Vegan and Cruelty-Free POC Companies

Hello Beauties! I have created a list of vegan and cruelty-free companies out there started by and owned by Men and Women of Color. Please support these companies! Happy Shopping! 🙂

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8 Vegan + Cruelty-free Nude lipsticks for Darker Ladies

Nude lipsticks are essential! Whether you are going to work, to the mall, or a fancy dinner party, a flattering nude lip can make all the difference. While the “nude” is seen on many lipsticks, that can be misleading, especially for women with darker complexions. 

Buzzfeed did an amazing job explaining why the word ‘nude’ can lead bronzy women down the wrong path of color selecting.

We found that colors that are actually marketed as nude are usually more fitting for white women than they are for women with brown skin tones. But, when we tried colors with brown names, like “java” and “coffee,” we had significantly better results.
Source: Buzzfeed

As you can see, the lipstick labeled as “nude” did not bring out the beauty in these women. Most nude lipsticks are designed for women with lighter skintones but that doesn’t mean there aren’t nude lip shades for us. Below are just some of the best lippies in the vegan and cruelty-free world for you to enjoy whenever! 

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Nudes for Brown Beauties

  1. Red Apple Lipstick in Ooh La La $23.50 * 
  2. Dose in Chocolate Wasted $18.00 *
  3. Aromi in Caramel Nude $17.00 *
  4. Inika in After Dark $39.00 *
  5. Beautie Brownie in S’mores D’oeuvres $20.00 * (POC-OWNED)
  6. Zuzu Luxe in Chocolate Cherry $19.10 *
  7. Fairy Girl in Melrose $25.00 *
  8. Too Face in Naughty by Nature $21.00

 

4 Best Vegan + Cruelty-Free Cleansing Facial Oils

There seems to be a little debate whether washing your face with oils are the best thing for you, especially if you have oily skin. Obviously, rubbing ‘bad oils’ such as pure mineral oil wouldn’t do the trick however ‘good oils’ such as Jojoba, Flaxseed, or Coconut oil can help your skin stay soft and healthy. I use oil cleansers to wash away stubborn makeup at night and I enjoy the feeling of super soft and bright skin. 

Cleansing Oils

  1. Desert Essence Creamy Oil Cleanser $14.99 *
    • This luxurious, pure oil-based cleanser helps keep skin clean and perfectly balanced. Perfect for all skin types, it’s infused with Organic Coconut, Evening Primrose, Argan and Jojoba Oils to cleanse makeup and impurities without stripping skin of moisture. Antioxidants and Omega-6 Fatty Acids provide deep nourishment, helping to preserve skin’s natural moisture barrier.
  2. W.S Badger Argan Face Cleansing Oil $19.99
    • If you were the queen of an ancient civilization, you would have used this amazing blend to cleanse your beautiful skin.  Inspired by thousands of years of skin care tradition, our Argan Face Cleansing Oil deeply cleanses all skin types. Castor oil lifts impurities while Argan, Sunflower, and Jojoba replenish essential vitamins, fatty acids, and lipids. Clears away makeup and impurities—leaving your skin feeling clean, balanced, and glowing! Clinically tested non-comedogenic.
  3. Shea Moisture Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Oil $9.99
    • This natural cleansing oil gently yet thoroughly melts away make-up, dirt and impurities without leaving an oily residue. Enriched with skin-nourishing certified organic Shea Butter and our proprietary complex of Alpine, Damask and Musk Rose Oils, it transforms into a creamy, soft emulsion when blended with water. Sensitive skin is left softer, smoother and refreshed.
  4. 100% Pure Organic Flaxseed Cleansing Oil $35.00 *
    • This moisturizing cleanser restores, softens and soothes while gently removing makeup and other impurities. Flax Seed Oil is rich with Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins and zinc which are highly beneficial for all skin types, even gentle enough for skin that is sensitive or affected with eczema or psoriasis. Detoxing herbs and essential oil further purify.

10 VEGAN+ CRUELTY-FREE Spring/Summer 2016 Nail Color

The Spring and Summer is almost over so get these colors before it’s too late!

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  1. AILA in Pinecuporn $17.00 *
  2. Mischo in Billie $18.00  *
  3. LaPierre in Radioactive $15.00 *
  4. Floss Gloss in Tanlines $8.00
  5. Zoya in Carey $10.00
  6. Polish & Company in Bout That Life $12.00
  7. ORLY in Push The Limit $8.50
  8. The Gem Chronicles in Jubilant $8.00
  9. Kitsune’s Closet in Serenity $8.50
  10. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Seething $10.00 *