What’s inside my makeup bag (cruelty-free)

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 27, 2018

cruelty-free makeup, vegan makeup, plant-based makeup, cruelty-free, vegan skin care

I recently did a poll on my Insta Stories to see if you would be interested in a “what’s inside my makeup bag” post, and 95% of you said “heck yes!!!”, so here it is! Putting this post together has also been a good way of filling the lack of recipe creation lately. I’m currently on an elimination diet to test for allergies (the worst!!) and basically can’t eat anything fun, so there hasn’t been much testing going on over here. It isn’t forever though! I keep telling myself that I will be a normal human being again someday, hah. But I’m soooo grateful that I’m already seeing improvements in my allergic reactions since cutting out the ingredients that my test found I’m sensitive to. I’ll keep you guys posted if you’re interested.

Read on for the deets on my current go-to makeup products. If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to read my Favourite Skin Care Products post too.

Lips:

I’m going to kick this off with my favourite category—lips!

HURRAW! Tinted Lip Balm

Shade: Black Cherry

Cruelty-free, vegan

This tinted balm is perfect for kicking around the house! I love the subtle hint of colour this black cherry hue adds.

 

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Shade: WCW

Cruelty-free, vegan (Note: Tarte is now owned by a parent company, KOSÉ, which is not cruelty-free.) :(

One of my fave lip gloss colours of all time. *heart eyes for berry tones* Biggest gripe? The tube is messy and lip gloss always explodes out the sides when I close it.

 

Couleur Caramel Lip Gloss

Shade: 805 Raspberry Red

Cruelty-free, vegan

This is a close runner-up for my favourite gloss shade. I actually like this one’s ingredients and packaging better than Tarte’s (no explosions!).

 

Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy

Cruelty-free, vegan

Ohhhhh yeah. You know I’m obsessed with this gloss. I talked about it in my Favourite Skin Care Products post too. I think of it as a 2-in-1 product because it’s a good lip moisturizer when you’re just lounging around the house (a little bit goes a long way), and it works as a fantastic “top coat” on top of lip colour to add a glossy sheen.

 

Dr. Hauschka Lip Gloss (*new)

Shade: 03 – Blackberry

Cruelty-free

Silky soft and made with mineral-based pigments, this is my newest go-to lip colour! It’s long-lasting and the Blackberry shade (03) is just perfection!

Foundation + concealer:

Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer

Shade: Glow

Cruelty-free

This is a primer, but I use it on top of foundation as a highlighter on my cheekbones, temple area, and bridge of nose. I love how refreshed it makes my skin look even when I haven’t slept much. I tried it as a primer and wasn’t overly wowed, so I prefer to use it on top.

 

Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation with SPF 20

Shades: LN4 and MN4 (I mix the two shades in the summer)

Cruelty-free, vegan

Oh BOY have I tried out a lot of vegan foundations. So, so many misses. This one was good enough to keep using, so that’s progress! My biggest complaint is the packaging (it’s awful, quite frankly, because it’s hard to get the product out and I’m not a fan of the applicator stick). Their shade selection is also quite limited. I have to mix two shades in the summer to get my perfect match! I also wish the ingredients were more natural, so I guess you could say I’m still on the hunt for my holy grail vegan foundation! This one will definitely do in the meantime.

 

Physicians Formula Concealer Twins Cream Concealers

Shade: Yellow/Light

Cruelty-free

I don’t use the yellow shade as I find it’s too noticeable on my skin tone, but I do use the light shade for around my eyes. I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase this concealer as it’s super light and doesn’t cover that much. I also wish they had more shades!

Blush + brush:

Benecos Natural Powder Blush

Shade: Sassy Salmon

Cruelty-free

I don’t normally go for such a bold blush shade, but I fell in love with this one! It really pops off my cheeks and a little bit goes a long way. It’s my new go-to.

 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Shade: Paaarty

Cruelty-free

This blush was sent to me as a free sample from Sephora a year ago, and I used it until every last bit was gone! I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase because I’m loving the Benecos so much.

 

Tarte Bronze & Glow Double-Ended Contour Brush

I love this double-ended brush. I use the small end for blush and the large end for translucent powder.

