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Recent Cruelty Free Beauty Buys

Recent Cruelty Free Beauty Buys

I know people always love to see when bloggers repurchase products, so I wanted to share some of my recent cruetly free beauty buys with you. They’re mostly from two of my all time favorite brands – Urban Decay and Paula’s Choice, plus a few from other brands I like.

Recent Cruelty Free Beauty Buys

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara plus Subversion Primer Duo
I love the Perversion Mascara and I feel like it gives me the best results of all the mascaras that I’ve tried, so I wanted to get another tube. Getting the primer was a nice bonus! Now if all of my eyelash extensions would just hurry up and fall out. I hate that I can’t really curl my lashes because I still have some of the extensions in. At least I can wear mascara!

Urban Decay Matte Lipstick in Backtalk swatch

Urban Decay Matte Lipstick in Backtalk
This matte mauve nude pink is an exclusive to UD’s website. I wanted it because it’s supposed to be a dupe for Kat Von D Lovecraft and NARS Vanessa. Since I love the UD Matte formula, I knew I would love this shade. See my review of the matte lipsticks.

Urban Decay Bust swatch

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Bust (vegan)
I bought Bust (not to be confused with Busted), which is a pale sable brown. It has a satiny finish and it’s supposed to be a great crease shade for pale skin. To me, this color is a cool brown with silvery grey tones.

Paula’s Choice Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 50 (vegan)
I love that Paula’s Choice makes an SPF 50 moisturizer so it’s been my go-to. Now that it’s slightly cooler, I have to use a serum beneath it or suffer the wrath of dry skin. (Here’s my Refer-A-Friend Link for Paula’s Choice if you want to use it.)

Paula’s Choice Resist Hydrating Cleanser (vegan)
This is a very nice moisturizing cleanser. It doesn’t make my skin feel stripped or dry after using it.

Fake Bake Mistifier Oil-Free Moisturizer
I just bought another two bottles of this spray moisturizer so that I now have one in every bathroom in my home. No matter if I take a shower or bath, I can then spray this on to lock in the moisture.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
This is my all time favorite, holy grail eyeshadow primer. I picked up more because, well, I never want to run out.

Nyx Green Tea Blotting Paper
This is my favorite blotting paper and I always carry some in my makeup bag.

What have you recently ran out of and needed to repurchase? 

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  • Sweetie I am So Glad that you post & review products that are animal friendly and cruelty free! I use Burt’s Bees skin care regimen and I am very happy with their line and being cruelty free is a huge bonus! I do try my Very Best to use cruelty free products but I am not really sure which products are not cruelty free but I do know of several brands that are! Thanks for posting stuff like this, it’s Important to know these things! It is so strange how much I have in common with you as far as I have seen through your posts & on the other Beauty sites I have seen you on (Don’t worry I’m not stalking ya, Lol!) I Just noticed that I Generally Always like the same things as you do! Like I saw a post you did about “How to Contour & Highlight on Fair Skin” and that is the Number 1 Question I have asked beauty pros b/c I am Very Fair! It is So Hard to find a shade Light enough; I just “Always” buy the Lightest shade they make and sometimes it’s too Dark! Lol! Foundations & Concealers tend to turn Orange on me when they Oxidize and it’s Frustrating! Anyways Sorry to Ramble On! I Hope you enjoy your Sunday Evening! Thanks, Jana

  • I have annoyingly sensitive skin and recently woke up to red puffy eyelids from the UD primer potion. Tested it on my stomach (easy place to conceal if I rash out) and I broke out within 12 hours. So… I’m glad to hear of a really good alternative. Will have to give the Too Faced a try.

  • I’m having trouble locating the SPF 50 moisturizer on the Paula’s Choice website. Do you have a direct link to the product? I’d love to try that!

  • Have you noticed any really big differences between Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion? Other bloggers have always seemed to stated a love for one and hatred for the other, and I’ve yet to understand why

    • I like UD Primer Potion, but I HATE Shadow Insurance. It separated on me in the tube and did nothing to stop creasing (might have actually made it worse). My personal favorite is Smashbox Photo Finish shadow primer.

    • For me personally, I find TFSI works better than anything else. UDPP Eden & Anti-Agin work pretty well. Original UDPP used to crease on me. The newest version does not crease. The NARS eyeshadow primer works really well too. It’s definitely based on your body chemistry.

  • I’m on my nearly empty bottle of the Resist Hydrating Cleanser, it’s my HG cleanser – I love it! I also had a sample of the Anti-Aging SPF50 moisturiser and I’ll definitely be buying that when my current daytime moisturiser runs out. Bust is beautiful!

  • Backtalk and Bust are really pretty; adding them to my “to get” list. Too Faced Shadow Insurance works the best on my lids, too. I like the original and the lemon one.

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