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Cruelty Free 5 Product Face

Cruelty Free 5 Product Face

I still can’t wear makeup, and I can’t easily use my laptop (even on minimal brightness) for long periods of time, but I didn’t want to miss out on a Makeup Wars! I’ve got my cruelty free 5 product face to share with you. Unfortunately I still can’t wear makeup (if I accidentally touch my eyelids it hurts, so no eyeshadow or mascara for me for at least another week). What’s great about this 5 product face is that 1. it incorporates some of the 2015 best beauty trends and 2. it’s something I really like to wear. I really like glowing skin on me, since I don’t use bronzer, and bold lips is a great way to punch up your look.

Cruelty Free 5 Product Face

1. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10 (vegan)
I’ve been experimenting with the new Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10 and mixing it with the Cover FX Illuminating primer to make a sheer dewy foundation. I really love how this looks! I put enough primer for my entire face on the back of my hand and then mix in a single drop of the Custom Cover Drops. That’s it! You can experiment to get the right amount for you. 1 is for sheer, 2 is for medium, 3 is for full and 4 is for total coverage. Custom Cover Drops are available in 24 shades and they cater to all skintones. If you’re ultra pale (like me), N10 will be your new best friend. You can use this to make other foundations lighter. Use the code DROPLOVE (valid through April 31, 2015) to receive 50% off a face primer of your choice with the purchase of the Custom Cover Drops on

2. Cover FX Illuminating Primer (vegan)
I love this illuminating primer because it gives a nice glow so my skin doesn’t look flat.

3. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
The results I get from this mascara are lust-worthy. What I do is curl my lashes at 3 different points – by the base, at the middle, towards the tips. Then I use the enkore mascara shield and zig zag through the lashes left and right, making sure that when I end my zig zag it’s towards my nose. Then I pull up through the lashes.

4. Senna Cosmetics Sketch-a-brow in Mink
Mink is a very dark and neutral brow color. It defines my brows naturally. It’s a great pencil!

5. LASplash Smitten Liptint Mousse in Bewitched (vegan)
I’m clearly thinking of spring with this beautiful vibrant orchid lip shade. It’s a dead on dupe of Lime Crime Utopia, so if you want a drama free version, I highly recommend this one! If you don’t like purple shades, Lollipop which is a pinky-coral, is a great alternative.

Cruelty Free Matte Liquid Lipsticks
Outside in cloudy, overcast sunlight, no flash. From Instagram

Row 1 L to R LASplash Lollipop – Bewitched – Bellatrix – Sirius – RavenClaw – Jeffree Star Weirdo
Row 2 L to R Aromi Pink Peonies – Lime Crime Utopia – LASplash Innocent Vixen – Jeffree Star Celebrty Skin – LaSplash Ghoulish – Malevolent – Vindictive

If bold lips aren’t your thing, try LASplash Innocent Vixen or Jeffree Star Celebrity Skin. Both are peachy nudes that I find flattering.

If you’re uncomfortable at the idea of mixing your own light coverage foundation, definitely try the Cover FX CC Cream, which you all know I love. No mixing necessary! Then you can swap the Illuminating primer for a Makeup Geek blush like Secret Admirer.

When you’re trying to use minimal products but you want maximum impact, glowing skin and bold lips are a great choice. If you choose a bold lip color that flatters your skintone, it will brighten your complexion, too.

What products would you choose for a 5 product face? What do you make your focus?

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  • Great information! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  • Great products. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  • I’ve been wanting to try Perversion mascara, I just love my Givenchy too much!
    I use the anti acne cc from CFX right now, but those drops look so cool! I like the customizing ability! Might have to give that a try. Also, I had a sample of the illuminating primer once, and it was super awesome!

  • I am so interested in trying the Custom Cover Drops- the idea is ingenious!

  • Great picks! I have fallen for UD Perversion mascara. Definitely one of my faves. Gotta try CoverFX one of these days.

  • Cover FX is the one product I would happily try when I can get in Australia – thanks to you Phyrra.
    I want to tell you about another range of skincare that has just been released in Australia and it ships internationally. It is called “Saving Face” and it is Leaping Bunny certified. It offers just the basics at the moment – cleansers, moisturizers (day and night) and serums. I am going to try this next when I have finished my own stash. The prices are reasonable and I love the fact that it is certified cruelty free.
    For a 5 product face: NYX lipstick in Snow White – for those wanting a marsala coloured lipstick, NYX mosaic blush palette in Sunkissed, QV Daily Moisturising Cream with SPF 30, Cetaphil Moisture Cream for Night time and Natio Face Serum (cruelty free).

  • That lip tint looks amazing! I would love to try a bold lip like that. And I love that they’re cruelty free!

  • I have friends who are crazy about the new LASplash lip products. One of them bought the entire collection and the pictures I’ve seen of her wearing some are great. The CoverFX Drops sound perfect. I’m going to need those!

  • Love this post! I need to try the Cover FX Drops! All of those lip pie swatches are GORGEOUS! You naughty temptress-LOL! <3

  • I love this! I so want to try the Cover FX drops!! I’ve been displeased with my TM (I’m thinking it oxidized, frown) and wanting a better match for my skin. Since I love the Cover FX Illuminating Primer, your mixture sounds perfect.

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