc-free and helps to mattify and blur using volcanic minerals!

Invincible Setting Powder with SPF 45


My favorite clean sunscreen brand expanded its line to include beauty products like this awesome setting powder with SPF 45!

Soft Focus Finishing Powder

ILIA Beauty

This powder is talc-free and will set your makeup in place without drying out your skin.


Tinted Lip Conditioner in Blossom Lady

ILIA Beauty

This is a lightweight lipstick meets lip balm and color is STUNNING!

Give 'Em Lip Trio


Beautycounter is an amazing clean brand and this lipstick trio provides all the lip colors you’ll need for summer!

Tinted Daily Lip Balm

RMS Beauty

Another favorite of mine is this tinted lip balm from RMS beauty. It gives your lips just the slightest hint of color while also keeping them moisturized throughout the day!


The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette

ILIA Beauty

This eyeshadow palette is great neutral palette for those with warm undertones, but you’re more of a cool-toned gal or guy, rest assured it also comes in a cooler palette option!

Phyto-Pigments Jelly Eyeshadow

Juice Beauty

Another great Juice Beauty favorite of mine are these liquid eyeshadows. One coat gives you a sheer, shimmery look, but applying more coats will give you a darker, bolder color.

Limitless Lash Mascara

ILIA Beauty

If you’re looking for a mascara free from parabens, sulfates, formaldehydes, phthalates, and other nasty chemicals, but still want your lashes to be lifted and separated: YOU’RE WELCOME!

Eva Amurri shares her favorite clean makeup brands
Photograph by Julia Dags

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