I've been making my Christmas list, which leads to extraneous internet shopping. Shopping led to product research, and research led to a lookbook! Here are my picks for cruelty-free cosmetics this holiday season, in shades that match my chartreuse dress:
48 colors of non-toxic nail polish you can remove by soaking in water? Scotch Naturals Premium Nail Laquer is:
- vegan and cruelty-free
- gluten free
- fragrance free
- toxin free
- paraben free
Bare Minerals is my favorite face powder, and got me hooked on mineral makeup made of nothing but a few natural ingredients:
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Calcium Silicate, Soil Minerals. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
Did you know that you can shop for vegan cosmetics on Etsy? There are a lot Etsy shops vending high quality makeup free of toxins and animal byproducts. Shopping on Etsy is also a great way to support women and small businesses. (Maybe Maybelline doesn't need your money.) Every Etsy shop has a rating, so if you're curious about a product, choose one from a shop with a high rating and lots of reviews. I find customer reviews to be invaluable for gleaning information about how a product works in the day-to-day and whether or not it's right for me. Here are two that I plan to try:
3. Paradise Vegan Eye Shadow in Metallic Green Gold by Pink Quartz Minerals on Etsy
4. HerbanLuxe Vegan Mineral Mascara in Black on Etsy
Ingredients: distilled water, vegetable glycerin, carnauba wax, stearic acid flakes, jojoba gel, vitamin e, provitamin b5, black iron oxide, natapress, jojobamulose, hydrogenated jojoba wax.
- handmade fresh to order
- great for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
- no parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals
- no animal by-products
This mascara is also available as a waterproof, just in case it's snowing outside.
Cute Name, right? I'm thinking mistletoe…
Lippy Girl makes a line of vegocentric vegan lipsticks that I want to try. I love reds.
Ingredients/Ingrédients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) SeedOil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii(Shea Butter) Fruit*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, EuphorbiaCerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Peel Oil*,Tocopherol, may contain (+/-) Mica (CI 77019), Tin Dioxide (CI778161), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492,CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Calcium AluminiumBorosilicate, Silica *Certified Organic Ingredient
Remember to check the labels and look for the Leaping Bunny when shopping for cosmetics this holiday! For further recommendations, see my post Cruelty-Free Beauty for Boys + Girls on shampoo, lip balm, razors and more. If you have a favorite cruelty-free product, please leave a comment below!