phebedurand:

Mineral Makeup Eye Shadows, Vegan
Seriously awesome stuff. Total props to kmms! As explained in the description, “All of our MINERALS have a higher percentage of pure mineral pigments and NO FILLERS, so a small amount on your eye lids provides the same color depth as a heavy application of traditional pressed powder eye make up. A 5G jar of Overall Beauty MINERALS will last about twice as long as the same amount of cake eyeshadow. We do NOT use talc or bismuth oxychloride, carmine or ferric ferrocyanide in our makeup.”
Beautiful, responsible, and no chemicals …. could it get better?! Yup:
"3 gram jar with sifter, sealed! All our samples do! We hate baggies samples so we won’t do that to you!!"
Count me a huge fan.

phebedurand:

Mineral Makeup Eye Shadows, Vegan

Seriously awesome stuff. Total props to kmms! As explained in the description, “All of our MINERALS have a higher percentage of pure mineral pigments and NO FILLERS, so a small amount on your eye lids provides the same color depth as a heavy application of traditional pressed powder eye make up. A 5G jar of Overall Beauty MINERALS will last about twice as long as the same amount of cake eyeshadow. We do NOT use talc or bismuth oxychloride, carmine or ferric ferrocyanide in our makeup.”

Beautiful, responsible, and no chemicals …. could it get better?! Yup:

"3 gram jar with sifter, sealed! All our samples do! We hate baggies samples so we won’t do that to you!!"

Count me a huge fan.

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#kmms #rec #eyeshadow #etsy #mineral makeup



Paula‘s Choice The Nude Mattes vegan eyeshadow palette review

veganbeautystudio:

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Hey everyone, I‘m back! July was pretty rough in terms of stressful work and a pesky sinusitis that would. not. get. better, so I‘m hoping everyone is doing better than I did recently. The good news is that I had time to research a lot (e.g. contacting brands about vegan products and such) and I‘m thrilled to share my findings with all of you <3.

Ich will jetzt nicht allzusehr ausholen, aber ich war seit 2012 auf der Suche nach einer tollen, veganen, möglichst matten Neutral/Nude/whatever-Palette. Urban Decay war ja sowieso keine Option mehr, und mein Alverde Quad in »Chocolate« war für mich völlig unpassend, da zu warm, und somit eine einzige Enttäuschung. Danach passierte erstmal lange Zeit nüscht…

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… bis im Frühjahr 2014, als die PAULA’S CHOICE NUDE MATTES Palette erschien, die in Kollaboration mit Wayne Goss entwickelt wurde, und ich hellhörig wurde. Paula’s Choice ist cruelty free, Leaping Bunny-zertifiziert und eine Vielzahl an Produkten sind vegan (Ausnahmen findet ihr hier). Um ganz sicherzugehen, habe ich eine Produktanfrage an den Customer Service gesendet, welche innerhalb weniger Stunden(!) beantwortet wurde:

»Dear Kathrin,

Thank you for your email. Yes, the Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette  is suitable for vegans. It contains no animal by-products. I’ve encluded the ingredients below:

Product Ingredients:
Talc (texture enhancer/absorbent), Mica (texture enhancer/mineral pigment), Magnesium Stearate (binding/anti-caking agent), Dimethicone (silicone-based texture enhancer), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax (binding agents), Mineral Oil (texture enhancer), Methylparaben, Propylparaben (preservatives), Iron Oxides (cosmetic pigment).

I hope this information was helpful, please let us know if you have any further questions.«

Also nichts wie bestellt! In der Palette enthalten sind 11 matte, neutrale Lidschatten sowie ein schimmernder Lidschatten zum Highlighten. Die Balance von hellen, mittleren und dunklen Tönen ist ideal, genauso wie das Verhältnis zwischen warmen und kühlen Tönen. Hier wird quasi sämtlichen Hauttönen und -Typen etwas geboten. Die Kombinationsmöglichkeiten sind quasi unendlich, aber auch einfach, man kann im Grunde nichts falschmachen – und das macht das Ganze auch interessant für Anfänger.

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Verpackung & Design
Die schmale Palette ist aus schwarzer Pappe mit Magnetverschluß und enthält neben Lidschatten und Pinselfach auch einen Spiegel. Perfekt also für unterwegs! Richtig schön finde ich die Außengestaltung, sehr schick gemacht! Mir ist Pappe ja viel lieber als Billo-Plastik. Der enthaltene Pinsel (synthetisch, also auch vegan) ist übrigens ganz gut zum Auftragen von Lidschatten, sieht man ja auch der Form an – zum Verblenden gibts aber bessere Optionen.

