On this week’s episode of the How to be a Redhead podcast, we’re talking all about green beauty.

When How to be a Redhead launched in 2011, we focused on discussions about ‘Redhead Friendly’ approved products; 99.9% of the time green beauty items are ‘Redhead Friendly’ because they’re clean, free of heavy chemicals and as natural as can be.

That’s why we always recommend green beauty for redheads, and why Katey Denno is our guest in this week’s episode. Not only is she a redhead, but she is known as the go-to green beauty celebrity artist. Her passion for makeup was awakened during her 10+ year career in social work in DC and The Bronx, by her male-to-female transgender clients. While focusing on the external, she was able to help them feel good within, which she still believes, is the root of looking great. Denno’s redhead celebrity roster include Connie Britton, Isla Fisher, the queen of redheads herself: Julianne Moore, and more!

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Her green ‘Redhead Friendly’ brand/product recommendations are the following:

COSMETICS:

  1. Kosas Cosmetics: Loves the ‘Dark Room’ lipstick shade

2. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm and Lipsticks: Favorite shade is ‘Scarlet Soaked’

3. Vapour Organic Beauty: She loves their deodorant, they also have a great lipstick in their Siren called ‘Dare’

4. Bite Beauty

5. ILIA Beauty: Lipstick in ‘Tango’ (great universal color for all redheads)

6. Au Naturale: Loves their matte lipsticks and glosses. Favorite shade: ‘Dusty Crimson’

7. Alima Pure

8. Crop Natural: Loves their ‘All About Me’ nude for all redheads.

SKINCARE

9. Natural deodorant favorites: TypeA, Agent Nateur, NFuse and Corpus.

11. Natural toothpastes: Desert Essence Toothpaste in Wintergreen and Burt’s Bees Fluoride Free Toothpaste

12. Jenette All Natural Skin Care: For any redhead with acne, Denno said this line has been her savior. She loves the Cacao Herbal Infusion Soap Bar and the Be Clean – Detoxifying Elixir oil.

13. True Botanicals Clear Skin Line

14. Biossance Squalane & Vitamin C Rose Oil 

15. Topical Vitamin C for the skin. Apply after cleansing and before moisturizing.

16. Marie Veronique Line: Intensive Repair Serum – The only spot treatment she has found that doesn’t dry the surrounding skin. She also loves the Barrier Restore Complex, Probiotic Face Mist and Gentle Retinol.

See some of her work via her Instagram page (@KateyDenno):

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The GORGEOUS #ConnieBritton on her way out the door for tonight’s #instyleawards. I love that she let me go a little wild with the eyeshadow tonight… and look at how amazingly green that electric purple shadow made her blue eyes look! 💜 I have to be upfront before the asks start flooding in: I didn’t use a clean beauty brand for her eyeshadow. I love how much more bold the world of clean beauty has gotten as of late, but I knew I wanted this exact intense shade of purple, I knew I wanted it to show up on the red carpet and withstand the bold flash of the camera, and I knew that I needed to be sure it wouldn’t budge all night… and there isn’t currently a clean option to turn to that can deliver on all variables. But that’s ok! So much advancement in the clean beauty world has taken place in such a short amount of time. I know we’ll get there. And the rest of her makeup is, of course, clean. Fabulous hair styled by @creightonbowman.

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Sometimes it's not about looking 'made up', just about looking polished. It's not often I get to do makeup on red heads, but then in walked the beautiful, freckle-faced Mary Margaret and my heart swelled. I wanted her pale skin to look flawless but show every freckle, and her cheeks to look ever so flushed and lit from within but not shimmery or dewy. A little contour definition around her eyes, and a bit of dewiness on her lids, a perfectly filled in (using the most sheer application of colored brow gel) brow, and the teensiest hint of stain on her lips. Wowie. I loved this simple makeup look. Should I do a breakdown of the products I used for the look on my blog? ⭐️#redheadmakeup #eyebrowmakeup #freckles #thebeautyofitis

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