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43 Best Non-Toxic Drugstore Makeup Brands 2020: Blush and Bronzers

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to get makeup that’s better for you. These non-toxic drugstore makeup brands that will save you money without worry of toxic chemicals.

The best makeup brands that are non-toxic. These healthy beauty products have the least toxicity among drugstore brands. Budget friendly cosmetics for health conscious women.Non-toxic makeup doesn’t have to be expensive! Did you know that?

It’s hard to believe, since so many natural makeup brands cost a fortune to load up your cosmetics bag. And for good reason. All natural ingredients really do cost that much more. However, there are cosmetics that aren’t made with natural ingredients, but still aren’t toxic to your health.

That’s why you need to know about the best non-toxic drugstore makeup brands to save some money.

In a hurry? Download the entire printable shopping list to take shopping.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for supporting the makeup brands and makeup companies that only use all-natural ingredients. I would love to buy all of my makeup from the brands that are doing the most good in the beauty world. But I’m only human. And I like to shop for makeup in stores where I can see the products. And I don’t have a trust fund.

So I, like you, need to find that sweet spot of non-toxic makeup that can be bought on a budget.

I have been using a combination of high-end non-toxic, natural brands along with drugstore makeup brands for years. (Wet ‘n Wild is among my favorite – and it’s the cheapest!) And I’m not worried about what cosmetics I use.

Why?

Because of the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. 

Skin Deep Cosmetics Database Toxicity Testing Results

I’ve been using this unbelievably handy online tool for years. And it’s fascinating what you can find out by typing in your favorite makeup brand.

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The Skin Deep Cosmetics Database by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) breaks down the chemicals in specific brands (and even colors) of all types of makeup brands – from all natural makeup brands to drugstore makeup brands. They do the research. Then they tell you how potentially toxic the ingredients in each cosmetic are.

More than 70,000 products from more than 2,000 makeup brands have had the research compiled and analyzed. It’s a lot, but it’s obviously not all of them.

Trying to find specific brands that are easily available in a drugstore or mass market store can be daunting. It can be time consuming to type in lots of drugstore makeup brands hoping to find the least toxic makeup. Or to scroll through the hundreds of brands listed on the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database, many of them you’ve never heard of.

So I’ve made it easy for you and have listed the best non-toxic drugstore makeup brands.

The best makeup brands that are non-toxic. These healthy beauty products have the least toxicity among drugstore brands. Budget friendly cosmetics for health conscious women.

These are the makeup brands that have ranked either 1 or 2 (which is Low hazard) on the Skip Deep Cosmetic Database.

Why are these rankings for makeup important? Did you know that there is almost no U.S. government oversight into what chemicals are used in makeup? There is an extremely tiny list of chemicals that are banned, but a huge array of chemicals that are allowed to be used (the EWG database contains more than 152,000 chemicals). And the government isn’t extensively testing these products for your safety. EWG is trying to, though.

Having fun with makeup, though, is important. And I’ve personally found that all of the scariness about toxic chemicals potentially being in my makeup has taken away any element of fun that I used to have with trying out cosmetics. It’s also made me stop buying makeup like I used to. And that affects your self-esteem and happiness if you honestly like trying new beauty items and expressing yourself.

So it’s time for me (and you!) to stop worrying, stop spending too much money, and get back to enjoying beauty items without the fear. (That’s why I loved this recent Ulta shopping haul!)

For easy shopping, refer to this list for the best non-toxic drugstore makeup brands (these are the best bronzers, highlighters and blushes). *Every effort has been made to match each product tested with a link to the most updated item available. Original reports are found on EWG for comparison.

I’ve included quick links when available to make cosmetics shopping a breeze. No need to worry about picking up the right thing at the store. Just order and be beautiful – without the worry!

Best Non-Toxic Blush, Bronzers and Highlighters to Find in the Drugstore

Non Toxic Bronzer and Highlighter Brands

  • Wet ‘n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette (Caramel Toffee, Dulce de Leche)
  • Wet ‘n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette (Catwalk Pink)

Blushing Beauty: Non Toxic Blushes

  • Boots Botanics Mineral Blusher (Coral, Lotus Pink, Peach)
  • Boots No7 Blush Tint Stick (Blossom, Clove, Honey, Soft Samson)
  • e.l.f. Blush (Twinkle Pink)
  • e.l.f. Studio Blush (Candid Coral, Fuschia Fusion, Mellow Mauve, Tickled Pink)
  • e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder

Non-toxic makeup that doesn't cost a fortune? These drugstore makeup brands are healthy beauty choices on a budget. The best blushes and bronzers for your beauty bag.

  • L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator (Rose N 202)
  • L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush (Soft Berry, Soft Peach, Soft Pink)

  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush (Rosy, Vibrant 20)
  • NYX High Definition Blush (Pink the Town, Soft Spoken, Taupe)
  • NYX Ombre Blush
  • NYX Rouge Cream Blush (Glow Mauve, Red Cheeks)
  • Physician’s Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Powder Palette Blush (Rose Pearl)
  • Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Blush (Natural, Rose)
  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear Bronzer and Blush (Bronzer/Rose)
  • Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powdered Blush (Rose)
  • Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush (Coral Reef, Flushed, Pinched)

Non-toxic makeup that doesn't cost a fortune? These drugstore makeup brands are healthy beauty choices on a budget. The best blushes and bronzers for your beauty bag.

  • Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Blush (Fantastic Plastic Pink, Mellow Wine, Rose Champagne)

Remember! You can download the entire non toxic makeup shopping list right now!

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More Non Toxic Beauty Options

Want more non-toxic makeup shopping guides? Check out the 47 Best Non-Toxic Eye Makeup Products at the Drugstore. And make sure you’re buying one of these 10 Best Lead Free Lipsticks.

These are the Best Facial Moisturizers with Probiotics. I’ve tested them all to try to get rid of my hormonal cystic acne

If you want to DIY natural beauty products, check out these recipes for Anti-Aging Eye Balm and Chocolate Mint Lip Balm. This easy whipped coconut oil lotion is crazy simple to make!

 

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Ashley Magoffin

Friday 7th of August 2020

You mention Physicians formula a lot. I read about that brand from another blogger as well as being generally safe and affordable. Is their lipstick lead free? Do you know if it’s moisturizing and long lasting?

Kimberly Button

Sunday 9th of August 2020

Ashley, I don't know about them being lead free. As for the use of it, they use soy as an ingredient in a lot of things (like their mascara). I'm allergic to soy in skincare products, so I haven't tried the products.

Melamee Griffin

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

um a lot of this makeup has a high talc percentage. Talc causes cancer

Kimberly Button

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

The ratings are from EWG, a highly respected non-profit organization testing the toxicity of cosmetics they put through scientific testing. It is their low scores of toxicity that put these cosmetics on this list of better for you choices in the drugstore aisle.

April Brown

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Can you do a post about low toxin drugstore foundation? Can't find any good articles about it

Kimberly Button

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

April, A great idea! I'll look into writing one soon! Hope it helps.

FZN

Saturday 26th of August 2017

So glad the misconception that non-toxic makeup has to be expensive is being addressed here. It's true that most all-natural brands do cost a pretty penny, but opting for drug-store alternatives doesn't mean you're compromising on quality even if the price is lower! Great article, going green in even the smallest of ways is always a great initiative.

Kimberly Button

Saturday 26th of August 2017

Thanks so much!! I totally agree that non-toxic does not have to mean expensive!