 

You might be wondering…Ange, where is the bronzer? The contour powder?! Lol. I don’t use them because anytime I have tried to apply them I turn out looking like I have dirt on my face. So I just kind of gave up! But this tempting 50% off sale at Sephora is making me want to try the Tartiest PRO Glow Highlighter & Contour Palette!

Eyebrows:

My brows have always been light and pretty much nonexistent (thank you to my dad for those genes!), so if I want to feel put together, I will ALWAYS do my brows. I first use the Benecos pencil to fill in patchy areas, and then I use the Tarte mousse with the bamboo angle brush (which is included!!) to bring it all together. Really love this combo for my brows! So easy, long-lasting, and doesn’t smudge.

Benecos Natural Beauty Eyebrow-Designer

Shade: Blonde

Cruelty-free, vegan

 

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse

Shade: Ash Blonde

Cruelty-free, vegan

Eyeshadow + eyeliner:

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio

Shade: Warm Nude

Cruelty-free

I don’t use eyeliner everyday, but I always use it when I’m going out somewhere special, especially in the evening. I love this trio because it comes with black, brown, and bronze shades, which are the ones I normally gravitate toward.

 

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-In-1 Custom Nude Palette For Face & Eyes

Shade: Natural Nude

Cruelty-free

I love this all-in-1 palette because you can use it as a cheek bronzer, over your eyelids, or anywhere you want a pop of shimmer on your face!

Mascara + eyelash curler:

Pacifica Beauty Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mascara

Shade: Supernova (black)

Cruelty-free, vegan

I’ve tried out a lot of vegan mascaras and this is my favourite “everyday” mascara that I’ve been using for a few years. It’s light and perfect for daytime, but you can layer it for a slightly more dramatic look too.

 

My eyelash curler is by Sephora!

Powder + concealer:

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-free Mineral Face Powder

Shade: Translucent Light

Cruelty-free

I have to say, this isn’t my favourite setting powder by any means. In fact, I find it goes on too powdery and I wish it were more dewy, so I use a very light hand when applying it. In the past I would use powder all over my face thinking that I had to get rid of any and all shine, but lately I only use a bit on my nose and a tiny bit on my forehead. I find using less powder really lets my natural (and makeup-accentuated!) glow shine through.

Update: I’ve been using 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Foundation Powder and I quite like it! It is vegan, cruelty-free, and free of 1,000 toxins.

 

Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick, Light

Shade: Light

Cruelty-free

I use this occasionally if I need to cover a pimple. I think the shade is a bit too light for my skin tone though so I probably won’t repurchase.

PS: My black and gold makeup bag is from Shoppers Drug Mart!

Do you have any fave makeup products to share? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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Kathleen July 27, 2018 at 9:47 am

I really enjoyed this post! I would love to see more “lifestyle” content from you.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2018 at 4:24 pm

So glad to hear that Kathleen…it was a fun change!

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Christine Shimoda July 27, 2018 at 11:13 am

Check out https://graydonskincare.com/. I’ve got their FaceGlow and it’s pretty awesome. They say they’re plant-powered, so hopefully they meet your standards :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Thanks Christine, I haven’t heard of the brand before but will check them out!

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Melinda Salamon April 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

I use their moisturizers Graydon Green Cream and Berry Rich.Also their aloe milk cleanser 3in1 and love,love love all ofthem!!:)
I haven’t tried other products from this brand,but i can imagine they would not disappoint me!

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Colleen Rose July 27, 2018 at 11:19 am

Angela,
These are great suggestions. I have a feeling you’d love Beautycounter products! My daughter and I both use them for a few reasons: their commitment to reforming legislation, and asking for more regulation in the industry is so important for our health (listen to Gregg Renfrew’s interview on Politico just shared this week); and their products simply rock. Not all of their products are completely vegan (some use beeswax & a few cruelty-free ingredients), but you need to check them out! Find me on Instagram if you’re curious: @healthy_beautiful_ 😊 (or on Twitter: @healthybeautybc)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2018 at 4:26 pm

I’ve heard good things about their products! I enjoy the oil cleansing balm (not sure of the exact name), but since my skin started having bad reactions I’m only using coconut oil as a cleanser right now. Thanks Colleen!

