I am a self confessed lipstick fiend. I think a bright lipstick in the summer time can really enhance a makeup look (not that I need an excuse to wear lipstick!) and they are among some of my favourite products to share with you.
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As you may know, I have decided to switch to cruelty free products over the past few months so I have been more selective about the products I am using this summer. I have come across a bit of dilemma, as now I have a lot of used lipsticks that unfortunately are not from cruelty free brands. Has anyone got any ideas of what is best to do with these products? I’d love to know as I really don’t want to waste them.
Nevertheless, for those brands that are cruelty free, i’ll keep it short and sweet, here are my top three cruelty free lipsticks for the summer.
No 7 High Shine Lip Crayon – Tickle
I’m really glad that this product was in my goodie bag from The Glamour Beauty Festival that I attended in March, (you can read all about the event by clicking here.) This lip crayon is hydrating (ideal for the any warm summer weather) and really easy to apply. The product leaves quite a sheer shine which I personally like for a lighter summer makeup look. You can pick up the lip crayons for £9 each, they are not super cheap, but like always, Boots usually run deals on No7 such as their current 3 for 2 offer making them a lot more affordable.
Burt’s Bees Lipstick – Fuchsia Flood
Made with 100% natural ingredients and 60% recycled materials, this lipstick is a great choice for anyone looking to change to more cruelty free/sustainable products. This product is highly moisturising, again initially on the more sheer side but the colour is buildable. Surprisingly the colour is actually more on the barbie pink side so layered it can look really bright! It is not particularly long lasting but the product is easy to reapply. You can pick up the lipstick for £9.99 at Boots.
NYX Matte Lip Cream- San Paulo
I have written all about these lip creams in a previous post and how much I love them (click here to read all about it!) They are really affordable at £6 each and come in a massive range of colours. NYX matte lip creams are one of the only ‘liquid lip’ type products I have used that don’t completely dry out your lips. Highly recommended for cruelty free beauty on a budget. (Note that NYX are completely cruelty free but are owned by a brand that test on animals.)
So that’s it for this week, I actually managed to keep it short and sweet! I’d love to know your favourite products that you use over summer. Which brands should I check out?
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