Butter London, OCC Cosmetics, Youngblood, Lime Crime, E.L.F, Lippy Girl, Bite Beauty – these make up brands belong in the purse of every cruelty-free beauty loving woman wherever you live. Unfortunately for those of us living in Australia, these cult cruelty-free brands can be hard to find. Lipstick Republic stocks a huge range of amazing brands and it is all thanks to one incredible woman’s hard work!
I have heard a lot of glowing reports about Nude Skincare from a variety of beauty editors and journalists. I have read many articles about their founders, one of whom is Ali Hewson aka Mrs Bono who also co-founded the eco luxury fashion label Edun. Her keen eye as a businesswoman has never been a barrier to her environmental activism- in fact, it has only enhanced it.
Nude skincare was founded on the belief that scientific advances and natural, organic beauty do not have to be mutually exclusive. They have been at the forefront of using alternative methods to animal testing, such as in vitro testing. Their products boast natural ingredients such as omega oils, plant and seed extracts, fruit kernels and leaf waxes.
Nothing contours up summer quite like the image of a Lolita-esq girl with bronzed, colt-like limbs, lolling around in the summer sunshine, sucking on a popsicle. Lips stained fruity shades of strawberry, watermelon, apricot, cherry, raspberry and peach. Whether you prefer to wear your bright pout in glossy, glazed shades or barely-there tints, pair back with nude or minimal make up to make the colour pop.
I have written about how much my skin loves jojoba oil before and this exfoliator by The Jojoba Company is easily the best exfoliate I have ever tried. Hands down. Big claim, I know, but nothing works as beautifully as this product to rid my skin of any flaky, dryness while also providing a burst of hydration.
Stella McCartney is an amazing woman. A lifelong vegetarian and outwardly spoken animal rights activist, her namesake luxury fashion label is the only one in an industry of many that eschews the use of leather and suede in their garment and accessory lines.
“I’m very proud of building a business without using animals. And, hopefully, changing people’s perception of how you can do luxury.”