Green Beauty: PlantLove by Cargo Cosmetics

cargoplantlove.jpg This is the post I should’ve posted on Earth Day, but instead I was out doing Earthy stuff like re-learning how to skateboard (alternative transportation, y’all!) and drinking organic beer in Venice Beach. Anyway: Cargo Cosmetics new PlantLove line. It’s eco-fantastic in so many ways, the first of which being the biodegradable tubes created from corn. (And the tubes are so adorable, all dolled up with pretty-pink flowers and hearts.) The outer box is biodegradable too, and it’s made from flower-seed-infused paper – which means that if you moisten the packaging and toss it into your garden (or a pot on your windowsill), wildflowers will pop up in just a few weeks. The lipstick itself is free of grossness like petroleum and makes your lips soft and smooth with natural ingredients like jojoba, shea butter, and vitamin E. Oh, and two bucks from every sale of the $20 tubes go toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The darling shade I’m wearing right now is the Sagarmatha, a rosy cream named after the Nepalese word for Mount Everest. Half of the PlantLove lipsticks get their names from “places of ecological beauty” (the iced rose is Yellowstone, the terracotta pink is Killarney), while the other half are I.D.-ed by the celebrity ladies who collaborated with Cargo to create their ideal lipstick shade: There’s Lindsay (L.Lo’s “California pink”) and Cece (Courteney Cox’s sheer berry), but my favorite Cargo girl is probably cutie-pie Sarah Chalke, whose petal-pink Sarah is sweet and shimmery and girly in a good way.