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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Urban Decay Vegan List

UPDATED OCTOBER 2017: I will start with a disclaimer about parent companies; Urban Decay are owned by a non-cruelty free one (L'Oreal) and it's totally up to you if you choose to support cruelty free companies with a non-cruelty free parent.

I used to avoid companies like this but you might have noticed that more recently I have started to buy brands again that fall under this category. If you guys want a more detailed post or explanation on that let me know. Otherwise, I'll crack on...

I emailed Urban Decay and asked whether any of the single Moondust shadows (and the liquid Moondust, which I'm not sure have been released yet) were vegan (as they look SO pretty but the palette isn't vegan). And they sent me a list... of all their products, showing which items are vegan. Which is super exciting. They said I could share it here, so here it is. There's a lot! :o)

OCTOBER 2017: I have been unable to obtain an updated list from Urban Decay's customer service, so this is going from the items listed as vegan on 


Naked Skin
Naked Skin One & Done
Naked Skin Powder Foundation
All Nighter

Naked Skin Concealer
Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid
24/7 Concealer Pencil

Face Powder:
De-Slick Mattifying Powder
Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder
Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder

Blush, Bronzer & Highlighter:
Afterglow 8 hour Powder Blush
Beached Bronzer
After Glow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter
Naked Illuminated

Eyeshadow Primer Potion: Original, Minor Sin, Anti-Aging

Monday 26 September 2016

Burts Bees

Just a quickie with some info for any fans of Burts Bees, (not vegan but they were cruelty free); they have started selling some of their products in mainland China, where mandatory animal testing is required.

Here's the article that Cruelty Free Kitty wrote about it, including their correspondence with BB. They are saying that it's non-special use products only and so it might be that they keep their cruelty free status.

However, until any more is known, I've removed them from my list of cruelty free brands. If it turns out they're ok, I'll happily add them back.

 Sal xXx

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Kat Von D Beauty - Now in Debenhams. Um, YAY!

You might know from this blog that I'm a HUGE fan of the Kat Von D makeup range and have ordered in the past from Sephora.

Well it's now in the UK at Debenhams. SO EXCITED!

As soon as my no-buy is over, I'm on it!

Not everything from this brand is vegan, (they are working on that) but a lot of it is. There is a list of vegan items on the website HERE.

I definitely need more metal crush eyeshadows (the pic below is me wearing Electric Warrior and her Tattoo Liner in Trooper which I also love).

I also want to pick up the lock it foundation in the correct shade, because the one I have is way too dark and too pink, so has to be mixed with a much lighter, yellower shade to match me.

Also on my list is the concealer and powder to try! Not forgetting either that KVD's liquid lipstick formula is one of my favourites, so some more of those wouldn't go amiss in my collection :)

What will you be picking up?

Sal xXx

Friday 2 September 2016

Friday Quickie: Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lights Highlighter

Makeup Revolution (and sister brand Freedom Makeup) are definitely one of my go to brands for affordable but awesome products.

I love their eyeshadows and I will probably talk about those in a future post, but they also make some of my favourite affordable highlighters too.

Recently I saw that they brought out a rose gold highlighter, so I obviously had to have it.

When I got it and swatched it, I just thought, ok this is beautiful but it is no way going to work as a highlighter on me, because I'm too pale.

Swatchy swatch

Sadly I was right and it is too dark to be a highlight for me. However, it does work as a blush and it makes a for a beautiful, glowy, peachy blush. So not wasted at all and I've been wearing it most days this week.

You can get this highlighter from Superdrug or from TAM Beauty's website (Revolution's parent company). HERE.

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend and sorry for the lack of posts recently. I will try harder next week! :)

Love & stuff
Sal xXx