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Vegan. Ex-makeup artist. CFS/ME sufferer. Cares about human rights, equality, animal rights, conservation/climate change.


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Vegan Faces Review and Swatches

What's this, a new post?! You'd better believe it. 

This time I wanted to share with you some products by an awesome, certified vegan company, Vegan Faces. The company was started when, exasperated by the lack of vegan facepaints available, facepainter Metala Theart decided to create her own. The range now boasts 15 shades of greasepaint, plus a beautiful selection of mineral eyeshadows, lipsticks, blush, mascara, glitter and cleanser. They are all made of natural ingredients and mineral pigments, making them ideal for little'uns or those with sensitive skins.

I was delighted when the lovely Metala gave me some products to try when we met at an event a while ago!

L-R Blush in Lychee, facepaint in Purple , eyeshadows in Passionfruit, Fire and Water.

Swatches Top L-R Lychee blush, eyeshadows in Passionfruit, Fire and Water. Bottom - facepaint in Purple.

My camera definitely doesn't do these colours justice, they are wonderfully vibrant in real life. The mineral shadows and blush are finely milled and buildable, meaning you can apply a little to achieve a subtle wash of colour, or 2 to 3 layers for a stronger, brighter shade. I love 'Water', a palest pistachio green that looks stunning with brown or green eyes.  I'm impressed with the blush, it's a flattering shade with the perfect amount of shimmer to give the cheekbones a beautiful dimension. The facepaint is highly pigmented, and easy to blend and apply. Once it has been set with powder it has wonderful staying power. It works well as both a lipcolour and a base for eyeshadows - I do love a multi-use product!
Mineral Lip Plumper in Rose Shimmer
The Mineral Lip plumper in Rose Shimmer is very moisturising, perfect for the winter when most of us get chapped lips. I like to use it to top a matte lippie, or to balance a strong eye.

Here's a couple of eye looks I did with the Water and Passionfruit shadows. I would have worn the blue shade (inexplicably named 'Fire'), but blue clashes with my colouring and gives me zombieface :(.

A wash of Water on the lid, and Passionfruit in the crease. My camera washes out the green :/

Passionfruit on the lid - it really brings out the green in my eyes! :)

I can't wait to try more products from Vegan Faces - I need the full range of facepaints in my life! I'd love to see her bring out more products - namely water-based facepaints, and perhaps foundation, concealer and primer? 

Plus, what with it being the festive season and all, I'm thinking the Brush Set or the lippie would make great gifts! 

Be sure to check them out - it's important to support small vegan companies! 

Til Next time,


*Products were given to me for review purposes, however this does not affect my opinions of them.