As I grew older, I slowly added other cosmetics to my beauty regime including (but not limited to) eyeshadow, foundation, bronzers and eyeliner. In my college years, I was a dedicated wearer of “Indian Earth,” a bronzing powder which came in a little clay pot. As a career woman, Lancome eye pencils were my “go-to” eyeliners, and remained so for 20 years thereafter. As time marched on, Chanel lip products were my biggest splurges. I was extremely loyal to my favorite makeup items, and I spent a lot of time searching for them.
As one might expect given this history, my world was a bit rocked when I chose to trade in my longtime “favorites” for cosmetics which were cruelty-free and animal-free (not that I’m sorry!). Ditching leather jackets? No big deal. I always felt “off” wearing animal skins anyway. Leather shoes? Easy give up. I don’t live and die for shoes as many women do. Handbags? I love them, but I immediately found non-leather replacements which I love just as much. Makeup? Whoa, not so easy!
Thank goodness, when I became vegan my children were growing older and didn’t need as much of my time as they did when they were little. Life was good, and I was able to explore just about “anything and everything” related to my new lifestyle. This included books, DVDs, food, restaurants, ethical clothing, accessories and cosmetics. My newly acquired information was the major reason I started this website. I felt like a sponge soaking up everything related to veganism, and I wanted to share all of “my finds” with anyone who was interested in knowing about them.
My makeup hunt began 4 years ago, and has continued to this very day. If you’ve been following my site, you know that I am a dedicated user of several of Tarte’s vegan cosmetics including Tarte’s Amazonian Clay BB Cream, “Lights, Camera, Lashes” Mascara, Park Ave Princess Bronzer, Amazonian Clay blushes, and Lipsurgence lip products. There are so many other great vegan-friendly and cruelty-free cosmetic brands out there includingJuice Beauty, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Beauty Without Cruelty, Gabriel, ELF, and more!
On several of my recent trips to Sephora, I couldn’t help but find myself drooling over the beautiful colors showcased on the Urban Decay display. I knew that Urban Decay was a cruelty-free, vegan company, and it was only a matter of time before I would be sampling their products.....
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