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Makeup. It's amazing stuff. You can use it to hide imperfections and accentuate your best features to enhance your natural beauty or you can use it to change your appearance dramatically. If you're gonna to do it, do it right.

Clean Makeup

The latest trend in makeup is clean beauty. Clean beauty products are free from unsafe, toxic and questionable ingredients such as parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde.

Clean beauty also is about product label transparency. There are no mystery ingredients on a clean beauty product label.

Clean beauty is mindful beauty, sustainably sourced and eco friendly.

Clean beauty is cruelty free. No animal should be afraid and hurt in a lab so that humans can look more beautiful. There are more accurate testing alternatives available along with a vast ingredient data base. If the safety of an ingredient is questionable, it doesn't belong in any beauty product.

Speaking of animals, many clean beauty products contain plant derived vegan ingredients.

Cruelty Free Beauty Brands

It has been my mission to use cruelty free brands for more than 30 years, way before it was the in thing to do. 

It wasn't easy to be cruelty free 30 years ago but it is now. There are so many amazing cruelty free brands to choose from!

My favorite makeup brands include Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Bare Minerals, Buxom, KVD and recently, CoverGirl. Cruelty free doesn't necessarily mean clean, though. NYX is cruelty free but not considered to be a clean beauty brand.

Cruelty free status can change depending if a cruelty free company was acquired by an animal testing company which is what happened to OPI.

It also depends if a cruelty free brand begins selling in China which requires animal testing which is what has happened to Wet N Wild. 

I do my best to keep track of who's doing what. I stop using a brand if it becomes no longer cruelty free no matter how much I love it!

I have created a guide that will link you to my makeup posts to help you find a topic you are looking for.  Be beautiful. Be cruelty free!
Makeup Basics

Here is a makeup shelf life guide along with how to clean your makeup brushes

What day are the testers the cleanest?

What is the source of this red dye?

Talc is found in many cosmetics. Does it cause cancer?

Here are some skin care and makeup tips for glowing skin

Keep your makeup from sliding off of freshly waxed skin

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Foundations









Cherry Blooms Brush on Fiber Eyelash Extensions
Mascara Reviews
This was a great inexpensive drugstore mascara that I no longer use since it got moved to the animal testing list! 

It's just okay for me

This was not one of my favorites but it did create some nice volume

It's just okay for me & Benefit is not clear about being cruelty free

I love this one! ❤❤❤

The best waterproof mascara!!! ❤❤❤

I liked the old formula better

This mascara makes the lashes look gorgeous!

A nice inexpensive waterproof mascara

Not my favorite but it's okay

Younique Moodstruck Epic Mascara
I like it! Encourage Younique to acquire official cruelty free status!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
I had problems with this mascara!


buxom volumizing mascara
Mascara Tips
Cook up your own mascara 

A few easy tricks!

A little help for a clean mascara application

Some great lash curling tips for you

More tips for beautiful lashes

strip lashes
Lashes
Find out all the tricks for perfect strip lashes

Add these lashes for a little easy eye drama

Get long lashes with out falsies!

Have a little fun with glitter lashes

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Eyeliner
This waterproof liner means business!

Get your eyeliner on just right

Which is better? The higher priced pencil or the drugstore pencil?

gray smoky eyeshadow
Eye Shadow
Use the right shadow colors to make your eyes pop!

Seven easy steps to get smoky shadow with one of my favorite Smashbox eye shadow palette

Need the blackest black eyeshadow? This one's for you!

This is the perfect palette of soft neutral colors

Tips to get this popular eye shadow look

Everyone can wear glittery eyeshadow when it's done right!

Get a warm peachy brown look

Find out which UD Naked Palette is best for you 

See these colors and get a link to see my eyeshadow video using these colors

See how this pretty collection looks

Find out which palette replaced the beautiful palette

See swatches of these pretty palettes

Glitter eye shadow can be messy. Here are some tip to prevent the mess

A dramatic blackened violet smoky eye. Get the perfect colors to create it

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Brows



mango lipstick
Lipstick, Liner & Gloss
Find the perfect mango lipstick

Lip colors that coordinate with Zoya Nail Polish

Quick tips for luscious lips

Solutions to keep your lipstick true to color
 
Why you should wear lip liner

Get a step by step how to

Find truly lead free brands

A super trick from a super model!

Tips to get the perfect application

Makeup Looks
A review of several Beautycounter products

Feeling blue? It's my favorite!

Love purple? Here are some purples to try

Get some pretty in pink makeup ideas

Get a festive holiday look with the Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Eyeshadow Palette

Get you glitter on with some of my favorite metallic products

Get some tips to make your stand out behind those glasses

Here are a few of my favorite Laura Geller items


Halloween Makeup
An easy vampire look

Where to buy black lipstick

Fabulous for a hippy costume

The months of the year

Simple ingredients from the supermarket

I hope I have inspired you to create and have fun with makeup!

       Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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