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Green is the Color of Spring

We are exposed to so many toxins in our daily life. This constant exposure, especially to those who are sensitive, can lead to allergic reactions and can negatively impact your health and wellness. Why not lower the overload to your system by using cosmetic products that are more natural, with less irritants? The good news is that there are many great cosmetic companies to choose from that create makeup products that can deliver amazing results, without all the added  ingredients that can cause problems for those with sensitivities! As a pro makeup artist I not only apply makeup for many different mediums, but I also work privately with clients,  teaching lessons on how to apply makeup like a pro! My makeup “kit” has a wide array of cosmetic products that can be used for all different purposes. I need to use products that can meet the needs of the particular shoot, whether it’s in the TV studio, working with a bride, or doing corporate headshots, etc. The products I use must have the coverage and pigment needed to show up under various lighting and climate conditions, and deliver beautiful results! 

Like most makeup artists I too am a “makeup junkie”, always on the quest of finding the highest quality products that can get the job done! Because I work with so many people I make it my business to use cosmetics  that won’t cause problems for my clients! This is really important when teaching women  how to apply their own makeup. I assess the current products they use and point them in the direction of finding high quality products that won’t cause any issues. 

The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing makeup is to know if you are allergic to anything in particular and to read the ingredients on the labels. Many people are allergic to fragrances, parabens, or talc powders, for example. Choosing a more natural product will cut down the risk of reactions.

I absolutely love the Motives Cosmetic line of makeup products!  They are mineral based with very few additives, high quality, and come in a variety of nicely pigmented shades for all skin complexions and types! Motives products are sold through beauty professionals. I’m a Motives Beauty Pro and you can find Motives products through my website at!

Another cosmetic line that has all natural ingredients products is RMS Beauty! The products are not only organic, non-toxic, but they heal and nourish the skin!  With this cosmetic line it’s best to use their other products in conjunction, to get the best
results. They can be ordered online at

Josie Maran is another great product line when it comes to natural ingredients! Her products are gentle, natural, using argan oil as one of the main ingredients. For the full line of products go to

What I love about all of these product lines is that they have been developed by makeup artists! Not only have they created healthier makeup options, but they can perform beautifully as well! When looking for safer cosmetics do your research! Keep in mind that you want products that use safe, clearl-listed ingredients, are from a trusted brand, and can perform as promised! With so many options to choose from today, you don’t need to sacrifice looking good for feeling good!

Marta Bota

Marta Bota

Beauty Editor
Marta Bota is a pro celebrity makeup artist with over 25 years experience in the fashion, TV, bridal industries. She currently works with Comcast NBC Universal and has worked with CNN, HBO, FOX News Channel to name a few! She teaches makeup lessons and teen workshops. Marta holds the title of Ms. Virginia America 2016 and is a philanthropist. Ms. Bota contributes articles on beauty routines and makeup tips throughout the seasons!