By Daniela Degrassi
On one of my first articles for The Kind Bride blog, I suggested how vegan beauty boxes would make great gifts to introduce your bridesmaids to cruelty-free make up. Posting about it on Instagram, one of my new followers, Molly, reached out to me, saying that has a vegan bride to be, she had no clue where to start with vegan make up.
I’ve never been much of a make up consumer myself, and once I turned vegan in 2014 I switched my existing cosmetics with whatever vegan brand I could find at my local Whole Foods (which I happened to be quite happy about by the way!). Molly’s cry urged me to research more on the vegan beauty universe online, and came to the conclusion that the best thing to do, for a newbie in vegan cosmetics, is to rely on expert hands, the ones that test, review and write about all the newest vegan beauty options available.
But before sharing my vegan blogger must follow picks, let me just remind you that there is a big difference between cruelty-free make up and vegan make up. Cruelty-free make up is not tested on animals, but could still contain animal products, the most common, for example, is glycerin. If you are a vegan purist, always make sure what you are purchasing is marked Vegan.
And now, time to meet (and follow!) the beauty experts and doll up in vegan make up!
Creator Vicky Ly is vegan since 2012. Since then she is a voice for animal rights and in 2015 she brought her activism online, reviewing countless of vegan cosmetics. Her site hosts an updated list of 100% vegan brands on the market.
VEGAN BEAUTY REVIEW
Sunny lives a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle since the year 2000. She describes herself as a happy, pink-haired wife, mother, vegan beauty junkie, animal lover and self-proclaimed crazy cat lady.
She was the first vegan beauty blogger to hit the internet in 2007 and has gained a strong social media following. Through her blog and social media channels, she shares countless cruelty-free resources, reviews and recipes with her followers.
She recently co-wrote The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty which is filled with recipes for vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free makeup, skin and hair products.
Founder and Editor in Chief Tashina Combs, a life long animal lover living in my beloved San Francisco Bay Area, went vegan in 2011 and since then all products featured on Logical Harmony have been researched on and approved to be cruelty-free and vegan. Visiting her blog, I especially loved her Shopping Guides section, which you will find of great help for shopping vegan cosmetics in conventional stores like Sephora.
A woman of many talents, Jasmine Rose blog focuses on darker skin tones, hair care tips and her vegan lifestyle. She is also quite a popular Vlogger and her YouTube Channel fills up regularly with the most diverse content.
Best friends Maria and Suzanna are the dynamic and international duo behind Veggielitas. Both now based in LA, their blog is perfect for eco fashionistas… the goal is to share tips on how to lead a toxic-free lifestyle with yummy plant-based recipes, organic + vegan cosmetics/skincare and much more, all tested beforehand on their own skin.
I suddenly feel the need to curl my eyelashes and put some mascara on! How about you? I welcome you to share any additional tips and info, make sure to leave a comment. Thank you! I’ve already started researching on vegan wedding make up artists, stay glued for an upcoming feature 🙂
A feminist and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California where she lived for 15 years before moving back to her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.