The Body Shop shout loud and proud about their ethical credentials – promoting fair trade, sustainability, women’s rights, cruelty-free and most recently vegetarian cosmetics. Isn’t all makeup vegetarian you say, sure there’s no meat in them! Unfortunately many “cruelty-free” cosmetics can still contain animal-derived ingredients such as insect shells (colouring), gelatin (derived from animal connective tissue and bone adding texture, moisture, collagen to products) and animal hair. The new Lily Cole range from The Body Shop is completely free of all animal derived ingredients, making them not only cruelty free but 100% vegetarian. As someone who loves animals more than people sometimes, this makes me very happy.
I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Lily Cole makeup range, cue pic spam!
Dear bob, I can’t believe I’m writing this post already. It feels like I wrote my September favourites post last week, where I was lamenting the transition from summer to autumn. Well ladies, it’s winter now and the big C-word is just around the corner. Time has flown. *boggles*
I don’t own much from E.L.F Cosmetics. Their products seem to be hit and miss and reviews are mixed for all but their Studio Line brushes. My resolve broke recently though when they offered a 50% off promocode, sure I wouldn’t be too out of pocket if they didn’t work. So I added a few bits to the basket. Then some more. Then some more. Sure it was all so cheap! But pennies make pounds and of course the result was a massive haul, equivalent price wise to a few high end products! Yeah my finger hit the pay now button before my brain did the math. I could have been majorly kicking myself had I just wasted a hunk of cash on a lot of junk. So let’s see how I fared, starting with the best of the bunch, the mineral blushes.