Massive Cruelty-Free Makeup Haul!

I pillaged IMATS Sydney 2013 and I thought you might like to see what cruelty-free products I bought. I’ll be using all of these products in coming tutorials on Youtube, so don’t forget to subscribe to my cruelty-free channel by *clicking here*.
This is a photo heavy post, I’m not reviewing these products but I will give a little opinion on each. I’m going to start with the products I bought from Ben Nye.

Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder

Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder

 

This finely milled setting powder wears beautifully, I’ve really enjoyed using it.

The lovely people at the Ben Nye stand gave me these two palettes of their HD foundation as a little gift. Such a gorgeous creamy foundation that looks natural and beautiful when I applied. I’ve also been using the darker shades to contour my face.

Ben Nye Foundation Palettes

Ben Nye Foundation Palettes

Ben Nye Creme Contour

Ben Nye Creme Contour

I really love cream blush and I couldn’t resist this one. It’s a gorgeous coral colour that looks flattering on all skin tones. Also, it’s extremely pigmented so I’ve been using it sparingly which means this bad boy is going to last me a long time.

Ben Nye Lumiere Grande Colour Palette

Ben Nye Lumiere Grande Colour Palette

How great does this palette look? 12 amazing, highly pigmented eyeshadows all packaged up in a sweet little tin. The Lumiere Grande Colour Palette comes with a brush (as pictured) and all the colours can be used either dry or mixed with water to create an intense paint.

Ultimate F/X Palette

Ultimate F/X Palette

This special fx palette is just phenomenal! I love that it contains every colour I could need all housed in one palette. No more stuffing about with colour wheels. I’ll be using this in all my Halloween tutorials as well as for any and all special fx projects. This is my favourite buy from IMATS, hand down.

Next up, we’ll look at the products I got from Make Up Store, I had so much fun at that stall and pretty much had to be dragged away!

Make Up Store Skin Serum

Make Up Store Skin Serum

The Make Up Store Skin Serum is basically a primer that has some lovely skin soothing ingredients in it. I’ve been using it every day since getting it and I love the staying power it gives my foundation.

Make Up Store Eyeshadow in Zone

Make Up Store Microshadow in Zone

I picked up this Microshadow by Make Up Store in the colour ‘Zone’. It’s a gorgeous khaki/olive green with soft gold micro reflective pigments. Absolutely beautiful to blend, this eyeshadow applies true to colour and wears flawlessly for 13 + hours.

Make Up Store Lipstick. From left to right. Culture, Dare, Magic Spell and Drama

Make Up Store Lipstick. From left to right. Culture, Dare, Magic Spell and Drama

I am in LOVE with the ice-cold metal packaging these lipsticks come housed in. Beautiful and butter-soft to apply, Make Up Store lipsticks wear extremely well, are highly pigmented and contain lip soothing ingredients such as avocado oil, jojoba and shea butter.

Glitter Eyeliner in 'Choco Lux'

Glitter Eyeliner in ‘Choco Lux’

Make Up Store Eyeliner in Czar

Make Up Store Eyeliner in Czar

This beautiful glitter eyeliner is the most gorgeous warm, chocolatey colour. It has a very fine applicator tip that makes it a breeze to apply a very fine line. I found this eyeliner dried to a comfortable soft powder-like finish and lasted until I washed it off.

The metallic eyeliner by Make Up Store in Czar is such a lovely product. I’ve personally found this pencil to be neither soft nor hard. It has plenty of slip, is extremely pigmented and doesn’t transfer, smudge or run!

I picked up another cream blush, this time by MehronMehron produce high-quality theatrical makeup, but there is plenty of makeup in their range that is perfect for everyday use.

Creme Blush in Geranium

Mehron Cheek Cream in Geranium

Geranium is the perfect pink. Extremely pigmented, this cream blush is easy to apply and blends beautifully for a naturally flushed and pretty look.

I love glitter, but not all glitters are made equal. I like to wear it on my eyes so naturally it is extremely important for the glitter that I use to be free of glass or metals. Most glitter comes with a very VERY tiny disclaimer that reads ‘Not to be used near eyes’. Even Lime Crime’s glitters have this warning, though you have to search with a magnifying glass to find it. Finally i have found a range of glitter that is amazing and free from anything that could scratch your eyeball. LASplash produce high quality glitters that are designed to be used on your eyes, they are free from metal and glass and are made from a soft film that doesn’t irritate or scratch.

LASplash Glitter Eyeshadow and Splashproof Eyeshadow Base. Colours from left to right. Renaissance, Tangerine and Rock Star.

LASplash Glitter Eyeshadow and Splashproof Eyeshadow Base. Colours from left to right. Renaissance, golden Tangerine and Rock Star.

I grabbed three different glitters along with the Splashproof Sealer. The Sealer is what actually makes the glitter adhere to the skin. Traditionally you would apply a thin layer of latex to the skin to make the glitter stick, but this sealer is far more comfortable and the glitter is so fine and beautiful that is doesn’t feel heavy or cakey at all. I’ll be buying everything from the LASplash range!

I visited the Makeup and Glow stand and picked myself up this airbrush foundation pack by Elementwo

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Canvas Blend Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush foundation has a completely different formulation to regular liquid or cream foundation, I love how amazingly natural it looks and the staying power is out of this world. You don’t need an airbrush to use this foundation, I’ll show you how to use it without a machine in a Youtube tutorial very soon.

Kryolan are another leading theatrical makeup company with such a beautiful range of products. I wanted everything but settled on a lip stain.

Kryolan Lip Stain in Jazz

Kryolan Lip Stain in Jazz

Jazz is a beautiful baby pink colour. These stains really last, I applied a thin layer and it stayed true for close to 8 hours without a touch-up.

I also bought myself a Beauty Blender. I’ve never liked using makeup sponges, I find them daggy and serious product wasters. The Beauty Blender is absolutely fantastic however and I restocked as soon as I could find them at IMATS. They make your foundation look flawless and are also fantastic for applying cream blush and blending out contour products.

Beauty Blender in Black

Beauty Blender in Black

Lastly, I bought a tonne of false eyelashes from Model Rock.

So many eyelashes!

So many eyelashes!

Model Rock do beautiful eyelashes that last a long time. I’ve found I easily get upwards of 20 wears out of each pair. The top left lashes are so cute!

That my friends, is my cruelty-free makeup haul!
Until next time.
Peace & Love,
Veruska xoxoxo

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