Since transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, my make up kit – like my toiletry bag – has undergone a transformation.
I’ve never been a huge make up person – my daily make up routine has, for a long time, only involved BB cream, powder, blush, mascara and lip balm – and I’m not make up artist or glamazon, but I am a person who enjoys make up on occasion.
It’s important to me to only purchase and use products that are both free from animal products and are not tested on animals.
In recent times I’ve also started to purchase make up products that come in packaging that can be recycled – for example, I’ve fallen in love with the 100% vegan and recyclable packaging brand Pacifica.
I’m also trying to cut down my products to just the essentials. I feel I have come a long way, but my kit isn’t perfect yet.
Currently I use these products:
Australis Cya Later Pores Primer
Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation for special event face coverage in Neutral Beige
Eco Minerals Byron Bay foundation powder in Nude Beige
Pacifica Solar Complete Palette including blush, bronzer, highlighters and eye shadows
Australis Mineral Liquid Highlighter in Pearl
Australis Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
Really old eyeshadow palette from BYS and eyeliner pencil from MIKI (pre-vegan days so I will not be repurchasing these again. In future I will most like purchase new options from Pacifica)
Australis Eyeliner Pencil in Star Bright
Australis Intensifeye Wet Dry Eyeshadow Quad in Choc-A-Block
Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Mascara in Abyss
Ok, here is were I own way too many products for a girl who 9 times out of 10 wears lip balm only. And yet, I love all the shades, and will switch it up always on that 1 time out of 10, so I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of these shades yet.
Paficia Colour Quench Lip Tint in Sugared Fig
ELF Matte Lip Colours in shades Praline, Tea Rose and Rich Red
Australis Velourlips in Doo-Bai
Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Calla
Pacifica Devocean in Firebird
Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Rose
Natio Lip Colour in Flame