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Amanda July 27, 2018 at 11:58 am

This post is so fun! I’ve been overhauling my makeup and skincare lately, trying to streamline and make sure everything is as “green” as possible (it’s tough!). If you’re in need of foundation recommendations, Alima Pure Satin Matte loose powder has been my go-to for years. I have super sensitive skin and it doesn’t irritate it at all, plus they have a ton of shades (and samples available!). I also just started using Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Youth Cream Compact Foundation which is great for summer because it’s dewy and light, and I apply it with a beauty blender from Sephora (best discovery in a looong time). For finishing powder, I love RMS “un” powder.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Thanks Amanda! I agree, it’s such a process finding products that satisfy different needs. I love your recs…will definitely check them out :) Thanks for sharing!

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Jennifer July 27, 2018 at 4:36 pm

I love Pacifica’s mattifying powder for foundation, Wet N Wild’s bronzer and Too Faced’s better than sex mascara.
Also, NYX’s eyebrow pencil is a total dupe for ABH’S and I’m obsessed!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Thanks for the recs, Jennifer! I’ve heard great things about that mascara

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Connie July 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm

I enjoyed this post – I’ve been doing an “overhaul” of my make-up to ensure it’s all cruelty-free. Thanks to your prior mentions, I’ve also got Hurraw and Tarteist glosses in my purse and enjoy both. I’ve been using ELF products and particularly like their matte neutral shadows and their Cover Everything concealer – I can almost use it as a quick make-up on weekends; it looks yellow, but somehow does not look yellow on my skin at all (and I am definitely on the ‘pink’ side) and evens my skin out.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:18 pm

So glad to hear you’ve picked up some of my fave products Connie. I always have those in my purse :)

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lindsay August 15, 2018 at 6:58 pm

have you tried out beautycounter? I found them about a year ago when I was looking to find products that were not just natural and cruelty free, but also worked well (a surprisingly hard combo to find!). They are a company that bans over 1500 potentially dangerous toxins from their products but are still safer and high performing. Every product is cruelty free and many are vegan. Check out Beautycounter.com/LindsayLewis and email me at [email protected] if you have any questions about the company or products!

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Myrl July 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm

I’m sorry you’re going through food sensitivities. elimination. This is something I’m dealing with, and would love to hear more. Thanks for your candor.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:33 am

Thanks for weighing in Myrl…I will be sure to share more soon!

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Nancy Gressa July 27, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Have you ever tried Limelife by Alcone professional makeup and all natural skincare?? We are leaping bunny certified, and I guarentee you once you try it you’ll be hooked for life. Not only do I guarantee it but we have a 30 day money back guarantee. Check it out at makeupandpucker.com or reach out to me by message at makeup and pucker on facebook. I’d be glad to send you some samples!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Thanks Nancy! I will check it out for sure :)

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Joaquina January 24, 2019 at 4:17 pm

angela, you’re getting hit up by some multi-level marketing scheme
sellers (Beauty Counter, Limelife). Please avoid getting sucked into buying these products; once you’re in it’s hard to get out. Plus it supports a financially cruel
(to the sellers) practice. Just a head’s up :)

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Amber Bliss July 27, 2018 at 10:13 pm

I would love to hear about your elimination diet experience. I did one last year and it changed my life! In fact I stayed on it for over 4 months because I was too afraid to reintroduce anything for fear of feeling bad. I’m glad you’re feeling better :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:34 am

Hey Amber, Oh I can relate to that…my allergic reactions have totally brought in so many negative emotions with food lately :( It’s not fun at all and I sympathize anyone going through it. I will be sure to share more soon with an update though!

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Nicole July 28, 2018 at 7:15 am

Was your test for allergies or food intolerances? If food intolerances, what company made the test? I have food issues too.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Hi Nicole,
I just replied in more depth to another reader on this, but in short I had the IgE blood testing and electrodermal testing done for sensitivities to food/additives/environmental/etc. I had the skin prick/scratch testing done 4-5 years ago and nothing turned up. I’m still waiting on my blood test results to come back but will try to update in the future when I have news to share!

