You CAN find great vegan, cruelty free makeup whilst on a budget! Here’s what I use
I understand that it can be difficult for people to find great, vegan & cruelty free makeup products that will fit within their budget. It has taken me well over a year to figure out what makeup is best for my skin, my bank balance and is also cruelty free & vegan.
There are a TON of vegan & cf makeup brands online, but that’s just the issue… they are only available online and if you are anything like me (a bit impatient) then you don’t want to wait for days to get your hands on new makeup, let alone not even be able to test it out on your own skin before purchasing it!
So I thought I would put together a little “what’s in my makeup bag” post to show you what brands I love best!
Disclaimer: all of these products work well with my skin, I am light toned & fair I have quite sensitive skin and my skin type is combination. Everything you see here is Vegan & Cruelty Free.
Barry M Flawless Colour Correcting Primer (Green) – Superdrug £5.99
If your lucky enough, like me to have naturally rosy red cheeks (I say lucky loosely) then you may have discovered the magical world of colour correcting primer. I have only recently wandered into the land of perfect skin tone, and my oh my am I lovin’ it!
I have tried out a few different primers in my time, but this one has trumped them all! Not only does it minimize pores & mattify skin beautifully, it also aids in evening out any redness in my face.
This is a staple item in my makeup bag!
GOSH #foundationdrops in 004 – Superdrug £12.99
I have been looking for a great vegan, cruelty free foundation for so long! long enough that I am genuinely surprised that I didn’t stumble across this beauty sooner.
GOSH #foundationdrops is probably the best foundation I have ever used (and I’ve used a lot) I’m not just comparing it to Vegan & CF foundation either, i’m talking about all foundations I have used over my makeup obsessed adult life.
My skin is quite oily, but also a tad dry so initially I was worried when I saw that this foundation contains Argan Oil. Do not let that 1 ingredient fool you, I personally haven’t suffered from over oily skin when using this foundation, it doesn’t cake my face and I rarely need to touch it up. Also, a little goes a very long way!
I am in love with the pipette application, for some reason I get so much satisfaction from dropping foundation onto my face from the pipette rather then just smearing it on with my finger.
Collection Eyebrow Kit in Brunette – Superdrug £3.99
Please ignore the state of my pallete, I have had it for a long time which is only testament to how bloody long this stuff will last you!
I have been using this specific brow powder for the last 2-3 years, I find powders to look more natural than a pencil or pomade & I like that I can apply a little then build on it if I need to without having such harsh strokes from the go.
I only ever use the middle colour and this kit comes with 3 colours. A light brown, the medium brown (middle one) and black (i haven’t used it all… I dropped it ) Collection are also lovely enough to include a handy brow gel too which … I feel like does it’s job well enough.
As I mentioned before, this stuff will last you bloody ages! I have had this specific pallete since last summer (it is now almost spring) and I feel like it could make it through summer 2k17 if I don’t go dropping it everywhere.
Barry M Blink – Superdrug £3.99
I used to be a die – hard collection fast stroke liker fan! But then again, who hasn’t!
But be warned cat eye lovers, Fast Stroke liner contains Beeswax and is therefore not vegan (boo Collection)
Barry M Blink has replaced my Fast Stroke liner, and I have to say that I actually prefer applying my liner with a pen rather than a wand. I get lot’s of control, and there is less risk of the product leaking into my makeup bag.
It doesn’t dry out, has an ultra fine tip, stays on your eyes all day & is an absolute bargain!
Barry M Lash Vegas – Superdrug £6.99
I do like this mascara, but it’s not the best mascara I have ever used. It gives your lashes good length, but it has a hard time creating volume, even though it contains lash fibers.
But then again I am the type of person who loves to make their lashes big, bold and beautiful… so if you are looking for a more natural look this one is for you.
This is my “in between mascara” it’s the mascara I buy when I can’t figure out which one to try out next, so I just grab some of this to keep me going.
I look stupid in that photo I know… I wasn’t sure hot to pose, obviously. But the left eye has product on, and the right is my natural lashes. My weak, barely there natural lashes (sigh)
GOSH Forever Lip Shine in shade Fluffy Feeling – Superdrug £6.99
Over the past year I have slowly transitioned from wearing full on liquid lipstick to no lipstick at all. I used to wear a lot more makeup than I do now, and I have always wanted to have an almost natural makeup look, so I decided to cut the lipstick (plus matte liquid lip is so high maintenance, and i’m lazy)
But I still wanted a nice, sheer lipstick that wouldn’t smear all over my face when I eat.
GOSH has saved the day yet again, I am a huge fan of all their vegan products. Their Forever lip shine gives my lips just enough colour to pass a natural tint, without having to worry about dryness, crumble or constant reapplication.
It’s build-able and great for people with a fair complexion who are looking for something natural and easy to wear.
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