Mix + Match Beauty Counter Starter Kit

Disclaimer: I am a Beauty Counter consultant, but all opinions expressed are unbiased and my true opinions about these products, the result of the realizations I had about the products I was using, and why I switched to safer.

When I first fell in love with Beauty Counter after receiving samples from a friend, I wanted to buy it all. Of course, I couldn't, and I had to choose a few key pieces to start my safer beauty journey. One of the great things about this company is that you don't have to buy an entire collection of products. You're able to buy products individually and mix and match to find the regimen that works best for you, your skin, and your budget. 

So here are the products I bought in my first order that kept the cost down and helped me make sure I loved the products before going all-in with the brand.

In order: Rosewater Mist, Nourishing Night Cream, Nourishing Day Cream, Nourishing Cleanser

In order: Rosewater Mist, Nourishing Night Cream, Nourishing Day Cream, Nourishing Cleanser

1. Nourishing Cleanser

It was gentle, simple, yet effective because it made my skin significantly less work. See a more in-depth look at the cleanser here.

2. Nourishing Day Cream

3. Nourishing Night Cream

These two moisturizers really helped balance my skin, and I was surprised at how little you can use to cover your whole face. Read more about these products here.

4.  Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in Linen

This one is my favorite and what originally got me hooked on the brand. I spent several months jumping around from one natural/organic/safer foundation to another, never satisfied, but always using the whole container for cost's sake. My friend was handing out Beauty Counter samples at just the right time for me as I was coming to the end of yet another foundation I didn't love, and I asked her for a sample of Tint Skin. It's extremely build able, easy to apply, and the color was perfect for me. Read more about this product here.

All pictures in this post found on Pinterest @beautycounter

All pictures in this post found on Pinterest @beautycounter

5. (FREE in my first order!) Color Shade Eye Shadow Duo Oyster/Amethyst

I don't remember what promotion was going on at the time of my first order, but somehow I got two freebies! I love the Oyster color the most in this duo. I haven't tried Amethyst because it's darker than I need for every day use. It's given my NAKED Palette a run for it's money because of how pigmented it is for a safer product.

6. (FREE in my first order!) Lip Sheer in Twig

This is hands down the product that surprised me the most. Read about it here, because I never wore lipstick until I tried this one, and now I wear it every day to work.

All pictures in this post found on Pinterest @beautycounter

All pictures in this post found on Pinterest @beautycounter

This is just an example of some key products that can help you get started with safer beauty. I know firsthand how important trying samples are before purchasing. Let me send you a few free samples of product so you can try it yourself.