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Kathleen Kastner July 28, 2018 at 8:42 am

Thank you Angela for this fun blog on your makeup bag and for being cruelty free!❤️🐰 I hope you get to the root of your food allergies.
Instead of foundation, I use a tinted moisturizer by Lauren Mercier in the color sand. It gives great coverage and color! I use the regular formula, not the oil free one.
I also love Ulta Beauty concealer and mascara. They have the best mascaras and they’re cheap!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:35 am

Thanks for the recs, Kathleen! I’ll be sure to check them out :)

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Jamie July 28, 2018 at 8:48 am

What a fun post! While it’s a higher price point, I really love French brand Chantecaille. It’s my understanding that their face products, and mascara, are vegan and everything is cruelty free. They even donate to many wildlife rescues. They have a heavier ‘going out’ foundation as well as a tinted moisturizer. Also perhaps keep an eye on the products you are using that have clay as I found they really kicked in my allergies. Same with some organic beauty products especially if you have any tree/grass allergies. Thank you again for sharing!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Hey Jamie, I haven’t heard of that brand before, but they sound awesome! And that’s super interesting about the clay ingredient…I wouldn’t have thought to check that out, but I’m going to investigate my products now :)

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Kathy July 28, 2018 at 9:35 am

I don’t normally wear make up but I do love the Hurraw! lip balm. I gift it in Christmas stockings. I’d love to hear about your elimination diet. I’ve been reading about them but haven’t had the courage to start one. :-)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Hurraw! should’ve named their products lip BOMB because they are the best…lol #reallybadjoke

I’ll do an elimination diet update soon!

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Cherie July 28, 2018 at 9:57 am

Loved hearing your pics! Always looking for ideas in Cruelty-Free vegan products. Vapour lip products are great.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:35 am

Thanks Cherie :) I will check out Vapour…I’ve heard of them but never tried any products

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Cari July 28, 2018 at 11:27 am

Hi Angela!

Are you still looking for a vegan foundation? Arbonne makes a great one. I especially love the CC cream for summertime because it’s so lightweight and natural looking.

Anyway, here’s the link to check out the foundation if you’d like. ☺

http://CariPeck.arbonne.com/

Disclaimer: I am an independent consultant for this company and receive commissions off all purchases. However- I would still happily recommend the products even if I wasn’t. ☺

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Shayna July 28, 2018 at 11:56 am

Hey Angela!! Thanks for sharing! My girlfriend locally sells hurraw and now I can’t wait to go check it out as I’ve been overlooking it for a loooonnnng time. Dumb question maybe, is bare Minerals not vegan/cruelty free? Gosh I hope not, I’ve been using it for years and it’s the only foundation that seems to work on me. The loose powder turns some people off but you can’t beat it for minimal ingredients, great wear, good shades and non-chemical SPF.

If I may share also, my eyes are SO sensitive and mascara has always been a pita for me. But I LOVE these two – Emani and Lily Lolo. They’re not waterproof so they pretty much come off with facewash, and maybe a drop of jojoba or coconut oil. <3

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Hey Shayna, Glad you enjoyed the post! To be honest I’m not too sure about Bare Minerals, but you may want to check their website FAQ page (assuming they have one!) or Cruelty-Free Kitty website (love) https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ as it lists a bunch of brands and whether they are v + cf. Thanks for the mascara recs too!

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Amanda July 28, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Thanks for the share Angela! I’d love to see the results of your elimination diet, I just did one as a response to a ton of long standing digestive upset and rashes and found out I had to cut out most of the things that were in my regular rotation (ie quinoa, peanut butter :( )

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Hey Amanda, Glad I’m not alone in this :) Did you see any improvements yet? I seem to have a lot of interest so I will definitely share more soon!

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Jenn July 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm

This was a fun post to read! I like the lifestyle posts mixed in, it reminds me of your posts from many years ago! I love Face Glow from Graydon Skincare as a foundation. I use a lot of their products but it’s mostly skincare otherwise.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Jenn! So happy to hear that!

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Teresa Clark July 29, 2018 at 2:21 am

I use only green clean vegan skincare and makeup exclusively. Two of my favorite foundations are RMS “Un” Cover Up, which can be used as both a foundation and concealer, and Vapour Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, which gives my skin such a nice glow. For a small fee, you can order samples of your choice from Vapour Beauty in order to choice your perfect color. For blush, I love both Kjaer Weis in Blossoming and Tata Harper in Very Popular, which can also be used as a lip color. These colors are great for light to light-medium skintones.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Oh I’ve been wanting to try those Tata Harper blush/lip duos. They look great! Another vote for Vapour…I will have to look it up soon. Thanks Teresa!

