It’s coming up to Christmas! A time to eat a lot of food and buy gorgeous presents for friends and family. This post will be one of two cruelty free beauty gift guides! If you want to buy something nice for someone or yourself but want to keep it cruelty free these gift guides will help you find something for all budgets. This first post will be focused on makeup.
Ilia Mini Tinted Lip Conditioner Trio: although new to this brand, this set would be the perfect introduction. It contains three mini lip conditioners in beautiful neutral colours. This set retails for $37.00.
Too Faced Mini Better Than Sex Mascara Ornament: this is a great Christmas tree decoration or stocking filler. It contains a mini version of the much loved Better Than Sex Mascara. This retails for $17.00.
Bare Minerals Give me a Swirl 3 Piece Full Size Brush Collection: for those just getting into makeup, buying brushes seem like a hassle, so this would be a perfect gift for a makeup beginner. This set contains a powder brush, a blush/bronzer brush and a double ended eyeshadow/eyeliner brush. These brushes cover the basics. Contained in a pretty pouch this set retails for $57.00.
Becca Glow on the Go Kit Moonstone: for those highlighter lovers, this is a beautiful set by Becca with a liquid and powder highlight in Moonstone (one of the lighter colours). This set retails for $35.00.
Tarte How Sweet it is Deluxe Lip and Cheek Set: I love the brand Tarte and this set is the perfect introduction to the brand. It contains one of their famous Amazonian clay blushes in travel size (which are insanely pigmented) and a LipSurgence lip tint also in travel size. These colours are a beautiful pink. This set retails for $22.00.
The Balm Mont Balm: this is a great little palette by the Balm. It contains four neutral shadows that could create nearly any look, with a white/cream, black/charcoal, warm toned brown and darker brown/purple. This palette retails for $43.00.
Zoeva Vegan Face Set: this is a great beginner brush set for makeup lovers with six versatile vegan face brushes. Zoeva first came to the scene renowned for their brushes. It comes in a cute purse and retails for $128.00.
Marc Jacobs The High Life Essential Hues 3-Piece Petites Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Set: apart from having the longest product name ever, this is a beautiful set of three eyeliners in black, brown and bronze. Perfect for beginners, this set retails for $36.00.
IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette: this is a beautiful face palette containing a blush, bronzer, finishing powder and highlighter. This would be a great palette for traveling with all the essential face powders in one. This set retails for $68.00.
Nars Sarah Moon Collection Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye and Cheek Palette: this palette, although not a Christmas collection, would make a beautiful present. The packaging is gorgeous and the colours in the palette are stunning, containing six eyeshadows and three face products (highlighter, bronzer and blush).
I hope this has helped with buying cruelty free this Christmas. Be sure to subscribe and check back tomorrow for part two on body, skin and hair care. Let me know in the comments below your favourite from the above.
Thanks so much for reading, Christina xo