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PROS
Man kann mit dieser Palette wirklich ALLE MÖGLICHEN AMUs kreieren, von total subtilen Looks fürs Büro, bis hin zum dunklen Smokey Eye. Klar, alles in neutralen, matten Brauntönen – wer mehr Buntes und Schimmerndes mag, kann hiermit trotzdem eine perfekte Base schaffen und auf dieser aufbauen. Die beiden dunkelsten Farben kann man als Eyeliner benutzen, und es sind jede Menge Farbtöne dabei, die sehr gut als Augenbrauenpuder in Frage kämen. Aber das ist noch nicht alles: der taupefarbene Lidschatten soll als Dupe zum NYX Taupe ein Contouring-Kandidat sein! Ihr seht also, die Palette ist wegen der matten Farben quasi universell einsetzbar. Besonders der schwarze Lidschatten ist super pigmentiert und einfach zu benutzen. Übrigens ist hier das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis auch klasse, umgerechnet würde jeder einzelne Lidschatten rund 3,30 Euro kosten, da kann man echt nicht meckern!

CONS
Die INCIs dürften nicht jedem gefallen – einen Punktabzug gibts für die enthaltenen Parabene. 

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FAZIT
Ein absolutes Vegan Beauty Must Have!! Die Nude Mattes Palette ist die ideale Grundlage für alle möglichen Looks, von subtil bis zum smokey eye, und passt quasi allen Hauttönen. Wem die matten Nude Töne nicht ausreichen, der kann hiermit eine perfekte Base schaffen und dann mit anderen Farben ergänzen. Im Grunde genommen handelt es sich hier sogar um ein 3-in1 Produkt, weil man die Palette wunderbar auch für die Augenbrauen und sogar zum Contouring nutzen kann! Das hier fällt mir wirklich leicht: sowas von klare Kaufempfehlung!

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THE VERDICT
Total vegan beauty must have!! The Nude Mattes palette is an ideal base for all kinds of looks, from subtle to smokey, suitable for pretty much all skin tones. If you think matte nude shadows are rather boring, you can still create a perfect base and add in other eyeshadows for added cool and/or glitter. Basically this palette is a 3-in-1 kind of product, because you can even do your eyebrows and contour with this! This is an easy one: I highly, highly recommend this to everyone!

Paula‘s Choice US Shop | Paula‘s Choice DE Shop

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Oh my gosh!

My family is going to London next week! I’m American and have never been before, and I’m super excited!

While I’m there, are there any UK only vegan cosmetics I should buy?

2 days ago with 11 notes
#vegan makeup #uk vegans



Anonymous said:

Pacifica claims 100% vegan and cruelty free on their website, and I tried to look up if they were owned by any companies that test and couldn't find anything but I noticed they weren't on your list so I was wondering if you knew anything about them? I really wanna buy their stuff but I wanna be sure first. Thank you I love your blog!

On their website it says they are Grassroots, so I definitely think they don’t have a parent company, but Still I’m not certain. Does anyone else know any more about Pacifica? 

6 days ago with 6 notes
#pacifica #perfume #asks #Anonymous



hanakha said:

Hello :) Amazing blog!!! I only buy cosmetics and skincare from fully vegan and cruelty-free companies so I highly appreciate your effort spent here :) However I found in your vegan list that you have Logona there which I believe uses beeswax and carmine.

Thank you so much! I have just have a look at that brand and you are absolutely right, they are not completely vegan! Thank you so much for letting us know, we really appreciate these messages, so please if we miss anything let us know! <3

6 days ago with 1 notes
#asks #hanakha



shayneelouise:

So. After being incredibly disappointed with Lime Crime (see here) I decided that I not only needed to spread the word about that awful company, but find an alternative for their popular ‘Velvetines’ liquid to matte lip stain. Pictured above I am wearing Pretty Zombie Cosmetics matte lip colour in the shade ‘Zombettie’. And I have to say, comparing this to Lime Crime it is just as good, if not better. Easy to apply, amazing colour, great wear and totally touch/smudge proof but also not difficult to take off. It is also half the price and of course, vegan. It also comes in 7 other lovely shades. I definitely recommend this product and supporting this company.

shayneelouise:

So. After being incredibly disappointed with Lime Crime (see here) I decided that I not only needed to spread the word about that awful company, but find an alternative for their popular ‘Velvetines’ liquid to matte lip stain. Pictured above I am wearing Pretty Zombie Cosmetics matte lip colour in the shade ‘Zombettie’. And I have to say, comparing this to Lime Crime it is just as good, if not better. Easy to apply, amazing colour, great wear and totally touch/smudge proof but also not difficult to take off. It is also half the price and of course, vegan. It also comes in 7 other lovely shades. I definitely recommend this product and supporting this company.

6 days ago with 66 notes — via shayneelouise
#vegan lipstick #lime crime #pretty zombie cosmetics #recs #lipstick #vegan makeup



Anonymous said:

Is LUSH vegan and cruelty free? if yes, could you add it to your list? (if it's already there then I'm so sorry for this message)

They’re not on our list because they’re not 100% vegan. 

