Friday 13 October 2017

5 Items in my Cruelty-Free Makeup Bag

A year or so ago I became more conscious of how ethical the products I was consuming were. Since then, I’ve done my best to find out more about the makeup industry. I don’t know whether any of these are vegan or not, so if anyone could clarify that would be great

1. Revolution Arch and Shape Eyebrow Pen

This brow pen has changed the way I do my brows forever and I love it. On one end it has the pencil and the other is a felt pen, and I love this combination. I use the pencil for most of my brows, and then the felt pen to colour in the inside so that they look less like a block.

2. E.L.F. Studio Mineral Infused Mascara in Black

I was so excited when I saw that my local Superdrug had a new E.L.F stand, so when I needed a new mascara I headed straight over there. I picked this one up as it was cheap and thinking if it’s not great I’ll just use it and try one of the other ones. That didn’t happen. I think that I will be buying this mascara over and over again many times (as long as E.L.F. stay cruelty free or I find a better alternative). It makes my eyelashes look so long and so good with only a one or two coats.

3. GOSH Intense Eye Liner Pen in 01 Black

Eyeliner is the main aspect of my makeup routine – no matter what else I put on my face you can bet that eyeliner will be there. Always. It’s my thing. So, I take it very seriously. I’ve tried so many eyeliners. I prefer the pens as they’re so much easier to use (I do have one that’s a brush but that’s not for everyday use). I use the black liner and it’s so dark and lasts for a long time (just don’t accidentally sleep on it, guys, it’s not a good idea). However, I have found that it can be quite runny if left upside down for a long time (I've got into the habit of doing this from my old eyeliners) so do be careful with that. Otherwise, I would recommend. 

4. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Too Faced have been a cruelty free brand for a long time, until recently when they were bought by Estée Lauder, who sadly aren’t cruelty free, so now this item relies on whether you take parent companies into account or not. I bought this palette from the Sephora in Nice before they were taken over by their new parent company, just to clarify. I love these shades. There are some that I don’t use much at all (like Candied Violet), but there are others that I use almost every time I pick up the palette (Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate and Strawberry Bon Bon are my favourite combination). I use White Chocolate to scult my eyeshadow and then Champagne Truffle is my signature highlighter (it’s incredible), I use it on my cheekbones, the end of my nose, the inner corners of my eyes and udner my eyebrows.

5. Freedom Studio Brush Shower Antibact

So this isn’t technically a makeup item, but it’s an essential item for anyone who has makeup brushes. I’m one of those people who can never be bothered to properly wash my makeup brushes – it takes up time that I’d rather be spending watching Game of Thrones or writing a blog post – so this is ideal for me. You spray your brush once or twice, then wipe it on some kitchen roll or a cloth (I use kitchen roll, you can throw it away rather than washing it, makes life easier) and it leaves your brushes so clean. I would recommend this to anyone.

Do you have cruelty-free makeup recommendations?

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