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Pumpkin and Poppy – a Vegan Indie Beauty Company

Today I’m happy to show you a new (to me) company called Pumpkin and Poppy. They’re a vegan indie beauty company located in Waterloo, Iowa. Pumpkin and Poppy is the brainchild of Kristy, aka Veggie Beauty, who is a proud vegan and talented artist.

In my opinion, Rice Paper blends the best with my jawline.

The Pumpkin and Poppy foundation is very full coverage by my standards. I blended it out a bit in the last picture to show how it works with my sktine. I feel like Creamy Peach was too dark/peach. I feel like Seashell was too pink. I feel like Ricepaper was ok.

Creamy Peach
Fair Peachy warmth.

Fair English rose cool.

Rice Paper
Neutral Porcelain.

The eyeshadows are swatched on Meow Light Primer.

aqua eyeshadow with teal white holo glitter gold shimmer
My Take
A light aqua blue with tiny teal and white glitter. I don’t really see any holographic qualities but the color is pretty.

Moth Wing
A silvery taupe brown. It is a very unique color with a pearlized finish. It is a close dupe of MAC Smoke and Diamonds
My Take
Brown taupe with silver shimmer. I don’t own MAC Smoke and Diamonds so I don’t know how close it is, just that the site said it was supposed to be close and I know that it is a coveted taupe.

Saint Tropez
a sunny, bright matte apricot color with gold shimmer. The color is beachy and bright and is inspired by the glamorous seaside community in southern France, Saint Tropez.
My Take
Very pretty apricot/peach matte with delicate gold glimmers.

Gold Dust
A transparent gold w/ subtle green duo chrome
My Take
Subtle, beautiful, sheer golden highlight.

Foundation Price
$10.75 for 30 gram jar.

Foundation Ingredients
Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Sericite Mica Zinc Oxide, Silica Microspheres, Silk Mica, Manganese Violet, Yellow Oxide, Red Oxide, Brown Oxide, Chromium Green Oxide

Now, I’m sad to say that the foundations are being discontinued, because they really are nice and full coverage in my opinion. However, I am happy to say that I think Kristy has something up her sleeve and you might see a new type from her.

Eyeshadow Price
$4.75 for a 5 gram jar

Eyeshadow Ingredients (varies by color)
Mica, Iron Oxide (77491, 77499), Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (77891), Magnesium Mystirate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Cosmetic Grade Glitter

The first few times I tried the foundation, I liked the fact that it was so full coverage. The problem I have right now is that I’m peeling so much from my rosacea medication that powder clings to any of the dry patches and I can’t really exfoliate with more than a wash cloth right now or my face hurts. I think as long as you’re not dealing with lots of peeling, and you want a full coverage foundation, you’ll like the feel of this foundation.

Saint Tropez was a bit patchy for me, but it is a matte. I liked the texture of Jasmine a lot but I felt like Moth Wing had the best pigmentation and depth.

I liked the subtle Gold Dust highlighter.

Pumpkin and Poppy will be releasing two Halloween Collections: Once Bitten and I Put a Spell On You.

I’m especially interested in Debutante Cream Blush, which is a beige champagne shade. It sounds like a perfect nude shade for me.

I also want to try Oak Bark, a cool-toned contouring powder for light skin.

Have you tried Pumpkin and Poppy? If so, what are your favorites from there?

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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  • I’ve never heard of the brand; thanks for posting about it. The foundation looks great and I agree with your color assessment exactly. I’ll be interested in seeing what she comes up with once these are discontinued. Jasmine and Moth Wing are also quite pretty.

  • Oh wow! Totally nice to see a Pumpkin and Poppy review on here. Her shop is my absolute favorite!As a Vegan who super paranoid about ingredients, Pumpkin & Poppy has made shopping for Vegan make up easier for me. There is a lot of “Cruelty-free” make up, but there isn’t a whole lot of vegan options out there. I can’t buy high end without it having carmine, or something animal derived. Her Au Naturel Neutral collection is a terrific alternative to the Naked Palette. I really love her eyeshadows, i’d say she has a wide range of products that are rare in Vegan Cosmetics. Her lip products are amazing! Try out her lip pencils!I like that she always has a different theme for each collection, and if you buy a full set you get a variety of products to try out. It’s like Christmas when you buy a whole collectionfrom her. For example– I love the fact that the I Put a Spell on You came with3 eyeshadows, cream blush, a lip pencil and an eyeliner, and they all go together to put a look. I thought that was so clever! I also use her foundations, although they are being discontinued – I know she’s talked of working on something different with that in the future.Whenever she discontinues something, she always improves it. I’ve been following her shop since about Dec of last year, and P&P has been my go-to shop for vegan friendly products. I think people who are not Vegan will enjoy her products as well!

  • I LOVE oak bark, and I’m about the same color as you are. It’s fabulous. To get the holographic quality of the eyeshadows, I suggest you foil them and/or place them over a black base. This brings out all the dimension. I have quite a few of her pigments. Debutante is also a favorite of mine, and I’ve worn it every time I’ve worn makeup since I got it. It’s also eye and lip safe. It makes a really good eyeshadow base.

  • That foundation looks really good on you. Making me really tempted to try it but I always wind up hating powder foundations because my skin is half oily and half dry.

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