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​Organic Makeup Artist Cathy Tolpigin shares her top Organic Makeup Picks.

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Special VM Guest Blogger Organic Makeup Artist Cathy Tolpigin shares her top 8 organic and natural makeup product recommendations as well as a few make-up artist beauty secrets. When Vanessa met makeup artist Cathy, she loved the fact that she uses only the best, luxury, high performance organic and natural makeup in her professional and personal kit. She asked Cathy to share them with you, and here they are... the products Cathy uses everyday which have been tried and tested and are now a staple in her kit...

I am a professional makeup artist working on editorial shoots, advertising campaigns and weddings. I thoroughly test and try all the organic and natural makeup products before they make it into my professional makeup kit. The makeup I use on clients must be high performance and long lasting otherwise it's my reputation at stake.

My makeup style is fresh and natural, I love to enhance a woman's natural beauty, not cover it up. For me skin must look like skin, radiant, glowing and freckles are never covered up. I really enjoy using cream products as they hydrate the skin and give it a beautiful glow.

So here they are, my most used and trusted makeup products I use daily, and the only products I am wearing in this image.


Before you even think about makeup, you need to prep your skin for it. It is so important for glowing hydrated skin and a flawless base prior to applying makeup. I love using the Vanessa Megan Holy Trinity pack:

1. Cleanse skin with Petitgrain Cleanser (this cleanser is amazing and removes makeup, even eye makeup with ease).

2. Spritz with Rose Water (smells heavenly and soothes the skin).

3. Moisturise with Neo Elixir Face Oil (full of skin brightening, plumping and anti-ageing organic goodness).

This skincare range ticks all my boxes, I love that its Australian, certified organic, cruelty free, gentle on my skin and now that I am in my late 30s it's essential that the skincare I use is anti-ageing.

There is one last step in my daily skin prep routine. Once the Neo Face Oil had been absorbed into my skin I apply my favourite Josh Rosebrook tinted SPF 30 cream. Sun protection is essential, this SPF is so light weight it glides on beautifully and sits perfectly under my foundation. 

1. Inika Organic BB Cream

This absolute gem is a three in one product and I love a multitasker. It's a moisturiser, primer and light foundation in one. It feels light and silky on the skin. If you are after a fuller coverage foundation, Inika Liquid foundation is another favourite (If only I could pick more than 8 favourites)

2. Nu Evolution Camouflage Concealer

This concealer packs a punch when it comes to covering dark circles, redness, pigmentation and blemishes. It's buildable and provides medium to full coverage. Stocked exclusively at I Am Natural Store.

3. Au Naturale Organic Creme Bronzer

Apply this soft and creamy bronzer directly from the stick just below your cheek bones for a subtle sculpted contour and summer bronzed glow, then blend with fingertips or a contour brush. Stocked exclusively at Beautiful Because.

4. Nudus Australia Certified Organic Lipstick

I am a huge fan of Nudus lipsticks, but particularly love the newest shade in this range Amalia. This colour suits all skin tones and adds a beautiful, hydrating tint to the lips and cheeks. Another wonderful multitasker!

5. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

This product is magic. Applied to the brow bone, cheek bone, cupid's bow and inner corners of the eye you instantly look like you are lit from within. No makeup look is complete without this subtle glowing highlighter. Available exclusively from Mecca Cosmetica.

6. Inika Organic Pressed Eye Shadow Duo

My favourite duo Gold Oyster suits all eye colours and skin tones. It's a no fuss way of achieving a bronze smokey eye that lasts. I like to apply it with my favourite Ere Perez eye brush

7. Eco Brow

8. Lily LoLo Mascara

My go to mascara for thick, long and defined lashes that last all day. A great product at a fantastic price point.

These are just a handful of my current favourite makeup products. I like to mix it up by testing and trying products at all price points and not limit myself to just one brand as I have not yet come across one brand that has nailed their entire product line.

It's an exciting time for green beauty, the bar has been set so high with products currently available. Women aren't settling for second best in terms of quality and performance. I can honestly say that these makeup products featured perform just as well if not better than mainstream toxic products. Green beauty is now about luxury, glamour and quality.

Shoot Credits:

Photography: Lisa Fahey - www.lisafahey.com.au IG @lisa_fahey

Organic Makeup: Cathy Tolpigin - www.cathytolpigin.com IG @cathytolpiginmakeup

Model: Imogen Gentles - www.priscillas.com.au IG @priscillasmodels

Vanessa Megan