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Now that you’re pregnant, you’ve changed up your diet, ditched the rosé and bought a new bra—but you’re not done yet. Turns out, some of your favorite makeup might not be so good for you or your developing baby. “There’s actually a pretty long list of products to avoid during pregnancy,” says Dendy Engelman, MD, a board-certified dermatologic surgeon at Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in New York City and mom of two. Some beauty products might simply irritate your newly sensitive skin, but others can be harmful to a fetus. When you’re on the hunt for pregnancy-safe makeup, natural beauty products can be your saving grace. “I recommend looking for fragrance-, BPA-, paraben- and phthalate-free cosmetics,” Engelman says. “And definitely formaldehyde-free. Surprisingly, some nail polishes and mascaras still contain formaldehyde, which has been linked to cancer as well as other nervous system issues.” The good news? This pregnancy trade-in may require a trip to Sephora (wee!) so you can stock up on some of the best natural beauty products. It’s doctor’s orders, after all. Here’s what pregnancy-safe makeup you should buy.

In this article:
Best natural foundation
Best natural tinted moisturizer
Best natural eyeshadow
Best natural eyeliner
Best natural mascara
Best natural blush
Best natural lipstick
Best natural lip gloss
Best pregnancy-safe nail polish

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage mineral BB Cream

Best Natural Foundation: Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

When pregnancy brings out the pimples and hyperpigmentation, a fuller base coverage may be in order. Enter: Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, a great pregnancy-safe foundation with added broad spectrum SPF 25 and skin-enhancing antioxidants. It not only hides pregnancy-induced imperfections, but it’s also non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, paraben-free and even vegan. With nine shades (and a handy foundation color-matching chart found online), it’s a great choice for pregnancy safe makeup.

Buy it: Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage mineral BB Cream, $48, Janeiredale.com

Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

Best Natural Tinted Moisturizer: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

Nothing accentuates pregnancy glow quite like a perfectly toned-matched tinted moisturizer. And with this one from bareMinerals, there are a whopping 16 shades to choose from. Because it’s mineral-based and free of lots of not-so-good stuff, like parabens, phthalates, sulfates, fragrance and oil, it’s safe for you and baby-to-be. Plus, it nourishes and hydrates your skin and improves complexion while you get your light and lovely glow on.

Buy it: Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, $30, Sephora.com

RMS Beauty Eye Polish

Best Natural Eyeshadow: RMS Beauty Eye Polish

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