20 Best Vegan + Cruelty-free Foundations for Women of Color

Being a Women of Color, I have experienced a lot of heartache when choosing foundations. My foundations are either too light, too dark, too ashy, too SOMETHING. But my biggest problem is finding companies that carry my shade at all. Even though it is 2017, there are still companies that do not carry a diversity of shades or tones. To make matters worse, many vegan and cruelty-free lines do not even bother to add deeper colors, leaving Women and Men of Color little to no choice but to use foundations created funky chemicals. 

But does that mean there aren’t ANY companies making shades for Women and Men of Color? OF COURSE THEY ARE!

Below are 20 companies I have researched or used that I believe have a lovely selection of shades to fit anyone and everyone.  

Happy Shopping!

*  = VEGAN-FRIENDLY

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Ultimate Cruelty-free and Vegan Mascara Guide

Hello lovelies! I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays with family and friends; eating great food and creating new memories. With that said, as the new year is approaching, it is time to educate you all on mascara. Now, mascaras are a great way to create definition, volume, and length without the use of faux lashes. But not all wands are created equal. 

I have created a handy guide to help you pick the right mascara for the occasion. 

*= Vegan-friendly

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Curling Mascaras

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Lengthening Mascaras

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Volume Mascaras

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Waterproof Mascaras

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Does-it-all Mascaras

8 Cruelty-free + Vegan Highlighters for Darker Ladies (and Gentlemen!)

Since Fall is around the corner, ditch the bronzer and whip out the highlighters for a sparkly change. Just remember! Gold and bronzy highlighters look best on darker skintones but you are more than welcome to try all shades~HAPPY SHOPPING!

*= VEGAN-FRIENDLY

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  1. Dose of Color Baked Highlighter in Sunkissed $28.00 (Powder)
  2. COVER FX Enhance Click in Rose Gold $18.00 (Cream) *
  3. Milani Illuiminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose $9.99 (Powder) *
  4. NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Topaz Tan $8.00 (Cream)
  5. 100% Pure All Over Glow in Deeply Sunkissed $35.00 (Liquid) *
  6. Colourpop Highlighter in Candyman $8.00 (Powder) *
  7. COVER FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Candlelight $42.00 (Liquid) *
  8. Plain Jane Beauty Bronze it! Mosaic in Coppers & Robbers $16.50 (Powder)

National Novel Writing Month Day 12: The Fall Trend: Graphic Eyeliner

I wear a winged tip every DAY! At work, when shopping around town, at the bars; I feel naked if I don’t create a classic cat eye. But with many styles and shapes out there, you can be very flexible about look you want to go for.

Felt-tip eyeliners are designed for precise application without tugging or smudging. Most tips are fine so when pressed lightly you can keep the shape simple; press harder you can have a bolder look.

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Here are some amazing felt tip eyeliners out there! Listed from budget-friendly to splurging.

Fall Trend Graphic Eyeliner

  1. Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner ($8.49) PARABEN-FREE.
  2. NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker ($9.50) PARABEN-FREE.
  3. Marchelle Double Precision Liquid Eyeliner ($14.95) GLUTEN-FREE. PARABEN-FREE.
  4. Bella Reina Waterproof Eyeliner Felt Tip Pen ($15.95) PARABEN-FREE.
  5. Bodyography On Point Liquid Liner Pen ($17.00) GLUTEN-FREE. PARABEN-FREE.
  6. Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Ink For Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen ($20.00) VEGAN. PARABEN-FREE.

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Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Pantone Eyes

Pantone Inc. releases each season 10 colors to reflect the changes within the fashion industry for both men and women! Add one (or all!) of these colors to your cosmetic bag!

Fall-Winter Colors 2015 Eyeshadow Shades (2)