S/S 2018 Makeup Trends (Vegan + Cruelty-free Guide)

Happy first day of Spring everyone!

Because it is the official first day of Spring, let’s throw away (or at least put away) our Fall & Winter makeup and get ready for the bright and warm weather.

I was inspired by the Harper Baazar article regarding Spring makeup trends for this year. Of course, I did a twist on this article and included vegan & cruelty-free options for the ethical makeup guru.

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  1. Yellow-Gold Highlighters
  2. Clumpy Mascara
    • I was shocked to see this on the list because I thought clumpy mascara was a big no-no. However, clumpy mascara is coming back. To get the look use Urban Decay’s Troublemarker mascara ($24). Remember to allow the first layer to dry before applying more to get a bolder look. (Vegan)
  3. Orange-y Blush
    • Now the article states peachy blushes are in, however, orange blushes look best on darker skin tones. Red Apple Lipstick’s Good Vibes Blush ($25) is the perfect blush for just that. Also, this blush was designed just for us! (Vegan)
  4. Pink Eyeshadow
  5. Teal Eyeliner
  6. Nude Lip Stains
    • One thing most people look forward to in Spring is wearing less makeup. However, you don’t have to be bare faced if you don’t want to, especially when it comes to lip products. Lip stains are a great way to pull off any color you want without constantly reapplying it. Nude lips are also in for Spring. Au Naturale’s su/Stain Matte Lip Stain in Mousse ($25) is the best of both worlds. (Vegan)

8 Vegan+ Cruelty-free highlighters for WOC S/S 2018 Edition

Happy Pie Day everyone! Hope everyone ate enough pie to last a lifetime. But moving away from pie, let’s talk about highlighters. I am so obsessed with highlighters. I am always jealous of people with huge highlighter collections. I personally only have two but I am definitely going to add more in the near future. 

With that said, not all highlighters are created equal. Depending on your skin tone and skin type, finding the perfect highlighters has to be determined by these two things. 

When looking for highlighters, choose highlighters with a peach or coral tint for tan skin tones. For those with darker and deeper tones, find shades with a golden hue. To make it easier, I also find highlighters in different formulas. If you are on the drier side, look for cream or liquid highlighters. For those with more oily or combination skin, look for powders to balance the shine. 

From right to left: cream, pressed powder, loose powder, liquid 

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Gold Tones

  1. Ilia Beauty Illuminator in Cosmic Dancer $34
  2. Lily Lolo Illuminator in Bronzed $26
  3. Au Naturale Pure Powder Highlighter in Halcyon $25
  4. Wet N Wild Beauty MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in Goddess Glow $6

Peach Tones

  1. Jane Iredale Cream Highlighter Stick in Comfort $30
  2. 100% Pure Gemmed Luminzer in Rose Gold in $37
  3. Alima Pure Mineral Highlighter in $24
  4. Gabriel Cosmetics Liquid Radiance in Rose Gold $12.50

10 Vegan+ Cruelty-free Lip Glosses for WOC

When I think of lip glosses, I think about my middle-school days where I would wore dollar store gloss to school. As time progressed, how I wore lip glosses has greatly changed. Lip glosses are meant to give your lips the benefits of moisture without sacrificing color. Whether you are going to the store or a wedding, lip glosses can and should be worn for any mood or occasion. Happy Shopping~!

*Non-Vegan options contain beeswax and/or carmine. 

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Oh my goodness! After hours of research, I have created an ultimate list of cruelty-free and vegan nail polishes! Happy shopping~ 🙂 

Updated on 3/4/2018


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100% Pure


Adesse Nail Polish (100% Vegan)

Adrianne K

AILA (100% Vegan)


Beauty Without Cruelty (100% Vegan)


 The Body Shop


♥ Chrome Girl


Context (100% Vegan) 

Côte (100% Vegan)


Dazzle Dry

Deco.Miami (100%  Vegan)


Ella+Mia (100% Vegan)


Floss Gloss (100% Vegan)


 Gabriel Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Gem Chronicles

♥ Ginger+Liz (100% Vegan)


HABIT Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Hi WildFlower 

♥ Hard Candy

♥ Honeybee Gardens

♥ Hula Polish


Jin Soon (100% Vegan)


Karma Naturals (100% Vegan)

KL Polish 


LACC (100% Vegan)

L.A. Girl

LaPierre Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Lauren B. Beauty (100% Vegan)

Little Ondine USA

Luna Star Naturals

LVX (100% Vegan)



♥ Manic Panic

 Milani Cosmetics

Mineral Fusion

Misa Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Mischo Beauty (100% Vegan)

MODE (100% Vegan)

Modish Polish (100% Vegan)

Moov Cosmetics (100% Vegan) 


 NCLA (100% Vegan)

 No Miss Cosmetics

♥ NYX Cosmetics


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% Vegan)

Oh Tiff! (100% Vegan)



Pacifica Beauty (100% Vegan)

 Palate Polish (100% Vegan)

Pear Nova (100% Vegan)

♥ Piggy Paint

Play Love Laugh (100% Vegan)

Polish & Co.

Pretty Serious (100% Vegan)

Priti NYC (100% Vegan)


♥ RMS Beauty


Sheer Lust

ShOO Polish

Smith & Cult

♥ SOPHi (100% Vegan)

Soulstice Spa

Sparitual (100% Vegan)

♥ Suncoat Products (100% Vegan)


♥ Tenoverten (100% Vegan)

Trustfund Beauty (100% Vegan)


Urban Decay (100% Vegan) 


Wet N’ Wild 


Zapora (100% Vegan) 



4 Vegan Setting Sprays for every Skintype!

Anyone with oily or combination skin knows the struggle is real when it comes to keeping makeup in its place. By hour 4, it is transferring and the oil is peeking through the layers! Not a good look at all. However, the invention of setting sprays have made the lives of all skintypes better! So no matter your skintype there is a setting spray out there to help keep makeup in its place. 

Below are 4 setting sprays designed for each major skintypes! Remember to ALWAYS do your research and check online for “skintype tests” to find the best match for you. 

Vegan Setting Sprays

  1. Plain Jane Beauty Coconut Water Setting Mist is described as a fragrance-free setting spray to help keep moisture in and help give life back to mature and/or damaged skin. This mist is listed as giving the wearer a “soft-focus” finish–great if you want to look hydrated but not greasy! ($25)
  2. OSEA Sea Minerals Mist is a three-in-one product. This mist be used as a facial toner, a midday booster, and/or a makeup setting spray. With a simple ingredient list, I believe this product would be great for anyone who has redness but also has dry patches they wish to moisturize.  ($38)
  3. Lily Lolo Makeup Mist has antioxidants to help anyone looking to turn back the clock without breaking the bank. This setting spray is listed as being hydrating and soothing. ($18) 
  4. Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Spray SPF 50 knocks it out the park when it comes to hitting all the requirements makeup wearers look for. This spray has SPF, keeps shine away, and holds makeup in its place without feeling heavy. What else can anyone ask for? ($28) 

If you want to check out more setting sprays, click here for my TOP 5 Vegan & Cruelty-free Setting Sprays.