What’s In Your Vegan Makeup Bag?
Awhile back I did a What’s In Your Vegan Shower? post and I really enjoyed finding out what products you use and love! The thing is, most of us are pros at knowing which foods are vegan and healthy, but when it comes to toiletries and household products, “natural” and “cruelty-free” products can be misleading. A lot of ethically concerned people look for the cruelty-free logo to mean vegan, but it actually just means that the product wasn’t tested on animals, and sometimes you’ll even find “this finished product wasn’t tested on animals” which translates to “we have no idea who or what our ingredient suppliers have tortured, but we didn’t do it”.
As an ex-beauty product expert, I get a lot of questions from my friends about vegan beauty products. Actually, I probably get more questions about that than about vegan food from those I know personally, so I thought I’d share the contents of my makeup bag! I have a few other items also, but these are the ones I’m currently using. If you use cosmetics, I’d love to know what you love! (If not, I apologize for the femininity of this post, but I’m just keeping it vegan. Next post is edibles, I promise!)
Vegan makeup brushes can be tough to find. My favorites are PRIORI’s Cruelty-Free blush brush (the first brush pictured), as well as their kabuki brush, and Eco-Tools and Inika Cosmetics eye brushes; I keep my favorites in a hemp brush roll by Eco-Tools for easy access. I’ve never been one to wear much in the way of foundations and powders, but I do keep Lavera concealer around just in case. Lavera is a foreign vegan brand that has recently become available at Target, and because of the availability, I also currently use their mascara. My favorite lipstick is Urban Decay’s in Naked, but the Beauty Without Cruelty hot pink that my friend Sarah sent me is quickly becoming a staple. I’ve also been loving the Inika vegan lip glosses she sent!
The eye shadows I have are from Inika, Emani, Beauty Without Cruelty, and Urban Decay. Urban Decay has the highest quality shadows and liners in my opinion, but they aren’t an entirely vegan brand, although I appreciate that they mark their vegan products so they’re easy to find without having to pour over every ingredient. Probably my favorite item of all of it is my Jane Iredale bronzer, also a gift, with four shade squared that can be combined in different ways to use as a bronzer, highlighter, and blush. Well, that’s a little look inside my makeup bag.
What are your favorites?