So, since becoming vegetarian, I really wanted to think about the makeup and skincare that I was using. I know that being a vegetarian doesn’t eliminate all of the cruelty involved in my eating habits but in the effort to minimise the hurt that I’m creating, I wanted to try to start using majority cruelty free products. I’m not doing this to make myself better than anyone else. This is just a personal preference that I believe aligns with my personal beliefs.
I plan on making this a sort of series where I update you all on my progress and my planning. In this post, I am going to identify what brands in my collection are cruelty free and to what degree they are cruelty free (brand doesn’t test/sell in China, parent company doesn’t sell in China, vegan). A lot of brands don’t test but their parent company sells to countries (China) where it is law to test on animals, so you’re still more or less buying into cruelty. I hope that this is helpful, I am only including brands that I personally use so this isn’t everything that is cruelty free by any means. This is already going to be the longest post ever haha. I hope that you enjoy the post!
Since moving, I hardly get to spend time with my mum but we were able to find a day that we were free and ended up seeing Disney’s Maleficent!
So here’s what was on ma faceeee:
Foundation: Revlon ColorStay Oily/Combination in Ivory
Concealer: Rimmel Wake Me Up
Powder: NYX Matte But Not Flat
Blush: Illamasqua S.O.P.H.I.E.
Contour: Estee Lauder Amber Bronze Medium Duo
Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Eyeshadows: Shiro Cosmetics – Lingered in Twilight, Zora Sapphire Urban Decay Naked Palette
Eyeliner: Maybelline Hyperglossy
Mascara: Physicians Formula Organic Wear
Lipstick: Calvin Klein Delicious Creme in Ethereal
Finishing Spray: NYX Matte
Contacts: Geo Bambi Chocolate (Princess Mimi)
I just got one of my packages from OZSale and in the package was two of the Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Creme Lipsticks!
I’ve never tried any Calvin Klein makeup and when I saw these on OZSale I thought they were pretty so I gave them a go and so far I haven’t been disappointed!
The two colours that I bought were Ethereal (coral nude) and Fusion (plummy fuchsia).
Both lipsticks glide on easily and they are extremely creamy. I’m not sure about their wear time but I would assume they’d stay on pretty well until you ate or drank. They do transfer but that is expected with this finish.
The smell isn’t offensive. They smell kind of like florally powder? I am terrible at describing smell. I don’t really have a problem with lipstick scents unless they smell like a toilet air freshener like some cheap lipsticks I own.
Here are the lip swatches:
I prefer Fusion but that’s mainly because I am drawn to that kind of colour. I do really like Ethereal though. I’m warming up to those kind of colours. I’ve just had a lot of trouble trying to find which sort of nude suits my very pale skin without making me look like a zombie hahaha.
I have seen these retail for $20 but I’m not sure where they are that price. They don’t sell this line at Myer as far as I’m aware, they do sell Calvin Klein though. I got mine for $3. I think people have said they’ve gotten them from eBay for a similar price, too.