How to be a glam eco warrior
Being environmentally conscious doesn’t mean you have to wave goodbye to luxuries like good makeup and other beauty products.
The days where eco warriors were dreadlocked and makeup free are over and there’s no reason why you can’t be a glam, bohemian princess in environmentally friendly cosmetics. In fact, being boho has never been cooler thanks to the likes of Sienna Miller and Rachel Bilson, so it certainly pays to give this look a try.
Here’s our guide to creating the perfect eco look.
It’s all about the hair
Eco warriors are renowned for their shiny, tousled tresses, so you need to ensure your locks are looking their best to truly get eco style.
Natural products are a great way to make your hair soft to the touch and luxurious. Faith in Nature have a great range of shampoos that are environmentally friendly and great for your locks. Try the coconut shampoo, which will ensure your hair is beautifully smooth. Coconut oil can also stimulate hair growth, so you’re likely to soon get long tresses like Joss Stone and other boho icons.
To really get the eco warrior look, add a cute small braid to your hair, weaving in coloured thread for something a bit different.
Get glowing, natural skin
Being a glam eco warrior is about natural beauty and this comes with having great skin. The best skin care routine is a comprehensive one that is grounded in environmentally friendly products. Be sure to clean your makeup off each night, cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise.
This Faith in Nature Exfoliating Face & Body Polish is brilliant for getting soft and glowing skin all over.
Draw from an earthy colour palette
When it comes to makeup, the best way to create that glam eco warrior look is to use an earthy, slightly metallic colour pallet.
Create a brown-based smokey eye and add a light coating of mascara. Stay away from eye liner, as this often makes the eye look harsh.
A touch of golden bronzer and a dash of lip balm will give your face a luminescence, which is fantastically bohemian.
Keep it simple
Eco warriors are very conscious about where their clothes are sourced, so be sure apparel is ethical. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t be incredibly stylish and on trend.
To get the look we’re going for, the key is to keep it simple. Opt for a t-shirt dress and add a kimono for extra layers now the temperature has dropped.
With a pair of nearly black tights and some ankle boots, you’ll look effortlessly chic. A hobo bag will finish the look.
Alternatively, add a baggy t-shirt or smock top over a pair of skinny jeans and trainers for casual daytime style.
If you’re going for a really glam eco evening look, a black backless dress with shoe boots and gold, warrior inspired jewellery will look amazing. During the summer swap out the shoe boots for diamante sandals.
An eco princess is also all about the statement bag, so don’t be afraid to sport a large shoulder bag on a night out as long as it goes with your look. After all, there is no rule saying that evening wear demands a small clutch.
Practice what you preach
While the glam eco warrior look is in fashion at the moment, it’s important to practice what you preach. In other words, if you’re going to look like a bohemian, environment-saving goddess, be sure to use natural, ethical products in doing so.