These Green Goddess Guides have turned into one of our top un-guilty shopping pleasures. We’ve asked everyone from beauty icon Linda Rodin to natural shop goddess Spirit Demerson to let us in on all their green beauty secrets and it’s usually not but a hot minute after we receive their notes that our whole team is clamouring to shop our way through these features ourselves.

This month’s Guest Editor, green makeup artist Christy Coleman is responsible for some of the gorgeous new products coming from beautycounter – a top new luxury brand on the safe skincare and makeup scene. We know Christy’s seen everything under the sun when it comes to beauty tricks and tips, whether creating incredible looks for major print spreads, working on exotic locations for Victoria’s Secret shoots, or prepping her A-list clients for major award shows. So this version of our popular beauty guide has got to be one of our tops.

Enjoy this glimpse at all of Christy’s top picks and tricks – her commitment to a natural lifestyle and her great taste (check the leather pants she rocked for our recent in-office shoot above) stack up to make her one of our favorite green goddesses yet!

Can’t travel without:

Dr. Schulze Air Detox, Olbas Inhaler, Countertime Balm (available at beautycounter 3/15).

In a pinch I:

Tie my hair in a bun.

Always in my evening clutch:

Obsession of the moment:

Saint Laurent bag, infrared sauna for my backyard.

Beautifying snack/meal:


Beautifying drink:

Ojas Nightly Tonic by Lifespa Organics.

Ultra-glam effect:

A great blow-dry and a full brow.

beauty tool:

perfect pout:

Beautycounter Lip Shine, applied to cupid’s bow.

Weirdest beauty habit:

Drying my hair in the oven – keeps the curls.

in the shower i keep:

 Fresh eucalyptus.

on my bedside table:

Himalayan salt lamp, highlighter, Ernest Holmes.

once a month I:

Swear I’m going to get a massage.

long-night or rough weekend:

I jump it out on my mini trampoline and have a pineapple, fresh mint and wheatgrass smoothie.

On little sleep i rely on:

Sunshine and music.

The product that changed my skin:

Our brand new Countertime line which fights the signs of aging (available 3/15).

most treasured beauty tip:

Less is more.

for glowing skin:

Lustro facial oils dabbed on makeup for a fresh dewy glow.

My go-to DIY:

A facial steam with fresh herbs from my garden.

From our friends


  1. I have been reading Christy’s own website for 6 years, plus BeautyCounter for the last year. I always find her tips helpful and the products that she recommends VERY useful. Plus she does the most gorgeous makeup! I have tried some (not all) of her recommendations, but the ones I do — I keep on using! Now I am going to get a Jade face roller. Thanks Chalkboard! Thanks Christy!!!

    Jean Sheer | 03.10.2014 | Reply
    • We love Christy too, Jean! Stay tuned for more all month long…

      The Chalkboard | 03.11.2014 | Reply

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