Local Luxury: Luka Cosmetics
Based in: Palm Beach Gardens
What it is: Katherine MacDonald, who suffered from acne, struggled to find cosmetics that werenâ€™t full of synthetic, unsafe or irritating ingredients that would aggravate her skin. After three years of research and development, she created her own mineral-based natural cosmetics line thatâ€™s free of parabens, talc, artificial dyes or fragrances and other synthetic ingredients. She launched the line in 2008 out of her home.
Why weâ€™re obsessed: The lightweight, natural products provide full coverage without feeling cakey or heavy. And, the products hold their pigment and create a high-definition look. â€śWe didnâ€™t sacrifice any pigments, coverage or staying power,â€ť MacDonald says.
What to try: Start with the Blank Canvas Luka Rejuvenating Face Primer that preps and moisturizes skin for a smooth application and long-lasting glow that fills fine lines and wrinkles. Even without makeup, the primer makes skin glow. The Velvet Perfector Cream-to-Powder Foundation provides coverage, hydration and brightness. To make brows pop, try the Arch & Angle Brow Tint that sets brows in place and emphasizes their natural arch.
Price range: $20 to $50
Where to find it: Luka Cosmetics Make-Up and Lash Bar in Palm Beach Gardens or lukacosmetics.com.