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.
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.
Finding a good quality vegan mascara was one of the first hurdles I found when switching to a vegan lifestyle. All my old favourites are by the big guns- Dior, YSL, Chanel… Finding a cruelty-free brand that didn’t use beeswax as in ingredient also proved hard, especially in Australia.
Lippy Girl Makeup was created with one thing in mind- luxurious cosmetics that are free from chemical preservatives and animal cruelty. Using natural and certified organic ingredients, Lippy Girl produces a range of incredible lipsticks and makeup products that are not only beautiful to use but kind to the environment.