Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

For today’s post, I bring you a much anticipated topic: Cruelty Free Beauty Products. Yes! I found a way to fuse two of my interests: Veganism & Makeup. When I first made the switch to a plant based diet, I did not even consider or realize that I would be switching up my makeup as well.  I wasn’t eating the makeup, was I?

Not until I watched the documentary “Earthlings” did I begin to understand how cruel the cosmetic industry is to animals via animal testing procedures.  What’s worse, I even saw a puppy who looked exactly like my dachshund Sundae being tested on (during a scene from Earthlings).

This broke my heart into a million pieces. I was done. It was time for a switch. A quick Google search of my current favorite brands left me disappointed, but not disheartened. The majority of the products I was using were already cruelty-free.

Let’s discuss some current favorites:

TyraBeauty: Yes. Thee Tyra Banks has her own makeup line. And yes, it is fabulous. Specifically, I am loving the Light in a Stick cream highlighter. This product melts into the skin to create the ‘lit from within’ glow that we are all looking for.

Light in a Stick Highlighter ($25)

Too Faced Cosmetics: Mascara lovers, the search is over. I can honestly say that the Better Than Sex mascara is my favorite of all time. This product provides volume and length and DOES NOT wear off during the day. I have oily eyelids, so trust me when I say: I know the struggle. Recently I’ve purchased the Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer and will vouch for it as well. It’s matte (perfect for the winter months) and smells decadently of chocolate.

Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer ($30)
Better Than Sex Mascara ($23)

Kat VonD Beauty:  Her products are Holy Grail status. Being vegan, Ms.VonD took it upon herself to create the most pigmented, epic, vegan makeup out there (IMHO). Spoil yourself with one of the eyeshadow quads. I literally CAN’T even use my Urban Decay Naked Palette anymore because the KatVonD shadows are vastly superior. It makes the Naked Palette seem like child’s play. Pictured below a few of my favorites.

Shade + Light Eye Contour Quads in “Rust” ($26)

Studded Kiss Lipstick in “LoveCraft” ($21)

Shade + Light Refillable Face Contour Palette ($49)



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