As I mentioned in my sulphate-free shampoo post last week I’m trying to make the effort to buy more cruelty-free beauty products when I can. So I thought today I’d share with you a few products I’ve picked up recently.
This all started with an NYX counter finally arriving in Newcastle and the whole thing just escalated. The one NYX product I’d been dying to try was the matte lip creams, as I’d heard so many amazing things about them. After much deliberation, I opted for the shade ‘Cannes‘ which is the perfect rose nude type colour. It’s that typical ‘Kylie Jenner’ mauve-ish shade – I hate myself for just typing that, but its the only way I can describe it. I also happened to pick up a matte lipstick in ‘Tea Rose’ which turns out to be a really similar colour, but hey they’re different products so its fine right? Since buying these they’ve barely left my handbag, they are the perfect everyday lipstick without having to worry too much about smearing it all over your face.
Whilst I was at the counter I also picked up a liquid eyeliner – however, it has quickly found itself in my bin, as it had the same colour pay off as my old 9-month-old Soap and Glory Supercat Liner after just one use. So I’ve stuck with what I love and picked myself up an old favourite. Boots also happened to have a lovely ‘buy one get the second one half price’ deal that I couldn’t stop myself taking advantage of. I decided to finally try their Kick Ass concealer as my friend Vicky swears by it and her makeup always looks flawless. I’m a huge fan of the peach shade for my under-eyes, however, I’m finding the other shade a little too dark and yellowy for my skin tone – but with a bit of blending in it does the job fine.
Finally, I revisited my youth and paid a visit to the Natural Collection counter and nabbed myself a blusher in a gorgeous dusky pink shade called ‘Pink Cloud’. I forgot how much I used to love these blushers, which are a steal at just £1.99 and the shades are perfect for my pale skin as I find a lot of blushers on the market a little too intense for my complexion.
I’d love some more recommendations of your favourite cruelty-free beauty products, so send them my way!