TheStyleShaker Scorecard

 

HOW IT WORKS: Every product is tested against the most commonly asked questions out there when deciding whether or not to purchase a green/clean beauty product. Each question is ranked on a scale between 1 (the worst) and 5 (the best), EXCEPT for the first question (more on that below).

IN TERMS OF INGREDIENTS: Here’s a fun one :) There is no one, universal, industry-wide definition of what “clean” or “green” beauty means. Here’s how I see it: to be considered “green and/or clean" beauty, that product cannot be harmful to you or the environment.

IT IS PERSONAL: Keep in mind, what is harmful to one person may be fine for another. Ex. I can use products containing coconut oil. But for others, that ingredient is a dealbreaker. Some ingredients are just toxic and unnecessary. But, there aren’t always black and white answers here. It’s not a one-size-fits-all situation, so my goal with this scorecard is to keep things objective so you feel informed and empowered enough to make the best decision for YOU! Whatever it may be…


 
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FOUNDATION + BB/CC Cream + TINTED MOISTURIZER

  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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PRIMER

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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. Promises, Promises: Did the product do what it promised to do?

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 30/30

 
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BRONZER

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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BLUSH

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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LIP: LIPSTICK + BALM + TINT + GLOSS

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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POWDER: SETTING + TRANSLUCENT

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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CONCEALER

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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EYESHADOW

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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EYELINER

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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BROW: PENCIL + POWDER + WAX

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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MASCARA

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30

 
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SELF TANNER

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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?

    HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING: 30/30


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deodorant

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  1. Ingredients Check: What’s inside? Is there 100% transparency from the brand or are they not disclosing the full picture? *no score assigned, but you will receive a FULL run through of each ingredients along with ratings and other helpful info!

  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: 30/30


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