Best Cruelty Free Skincare, Makeup, and Hair Products

Best Cruelty Free Products

Here’s a list of some of my favorite cruelty free skincare, makeup, and hair products. Since, I’m new to becoming a cruelty-free advocate. I have been on the hunt for some good products. It’s been tough, but I have found many products that I fell in love with. These are products I used on myself and my clients. Everyone has different skin and hair issues, so be mindful that this may not work for you.

Everyone has a choice in life, I rather give my money to companies that are conscious. Some people may say that they’re not the ones who are hurting animals, but if you purchase products that are being tested on animal, then you are condoning it. They make money from the consumer, and WE ARE the consumer.

 

Skincare

Toner

cruelty free
Pixi Glow Tonic $15-$29

Occasionally I break out and have some scarring, and Pixi Glow Tonic helps exfoliate and evens out your skin tone.

 Pixi Beauty

Target

Facial Spray

 

cruelty free brands
MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray $7

Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray is great to use in your skincare regimen. My face is on the dry side, so I use this to lock my moisterizer in before I start my makeup, and afterwards to set my makeup to give it that natural glowy, radiant skin that I love.

Mario Badescu

Ulta

Moisturizer

cruelty free makeup
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè $16

This is literally the best moisturizer ever. It will bring life to ALL skin types. Especially, dry skin. I use to suffer with dry flaky skin and I swear this cured it. I use this every single day!

Embryolisse

Amazon

 

Makeup

Liquid Eyeliner

cruelty free hair products
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner $22

I have oily eyelids and this eyeliner does not smudge and it stays in tack all day. I do recommend to using it with an eyeshadow primer.

Eyeko

Ulta

Mascara

cruelty free skincare
Blinc Mascara Amplified $26

This is a tube-technology mascara, meaning it will actually create small little tiny tubes that wraps around your eyelashes and will not smear.

Blinc

Sephora

Contour/Highlight

Conscious brands
Milani Contour & Highlight Duo $11

Since my skin is currently dry, I like to use liquids and creams. I use this in my daily routine to give my face an appearance of higher cheekbones with a touch of luminosity.

Milani

Target

Foundation

 

Conscious makeup
The Ordinary Serum Foundation $7

My philosophy is to wear foundation as if it’s imitating real skin so it looks like you’re not wearing anything at all. Therefore, I prefer foundations to be sheer to medium coverage with a dewy finish. I like to mix The Ordinary Serum Foundation with a illuminating primer.

 Deciem
Eyeshadow Primer

Conscious hair products
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer $12

Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer is the best primer I have ever used. It prevents creases and help your eyeshadow have a longevity.

Urban Decay

Sephora

Eyeshadow

 

Conscious skincare
Urban Decay Naked Palette $54

Urban decay’s eyeshadow are so pigmented and it photographs so well so I love using this for weddings.

Urban Decay

Sephora

 

Hair

Shampoo/Conditioner

Conscious products
Hairstory New Wash $40

New Wash is game changer. As a hairstylist, I color my hair A LOT. Usually, I have to use a leave in conditioner, but with New Wash it’s shampoo, conditioner, and leave in conditioner in one. I LOVE IT!!

 Hair Story
Dry Shampoo

Beauty by Rosa Van
Kenra Dry Shampoo $17

My hair tends to weigh down and look flat, so I love to use this in between shampoos for more volume where is needed.

Ulta
Hairspray

Hairstylist and Makeup artist in Philadelphia and NYC
Loma Finishing Hairspray $19

We carry this in the salon where I work, it’s organic and smells like a dream. It’s lightweight and doesn’t get crunchy.

Amazon

 

How to Clean a Temptu Airbrush Gun

A Full Guide to Disassemble and Reassemble Your Temptu Airbrush Gun

As a makeup artist, wedding season could be crucial. Every bridal party wants airbrush because of the longevity and natural wear. Cleaning your airbrush gun is essential, and here’s my method of how I give my Temptu airbrush gun a deep cleaning.

I like to mention that I no longer purchase cruelty-free makeup, but unfortunately still use the products that remain in my kit. Makeup is expensive and I can’t afford to toss it and buy new makeup. When I need to replace makeup in my kit, I will purchase all cruelty-free products.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Things you will need:
Towel
Airbrush gun
Alcohol
Paper towels
Q-tips

