Posted in Cruelty Free Cosmetics, Makeup

e.l.f Studio HD Under Eye Setting Powder

e.l.f is a cruelty free brand at affordable prices. The product claims are as follows:

“This light-diffusing powder camouflages fine lines, dark circles and imperfections, perfect for on camera or everyday wear. The silky powder adds a velvety finish ideal for wearing alone or setting in cream concealer. The Vitamin C & K infused formula helps to restore and strengthen skin for a revitalized appearance.”

Read More – e.l.f Website

Photo credit: Makeup Alley
Photo credit: Makeup Alley

Ratings:

Brightening: 3.5/5

Staying Power: 4/5

Pros: My under eye area is quite dry, where I do have a lot of smile lines. Powders tend to dry out my under eyes more and accentuate my extreme dark circles and fine lines. However this product does a great job of not making my concealer look caky and brightening the area.

Cons: The product provides no coverage. This however suits me fine as I use quite a bit of concealer due to darkness. Obvious sparkles are seen in the product, which do disappear when applied to the skin, however sometimes do linger. Do not count on the brush included to apply the product. The brush is not ideal.

Would I repurchase? YES! In fact, I already have 🙂 

In Australia the brand can be found at:

Experience rating 4/5

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Posted in Cruelty Free Cosmetics, Makeup

Australis Mega Lash Mascara

Image credit - Australis Website
Image credit – Australis Website

Australis is a brand that clearly states that they are “100% cruelty free” where they are accredited on the ‘Choose Cruelty Free List’.

Claims of the mascara:  

“It’s a mascara that contains special polymers that help curl your eyelashes. It also contains pro-vitamin B5 which helps maintain moisture in your eyelashes.”

Read More – Australis Website

Ratings:

  • Seperation– 3/5
  • Volume and length – 1/5
  • Lash curl – 1/5
  • Added darkness – 2/5

Pros – The mascara did a good job of separating my lashes. If it didn’t sting my eyes  I would keep it around to chuck it on for an extreme ‘natural’ look.

Cons – I have quite long lashes to being with, where usually it isn’t difficult to reach maximum impact quickly. The mascara had no impact on my lashes in regards to volume and length. My lashes practically looked like they did without mascara, only slightly more separated, darker and defined. 

The formula stung my eyes. I have never struggled with sensitivity in regards to eye products. I found it quite strange but did try it out a couple of times to see if it was just the day, unfortunately the sensitivity continued.

Would I repurchase? No. It simply did not work for me, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t work for you.

Experience rating 3/10

Posted in About Me, Cruelty Free Cosmetics, Makeup

Why cruelty free love?

I have always been a lover of animals. If an animal dies in a movie, i’m an absolute mess, if I see a dog walking on the footpath without someone beside them, I always stop, and if I witness any type of deprivation of any animal, I always report it.

My love of make up has always been equally strong. This stems from being a performer. I was always aware of animal testing, but I guess turned some what of a blind eye due to the love of make up. Now I am here to take a stand, to bring awareness to the issue that these poor souls have no voice to say no… I’m here to be their voice.

I am slowly making the transition into using all ‘cruelty free’ makeup, skincare and haircare brands. I am on a mission to find equal, if not better products to those I currently own. I will no longer be buying products from companies that test on animals, nor will I be blogging about them.

I ask you to please join me along the journey of standing up on for these animals and spreading the word amongst your family, friends and community. Remember, be kind, educate others and most of all, be loving.