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Wednesday 30 September 2015

SLG / Tanya Burr Cosmetics

So I was browsing in Superdrug the other day and saw some of the new Tanya Burr line. I wasn't expecting it to be vegan at all but looking at the ingredients lists on both the eyeshadows and the lipglosses, I didn't see anything obviously animal based. I also saw that the line is manufactured by SLG who I know makes the Co Lab dry shampoo and I'd heard that was cruelty free, so I felt pretty sure these would be too.

So I decided to email SLG and ask.  I asked all the usual questions and whether the TB products were vegan and here is their response:

Firstly I would like to assure you that SLG is committed to the highest standards of conduct and integrity in its business activities in the UK and overseas and those of our suppliers, particularly in relation to animal testing, and work within the following code of conduct:
  • We are fully committed to the elimination of animal testing
  • We are fully committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with all applicable legislative requirements for the territory in which they are sold.
  • We do not conduct animal testing on any products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf
  • We rely on the judgement of experts, non-animal alternative test methods and the past safety history of formulations and ingredients to determine product safety
  • We only use ingredients that have an acceptable history of use in the industry in the formulation and development of our products,
  • We fully support the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives.
We do not test finished products or ingredients on animals, we do not have 3rd parties testing on animals either or our raw material suppliers. We do not sell any of our products in China. Also yes the Tanya Burr range is suitable for Vegans.

So yay!  I really didn't think that Tanya's products would be vegan, for some reason, but I'm super glad they are, because I went back and picked up these:

For £6 each I think these palettes are great! They seem to be just as good quality of more expensive, higher end shadows. I thought this might be the case what with Tanya being a makeup artist herself; I'm sure she worked very hard to make sure she was happy to put her name on the product and that shows.

Firstly the Fairytale palette

This palette has 3 mattes (cream, brown and black) and a shimmery taupey brown. All the shades blend well and are creamy. I found the shimmery shade the hardest to work with, not because there's anything wrong with it, but this is an issue I have with a LOT of shimmer shadows; maybe it's because I have quite dry skin but a lot of shimmer shadows look quite dull on me, unless they're super shiny or metallic, especially if they're darker. I probably need to try with a cream shadow underneath to see if that helps. In the end I used a dampened brush and my finger to intensify the shimmer.

The colours are all gorgeous and the black is decently pigmented. Cream Tea just about shows up in the pic because it's very similar to my skin tone, making it perfect for the brow bone and for blending.

The Galaxy palette is my favourite of the two (there's a 3rd too but it was sold out in Superdrug!) I LOVE it.

The colours are really gorgeous, especially Moonlight, which is a beautiful taupey silver. There are 3 shimmery shades and a matte brown. The brown is not the most pigmented shade ever but it makes the perfect crease/transition shade. For smokier looks, you might want to add a bit of a deeper brown to it. Starry Night is quite a glittery black, which you can see in the swatch below. I'm saving this for a dark black glittery smokey eye! :)

The lipgloss was nice, didn't smell too strong and I like the flexible doe foot applicator. It's quite sticky though, my hair definitely stuck a few times, but no more than any gloss does. I got the shade Picnic in the Park, which is a lovely pink.

I am yet to try out the nail polish I picked up (I got the shade Riding Hood, as it looked like a perfect Autumn colour!)

Here's today's makeup that I did with the Galaxy palette on my eyes

These pictures really do not do Moonlight justice at all :(

And one with the Fairytale palette and the lipgloss

Has anyone tried anything from this range yet? What did you think?

Sal xXx

NB: SLG also manufacture the Zoella & CoLab ranges, so if you were wondering if they were cruelty free too, good news is they are (I double checked this with them too!)

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