There are a lot of makeup companies that have a few select vegan or cruelty-free items but how nice would it be to take out the guess work and label reading process when finding vegan cosmetics? Well, Emani Minerals is a completely vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free makeup line and they use 100% recycled paper goods for their packaging (25% post & 75% pre-consumer) that are 100% biodegradable. Now that’s what I call green makeup! My favs…
Foundation Primer & Hydrating Serum ($28): Not only is this primer vegan, but it fills in all the lil’ wrinkles and lines in your face making it perfectly smooth and even for foundation application. This primer is so velvety and smooth. I can’t stop touching my face when I apply this serum. It’s like a magic potion for smooth skin. It also happens to be incredibly moisturizing and contains organic extracts (chamomile, mallow, cornflower, mint, peppermint, witch hazel aloe, calendula and ginkgo biloba) which help nourish your skin. Seriously, if you want to look years younger, you need to be rocking some foundation primer. I highly recommend incorpoating this into your beauty regimen.
Pressed Mineral Foundation ($30): After prepping your skin with Emani Hydrating Serum & Primer, you are all set to go for foundation. I’ve been using pressed mineral foundation for years. I’m addicted to this stuff. Your coverage can be light to heavy depending on how many layers you apply. This talc-free, pressed mineral foundation is infused with organic rosemary and grape seed extract, which helps to balance your skin’s moisture and gives you even coverage. Plus, this compact is totaly portable, so you can plop it in your purse for touch ups.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Rosemary Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Iron Oxide
Vegan Foundation Brush ($24): Emani makeup brushes are soooooo incredibly soft! The foundation brush is ideal for applying loose powder foundation, pressed foundation or translucent powder. This brush is 100% vegan and free of dyes. There really is no need to be using makeup brushes made out of squirrels booty fur (or whichever animal they steal fur from). Plus, these synthetic brushes last longer and don’t harbor bacteria like conventional makeup brushes do.
Crushed Mineral Eye Dust ($10): First off, I’d like to say how crazy I am about that bright shade of blue (Dare Devil) featured in the photo. It’s mesmerizingly beautiful. All of these eyeshadows are made with 100% pure mineral pigments and are free of talc and other fillers. Emani Mineral Color Dust goes on sheer but for an intense finish, you can wet your brush and then apply. There are lots of shades to choose from. They have earthy tones, pastels, bold, fun colors – they have it all! Some of these shades work perfectly for your lips. Get crazy and try a bunch of differnt stuff. Be your own makeup artist. For longer lasting eyeshadow, feel free to prep your lids with eye cream then layer foundation on top to create a smooth base. Then apply your rockstar makeup and go out and paint the town red (or Dare Devil blue)!
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
For more info: Emani Minerals