Beauties, I’ve got a real treat for you today: a clean beauty swap AND a giveaway! Be sure to read through to the end of the post for your chance to score some clean beauty goodies from Trellis Beauty!
Today, we’re talking mascara. Compared to most bloggers, I think I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my eyelashes. I don’t mess with eyelash curlers, eyelash extensions, eyelash growth serums, etc. What I do want is a volumizing mascara that works really well. Most days I don’t wear eyeliner, so my mascara is the sole big performer on my eye lids. I want as much va-va-voom as possible!
Before I started ditching nasty chemicals in my makeup, I used drug store brand mascaras – Cover Girl, Maybelline, etc. I bought whatever new formula promised the most volume and length!
The problem with most of these common drug store brands is that they contain nasty ingredients. This includes carcinogens such as polyethylene and parabens and skin irritants such as SLS, PEG, and phenoxyethanol. Yuck!
When I made the jump to clean beauty, I tried several mascaras that didn’t deliver enough wow factor for me. I want my clean makeup products to perform just as well as conventional products. I loved the smell of 100% Pure’s Ultra Lengthening Mascara, but it had a tendency to smudge onto the skin under my eyes throughout the day, and it didn’t give me as much volume as I wanted. I heard great things about Nu Evolution’s mascara but felt pretty underwhelmed with its performance as well.
I didn’t find my winning mascara until I visited clean beauty store Trellis Beauty when the shop opened in Lafayette Village in Raleigh earlier this year. Tracy, the owner, stocks Fitglow Beauty products. I had heard good things about Fitglow Beauty’s Good Lash + Mascara from another friend, and Tracy also encouraged me to give it a try.
Y’all, it was love at first swipe! This mascara is the first that delivers the same volume as my drug store brands. The coverage is buildable, and it doesn’t smudge as the day wears on. Here is a before and after to show what my eyes look like without and then with the Fitglow mascara:
Isn’t the length and volume amazing? These photos were taken just two minutes apart–the only thing that is different is the mascara. The mascara makes my eyes pop and gives me a polished look!
I love that I can feel good about using this mascara. The 3-in-1 formula uses botanical extracts and plant proteins to volumize, lengthen, and promote lash health/growth. All of Fitglow’s products are organic, ethically sourced, cruelty free, and free from a whole host of nasty ingredients, including parabens, triclosan, formaldehyde, SLS, BHA, and gluten. I am pumped to have finally found a mascara that doesn’t compromise on health or performance.
I love this mascara so much, I asked Tracy at Trellis Beauty if she would be willing to give away a tube to one lucky Fairly Southern reader….and she said yes! She is also throwing in a free Skin 101 consultation to provide you with a 30 minute, one-on-one analysis of your skin with personalized recommendations of the best types of products to meet your needs (can be done virtually or in person at Trellis Beauty in Raleigh, NC. If you go in person, you’ll also get to trial some of the products!). Whoever wins this fun clean beauty package is a lucky duck. Tracy really knows her stuff about skincare and has been great about providing me with recommendations for my skin type.
Enter to win below! The giveaway will close at 11:59 PM EST on September 2nd, 2018. You must live within the United States to win the mascara.
Good luck, beauties! To read about more of my other clean beauty swaps, click here.