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. :)
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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All of us have personally recommended products from companies that fit your description, including Lush and ELF. We just push companies that are already 100% vegan because they’re already where we want them to be.
There’s no defined lines for this. However, we always advocate literally making your voice heard and telling companies what and why you’re boycotting.
Fuck you for being smart
this is actually better than the spoon thing cause you dont have to hold it in place.
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR AND CALL ME SALLY.
I may actually not suck at makeup now
Can confirm that most good professional make-up artists use this. At Melbourne Fashion Week the signature eye make-up look for women was the winged eye liner - no surprises if this gif is from the festival backstage area, as I think I recognise that eye - and that is what all the festival make-up artists did. The Sticky Tape Trick.
And yes, that’s my photo. What of it?
I’ll be honest, I didn’t know there was such a thing as eyelash conditioning serum! But then again, I’m a bit of a makeup novice. After a bit of research, I discovered two things: eyelash serum is great for reducing breakages and increasing lash length. And two, eyelash serum can be ridiculously expensive (especially if they put ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ in the name!). This eyelash serum only has two ingredients in it, and that’s about as simple and natural as you can get. So if you’re looking to increase the length and health of your eye-batters, mix this up and get to using it today!
It seems the new laws only apply to some products, ones that are manufactured and sold in china can use alternate sources of animal testing. All imported goods/ beauty products claiming “functions” (hair growth, sun screen, hair dye, deodorant etc) are still mandatory required to be tested on animals to be sold in China.
What this means is if a company says they only test on animals “where required by law” and they sell to the Chinese market, they still condone animal testing and they are still not ethical.
Sorry for any confusion, I seemed to have jumped the gun earlier. It is still big news, just as always nothing is ever as good as it seems. :(
Yes, this means Urban Decay, NYX, Tarte etc are still owned by companies that test on animals, and we will not endorse their use/purchase (although we cannot tell you what to do)
For now we will continue to help you find companies that are 100% vegan and ethical xx
Okay, disclaimer. This blog is intended for educating vegan consumers about makeup. We are not trying to tell anyone what is “okay” or “not okay” to buy, we are just trying to make information accessible so that everyone can make that educated decision for themselves.
Personally, I am waiting to see how the situation with Chinese animal testing plays out before buying a ton of new makeup. According to the New York Times blog, the law only applies to “some cosmetics”, so I am planning on waiting for more information before making a decision.
Additionally, I’m still asking myself if I want to support companies that loosened their stance on animal welfare to sell in China. Again, this is a very personal decision, and all we here at veganmakeup want to do is provide information and open up a discussion. I think that I’m always going to be more fond of companies that showed they were truly committed to being cruelty free and vegan.
However, it does seem that this decision is going to make many more companies technically cruelty free! I encourage you to research this yourself as more specifics become available. This is an exciting time to be vegan!