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Amanda July 29, 2018 at 6:28 am

Hi Angela,

I really enjoyed this post.. going to try the tart lipgloss because I’m in the market for a new shade :) I would really enjoy more lifestyle content.. I must say I was super suprised when the results of the OSG newsletter survey said that people wanted more recipes? I’ve been a longtime reader and part of the reason I’ve always loved your blog is because you’re not a robot who just pumps out recipes, and tells us a bit about whats going on in your life.

I’d love to see a post of the results of your elimination diet, I’m going through some digestive issues and had to do one myself. I felt so bored LOL I realized how much I love food during that diet, but I found out alot of the things I was eating regularly were triggering inflammation

Thanks for everything you do!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:33 am

Aww thank you Amanda, that’s so interesting to hear! The recipe creation vs. lifestyle content is a topic of ongoing debate, in my brain, always, hah. Thanks for weighing in.
You summed up how I’m feeling about the elimination diet too..bored! And I realized too how much joy food brings to my life in a whole new way. The freedom of being able to eat what I’m craving or inspired by…and also connecting with friends and family though food too. I’m in full on gut healing mode right now though so I hope once I do this my allergic reactions will go down.

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Kathy July 29, 2018 at 10:18 am

Angela, this is such a great post! I’ve long wanted to find a good highlighter and eyeliner. My skin likes to react to a lot of stuff. 🙄

I’ve been in the elimination diet mode before, and I can relate to the “nothing fun” feeling. Hopefully, your testing will give direction *and freedom from the rashes, irritations and misery. Sending healing! I’m free of a lot of the acne, digestive and sleep issues since cleaning out my nutrition. OSG has been a huge part of that shift!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:29 am

So glad you saw positive changes from the elimination diet….gives me hope, haha. It sure is hard! Especially when you create recipes for a living. ;)

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Crissie July 29, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Oh, I loved this!
I struggle with wearing makeup at all! At almost 45, you think I’d have figured it out. Alas – I can’t tell what color my skin is!
I’m excited to try the mascara. I currently use Too Faced Better than Sex mascara, and I like it, but can never wear it on the bottom lashes because it weeps. Typically use Tarte for that, but it’s getting annoying having 2.
I wear mostly Too Faced eyeshadows too – it’s like paint by numbers with instructions!

So next post idea. Skin care! :)

Crissie

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

hah I think that’s a struggle many of us share! I know I do. Thanks for the product recs!
I do have a skin care post (linked in the intro above) but it does need a bit of an update (though most of the products I still use!)

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Amy July 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm

I enjoyed this post also!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:28 am

Thanks Amy! :)

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Brianna July 29, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Hi Angela! I’ve had a heck of a time finding beauty thangs that love my skin and the world of animals too. Recent find = It! Cosmetics… Their Your Skin but Better SPF CC+ cream/foundation is my new love.
xoxox – Bri

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:28 am

Thanks for the brand rec…can’t wait to check them out!

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Katie July 29, 2018 at 7:36 pm

Thanks for sharing! I enjoy these posts as well. My favorite cruelty free foundation (and I think a majority of their products are vegan) is from face atelier. It has really great coverage and you can get a custom color with their plus and minus foundations.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Ohh the plus and minus has me intrigued..haha…I’ll check them out. Thanks!

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Michele F July 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Hi Angela,
Very interested in learning more about the elimination diet you’re on! What kind of allergies are you testing for? What kind of symptoms were you experiencing that made you think about testing? you also mentioned that its working which I’m happy to hear! I love following your posts and your healthy living so I am very curious!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Hey Michele, Happy to share (and I hope to update in the future as there seems to be interest!). I started getting allergic reactions several years ago, but they started to get super frequent since early 2018. I’ve been getting them about every 2 weeks…ugh. The reactions are very puffy, red, itchy eyes and itchy rashes on my chin area. And I’ve had a whole slew of other ongoing symptoms on top of the “visible” reactions. In short, I haven’t felt like myself in about 6-8 months or longer. I had two kinds of allergy testing done – blood IgE testing and electrodermal allergy testing (I’m still waiting on my blood results). From what I’ve read neither test has much support in the medical community. (I have had the skin prick/scratch test allergy testing done 4-5 years ago and it turned up nothing) I’ll be sure to update when I have some more to share. :)

