MAKEUP

  • Pacifica’s Stellar Gaze Mascara Though I own many different brands/kinds of mascara, time and time again I find myself reaching for this particular mascara! I love the formula, I love the brush (and I’m a brush snob), and of course I love the way it makes my lashes look. You can find it on Pacifica’s website, Ulta’s website, Amazon, or in select Ulta, WF, or Target stores.
  • Pacifica’s Eyeshadow Palettes Pacifica’s eyeshadow palettes are some of my favorites! The one I keep coming back to is called “Pink Nudes” which features shades of pink and brown. You can find it on Pacifica’s website, Ulta’s website,  Amazon, or in select Ulta, WF, or Target stores.
  • Pacifica’s Blushious Cheek Color (Blush) Hands down this is my favorite blush! It gives you natural, buildable, blendable, beautiful color without shimmer or glitter -I can’t stand sparkly blush. You can find it on Pacifica’s website, Ulta’s website,  Amazon, or in select Ulta, WF, or Target stores.
  • Lush’s Eyes Right Mascara Another great mascara option is Lush’s Eyes Right mascara! It’s formula is great but a little wet so I suggest saving it for days when you’re not rushing to do your makeup. You can find it on Lush’s website or in a Lush store near you. (Not everything Lush sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, but what is vegan is clearly marked both online and in store so you never have to scan ingredients lists!)
  • Red Apple Lipstick This is my absolute favorite brand of traditional lipstick! Not only do these lipsticks smell amazing but they’re also moisture rich, have beautiful color payoff, and go on like vegan “butter.” My go-to shade is Audrey, I wear that color nearly every single day, but I also really love Petal Pusher which is a fun, bright pink color.
  • AuNaturale’s su/Stain Matte Liquid Lip Stain I’ve tried a lot of different brands of matte liquid lipsticks, and lip stains, and this one is by far the best! It’s easy to apply, has a fantastic texture, is long-lasting, and comes in a variety of amazing colors. I’m addicted to the color they call On Pointe!
  • 100% Pure This brand is all about innovation and making the absolute best product they can. Their super good for you makeup features only natural colorants and dyes, made from fruits, vegetables, teas, etc., which I absolutely love! (Not everything 100% Pure offers is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free, however they are currently working to phase out the non-vegan ingredients they use so soon they will be fully vegan!)
  • Cover FX My main love with this brand is their foundations. No matter which formulation/style of foundation you choose, you’re sure to be able to find the exact, perfect match to your skin tone because they offer a ton of shades and 3 different undertones! I also love their line of products which can be clicked together to create your own unique on-the-go makeup stick.
  • Eye of Horus’ Brow Define I’m pretty proud of my brows, they’re amazing and I get told that often, but even my amazing brows need a little help and that’s why I use this product! It looks natural, it’s easy to apply, it lasts, and it lets you get your brows done fast without the mess eyebrow powders and other pencils can cause. (Not everything Eye of Horus offers is vegan, though most of their stuff is, and it’s all absolutely cruelty-free!)
  • Julep’s When Pencil Met Gel (Eyeliner) This waterproof eyeliner blew me away the 1st time I tried it. It goes on incredibly smooth, has great color payoff, and lasts all day! There are currently 23 standard colors to choose from, plus some special colors only offered in gift sets and collections, but it should be noted that not all of the colors are vegan-friendly. The current list of colors to avoid if you’re vegan are Lilac Shimmer, Aubergine, Smoky Plum, Ocean Blue, Ultraviolet, and Radiant Amethyst. (Not everything Julep sells is vegan, though it is all cruelty-free.)
  • French Girl Organics Le Lip Tint I absolutely adore a good lip tint because there are some days when a lipstick is just too much. These lips tints smell amazing, feel amazing, and come in a whole slew of amazing colors. I’m seriously trying to collect them all -preferably 2 of each so that I can have a set at home and a set at work!