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Vegan Makeup Look
In celebration of Veganuary today’s blog post is dedicated to vegan friendly makeup, in particular a vegan friendly makeup look I created for this IGTV!
I hope you enjoy and perhaps find some makeup that excites you along the way!
I may have posted this vegan friendly makeup IGTV on a bright, crisp sunny Sunday but let me tell you, it was a dreich, grey, miserable day the morning I filmed. Thanks to the heavy weather and indeed the collective heavy pressure of life right now, I felt the need to try to brighten my mood, to try to will on Spring (albeit very early) with some bright pastel eyeshadow…anything to lift the spirits eh?
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For foundation, it was the first outing of the Makeup Revolution Conceal And Define Foundation for me. Now, this is a full coverage foundation. It will be fantastic for those who enjoy a base that provides a heavier coverage and its finish is matte so it is particularly suited to people with oily skin types.
Personally, I prefer a light to medium coverage foundation. I have an oily t-zone (I used to be oily all over but times have changed!) and have dry, troublesome areas.
I’m aware that I’ll enjoy the benefits of the matte foundation on the t-zone, my oily area, but during the application, I know I need to be careful of the dry areas that I have as the foundation may cling to those.
As it is a full coverage foundation, I have chosen to mix a little of my moisturiser with the foundation on the back of my hand until I get the coverage I like. Doing this creates a lighter coverage, making more of a light-medium one. It’s a great way to play with your base products and create more leeway out of them!
I use a Real Techniques buffing brush to apply the foundation.
Nyx Born To Glow Concealer, I love this concealer! It’s just such a great drugstore product that does everything it needs to. Lifting dark circles and concealing imperfections in no time. You will find me raving about it in my Beauty Favs of 2020 here!
To apply, I simply dot the product on and blend with Real Techniques Eye brush.
Powders have come on so far in the last few years! Gone are the heavy, cakey powders of the past. Today’s powders simply set with a perfecting veil. Speaking of veil…
My powder of choice was the always vegan friendly makeup choice Bareminerals Mineral Veil powder. This powder is undetectable on the skin, yet smoothes and sets at the same time.
I simply pat the powder on with a Real Technique setting brush over the areas that require it.
Bronzer and Blush
My bronzer of choice is the Cheeks Out cream bronzer from Fenty Beauty. I have waxed lyrical about the Cheeks Out collection previously (here) as they are simply wonderful. They apply effortlessly and impart a beautiful, healthy, glowy appearance to the skin within moments. Plus the shade range is awesome. For blush, I chose ‘Petal Poppin‘ also from the Fenty Cheeks Out range.
Using my Real Techniques foundation brush I simply smooth the cream bronzer onto the cheekbones and forehead areas of my face.
Next, I blend a little of the blush shade to the apples of my cheeks for a healthy flush of colour.
My palettes of choice:
The Pastels palette from Beauty Bay and Truffles from the Elf Bitesize Eyeshadow Palette range. Choosing the lilac shade from the pastels palette and the brown from the Elf.
I highly recommend both palettes! The ELF palettes are brilliant quality and incredibly affordable, perfect to build a vegan friendly makeup kit with.
The Beauty Bay Pastels palette is a whole lot of fun and if you love a pop of colour then this palette is for you.
I kept the eyeshadow really simple for this look. You can follow along in the IGTV.
Simply sweeping the brown shade through my crease, rising slightly above as I blend to create a nice transition shade (a powder bronzer will do the same trick if you don’t have a brown eyeshadow).
Next, I apply the lilac shadow all over the mobile lid, then blend up into the brown shadow I’d already placed down.
On the lower lash line, I softly blend the lilac into the lashes, then coat the very bottom edge with the brown just to ground it.
My brushes are both Spectrum eyeshadow brushes MB11 and MB06.
My vegan friendly eyeliner of choice was from MUA Makeup Academy.
I chose a brown, shadow liner to add to the soft appeal of the overall look.
I lined the upper waterline and the outer corner of the top lashline, being sure to gently buff over the edge, this eyeliner has a soft sponge applicator on the opposite end which is perfect for doing this with.
Next, I lined the lower waterline with Charlotte Tilbury’s Eye Cheat to brighten my eye.
Well folks, am I happy to have found this little gem! This is one fantastic mascara! It is amazing! We have a longwear mascara, that layers well, is incredibly voluminous, is vegan friendly and from an exceptionally affordable brand…impressive eh?
I curled my eye lashes then applied two coats of my fabulous new find. I really think lots of mascara is perfect for a pretty pastel look like this, don’t you?
Look out for an upcoming full review on this guy…
For brows I chose the NYX Micro Brow Pencil In Ash Brown.
This is a precise brow pencil. The tip is very fine and quite hard, which enables you to create fine, perfected, yet natural hair strokes. The pencil draws well and is able to be smoothed with the spoolie before setting and lasting.
I did just that. Drawing fine hairs, I began at the head of my brow, working towards my arch, adding height and depth to the brow where needed. Finally adding a little length at the tail of the brow.
To finish this look off I lined my lips using the NYX lip pencil in and finally filled and plumped my lips using Lisa Eldridge’s lip Embrace Lip Gloss in Muse.
I use the pencil to create shape to my lips and the lip gloss adds a hit of colour and a whole lots of hydration.
You can read my full thoughts (and see tons of gorgeous images) on the Lisa Eldridge Lip Glosses and her full collection here!
The Final Look
All in all, I really loved how light, airy and mood-boosting this makeup turned out! Using a hint of colour on the eyes is a really nice way to tweak a natural makeup look. Adding a neutral tone around that pastel, pop of colour helps to ground it and keep it all seamless and modern.
Vegan Friendly Makeup
I hope you’ve enjoyed this makeup look that I’ve created and that it’s introduced you to some new vegan friendly makeup! Here’s hoping we can will on some warmer weather together and indeed, brighter and happier days with that.
Do let me know your favourite vegan friendly makeup in the comments or over on my Instagram!