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:
- 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.
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.
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 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
And one with the Fairytale palette and the lipgloss
Has anyone tried anything from this range yet? What did you think?
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!)