TheStyleShaker Scorecard

 

Every product is tested against the most commonly asked questions out there when deciding whether or not to purchase a green beauty product. Each question is ranked on a scale between 1 (the worst) and 5 (the best).

That final score is the final verdict that will help you decide whether you want to try it out for yourself or keep looking for a better fit. There is no one, universal, industry-wide definition of what “clean” or “green” means in terms of beauty. I cross-reference EWG.org (see more about my Rule of 3 HERE) and always ask, “is this safe enough to put on a small child?” I don’t have one, but often times you’ll read, “do not use if pregnant” on a label, and if it’s not safe for a mom-to-be, why would I want to be using it? Right? Still learning though…It isn’t a perfect science, (I’m not a cosmetic chemist obviously), but it helps me get to a decision I can personally feel good about as a consumer so I’m sharing my ‘north star’ guideline with you. :)


 
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FOUNDATION + BB/CC Cream + TINTED MOISTURIZER

  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Coverage: Does skin still look like skin after applying? Does it disappear into the skin?

  3. Staying Power: Does it last all day?

  4. Freak Out: Does it irritate skin or cause breakouts?

  5. Blending & Build: Does it play well with other skincare products? Does it create streaks or a ‘cakey’ mess? Is it buildable?

  6. Inclusive or Exclusive: Do the available shades cater to more than just one skin tone?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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PRIMER

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Coverage: Does it minimize pores and disappear to create a smooth, hydrated surface?

  3. Staying Power: Does it last all day?

  4. Freak Out: Does it irritate skin or cause breakouts?

  5. Blending In: Does it play well with other skincare products? Does it create streaks?

  6. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

  7. Lasting Effect: Does it help foundation and other makeup last longer?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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BRONZER

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Coverage: Does it look natural? Is it cooler or warmer? High-impact or subtle?

  3. Even or Odd: Does it apply evenly? Is it buildable?

  4. Blending In: Does it play well with other products?

  5. Staying Power: Does it last all day?

  6. Freak Out: Does it irritate skin or cause breakouts?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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BLUSH

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Color Pop: Is there a noticeable color pay off? Is it buildable?

  3. Application: Does skin still look like skin?

  4. Blending In: Does it play well with other products or sit on top of the skin?

  5. Staying Power: Does it last all day?

  6. Freak Out: Does it irritate skin or cause breakouts?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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LIP: LIPSTICK + BALM + TINT + GLOSS

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Color Pop: How is the color pay off?

  3. Staying Power: Does the color last?

  4. Sahara Situation: Does it dry out lips?

  5. Texture Time: Does the formula stay smooth and glide on?

  6. Sniff Test: Is the scent overwhelming?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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POWDER: SETTING + TRANSLUCENT

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Coverage: Does skin still look like skin after applying? #nofilter

  3. Non Essential Oils: Does it absorb and control oil & shine?

  4. Staying Power: Does it last all day?

  5. Freak Out: Does it irritate skin or cause breakouts?

  6. Blending In: Does it play well with other products?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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CONCEALER

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Coverage: Does it really conceal flaws? Ex: discoloration, spot treatment, dark circles, etc.

  3. Au Natural: Does skin still look like skin?

  4. Freak Out: Does it irritate skin or cause breakouts?

  5. Blending & Build: Does it play well with other skincare products? Is it buildable?

  6. Inclusive or Exclusive: Do the available shades cater to more than just one skin tone?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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EYESHADOW

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Color Pop: How is the color pay off?

  3. Common Application: How well does the shadow apply? Any fallout?

  4. Sensitivity Training: Does it irritate the eyes at all?

  5. Creased Lightning: Does the formula crease?

  6. Staying Power: Does the color last all day?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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EYELINER

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Color Play: Is the color payoff strong/rich?

  3. Hold the Line: Does it apply smoothly without pulling? Can you get a precise line?

  4. Stay Put: Does it hold up and not slide around or fade away throughout the day?

  5. Change Agent: Is it versatile enough to smudge for a softer look (does not apply to liquid liners)?

  6. Freak Out: Does it irritate the eyes?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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BROW: PENCIL + POWDER + WAX

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Color Play: Is the color payoff strong/rich?

  3. Au Natural: Does the product look natural when shaping and filling in brows?

  4. Smooth Operator: Does it apply smoothly or does it clump up at all? For pencils: does it apply without pulling?

  5. Choose Your Intensity: Can you diffuse or intensify to build the look you want be it a bold brow or a softer look?

  6. Stay Put: Does it hold up and not slide around or fade away throughout the day?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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MASCARA

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Clumpy Mess: Does it clump up on ya?

  3. High Drama: Does it have a noticeable effect on lash volume? Does it multiply lashes?

  4. Level of Lengthening: Does it lengthen like none other?

  5. Flake Out: Does it flake throughout the day or end up on your face?

  6. Freak Out: Does it irritate the eyes?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?

 
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SELF TANNER

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Streaky Situation: does it streak? Is a mitt a must-have?

  3. Consistency is Key: Is it very liquid-y? Thick? Does it apply well and dry relatively quickly?

  4. Oooh That Smell: Does it have that headache-inducing tanner smell like all the others?

  5. No to Faux: does the faux tan look comical or kissed by the sun? Buildable color?

  6. Lasting Effect: Does the color last, or will it fade in a day?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

  8. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?


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deodorant

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  1. Ingredients Check: How do they “look” and rate on EWG.org: Is it a '3' or below? Limited data? Is there 100% transparency from the brand?

  2. Application: Is it easy to apply? Lightweight, not too sticky, simple applicator or do you use hands?

  3. De-Stink: Does the product actually combat odor?

  4. Irritating: Does it irritate the skin at all? Is there baking soda in the formula?

  5. All Day Long: Does it keep away odor all day or do you have to reapply often?

  6. Scent Situation: Are the available scents overwhelming or off-putting?

  7. Keeping it Conscious: Is it cruelty-free? How about, consciously produced & packaged?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 35/35

MY FINAL VERDICT QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT / WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND?


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HOW THE STARS ALIGN:

On every review, you will see a final star rating. Here is how I calculate that…

 
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