This is one of the most requested and beloved posts on the blog: What’s in my nickel-free make up bag. Quite ironic, given that this is mainly a food and recipe blog above everything else. But I presume more and more people are struggling with either having difficulty and reactions to make up and/or have been diagnosed with challenges similar to my own and, therefore, are in dire need of the answers I was looking for originally too. So, today I wanted to provide you with an UPDATE: What’s in my nickel-free make up bag.
If you want to lean more about my nickel allergy journey
First off, if you want to read my (very vulnerable) nickel-allergy journey you can do so here:
- My Nickel Allergy Journey – Part 1
- My Nickel Allergy Journey – Part 2
- What’s in my Nickel-free Make Up Bag
So, why an update to this post? Well, I also like to experience with new products from time to time. There are some things I have not been so convinced on, and others that I truly have. Let me spare you the money, and provide you with an update on some of the things I have bought. Note: None of the recommendations or things that I said in the other post are untrue or products I am no longer using, this is simply an addition on these.
None of the products shown below are sponsored. I bought them all with my own money and I use them as part of my make-up routine. I have linked the products for your reference. Again none of these links are affiliates (meaning I do not receive a commission should you click on it). Also, for transparency, I am fairly light-skinned and am more on the dry-skin side.
UPDATE: What’s In My Nickel-Free Make Up Bag
Face – Powders
I have found a powder that just gives a bit of glimmer and is the perfect shade for summer. This is from BioNike and in the color “202 Soleil“. In the winter time, this color should be perfect for contouring. After my other setting powder was empty, I bought the 100% Pure Bamboo Blur Powder, which is fantastic! Super light weight, blends really well and does what it is meant to. Setting 😉.
Face – Foundation
I have dabbed more into the IDUN Minerals products and NORRSKEN Pure Mineral Illuminating Foundation. I have the color “206 Freja“. I would presume that it is a bit light for the summer time, but it blends really well and also covers well.
Face – Highlighter
I bought this 100% Pure “Northern Light” Cream Highlighter. It is nice and illuminates well but it is a bit too tricky to apply for my liking. This one is nearing its end and I think I will look into buying another option afterwards.
Eyes – Eyeshadow
I have bought a few eye shadows from Idun Minerals now and I have to say I absolutely LOVE them! I am not a huge eye shadow wearer, but when I do I want color and long-lasting finish. There is nothing worse than a day out and your eye shadow has completely crumbled into your crease (which, let’s face it – happens with most eye shadows). Well, not with these ones! They are super long-lasting and I have worn them on multiple ocasions that included a lot of sweating and they LASTED. I have the “Brunkulla” and the “Fjällsippa 107“, which actually could also double as a highlighter.
Eyes – Mascara
I know I have raved about this one from 100% Pure and I am still a BIG fan of it. But, unfortunately it was sold out and mine had run out, so I bought the Idun Minerals “MAGNA Water Magic“. I have to admit it looks a little bit clumsy the first few minutes when put on and I am not a fan of the super long brush. But once it “locks” into place (not sure how else to say this) it is beautiful and there is no smearing whatsoever. Yet, at the end of the day you can simply remove it with some coconut oil and water.
Eyes – Brows
Because I did not get an individual picture of this the last time, here we go. I am not a huge brow person so there is probably a lot more you could do in this department but this Green Tea Fiber Brow Builder does the job just fine for me. Think Benefit brow building – you are in that category of glorious.
I still love all of the 100% Pure Lipsticks I mentioned in my last post, and I receive so many compliments when wearing them. But if you are looking more for a subtle, lip oil look then these ones from IDUN Minerals are fantastic. I have the color “Syren Mauve Pink” and it provides a very subtle hint.
And that is my small update as to what is in my nickel-free make up bag and what additional products you can find in there. Mostly, I have come to learn that IDUN Minerals is also a really great option. I like the quality, and the price point. Even though they are less obvious with their claims about nickel, these products are worth a look into.
Have you dabbed into nickel-free make up options and have you found any other ones than the one mentioned? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing from you!