After transitioning to cruelty free makeup, I found I couldn’t purchase half the brands I used to love. Here are my top picks for completely cruelty free makeup brands.
The most hyped makeup product this year would have to be Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer. Almost every beauty influencer swears by this product, and it’s very quickly become every girl’s must-have concealer. A free international shipping promotion allowed me the opportunity to get my hands on this $37 AUD concealer. So, is it worth the hype?
I haven’t tried Tarte’s makeup yet, but their skincare range really caught my attention. Maybe it was partly to do with the gorgeous packaging, and the little travel bundles they offer (other brands, please take note). I picked up the hydration vacation bundle, particularly to try the mist and under eye patches. Read on to hear my thoughts on each product, as well as the bundle as a whole.
I’ve been holding off posting this blog for sometime now, trying to get the words just right, as this is a subject that is close to my heart. When the news broke this week that NARS lost its cruelty-free status after its decision to sell in China, I decided I needed to share this post. (*WARNING: graphic image towards the end of post*)
I’ve been trying to get more into red lipsticks this year, but still find myself struggling to wear them due to their bold colouring. Plus, as they fade throughout the day, there’s a really obvious contrast between red lipstick and my natural lip colour (unlike a nude pink lipstick).
I picked up Bestie from ColourPop’s Ultra GLossy line, as I’ve fallen back in lov with glosses. My favourite is Anastasia Beverly Hills, but with a $31 AUD price tag, I needed to try a cheaper option (and one that’s cruelty-free).
Bestie is described as being a creme mid-tone pink, however does look lighter on ColourPop’s website. The description on their website is accurate though.
The gloss glides on beautifully, and doesn’t feel sticky or too heavy on the lips. I found this to have good pigmentation, with one swipe providing almost opaque coverage.
I also think this would make for a nice topper on other nudey-pink shades, especially over liquid lipsticks.
When ColourPop’s next free shipping promo comes around, what should I try next, or better yet, what are you going to try? Let me know in the comments below!
While adding ColourPop glosses to my shopping cart, I decided to pop an Ultra Metallic in to test out. I didn’t realise just how metallic this formula is though!