#2 Eco-budget versus Eco-luxe: Make-Up

Here I go again! Last time it was summer dresses, this time I wanted to see what cruelty-free make-up products I would purchase if I was starting my collection from scratch while keeping within my 3 budget categories :

Category 1: Eco-budget (Under $100)

Vegan Cosmetic 6 Piece Brush Kit from Beaute Crue – This cruelty-free set includes: blush brush, eye Shading brush, angled eyeliner brush, concealer brush, lash and brow groomer and a hemp and cotton case in a zipper storage bag ($22.50)
Shimmer Eyeshadow – 20 Shades Pack from Eye Kandii Cosmetics in extremely vivid colours ($18.00)
Sun Kissed Bronzer by Just Pure Minerals – Hand crafted in small batches these little pots of bronzed goodness contain no synthetic dyes or fragrances and are 100% cruelty-free ($12.00)
Vitamin E Lip Smoothers by Ecco Bella – These luscious vegan lip loving treats come in 4 colours and have been designed to eliminate cracks and dryness ($17.95)
Mineral Volume Mascara in Black by Prirodna Vegan Cosmetics – This 100% vegan and cruelty-free mascara contains organic oils and needs only luke warm water to be removed ($18.90)

Category 2: Eco-Luxe (under $200)

Eco Tools by Alicia Silverstone – 5 piece make-up brush set and bag. The brushes feature bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules and incredibly soft, cruelty-free taklon bristles ($59.00)

24/7 Glide-On Eyeshadow Pencils by Urban Decay – These amazing cruelty-free pencils come in a huge array of eye-catching shades with a large vegan selection ($20.00)

Composure Lollipop Pink Lip Gloss from Furless – This gorgeous vegan mineral gloss is perfect for pouty lips ($15.95)
Fruit Pigmented Tinted Moisturizers with SPF 20 by 100% Pure – I’m a big fan of having sun protection built into cosmetics and this foundation sounds delish ($32.00)
Natural Mascara by Ere Perez – This vegan mascara uses the power of aloe vera gel for a great ‘wet’ look ($28.95)
Halo Body Spotlight from Vapour Organic Beauty – This luxurious cruelty-free beauty product contains 70% organic ingredients and 30% natural minerals and vitamins. The ingredients have been selected to give you a luminous glow ($34.00)

Category 3: Uber-Luxe (Budget? What’s a budget?)

Dramatic Eyes and Lips Set by Alexami – This amazing pack contains: 3 x mineral eyeshadow; 1 x herbal mineral mascara; 1 x vegan lip gloss; 1 x vegan eye shader; 1 x vegan angle brush; and a cotton eco pouch ($149.95)
Sparkling Pressed Powder by NARS – Brush on some of this lovely powder designed by New York makeup artist, Francois Nars and shimmer to your heart’s content ($64.00)
Certified Organic Pure Primer by Inika – Made with macadamia oil, avocado, shea butter and apricot this primer sounds good enough to eat ($60.00)
Advanced Care Lip Colour by Nvey Eco – This multi-award winning lipstick contains certified organic ingredients to sooth your lips while making them look oh so kissable ($29.00)
Vegan Brush Set by Christopher Drummond Beauty – These hand-sculpted brushes are crafted from sustainable wood and are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. You also get a free bonus travel jar of Saude Pele Radiance Booster($129.00)
Mineral Corrector by SCOUTChoc-full of shea butter, jojoba seed oil and Vitamin E this little beauty helps to make redness and dark circles disappear ($23.95)
Special Edition Gold Collection by SpaRitual – Nothing says uber-luxe like chucking a few precious metals into your cosmetics! These amazing polishes are 100% vegan and cruelty-free ($16.15)
Mineral Liquid Foundation from My Earth Natural Cosmetics – Natural botanical ingredients combine to give you a delicate sheer coverage ($53.50)
ZuZu Luxe Blush from Gabriel Cosmetics – This range comes in 6 radiant pigments ($21.50)
Glitter Pink Lemonade Lip Kit by Lip-Ink International – I have to admit I find the concept of pink lemonade lips delightful! Lip-Ink International uses natural vegan ingredients to create smear-proof cosmetics ($53.04)

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