I’ve only recently started paying more attention to my skincare and beauty lineup. It’s headlines like this one that are waking me up. Did you know there are no laws requiring companies to test cosmetic products for safety? The FDA has limited authority which literally blows my mind. They can’t even review products before they go to the market — isn’t that frightening? While I’m no expert on clean beauty, I’ve definitely been making subtle changes to my daily regimen. I’m hoping to do more of my clean beauty favorites in the coming months. Definitely let me know if this would be something you’re interested in! PS: Make sure to stay up to date on all things beauty.
Today’s topic is all about vegan mascara. Woot! Most of you probably aren’t even aware that you’re already using vegan makeup. I was actually surprised to see that some of my absolute favorite mascaras made the list! It’s important for me to use products that are not tested on animals. Again, while I’m no expert on the vegan life — a little research goes a long way. Hopefully we can all work together to change this for the future!
THE BEST CRUELTY FREE MASCARA
TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX (VEGAN WATERPROOF MASCARA)
ELF MINERAL INFUSED (UNDER $3)
PACIFICA DREAM BIG 7 IN 1 ($16)
PACIFICA STELLAR GAZE ($14)
BLINC MASCARA ($26)
TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA
Too Faced — my absolute favorite. ALL CRUELTY FREE! In all honesty, this is the only vegan mascara I will pretty much wear these days! It is that GOOD! So many of you guys recommended, and I’ve been a fan for many years. The secret lies within the hourglass brush. It has extra stiff bristles, and hugs every single lash. The recommended coat is 3 (but that’s for very dramatic eyes). See the before and after Better Than Sex Mascara pictures here. It looks like you’re wearing false eyelashes, so that’s definitely a win.
TARTE LIGHTS CAMERA LASHES
This vegan mascara curls and separates each lash with a special 360 wand. It’s also dermatologist tested, and safe for contacts (me!) It has rave reviews, and I’m definitely intrigued. I haven’t tried this one yet, but it’s next on my list. Again, not sure if anything will beat my anti cruelty mascara favorite above, but we can put it up to the test. Curious — have any of you tried? Let me know in the comments below!
BEST CRUELTY FREE DRUGSTORE MASCARA
ELF MINERAL INFUSED
This anti cruelty mascara is a favorite amongst you! 4 stars with over 500 reviews. Not to mention the price tag of $3! I love when safe skincare is attainable to all of us. Like I mentioned above, I’m going to pick this on my Target run later, so will be sure to report back!
PACIFICA DREAM BIG
Helps amplify your lashes with natural plant fibers — coat, coat, coat. It includes 7 in one benefits, including: lash serum, instant length, lash lifting, volumizing, conditioning, rich color & the 2 in 1 brush.
PACIFICA STELLAR GLAZE
Another vote for Pacifica! The formula includes coconut oil and vitamin B to help hydrate and strengthen those beautiful lashes of yours. The reviews recommend adding more coats for the ultimate night finish. The brush is vegan (obvi) and creates fabulous coverage without much effort at all.
I love this one because it’s seriously so innovative. Instead of a regular ‘paint’ of most mascaras, it forms tiny water-resistant tubes around the lashes for hold. This means it will not smudge, clump or flake even if you rub your eyes, or cry. It also has 4 star ratings from over 5,000 votes. Isn’t that incredible?
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