Ever heard of LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics?
If your answer was "No," don't feel bad because until a few months ago neither had I. Lush is a fantastic company that prides itself on ethical buying, being handmade, cruelty free and as "naked" (minimal ingredients) as can be. Their products are 100% vegetarian and my favorite part is that they offer lots of Vegan options. If you are local, Lush is at MacArthur Mall in Norfolk and of course they have a website found here. They offer bath, shower, hair, face & body products as well as makeup, perfume, gifts, etc. The coolest product (in my humble opinion) is their solid shampoo and conditioner bars.
As with most vegan/vegetarian products, you may have a bit of sticker shock. You can't compare these products to anything you will find on the shelf at Walmart or your local retainer. It is important to understand what you are investing in. Hopefully, the norm will one day be fair treatment of all animals and organic living. Until then, we must be willing to spend a little more to save lives. The animals will thank you for not being a penny pincher. ;)
Next is TARTE HIGH-PERFORMANCE NATURALS.
This company has a vegan friendly product line and they are also 100% cruelty free, meaning they do not test any of their products on animals. Animal testing is a HUGE issue and makes us vegans very grumpy. I'm sure I will rant in depth about animal testing in another blog post. Anyways, Tarte has makeup and skin care products with all the basics like eye shadows, primers, foundations, eye liner, brushes, makeup removers etc. Check them out at your local Sephora or here.
Next time you are on a vegan beauty product conquest, look for these symbols!