In recent years the cosmetic industry has been flooded with companies claiming their makeup is all natural and organic. Did you know that a product can still be considered natural although it contains carmine? Luckily for us there are websites like EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database to answer our many questions about the ingredients in your beauty and skincare products. Wearing makeup should be fun and carefree and not a stressful experience. Like your favorite sexy lingerie the makeup you wear should focus on enhancing your natural beauty. Below are a few of our favorite vegan brands that are sure to put a smile on your face.
Juice Beauty is an organic beauty product line whose mission
“Is to bring high efficacy, authentically organic, and pleasurable beauty solutions to people worldwide. Juice Beauty is proud to fulfill this mission with their clinically validated products supported by solid eco-values including the purchasing from certified organic farmers and manufacturing with California’s sun (solar power).”
The product line being featured was created in collaboration with actress Alicia Silverstone. The formulas in this line are all vegan, certified organic ingredients and packed with antioxidants. Also packaging is made with over 90 percent recycled materials and printed with soy ink.
I have to admit when I first saw the color of this powder it scared me because it looked way too orange. I thought there was no way it would look good with my skin tone. To my surprise it looked great, covered very well and is now my go to powder to wear. What I like about this powder besides it looks great on every skin tone, it is an organic lightweight, translucent powder that evens the skin tone while enhancing your natural complexion. In this same line they also have an amazing facial cleanser and moisturizer which will be featured in an upcoming review.
Lush products are made from fresh organic fruits and vegetables and the finest essential oils. The company makes each product fresh by hand using little or no preservatives or packing, using only vegetarian ingredients.
This product by Lush is a must have that looks great on any skin tone. It contains soothing oatmeal decoction, cocoa butter which are beneficial oils for the skin. I love how versatile this product is and it can be used on any part of the body for a sexy glow for example the collar bone. I personally use it every morning on the inner corner of my eyes.
Last year Lush came out with their version of a long lasting highly pigmented lip color. However unlike many other high pigment colors on the market this one has a moisturizing base which solved the problem many woman have faced in the past with other long lasting lip color lines being to drying. What I love about this product besides it lives up to all my expectations is that it contains really high quality ingredients such as jojoba oil, rose wax and candelilla wax base to soften dry lips. The colors in this line are very versatile and can be adjusted. Another big bonus with this product is the lip color can also be used as a blush for example I use “Perspective” as my blush and “Confident” as my every day lip color.
Manic Panic is an edgy all vegan, cruelty free brand that has become a favorite for many with its bold colors and affordable prices. The colors in this line are dramatic but honestly anyone can wear them.
I’m really picky with lip gloss because lip gloss in general always feels tacky to me and it never seems to stay on or have enough coverage. Manic Panic’s lip gloss solves all those problems and smells like a yummy vanilla cupcake frosting.
This Canadian company believes in putting the environment first which reflects in each eye shadow they create. Modern Minerals believes you can look your best without having unnecessary chemicals in your makeup.
This company carries a wide range of colors. There is something for everyone to fit every mood. The shadow is lightweight, long lasting, goes on smooth and blends well.
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