They still use beeswax, honey, lanolin and the odd other animal by product in some of their products. 

I believe they’re around 90% vegan. They’re still very ethical over all, but not quite fully there yet. 

Hope this answers your question. :) 

1 week ago with 9 notes
#lush #is it vegan? #Anonymous




Hi, Where is the "Ask Box"? Our company - Mobility Organics - sells only cruelty-free and vegan products for hair, face, body, fingers and toes. How can we get our product lines listed on your list of vegan and cruelty-free products? Can we submit reviews of the products we sell on our site? Thank you. - Sherry

Hi! Our submit (for reviews) is here. Anyone is welcome to submit reviews, but if they’re for your own products I would ask that you included that disclaimer. 

2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#mobility organics #asks #mobility-organics



mobility-organics:

Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow, and more Eyeshadow! Pearly, Matte, Cream, Mineral Powder — all Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-free, and Eco-Friendly makeup by ZAO at Mobility-Organics.com
http://www.mobility-organics.com/store/zao-essence-of-nature-vegan-certified-organic-makeup/zao-certified-organic-vegan-make-up-for-the-eyes

mobility-organics:

Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow, and more Eyeshadow! Pearly, Matte, Cream, Mineral Powder — all Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-free, and Eco-Friendly makeup by ZAO at Mobility-Organics.com

http://www.mobility-organics.com/store/zao-essence-of-nature-vegan-certified-organic-makeup/zao-certified-organic-vegan-make-up-for-the-eyes

2 weeks ago with 43 notes — via mobility-organics
#eyeshadow #recs #mobility organics #vegan cosmetics #vegan makeup



Pacifica Nail Polish Review

myveganapron:

Recently, Pacifica (an inexpensive 100% vegan brand) launched a nail polish line. As luck would have it, I was just starting to get into both Pacifica AND nail polish at that time. I placed an order with them a few weeks ago for their Pink Moon nail color, matte top coat, glossy top + base coat, Alight BB Cream, and Vanilla Hibiscus Color Quench Lip Tint (these last two products will be reviewed in another post). To be honest, Pacifica’s stuff is super cheap, so I wasn’t expecting much at all out of these nail polishes. (Actually their nail polishes are a bit on the pricy side at $9, but after just spending $52 on four Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail polishes that turned out to be garbage, this seemed like a good deal.)
Let’s talk about the matte top coat first:
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Pictured above are my slightly-messy nails topped with Pacifica’s matte top coat. In general, I like this top coat, but it’s not AMAZING. I know matte top coats are often iffy, which leads me to be slightly impressed with this one. Maybe this is just me, but it’s not really that matte, right? This time I’m wearing a single coat, but I tried two coats once and it didn’t really make a difference. Sometimes, in the light, it looks perfect and crisp and flat, but other time it looks almost shiny. I do like this top coat, but I’m not entirely sure if it’s the best it could be.

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Now onto Pink Moon! I love it because it has an adorable name. As far as colors go, though, it’s just fine. It’s probably one of my least favorite colors in my polish collection, but it’s nice for when I’m not trying to make a statement. I actually think it pairs very well with the matte top coat; because this polish isn’t very exciting as-is, the matte makes it very soft and pastel and cute.

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NOW ONTO THE SHOW-STOPPER. HOLY GUACAMOLE, EVERYONE HAS TO BUY THIS TOP/BASE COAT. If you are like me and have had trouble finding the perfect vegan top coat, this product is for you. I can’t even stress how amazing this is. It even makes my OCC polishes not that bad. When I use it with my precious Lime Crimes though, I actually have to remove my polish because it lasts too long. This is the best problem to have. It also works great with Pink Moon. I just painted my nails on Monday, and I can rely on my polish to last far into next week. This product is a holy grail among a bunch of okay items from Pacifica. I’ll make sure I am never out of this product. (Just for reference, I have always used this product as both a base and top coat.)
Final thoughts:
While the Gloss 7-Free Top & Base Coat is now my holy grail, the Matte 7-Free Top Coat and 7-Free Nail Color in Pink Moon did not blow my mind. But that’s okay, because I still like them. However, the big problem is, out of Pacifica’s 25 colors, Pink Moon is the only one that appeals to me. The only other two colors I could maybe see myself buying are Heart of Gold and Unicorn Horn (that one’s kinda a must just for the name). All of the other colors just scream “60-year-old-woman trying to stay hip on her Caribbean cruise with her big shawl and gold jewelry” to me. This is actually a legitimate problem that I have with Pacifica as a whole; they could do with some rebranding. I mean, seriously, the best top coat EVER is hiding behind this horrible image. SET IT FREE.
Thanks for reading! Happy polishing!
*I discovered these products on my own and purchased them with my own money. This review was in no way endorsed by the aforementioned company.*
This is a guest post from Hannah.
2 weeks ago with 29 notes — via myveganapron
#nail polish #review #vegan makeup #nails #pacifica