Vegan Beauty Tools
If you are going vegan do you go all the way or do you paddle in the shallows with the slightest excuse meaning you shrug your shoulders and say, ‘Oh well just this once…’
It’s a commitment that is not for the faint-hearted. Being vegetarian can be easily incorporated into “normal” lifestyles without breaking the bank. But turning vegan can really but on another level…if you don’t know where to look.
If lack of choice means living like a hermit and not being sociable then just how far to do you go with your new lifestyle? It’s likely your fashion and beauty choices will have to be rethought. Hello pleather and faux fur. Stella McCartney covers the fashion angle for those with deep pockets. But, are you aware that you will now be choosing your beauty products with a new set of boundaries?
Brushes are a starting point and we are on a winner with this one as it has been deemed — by the powers that be – that real animal hair brushes (no matter how posh and pricey) are bad for the skin. They can not only cause irritation and redness but they do not blend products in the way that synthetic fibres do.
Which means, and you have already guessed it, that the price of synthetic brushes is being pushed up to match demand. We are a funny old bunch. One minute we would simply die rather than use synthetic materials and now we are rejecting squirrel hair like it will bite us…
I have always been a big fan of brushes by Tarte so therefore I’m totally not jumping on the band wagon. The synthetic hair used in their brushes is soft, pliable and blends like a dream. Not only that but they wash out and dry in a matter of hours. Not only that they are tied and glued into the ferrule so no chance of dragging stray hairs through your concealer.
I am on not on their payroll nor have they send me products to test – boo hoo. Yet, I am still going to sing the praises of their entire range. Many items are vegan – just check the list of ingredients and all are cruelty free with PETA participation. The use of clay from the Amazon is done in a planet friendly way and importantly the products do exactly the jobs they say they will do. Mineral clay is the base of their products from foundations up. So the product is good for your skin with all the mineral benefits. Whether you get the mineral powder or the liquid foundation it blends like a dream and you look glowing and natural.
The colours of the shadows and blushers are wonderful so go over to tartecosmetics.com and have a look. Their mascara ‘Lights Camera’ that comes in a cute container is one of the best ones I have ever used. They often have offers especially, if you sign up for notifications.
Other plus points is that if you chose all mineral powders you can carry a ton of it through the airport. You may be vegan but you still want to look good!!