abOUT me

what is beauty??? it is really up to you!!! 

i absolutely love doing this by myself... uh! ok  so i'd admit i'm sort of nutz. i take risks. (wait, i'm not gonna lie, i might be one of the first original indie beauty brands online ...!) i am an artist. this has been my work since 2004. i love plants (especially roses, medicinal plants and wild flowers). i started with 'herbalism' and it evolved to this. if u put any of these items on ur body u are interacting with nature.  plant makeup is interactive nature art to enhance ur natural beauty. cause u'r already beautiful. xo -opm

ps. here is my book

 

ABO U T p l A n tMak E up

Plant Makeup is unique artisanal apothecary formulated skincare handmade with 100% natural ingredients. Roses, flowers, roots, berries and herbs - everything created is inspired by a natural flow of energy to just be the natural you.

My plant based makeup is a bit different then regular makeup. It applies less pigmented on the skin compared to synthetic dyes or iron oxide derived colors. i made plant pigmented paints early on when i started studying plants and this totally inspired the creation of plant makeup. Plant based paints are lighter gentler paints compared to deep colored conventional paints. Plant pigmented makeup is totally a new thing as they provide light natural hues of color then dramatic bold color stains. A compromise to the modern - or new way of beauty!

The photo above is one of the first i took of Plant Makeup when i was conceptualizing the idea in 2014.

Check out this blurb from my early about pages (c.2015):

By 2016 i had a mega skin care makeup line ...!

2017 got attention! But it didn't start there...

The journey first began in 2004 where i felt a true connection with plants in a medicinal herb greenhouse. i started making a line of herbal teas and slowly evolved to making a variety of beauty products and botanical fragrances. i started an Etsy shop in 2008 (known then as good4you - i had to restart the shop because Etsy wouldn't let me change the name) and everything evolved within and from there. I also gained a huge following on Tumblr when it was cool between 2010-2014. This is plantmakeup.com 5.0 - a site continually revealing my inspiration from ancient beauty secrets using plant based dyes.

This is a picture from 2018:

Here is a photo from 2019...

BACK TO THE PRESENT! (but the mission has always been the same!)

INGREDIENTS ARE LOCAL AND/OR ORGANIC, GMO-FREE + SUSTAINABLY SOURCED.


BATCHES ARE SMALL.

MANY OF THE INGREDIENTS ARE GROWN FROM MY 'VOLUNTEER' GARDEN SANCTUARY AND MY TRAVEL FRIENDLY POTTED MICRO FARM
ALL PRODUCTS ARE HANDMADE BY ME ALONG WITH THE ART, VIDEOS, MUSIC + PHOTOS ON THIS SITE. INCENSE IS BY…ALL WITH LOVE!
ALL PRODUCTS ARE PLANT BASED, CRUELTY FREE + 100% NATURAL. 
ALL PRODUCTS ARE FREE OF CARMINE, CHEMICALS, DYES, MINERAL OIL, NANO MINERALS, PARABENS, SYNTHETICS AND TOXINS.
PACKAGING CAN BE REUSED OR COMPOSTED.
ALL PACKAGES ARE WRAPPED IN AS MUCH ECO FRIENDLY MATERIALS AS POSSIBLE.

For even more art, please see my NFT collection! Yes, it's 2021 baby! Also, my Plant Makeup Instagram has the best preserved log of photos over the years since 2014, as I deleted everything off Tumblr pretty much which has posts before then, but lots of fan posts are still up.
xoxo