Health Is Beauty

Holiday Makeup Guides for Four Iconic Beauties

The iconic and inspirational Ines de la Fressange writes in her love story about Parisian style, “There is no such thing as a lesser art.” I’ve always felt the same is true of your makeup.

For many of us, makeup is our art, the application of which is our outer world expression of the inner world of beauty we feel.

And of course that expression should include healthy, nontoxic options, which the team at Credo Beauty carefully vets (all makeup linked below comes from the iconic San Francisco clean beauty emporium!)

This holiday, we’ve assembled gift guides for four artistic expressions of beauty: The Classic Beauty, The No-Makeup Makeup Sophisticate, The Glam Goddess, and The Emerging Artist.

May these inspire beautiful gift giving this season – whether to yourself or your lucky recipient.

For the Classic Beauty

Classic Beauty


For lovers of Old Hollywood and the chic simplicity of French beauty, magic is made with a well-structured brow, a red lip, and a glow that sets off your natural bone structure.


Suggested products to get you glowing:

For the Glam Goddess

Glam Goddess

Some artists prefer to make bold statement. We say, speak up and be noticed!


Products to get you noticed:

For the Emerging Makeup Artist

Emerging Artist


Gifting makeup to young ladies just beginning to express themselves with color is so much fun. And it’s especially rewarding when the products they learn with are healthy, not harmful.


Suggested products to add to your kit:

For the No-Makeup Makeup Sophisticate

No-Makeup Makeup Sophisticate


Clean makeup enhances unique features without overwhelming them. Plus, this routine doesn’t overwhelm someone’s busy morning, taking less than 10 minutes to apply.


Suggested products to get you out the door:

Guest Post by: Sitarani Palomar

Health & Lifestyle Editor for Credo

Host of An Organic Conversation


Image 1: Via Dani Vazquez on Flickr

Image 2: Via Ectomorph on Flickr

Image 3: Via Amy Clark on Flickr

Image 4: Via Victoria Harjadi on Flickr

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.