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On the hunt for vegan eyeshadow? You’re in luck! I’ve managed to track down several companies that offer what you seek – so why not give them a try?

1. 100% Pure Cosmetics Vegan Eyeshadow

All of 100% Pure Cosmetics products are natural and vegan, which means you can feel good about using their products. For eyeshadow, they sell a variety of colors in their powdered shadow line, as well as  a slightly smaller satin shadow line, which are basically cream-type shadows. All of their shadows are made using fruit and vegetable pigments – neat!

($15/each, 100percentpure.com)

2. No Miss All Natural Vegan Eyeshadow

Available in 10 gorgeous shades, these shadows from No Miss are not only beautiful but cruelty-free, too. There’s a healthy mix of neutrals and brights, so whether you enjoy your tried-and-true browns and golds or like spicing things up with a bright pink or purple, you’ll find a shade to match your every mood.

($8.50, Alternative Outfitters)

3. The All Natural Face Vegan Eyeshadow

Let me just say… WOW. I haven’t tried these shadows yet, but I definitely plan to. They have a huge selection of vegan mineral shadows, and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. Not only do they offer a variety of matte shades; they offer a decent selection of shimmery shades, too. I dare you to visit this website and not want to fill up your cart with all the pretty colors. (Matte shade Mint shown)

($3.50-6.50 or $0.35 for samples, theallnaturalface.com)

4. Rockeresque Beauty Company Vegan Eyeshadow

Their website caught my attention and held it from the moment I clicked onto Rockeresque Beauty Company. This cruelty-free and 100% vegan beauty shop sells a variety of gorgeous shadows that range from the blackest black, to neutrals, to vivid purples and lots more. They also have such inventive names, like “Girl Fight” (pictured above.) LOVE!

($6/each, rockeresque.com)

5. Gourmet Body Treats Loose Mineral Eyeshadow

While the priciest on this list, these vegan shadows from Gourmet Body Treats seem to be very popular among those who use them. While I haven’t personally tried these, I am in love with the shade selections – and the fact they can be used wet or dry depending on how intense you’d like your look.

($18, gourmetbodytreats.com)

Have you tried any of these shadows, or have your own vegan shadow brand to recommend? Don’t be shy – leave a comment telling me your favorite vegan eyeshadow of all time.


Shade: Iced Latte

Both Sarah over at Lash Girl and Wendy from LuvLifeBeauty inspired  me to try L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow with their rave reviews of the product, and let me tell you – they are SOOOO right!

This shadow is my new favorite beauty obsession, and I’ve already picked up four shades. It’s so different from the shadows I already own, and I don’t seem to experience nearly as much fallout with these as I do with others in my collection. Soon, I’ll be getting a camera so I’ll be able to swatch these and show you different looks I create. SO excited!

Seriously, if you haven’t tried L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow yet, do it – I purchased mine for $8 at Ulta, but you can try places like Target and drugstores as well. If you have tried these, let me know what you think!

Estee Lauder has recently unveiled their gorgeous holiday eyeshadow collection, and I am SO in love! The collection features six new shades that are definitely worthy of adorning your eyes this holiday season.

The six shades include:

Cyber Pink, Cyber Green, Cyber Copper, Cyber Lilac, Cyber Teal and Cyber Silver and are packed with shimmery, glittery particles for a truly eye catching look. The shadows retail for $24 each, and can be purchased at Esteelauder.com. Which one is your favorite?

Bright eyeshadow doesn’t have to be just for Halloween… if you know how to apply it the right way! Keep reading to discover my tried-and-true tips for pulling off bright eyeshadow any time of the year.

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As a lover of all things beauty, I have been known to splurge a time or two (or three!) on expensive makeup. However, nothing beats the thrill I get when I purchase a budget-friendly product that works just as well as more expensive ones. With that in mind, I’ve compiled this list of the best budget eyeshadow I’ve tried throughout the years. None of them are more than $10!

1. Maybelline Expertwear Trio Eyeshadow

I love the shade selection of Maybelline’s Expertwear Trio Eyeshadow ($3.99.) Whether you want to create a neutral look for daytime or a classic smoky eye for evening, you’ll be able to with this dynamo product. The shadows glide on effortlessly, and leave behind a silky, finished look that doesn’t cake or smudge.

2. L’Oreal Wear Infinite Single Eyeshadow

This beautiful shadow blends beautifully and drenches your lids in lush, highly pigmented color that can be worn alone or combined with other colors for a gorgeous look. I like to use one shade as a base, and blend one or two other shades on top to create a more contoured, defined look. ($4.79)

3. CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4 Kit Shadow

I love the bright, poppy colors of these shadows – they work especially well for the spring and summer months! For $4.99, you get four blendable shadows that are perfect when worn alone or combined. The compact even comes with how-to tips to help you recreate the look you want in minutes. Plus, the shadows seem to last for hours, even when I don’t use a shadow primer first. Beautiful!

4. e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeshadow

Don’t let the price fool you – e.l.f.’s Studio Cream Eyeshadow packs a wicked punch for the mere price of $3.00. The creamy shadow glides on beautifully, and doesn’t cake or crease like a lot of the cream shadows I’ve tried in the past. The shade selection is nothing to laugh about, either – plus, it’s almost completely smudgeproof! Give it a try, and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

5. Sephora Collection Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear

Sure, these jumbo pencils are technically eyeliner, but they can easily be blended as shadows – I use them this way all the time! The pencil glides smoothly over lids and eliminates the mess of traditional creamy shadows. They won’t tug, fade or crease and, after a long evening of dancing, I found the color stayed put throughout the night! For $10, stock up on a few of your favorites and blend together for a truly customized look.

While these are my top 5 favorite budget eyeshadows, if I missed one of your picks don’t be afraid to nag me about it in the comments section 🙂 As always, stay lovely!

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