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KERRYLYNN July 30, 2018 at 6:17 pm

I love that you are conscientious of cruelty free brands, also how some parent companies are not-cruelty free. Sad that this still exists nowadays…seems so outdated and wasteful, not to mention totally inhumane. There is an app that lets you scan the barcode of any product, from makeup to household items, and see if they are not tested on animals; this app is called Cruelty Cutter. Kat Von Dee is a great line of makeup to start with if you want totally cruelty free and vegan. Thank you for all you do!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:28 am

Oh thanks for the tips, Kerrylynn! I hadn’t heard of that app before.

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Lauren July 30, 2018 at 7:48 pm

Hi Angela- I love posts like this! I really struggled to find cruelty-free, vegan makeup that actually worked until I found Root (rootpretty.com)!
Thanks for letting us take a peek into your life!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 7:27 am

Thanks Lauren! I will check them out :)

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Anya July 31, 2018 at 1:11 pm

Hi Angela, Thank you for this post and your post on skincare. I haven’t worn makeup much since becoming vegan three or so years ago because choosing products is too overwhelming. It is something I have wanted to get back into though, and this guide has been super helpful. I agree with other commenters: I like the lifestyle posts as much as recipes!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Thank you so much, Anya! So glad it is helpful for you :)

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Sarah July 31, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Try the Physician’s Formula BB cream. I like light to medium coverage and find it worka well enough as a foundation! In summer I just mix a bit of the medium shade with my light one and it’s perfect :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Oh I was wondering about their BB cream…good to hear you like it. And I’m all about mixing colours when need be, hah.

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Olya August 1, 2018 at 7:47 am

Thank you very much for this post, it’s really helpful. I usually feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of products on the market and give up altogether lol.

Would love to hear about your elimination diet experience!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

Thanks Olya…I will be sure to update!

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Britt G August 1, 2018 at 7:57 am

Jane Iredale – Pure Pressed Mineral Powder is my absolute fave + vegan, gluten & cruelty free!

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Kathy August 1, 2018 at 8:11 am

Have you ever tried out any Arbonne products? Vegan and gluten free! My skin has never felt so great and the makeup is to die for! I think you might find the foundation you like 😉

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Stephanie August 1, 2018 at 9:54 am

Elimination diets are really hard! I had to do one while breastfeeding my youngest, and had to be careful about what I ate the whole time. Then I stopped producing around 10 months, tried all formula’s, and around 11 months, I just had to put him on milk (ripple or almond milk), because he couldn’t handle any formula.

I would love to hear details about what/how you did it, and how you noticed sensitivities. That was the hardest part for me. Also, what were your sensitivities? Were they big groups of items, like grains, wheat, etc.? Or just specific foods? have you gotten allergy tests done to test for sensitivities/allergies?

Thanks! and best of luck with the elimination!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

Hey Stephanie, I’ll definitely keep those questions in mind when I write my next update (I also shared some more in the comments here if you are curious in the meantime). I keep telling myself it’s not forever! But I have to admit, it’s such a boring way to eat.

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Laura August 1, 2018 at 7:56 pm

I love this post! I’ve got to agree with Britt on Jane Iredale makeup and skincare – I think the Smooth Affair primer, Glow Time BB cream, and Liquid Minerals foundation are awesome. Their products are cruelty-free and some are vegan and/or gluten-free. I’d love a suggestion on makeup removers – I haven’t found one that, you know, actually removes makeup.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2018 at 11:37 am

Good to know…thanks Laura! I can’t wait to check out their products. Can’t believe I haven’t tried them before!

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Jackie August 1, 2018 at 8:45 pm

Not a consultant…But ever since I was first pregnant seven years ago, I’ve been obsessed with Beautycounter. I would even order it from the States before it was available here in canada….Doesn’t disappoint! Avid lover.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2018 at 11:37 am

Thanks Jackie! Do you know if their foundation is vegan? I’ve heard great things about their makeup. I do have their oil cleansing balm and like it a lot.

