Lippy Girl Makeup: Organic Lipstick and Mineral Blush

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Not too long ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find organic, paraben-free makeup. And in colors you actually wanted to wear? Forget it.

Nowadays that’s changing, thanks to companies like Lippy Girl Makeup. CONTINUE READING…

Holiday Giveaway! INGLOT Eyeshadow Palettes

Update 12/21/12: Congrats to winners Michele, Courtney, and Christine – I hope you love your palettes!


 

Today I’m launching my very first giveaway here at Buying Cruelty-Free!

This is a way of saying thank you for all the support, encouragement, and positive feedback I’ve received since launching this site. It’s also a way to help keep the word spreading about cruelty-free products.

 

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Prestige Mascara Overview and Comparison

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For the last few months, I’ve been rotating between the three Prestige mascaras: My Blackest Lashes, My Biggest Lashes, and My Longest Lashes.

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Makeup for Busy Mornings: MILANI The Multitasker Face Powder

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If you’re like me, your mornings can feel like a mad dash to get out the door on time. Makeup becomes an exercise in efficiency – throw on some moisturizer, a dusting of powder, a few coats of mascara, and GO (grabbing your fruit smoothie and tinted lip balm on your way out)…

Sound familiar? If so, allow me to share my newest discovery in my quest for a streamlined morning routine: Milani’s The Multitasker Face Powder.

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Quick Cat Eyes: NYX Eye Markers

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Maybe it’s a throwback to my inner Crayola-loving child, but these marker-style liners like NYX Super Fat Eye Marker and NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker have always intrigued me. A product that makes getting the definition of liquid liner as easy as drawing with a marker… sounds promising, right?

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New Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Singles

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If you read my rave about Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in Brulee, you know I’m a big fan of Wet n Wild’s shadows. I recently picked up three new shades: Nutty 252B, Unplugged 301, and Panther 255C. CONTINUE READING…

Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit

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Have you tried Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit? This affordable kit has been compared to Anastasia’s brow powder on Makeupalley (where it’s is currently rated a 4.6!) I’d been eyeing it for a while and now that I’ve finally tried it, I must say, I’m impressed. CONTINUE READING…

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

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If you have pigmented lips like me, you know it can be hard to find glosses that actually show up. All through high school and for the first year or two of college, I was a lip gloss fanatic. So many times I’d find a great color, but it would just look clear on my lips. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss was one of the first glosses I ever tried with enough pigment to change my lip color. CONTINUE READING…

Boots No 7 Lifting and Firming Foundation SPF 15

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[box]The Boots No 7 website states that they do not test on animals; they have a pool of thousands of human volunteers who test their products. Boots No 7 is a UK-based brand manufactured in the EU, where animal testing of cosmetics has been banned since March, 11 2009. However, Boots No 7 is not currently on either the Leaping Bunny or PETA do-not-test list. I will update once I have more information.

Update 11/04/12: While I’ve long believed Boots No 7 to be cruelty-free, I’ve heard claims they may not be. The bottom line: I just don’t know for sure. For that reason, I’m opting not to purchase from Boots No 7 until they become listed by the Leaping Bunny or PETA.

Update 11/20/12: You can read more at Boots No 7 Animal Testing Policy Details.[/box]

I first became interested in this foundation after hearing rave reviews on numerous Youtube channels, first from Ginabinawina99. It’s supposed to be high quality at Target price and has been compared to Chanel Lift Lumiere. CONTINUE READING…

HG: Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil

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I’m constantly applying lip balm throughout the day. If I don’t, I’m liable to end up with super dry, cracked and peeling lips. I drink tons of water and exfoliate regularly, but it’s just how my lips are. So, over the years I’ve tried many, many lip balms and have a handful of reliable, go-to favorites. Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil is one of them.

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