Don't let the Ouija board fool you, there's nothing bitchy going on at the Lime Crime headquarters. Lime Crime spreads their love of makeup through quirky shades most makeup brands won't even go near, like bright yellow and mint lipsticks!
Even better? Lime Crime makeup is not only cruelty free but also VEGAN! Finding vegan beauty products has been a big challenge for me lately, even at my local "health nut" store most of the make up was cruelty free but not vegan. Now I know what most of you are thinking…
Wait… how can makeup be vegan??
The answer is simple enough: Vegan beauty products don't have any animal products in it!
Which means you can get beautiful without harming animals!
Most vegan companies, like Lime Crime, will advertise that they are vegan. Some may not have it listed but if you call them or email them they should reply with a simple, short answer: Yes we are 100% vegan!
If you don't get a clear answer, that means you have to check their ingredients (or move on to a company that doesn't play games…)
Common NON VEGAN ingredients to watch out for include:
Luckily, more and more beauty companies are starting to make 100% vegan beauty products! Lime Crime being my ultimate favorite. Today I received the Opaque lipstick in "Chinchilla" from Dolls Kill and a special surprise from my friend Clare! The same Opaque lipstick in "Coquette". Chinchilla is a grey- purple color lipstick that goes on smooth just like all of Lime Crime's Opaque Lipsticks.
All of the Opaque Lipsticks come in the adorable, signature unicorn containers (Chinchilla is on the left, Coquette is on the right).
While this lipstick is smooth, I always use a Cats & Bats chap-stick before applying my Lime Crime lipstick! I have all three flavors of their chap-stick but my favorites are "Cursed Clovers" and "Mischief Managed" (I'm also in love with the names).
After applying chap-stick I eagerly threw on some "Chinchilla". Since it's my Spring Break, I've been trying to catch up with some leisurely reading… I choose some Shakespeare for today:
Tshit by Wildfox Couture, says "I left my heart in fair Verona". Sold out everywhere =(
Lipstick by Lime Crime, color "Chinchilla" get it here or here
Jeans by STS Blue, get them here
Lime Crime also makes nail polish, eye shadows and liners, velvet lipsticks and more! See the slideshow below for a peek at some of their products! Also, the last two pictures are of the CEO Doe Deere testing out some new VEGAN and cruelty free hair dyes Lime Crime will be making available in the near future!!
There are plenty of other companies that have Vegan products, but not all of them are 100% vegan. Also, some companies like Urban Decay and Burt's Bees (both have some vegan products) are cruelty free BUT their parent companies DO TEST ON ANIMALS. Everyone seems to be owned by someone else these days…
Here are a few beauty companies that ARE 100% VEGAN!!
What's your favorite vegan brand?? Share in the comments below!