In a previous post, we talked about protecting the environment with your beauty buys and supporting companies that use safe ingredients. But what does it mean to be safe in the beauty world?
Here are some key terms to know:
Cruelty-Free: In the makeup world, cruelty-free means not tested on animals. You’ll know a product isn’t tested on animals if you see “cruelty-free” or a rabbit symbol. Make sure to do independent research because some labels only account for the finished product. In reality, most animal testing happens on the ingredient level vs. the final product stage.
Vegan: Vegan makeup does not use products derived from animals and is solely plant-based.
Ethical: This can mean a combination of different things from being cruelty-free to not using child or slave labor overseas.
My Simple Vegan Makeup Routine
By: Leah Thomas
It took me a long time to get to know my skin and the type of makeup that went well with it. In addition to that, finding vegan and cruelty-free products was at the top of my priority list. Finding a good vegan brand can take a bit of searching, but it’s well worth the effort to ensure natural living.
My makeup routine includes Au Naturale products, a vegan, gluten-free, ethical, and cruelty-free line that I found online through a Google search.
Here are the products I use to achieve a natural every day look that leaves my skin glowing:
- Creme eyeshadow in Ivory
- Creme concealer in Baja
- Powder Foundation in Cali
- Highlighter in Celestial
- Lipgloss in Orchid
Firstly, I wipe my face with a moist towelette to make sure any excess oil or makeup is off my face.
I follow this by smoothing cocoa butter on my face as a replacement for primer. I apply the Baja concealer under my eyes and over my dark spots.
Once my concealer is set, I apply the Cali powder foundation with a Taper Powder Brush. The nice thing about this foundation is that it is very pigmented and a little can go a long way. The foundation warms my face with a golden orange undertone.
After my foundation, I move to the eyes and put a light brush of Palma Creme Eyeshadow I prefer Creamy eyeshadows because of the soft feeling on my eyelids.
I line then my eyes with a dark brown liner and put a light coat of mascara.
Lastly, I usually go with a nude or darker pink lip color to finish the look. My current favorite, pictured above is Orchid, a muted plum color.
My lips finishes off my simple vegan makeup routine that I do with some variation every day.
I encourage you to make the switch to vegan & cruelty-free products and take place in the #CleanBeautyRevolution. If you loved this article, be sure to follow me on Instagram @LeahTommi and don’t forget to join Kimberly’s mailing list.
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