vegan & cruelty-free makeup wishlist for summer
OCC’s Stained Gloss in “Androgyne” - OCC is easily one of my favorite brands, and I have multiples of their lip tars and pencils. I have yet to try their glosses however, so I want to pick up this orange shade since it’s super summery. Expensive but 100% worth it in my opinion, I’ve always been really happy with all of their products I’ve tried.
Pacifica’s Aquarian Gaze Water-Resistant Mascara - I still don’t really know how I feel about Pacifica. They started out as a scent brand, selling candles and solid and spray perfumes in their signature scents. It’s only been fairly recently that they have branched out into selling makeup for eyes, lips, and face. I really like their solid perfumes, but I received their Enlightened Lipgloss in “Ravish” in my January Petit Vour box and was underwhelmed. It’s a nice formula, there’s just not that much color to it, and I prefer glosses that are highly pigmented (that really is personal preference, though). To be honest, I’m also really unimpressed with the tutorials they have on their website. However, water resistant and waterproof mascaras that are this cheap—$14!— are hard to come by in the cruelty-free market so I want to try it out.
Dose of Colors’s Lipstick in “Love Potion” - I had actually never heard of this brand until I saw this video by Makeupgeek talking about summer lipstick colors the other week. I have been looking for this exact color for a while and thought it would be too good to be true, but they’re vegan and cruelty free! A lot of these lipsticks are currently out of stock however, this one included. But it is a brand I am very excited to try.
The Merry Hempster’s Vegan Tattoo Salve SPF 18 - I was side-eyeing this brand when I heard the name, but a friend gave me the regular after-tattoo care treatment and I was really happy with it. This will be my first summer with my tattoo, so I want to be super careful about putting on sunscreen to prevent color fading! I used to use JASON’s sunscreen but stopped because it is made with palm oil, which I avoid for environmental/ethical reasons. This product by TMH is only meant for tattoo coverage—hopefully I like it as much as the after-care salve.