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Watch: The 3.5 Minute (NonToxic) Eye Makeup Look

Mineral Fusion

The secret to my simple eye makeup look for a recent day in San Francisco was two-fold: I used two different colors for eyeliner (Mineral Fusion’s Eye Pencil in Rough—a warm brown—on top, and the same pencil in Coal—a medium grey—on the bottom). I added a bit of Mineral Fusion’s Illuminating Primer on my browbone, and some just a bit of the gold-white shadow from the brand’s eyeshadow trio. A pat with Tatcha’s Aburotorigami blotting paper and a bit of Kjaer Weis lip color for a bit of warmth on the lips, and I was ready to go. (See below for a full list of products and links.)

This is a simple look that both brightens the eye from behind, while adding emphasis (with the liner). It takes all of 3 1/2 minutes to do my whole face (included the 30 seconds needed to apply the beauty balm before I do the eye), which is about all the time I have to spend on my face when I’m applying makeup.

CONTEST Details!

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Description: Free to Be Gorgeous is a series that celebrates living your life to the fullest and freest, and choosing products free of toxic ingredients like phthalates, parabens, and SLS; free of cruelty; free of artificial colors; and free of synthetic fragrances. Mineral Fusion supports your freedom to be gorgeously however you want to be. #freetobegorgeous

Featured products include:

Mineral Fusion All-in-One Beauty Balm

Mineral Fusion Eye Pencil in Rough and Coal

Mineral Fusion Eye Shadow Trio in Espresso Gold

Mineral Fusion Illuminating Primer (used on browbone)

Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara

Kjaer Weis lip tint in Lover’s Choice

Tatcha Aburatorigami Face Blotting Sheets (made from abaca leaf and gold flakes)

This post is sponsored but all opinions are Starre’s own!

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.