Use diaphragm below as a guide

  1. Fill up a bowl with dish soap and hot water
  2. Let the airbrush gun sit in the water for 10 minutes
  3. Take it out the water and disassemble airbrush gun IMPORTANT: Place parts in an order that you will remember
  4. Clean 25 Be careful not to drop it because if the tip is bent, it will effect how the foundation is sprayed
  5. Saturate a q tip with alcohol and clean 1 & 2
  6. Use a q-tip to clean funnel
  7. Pour alcohol into funnel and use a q-tip to push the alcohol out of the tip of the airbrush gun
  8. Gently clean 3
  9. Wipe the rest of the parts down with alcohol
  10. Assemble 1, 2, 11, 6, 12, 13
  11. Pour alcohol into funnel
  12. Using a back and forth motion using 25 to clean inside of the gun
  13. Use q-tip to clean the funnel
  14. Repeat steps 11-13 as needed Recommended until solution is clear
  15. Assemble 26 and 27
  16. Attach airbrush gun to hose and compressor
  17. Spray remaning solution
  18. Pour alcohol into funnel
  19. Using a towel to cover the tip of the gun
  20. Hold tightly against tip and create bubbles in the funnel
  21. Spray remaning solution

 

How to Cure Acne Naturally

How to Cure Acne Naturally for Good

Dealing with acne is not always the easiest thing, but here’s a guide that may be able to help you.
Here’s how to get rid of your acne with just a few ingredients from your nearest super market.

People ask me all the time how I got rid of my acne and it’s about time I share my secret. Read on, to find out how to cure acne naturally. As a teenager, I didn’t have a lot of pimples, there was one here and there, but nothing to be concerned about. When I got to my mid 20s, big pimples started appearing ALL OVER my face. I became very insecure and depressed. It got to a point where I didn’t want to go outside. I was working and going to school full time. At first, I didn’t think much of it because I figured it was just stress and it’ll go away on its own. Boy, was I wrong. I did EVERYTHING on the internet. I tried spot treating, proactive, drinking tons of water, exercise to relieve my stress, masks, facials, not touching my face, cleaning my makeup brushes, not consuming a lot of sugar, washing my pillows. I did it ALL and nothing worked. I felt the need to wear makeup all the time to cover up my skin issues. I was determined to find a solution. I knew there was no way that I was going to suffer with acne for the rest of my life. I had to dig deep, and here is what I found.

One day I was browsing on YouTube page after page, I found a person who said whatever you put into your body is going to appear on your face. I’ve heard that saying before, but I was too concerned about treating the symptoms and not the actual cause. I really wish I could find her so I can give her credit, but I have searched for her numerous times and cannot seem to find her anywhere. So, it was starting to make total sense. I was eating VERY badly. With working and going to school full-time, I was always on the go. I ate so much fast food, sometimes 2-3x a day. After watching her video, I decided to change my eating habits. I detoxed for about a month and my acne was 90% gone. I made a green smoothie every morning with a weekly mask help to fade the scars. Not only did it help with my acne, but it also helped with my acid reflux. Every time my stomach feels a little acidic, I would make myself a green smoothie to neutralize my stomach. Anyone who knows me, know that I hate greens, but now I have learned to like it. I know that there are detox medications out there, but in my opinion when you make your own smoothie, you know exactly what’s going into it. You don’t have to worry about if there are any side effects.

As a makeup artist, I’d like to say the purpose of wearing makeup is to even out your skin tone, but if you already have beautiful skin, you should embrace it! Play up your eyes and lip color! Work on getting the skin you have always wanted. There are natural ingredients that you can use to correct whatever issue may have. You just have to do some research.

Thanks for reading and I hope this can help someone who is going through a similar issue.

*Please keep in mind that this may not work for everyone

cure acne naturally,

Green Smoothie Recipe
1 handful of Spinach* or Kale
3 cups of water* or almond milk
1/2 of an avocado
1 banana
1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil (optional)

Drink once a day until your acne is gone.
Tip: I would make enough for 2-3 days and keep it refrigerated.

Mask for Oily Skin
2 tablespoon of Greek Yogurt
1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice

Mask for Dry  Skin
2 tablespoon of Honey
1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice

For best results, follow these steps once a week before you go to bed:

  1. Wash your face with a cleanser that suits your skin
  2. Exfoliate (my current favorite is SecretKey Lemon Peeling Gel)
  3. Gently rinse your face and pat dry
  4. Steam your face using hot water in a bowl with a towel over your head for 5-10 minutes
  5. Apply mask listed above for 15-30 minutes
  6. Gently rinse your face and pat dry
  7. Apply a moisturizer (I like using almond oil for double scar fading)

Basic Makeup Products

Find your basic makeup essentials here

Sometimes, it can be hard figuring out where to start when it comes to makeup, but no worries! I made a list of things to purchase when you are learning how to do your own makeup.

I like to mention that I no longer purchase cruelty-free makeup, but unfortunately still use the products that remains in my kit. Makeup is expensive and I can’t afford to toss it and buy new makeup. When I need to replace makeup in my kit, I will purchase all cruelty-free products. This blog was created for a client of mine. I made a list of products that I used along with alternatives so she can achieve the same look at home.

Eye primer

Eyeshadow

Foundation

Color correct/ Concealer

Contour/Bronzer

Highlight (Powder)

Guide to Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

Find your guide to cruelty-free brands here

I have created clickable links to help you have easier access to brands that don’t test on animals.