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JORDAN Y SANDERS August 15, 2018 at 10:42 am

Hi Angela, both the tint skin (foundation) and dew skin (tinted moisturizer) have beeswax as an ingredient.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 16, 2018 at 10:31 am

Thanks for the info!

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Sandy August 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Hi Ang!
I saw that you mentioned gut healing and that reminded me that a health store employee told me about aloe vera juice being really soothing for irritated guts. (Doesn’t irritated guts sound kinda gross though? lol) I did buy some organic aloe vera juice, but never quite worked up the nerve to try it, so I can’t tell you if it works at all! But you are braver than me, and it might help! Best of luck. I did an elimination diet years ago when I was nursing my son who was reacting to cow’s milk protein. Actually, that is how I discovered you – he still seems to have a milk sensitivity and we are mostly still dairy free. Take care, S

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2018 at 11:36 am

Hey Sandy, Thank you so much! I have read that tip before and I made a note to myself to try it but never got around to it. Thanks for reminding me. And I’m glad you found my blog when you were looking for recipes :)

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Cee August 3, 2018 at 9:01 am

I am never without my Hurraw in this exact shade! It makes my pale face go from non-living to living being! Also, I don’t know if you know this or if it doesn’t concern you, but the blush you feature has carmine, which is produced from insects. No judgement, just an fyi. Looking forward to your food allergies post and hope you find some relief!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 4, 2018 at 11:15 am

Glad you love the shade of Hurraw too! It’s the best. Anything to feel a bit more human some days, right?
I was aware that the blush is only cruelty-free (and not vegan), but I hadn’t looked into which specific ingredients made it not vegan. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Nicole W. (Oh She Glows Recipe Tester August 3, 2018 at 9:46 am

Well, this post lead to an eye-opener for me!
I was planning to give my recs for a wonderful, dewy foundation (Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation) but when I double checked it, I learned that Becca has been acquired by Estee Lauder and its cruelty-free status is at risk (the rumour is they will expand to sell in China, where animal testing is mandatory). As well, it was misrepresented to me as a vegan company. Although the particular foundation I use from them is on their vegan list, many of their products are not, including the blotting powder I was using (and totally hooked on):(
As well, I learned that while Aveda is PETA approved, and all of their hair and bodycare products are vegan, the lip products I love from them contain beeswax, something to consider.
So, thank you for the eye opener! I learned that it is important to check in occasionally on the status of my fave products as they can change !

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 4, 2018 at 11:12 am

Thanks for sharing, Nicole! I agree about how discouraging and confusing it can be to try to find products that you feel good about. I’ve been enjoying https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ website lately for tips!

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Kristen August 4, 2018 at 5:46 pm

I really love the brand Erin’s Faces! Super clean, vegan & cruelty free! Lots of organic ingredients too. :) I have & am obsessed with the blush, lip gloss & lip stick, eyeshadow primer, liquid eyeshadow, & highlighter pen! It’s one of the few “natural” make up brands I’ve tried where I don’t notice a difference in quality/effectiveness/staying power. The skin care is great too & I’m a big fan of the eye cream, serum & moisturizer- the pumpkin enzyme peel is also ridiculous. :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 5, 2018 at 5:45 pm

Googling now…thanks! :)

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Kirsten August 5, 2018 at 7:19 am

I am always looking for great cruelty free products. Thanks for the suggestions. I am excited to try some of these!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 5, 2018 at 5:44 pm

Hope you enjoy some of them Kirsten! I’m always nervous sharing products I use because everyone’s skin/tastes are so different

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Marta August 5, 2018 at 9:15 am

I LOVED this post!! It’s so great! Like many others, I’d love to hear about the results of the elimination diet… those are never fun but are necessary. The downside is the “trial and error” part of it. Blech.
I wanted to recommend the Tarte Glow highlighter and contour palette… I don’t even contour and I adore mine. You can use the shades as eyeshadow as well as highlighting and contouring, and the colours look good on pretty much every skin tone I’ve seen. I love Tarte, so I’m sad to hear their parent company isn’t cruelty free :(

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 5, 2018 at 5:43 pm

So glad to hear you loved the post too Marta…thanks!
That’s great you love that glow highlighter kit…and god to know you don’t need to be a contouring pro to use it. heh

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Stephanie August 5, 2018 at 12:14 pm

You should check out FitGlow Beauty! Hands down the best natural/cruelty free makeup and skincare I have ever used, and I’ve tried A LOT! They are a Canadian company, the lip serums in particular are AH-mazing!
https://www.fitglow.ca

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Thanks Stephanie! I will check them out.

