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Guest Post – Cruelty Free Fall Make Up Trends

3 Nov

Guest post is from Melisser over at Cruelty Free Face. ¬†Well seasoned make-up artist whose work has appeared in Vanity Fair, People, GQ, Rolling Stone and on TLC’s “What Not to Wear”. When her love of animals prompted her to go Vegan, her make-up kit soon followed. She now Vlogs about cruelty-free products and offers amazing beauty tips.

Melisser was kind enough to offer up some cruelty-free make-up suggestions for fall.


OCC Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar in Anime


Many people are unaware that not all makeup is animal friendly. From animal testing to animal based ingredients put in everything from mascara to lipstick, it can be difficult to navigate what’s truly animal cruelty free. Luckily, more and more lines are talking about their policies and listing ingredients to take out some of the guess work. Another option is my site Cruelty Free Face where I let you know not only what isn’t tested on animals, but what doesn’t have nasty animal bits inside it. After all, harming animals is never beautiful!

Bright Lips – While many lipsticks have carmine, a beetle laden pigment in them, you can get bold lips without the bugs. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, or OCC has you covered with their Lip Tars. NSFW is the perfect red, while Anime has you hot pink lovers covered, and those of you ready for trendy purple lips can try Plum. Not only do they have excellent products, but OCC is 100% vegan and cruelty free!

Bold Brows – When you want a defined brow without going overboard, check out the Brow Tech To Go by Smashbox Cosmetics. One side is the perfectly angled soft pencil, while the other side has a clear gel to seal the deal. It’s easy to apply and builds up nicely, if you really want to make a statement.

Eyeliner РFall is a fabulous time to layer the liner and go bold with your eyes. For a thick cat eye, ELF Waterproof Liner has you covered at only $3! When you want the smudgy grunge look, go for something creamier like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero.

Thank you so much for all of your tips, Melisser!

Don’t forget to grab Melisser’s book The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life and check out her book tour (including dates in the UK!).


Read my Bright Red Lips – Winner!

12 Mar

Thank you to everyone who entered the Read my Bright Red Lips contest. This was my first blog contest and what a success! I gathered so many great suggestions for red lipstick. The most suggested color is Mac’s Ruby Woo.

And now the moment you have been waiting for…our randomly chosen winner!

Combining the Twitter and Blog entries that makes our winner…ohstac! Congratulations!

Ohstac suggested I try Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red. I will pick some up while I’m at Target this weekend, checking out the new Liberty of London collection. Here are some of the other suggestions:

Thanks again for all your entries! I will be running another contest soon so stay tuned!

Read my Bright Red Lips – Contest!

27 Feb

Lately I have been jonesing for a change. A few weeks ago a died my hair a bright color of red – quite a change for normally conservative me. While my neutral lip glosses and coral lipsticks are comfortable and pretty, I need something that really pops with my new hair. After seeing a slew of celebrities don bright red lips at Fashion Week I was inspired.

Being as I don’t own any red lipstick, I need your help! I am looking for quality, long lasting lip color. What is your favorite brand/color of red lipstick? Leave a comment with your answer. I will randomly choose one response to win a $10 Ulta gift card!

Post this on Twitter for a bonus entry!

Read my bright red lips! I want to win a $10 Ulta gift card from @mockoff!

Entries are now closed! Congrats to our winner!

Thank you everyone for entering. Click here to see a round up of suggestions.
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