Makeup Wars: Cruelty Free Favorites

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It’s always fun to write a Makeup Wars post like this since it gives me a chance to really think about what I have and what I’d say are favorites. Truthfully I have a lot more products than you have the patience for so I picked 9 items that I’d buy again and again. Several of these were samples (*) but knowing that I will buy them myself led them to be the chosen ones.
1. Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette – naturally I have all the pictures done and no time to write about this but this is a favorite and will be reviewed soon. Too Faced is known to be cruelty free and their eyeshadow palettes are beautiful. Their palettes are $36 which is great for 9 shadows.
2. Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Cream Blush* – ooh la la! I have both shades of the blush duos and I can’t stop wearing them. There’s a beautiful bright cool toned pink called Mr. Pink and a fabulous pinky coral called Coral Cameo. I could never pick a favorite since they are both out of this world, long lasting and of course cruelty free.
3. Tarte Smooth Operator Concealer* – I love tarte concealers. I truly love them. I recommend them to people all the time. They have a lot of formulas so it’s easy to find one that fits your needs. Smooth Operator Concealer is my new favorite from tarte. I still use my others but this one sort of pushes them out of the way. It’s creamy, not messy, and like all tarte is cruelty free.
4. Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation – the last few months I’ve been using mostly BB and CC creams but the minute the weather cooled down a little this is the foundation I took out. I apply it with their Good Karma Optical Illusion Brush and the finish is wonderful. There are so many shades of this that you really need to go in and get matched for it, once you have it though you won’t want to put it down.
5. Bootie Babe Nail Polish* – I’m c-c-crazy about my Bootie Babe! Not only are the bottles the cutest thing this side of Miley Cyrus but the polishes are beautiful and last. This is not the last time you’ll be hearing about Bootie Babe from me!
6. Beauty Blender Sponge – I’ve been using the Beauty Blender sponge for years and years. It’s affectionately known as the Pink Egg around here. Even my 2 year old grandson is fascinated with the Beauty Blender Sponge and is always taking it off my vanity or asking for it. He may think it’s a fun toy but I think it’s great for blending my foundations.
7. DermOrganic hair care* – I love trying new hair care (though not as much as my blog partner Lisa) but you always need a staple to come back to and DermOrganic has made that cut. This argan infused line leaves my hair shiny and easier to manage.
8. It Cosmetics brushes – I don’t own this set but it was a great way to show you several of the It Cosmetics brushes together plus it’s a great buy on QVC. The It Cosmetic brushes are superior cruelty free brushes and every one I have is a delight. The good news is that you’re able to buy It Cosmetics at Ulta now too so you’ll have several places to find this amazing line.
9. Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum* – actually I could have picked one of a dozen Reviva Labs products since they are all wonderful. I’m totally in love with their Makeup Primer, Anti-Irritant Gel, Vitamin E stick and this Hyaluronic Acid Serum. I wanted to include some skincare in this post and Reviva Labs jumped to the forefront. You can’t go wrong with this cruelty free well priced line.
Thanks so much for reading about some of my favorite products. Beauty Info Zone isn’t a cruelty free blog but we appreciate products that are and try to mention that in our reviews. There are wonderful CF brands as you can see. Which of these have you tried? — Marcia
Be sure to click on the rest of the links. You’ll be delighted to find products that you might not have realized were CF.

Comments

  1. Yay for Too Faced love!

  2. I love, love, love the Boudoir Eyes set by Too Faced! That is easily one of my all-time favorite palettes. Good picks!

  3. @Retrodiva, I finally wrote the review on Boudoir Eyes and I sent it to BlushingBasics as a guest review http://www.blushingbasics.com/2013/09/too-faced-boudoir-eyes-review.html

  4. I love love IT brushes!! They are so soft and last forever!

  5. Great choices! Love the REviva Labs, IT brushes and Too Faced!

  6. I’m happy to see the booty bottles in there 😉 Those IT brushes are so awesome

  7. Thanks Cindy and Brooke. IT makes some amazing brushes and that set is a bargain. This was an easy Makeup Wars to do because these items are really loved.

  8. I’m lovin’ those Booty polishes! What a hoot! 🙂

  9. I’m like the only blogger who hasn’t tried anything from It Cosmetics. Doh!

  10. I have that Too Faced palette on my list. It shall mine, soon. 🙂

  11. Those bootie nail polishes look too fun! haha And I still wanna try those brushes…thanks for sharing.

  12. Hi Galaxia, the It brushes are terrific and the Bootie Babe polishes are so much fun to stare at – on the hands and in the bottle.

  13. @Brittany – you don’t know what you are missing with It Cosmetics. Of all people not to have tried their mascara too!! Clumps of Mascara needs to review this.

  14. Thanks Lisa. The Bootie Babe polishes are fab. I’m going to finish up my second review on them soon.

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