Best Natural & Clean Foundations of 2020

The 16 Best Natural & Clean Foundations of 2020

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What's Happing with Afterglow?

🌈 What’s happening with Afterglow?

Friends, To confirm what many of you have suspected, I am in the process of closing my company Afterglow Cosmetics. You have been so loyal and supported Afterglow for so many years. I am more grateful for that than you will ever know. For some of you, Afterglow may have just been another brand in […]

Why We're Taking 2 Weeks Off

Why We’re Taking 2 Weeks Off…

Even though we are a makeup company, there are three subjects more important to us than makeup….   Happiness, health, and sustainability take the (gluten-free) cake at Afterglow… because we know that there is no amount of makeup that can make you calm and glowing the way taking time to truly relax and reconnect with […]

Kristin's Saturday 7

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 15 Sept 18

Hey Beautiful! I hope you are happy and healthy! Here’s my latest Saturday 7 of what’s inspiring me and contributing to my adventure… 1. The Foundation of Beauty – Mindfulness and well being is the foundation of beauty… if our mind is swimming in negative self-talk, anxiety and worry, our thoughts can literally make us sick. […]

3 Critical Supplements for Natural Beauty

3 Critical Supplements for Natural Beauty

At Afterglow, we are focused on natural makeup and natural cosmetics but don’t forget that natural beauty starts on the inside. When you include healthy components in your diet, your body will respond with positive results. These three supplements are highly effective to support your most vibrant, natural beauty: Vitamin D Almost everyone is chronically […]

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Canada and California

Cruelty-Free Canada and California?

It’s been an eventful month in the world of cruelty-free cosmetics. Following California Senator Cathleen Galgiani’s introduction, Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, passed the state Senate by a vote of 21-9. It’s now en route to the California state Assembly for a similar vote. If passed and signed by Governor Brown, the bill […]

6 Ways to Get Brighter Eyes

7 Ways to Get Brighter Eyes

Bright eyes indicate health and natural beauty. No matter the color, bright, vibrant eyes are striking on anyone. Many people strive to make their eyes stand out with every outfit that they pick, or specifically apply makeup to accentuate their eyes. Luckily, there are some easy tricks to make your eyes look brighter. Here are […]

Kristin's Saturday 7

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 16 Jun 18

Hey Beautiful! I hope you are happy and healthy! Here’s my latest Saturday 7 of what’s inspiring me and contributing to my adventure… 1. 1 in 3 Suffer with this Taboo – Far too many women suffer in silence from incontinence and lack of sensitivity during sex. Treating these issues with “simple” pelvic floor exercises […]

Parsley Tea Helps Clear Acne

Try This Surprising Drink for Clear Skin

I began making makeup for myself to address my own highly sensitive, acne-prone skin. That journey started many years ago and culminated in the launch of my Afterglow brand in 2004. While what you put on your skin is certainly important, it should never be discounted that the journey to beautiful skin begins within. The […]

Carmine in Cosmetics

Is There Beetle Juice in Your Cosmetics?

It’s highly likely that some of your cosmetics have bugs in them, intentionally. I’m talking specifically about the extract from one little critter called a Cochineal beetle. This beetle extract is used in both traditional (petroleum-based) and natural makeup for the brilliant, cool-toned pinks and reds it imparts. This buggy dye is generally referred to […]

Kristin's Saturday 7 - Winter

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 13 Jan 18

Hey Beautiful! I hope you are happy and healthy! Here’s my latest Saturday 7 of what’s inspiring me and contributing to my adventure… 1. Making My Own Nut Milk – Since going dairy-free over a year ago, my main creamy staples have been almond milk, coconut milk, and hemp milk. Until recently, they’ve always been […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Question #1

This is the first FAQ blog post in a series that will pull the veil back on some of the more mysterious aspects of Afterglow, our challenges, triumphs and the struggles we have as a small, natural, indie cosmetics brand. There’s no way for me to write this blog post without getting personal. And I […]

Afterglow Saturday 7 - Winter

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 16 Dec 17

Hey Beautiful! I hope you are finding yourself this evening in a space of beauty and calm. I know it can be challenging to find gifts for your loved ones that will truly resonate with them AND are in alignment with your holistic values. In lieu of my Saturday 7, I thought I would share […]

Afterglow Saturday 7 - Winter

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 2 Dec 17

Hey Beautiful! I hope you are happy and healthy! Here’s my latest Saturday 7 of what’s inspiring me and contributing to my adventure… 1. Recent Experience I’m Cherishing – I recently went to the beautiful island of Santorini, Greece for the week long spiritual retreat called LUMINOSITY, lead by the incredibly talented energy healers Baji Grace and Anne Hockett. […]

Kristin's Saturday 7

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 14 Oct 17

Hey Beautiful! I hope you are happy and healthy! Here’s my latest Saturday 7 of what’s inspiring me and contributing to my adventure… 1. Recent Experience I’m Cherishing – I participated in the six day American Peace Intention Experiment conceived by Lynn McTaggart, author of ‘The Power of 8: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to […]

How to Apply Natural Mineral Eye Shadow

How to Apply: Natural Eye Shadow

In this video, I’m going to show you how I apply our organic, botanical Infused Eco Eye Shadow for a go-to, natural look. Eyes truly are the windows of the soul. The right natural eye shadow can accentuate your beautiful eyes and make them sparkle.   This look is fairly easy. With a little practice […]

How to Apply Natural Setting Powder

How to Apply: Mineral Setting Powder

Mineral Setting Powder Makeup Application Tutorial Video In this video, I’m going to show you how I use one of my little cosmetic secrets… our Infused Mineral Setting Powder. I love our Infused Mineral Setting Powder because it immediately gives me a soft-focused look through the power of the light refracting ingredients. The light refracting […]

Kristin's Saturday 7

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 23 Sep 17

Hey Beautiful! I hope you are happy and healthy! Here’s my latest Saturday 7 of what’s inspiring me and contributing to my adventure… 1. This Week’s Experience I’m Cherishing – Sharing meals and celebrating with incredible friends that bring out the very best in me and make me excited and happy to be alive. 2. Backyard Vacation I’m Recommending – […]

How to Apply Natural Aloe Concealer

How to Apply: Natural Aloe Concealer

Natural Aloe Concealer Makeup Application Tutorial Video In this video, I’m going to show you all the ways you can use our best selling natural concealer, our Infused Aloe Concealer. This natural concealer is ideal for light coverage and does a great job multitasking as a light coverage under eye concealer and highlighter. It’s made with […]

How to Apply Natural Mineral Blush

How to Apply: Natural Mineral Blush

Mineral Blush Makeup Application Tutorial Video Today I’m going to show you the basics of applying our Infused Mineral Blush for a natural look. I’m a big fan of blush and subtle rosy cheeks. The color lifts the face and gives it dimension. When you apply foundation you do even out your skin tone, but you […]