My Vegan, ‘Towards Minimalist’ Make Up Kit


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 CC Cream in Fair (But I also love Pacifica’s CC cream in Natural/Medium and BB cream) for daily face coverage

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.

LUSH’s Ultrabalm

Hurraw Lip Balms in Grapefruit and Black Cherry

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


In addition, my brushes are all from EcoTools except for one brush I use for bronzer, which is from ELF.


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