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Lisa is Planted365 August 5, 2018 at 3:49 pm

Nice! Pretty stuff. & I love Hurraw!

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Janine August 12, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Kosas (not to be confused with KOSE) just launched a tinted face oil that I LOVE. I have moderate acne, and it covers most of the uneven tone/post acne marks on my face while not being too heavy. I hate heavy foundation. Even though it’s not strictly speaking “foundation,” you should totally check it out — cruelty-free, vegan, AND nontoxic. I follow it up with BeautyCounter setting powder to keep it in place and a little concealer for my active zits.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2018 at 3:07 pm

Tinted face oil?? Now that’s genius!! I can’t wait to check it out. Thanks Janine :)

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Katryna Benedik August 13, 2018 at 9:03 pm

I’m obsessed with Elate Cosmetics based out of Victoria, BC – I think you’d love their brow balm! And their mascara, lip glosses, lipstick, foundations, everything lol.

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Pam August 13, 2018 at 10:36 pm

I’m trying to switch over to cruelty free products. Thanks for the ideas!

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Lisa La August 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Hi,
Have you tried The All Natural Face (TANF)? I used to use that infomercial stuff, Bareminerals. But its $$$ and that was before going vegan. I am happy with their products, as I work my way thru them!

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Ray L. August 17, 2018 at 2:31 pm

Cruelty free is the way to go, thanks for sharing the products you use! Do you use any type of facial oils during your routine?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 20, 2018 at 5:40 am

I used to use argan oil a lot and a couple others (if you check out the link in my intro it’ll being you to the skin care page), but since having allergic reactions this year I have cut everything out (for now!!) to try to find out what was causing the skin reaction. I definitely don’t think it was the oils though so I should probably bring them back. :)

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Ray L. August 21, 2018 at 7:45 pm

Thanks for sharing your experience. It can possibility be a mix of products and oils that caused the reaction, but hope you figure it out and can start using them again!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 23, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Thanks Ray! It’s been great motivation to clean up my skin care products! Still a few more to swap but I’ve made some great progress this year with it.

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Leanne August 21, 2018 at 8:22 pm

I’m going to suggest you try PÜR cosmetics. Happy to send you some samples.
Exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Elizabeth August 25, 2018 at 1:41 am

I don’t think Sephora brand is cruelty free.

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Momstarr September 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm

I like Juice Beauty CC cream, sun kissed shade!!! Best I’ve tried!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 18, 2018 at 7:53 am

Thanks for the tip!

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Anna September 27, 2018 at 11:18 am

Thank you for this! You might like to try Pur Cosmetics which are available at many Shoppers Drugmart and online. Their products are cruelty-free and, in my opinion, high quality and readily available!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 28, 2018 at 7:15 am

Thanks for the product tip Anna!

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Hannah December 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Ooo I love cruelty free!!! I also love young living …their makeup and skin care is all vegan, cruelty free, and organically sourced. You’d probably love their stuff. Thanks for sharing your favs!

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Jolene High Adams December 19, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Hey! I just love your recipes thank you! I just started to check out the products you recommend and was wondering if you have heard or tried Arbonne before! They are vegan, organic, hypoallergenic, paraben free and the list goes on! Check them out and let me know what you think! Also they won #1 brand for healthy living inside out! again thank you for the amazing recipes!

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L March 2, 2019 at 4:34 pm

I know this is an old post but my fave vegan foundation is by Sappho Cosmetics made in B.C. The products were developed by a makeup
artist who was frustrated with the bad ingredients in most makeup out there. It has great coverage and smells so good. I also like to shop at the Detox Market in Toronto (or online) because I know all their products will be safe on my skin. Hope that helps! :)

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Shawn McLaughlin May 19, 2019 at 1:08 pm

love the hurraw lip balm & the pacifica mascara too!
will save this post to pinterest & try some of your other favs
nice to know what a like minded person might use

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