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.
Here is a photo from 2019...
BACK TO THE PRESENT! (but the mission has always been the same!)
Here is a photo from 2022...