I struggled for a long while on whether or not to write this post. I wanted to share an update on Smashbox and Aveda. Both brands are owned by Estee Lauder, who has a blanket “except where required by law” for all of their brands. I’ve been contacted by both brands in the past and both have claimed to be cruelty free.
We do not conduct animal testing on our products or…
Interesting. Looks like I night get to try Smashbox primer after all!
So. After being incredibly disappointed with Lime Crime (see here) I decided that I not only needed to spread the word about that awful company, but find an alternative for their popular ‘Velvetines’ liquid to matte lip stain. Pictured above I am wearing Pretty Zombie Cosmetics matte lip colour in the shade ‘Zombettie’. And I have to say, comparing this to Lime Crime it is just as good, if not better. Easy to apply, amazing colour, great wear and totally touch/smudge proof but also not difficult to take off. It is also half the price and of course, vegan. It also comes in 7 other lovely shades. I definitely recommend this product and supporting this company.
Who wants an alternative to Lime Crime?!
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Hourglass Liquid Powder Foundation I don’t even use liquid foundation but everything I hear about this makes me want it. Sooo expensive! But that’s what wish lists are for right?!
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Noble Summer has made me want to go all bright and colourful!
Too Faced Shadow Insurance My Urban Decay eye primer potion is on it’s last legs so I thought I’d give Too Faced a try next - I’ve never heard anything negative about it and it would be good to get something from a 100% cruelty free company if pos.
arewereallydoingthisrightnow asked: After your promo for instagram is a picture of someone's eyebrow/eye makeup! How in the world do you get your eyebrows to look like this? Do I use a pencil or powder? A stencil? How should I pluck my brows to mimic this look? I'm at a loss. I've tried everything and it seems nobody has done a tutorial to get a look like that. Please help if you can :)
Hi! I’m guessing you want that fierce, sharp brow look. Usually to achieve this you need to use a pencil or brow gel something creamy that has strong color pay off. Sometimes powder can look too soft which is good for a more natural look but not everyone wants a natural look which is the fun part of makeup! :)
As for the shape, you want to put strong emphasis on the arch of the brow and keep it more natural in the front. You can even create your shape first with a gel or pencil and then fill in with powder so it’s still soft but you’re getting that intense shape. Outlining your brow first allows you create your shape first and basically filling in the lines making it a little easier.
You could also outline your brows with a concealer a shade lighter than your skin tone to make your brows pop a little more and look more sharp. Just make sure to blend out the concealer well!
A great product to get strong brows is the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. It’s basically a gel liner for your eyebrows. It’s dries to more of a powder finish and is extremely long lasting which is why it’s great for brows.