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 your 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! And also Plant Makeup was based in Hawaii for two months officially!! But it all started...
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! Wait no, actually I wrote the mission in 2016 and it has always been the same!
Here is me in 2020...
I have been launching new Plant Makeup collections every year with new exciting products. I love changing it up. Truly a reflection of where I am on the plant journey, more now I'd say the life journey! Like I kinda mentioned, my entire adulthood has been dedicated to this project.
Here is a photo from 2022... NOWWW! One of my favorite balms, new as of this year, called FACE PRESERVE.