As we discussed yesterday, the regulation of “clean” beauty products is so loose, it’s hard to make sure what you’re putting on your face is 100% good-for-you, 100% of the time—even if you’re trying hard to stay vigilant. But a sure way to minimize your exposure to toxins and harmful chemicals is to simply wear less makeup—but for a lot of us, giving up makeup entirely is where we draw the line. So we talked to New York City makeup artist Joanna Lily Wong to find out how we can use less (and look better).
Wong was formally trained in Paris, and applies her extensive knowledge of makeup in fashion shoots, on the runway, and advice for women who simply want a good everyday look. According to Wong, there are a few products that most of us tend to over-use; here’s how she recommends minimizing your makeup for a cleaner beauty routine: