My Top 10 FAVORITE VEGAN Makeup Products

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These are truly my personal favorites that I use almost daily. I’ve worked hard over the years to curate a specific collection of brands at Two Beauties Skin + Makeup (the business I own) that I actually use and stand behind. I recommend these as a licensed esthetician with a vested interest in your skin health, as an experienced makeup artist that understands ease of application and wearability should be a given, and as a vegan who loves seeing the cosmetic industry step up to help our world become a kinder place!

1) GloSkinBeauty Moisturizing Tint SPF 30 / $48 (My Shade: Light)

This is my go-to product for a luminous, even tone. Moisturizing tint is excellent on its own (best way to even skin tone with a formula sheer enough to not be disturbed by a mask) or used as an oil-free primer for a more full coverage foundation.
Plus, it has SPF that is comfortable to wear!

2) UOMA Stay Woke Concealer / $25 (My Shade: Fair Lady T2)

Stay Woke is a concealer that’s full coverage, won’t crease up, and that is easy to blend out to any level you desire. I wear this under everything from my tinted SPF to a full coverage foundation. It also comes with an easy to apply applicator and is available in a great shade range. **Best applied with UOMA Big Head Dual Density Sponge**

3) GloSkinBeauty Satin Cream Foundation / $52 (My Shade: Natural Fair)

This foundation is unparalleled as far as ingredient standards, coverage, and camera-quality formula. I’ve been using this foundation in my professional kit for over a decade and nothing holds up better while still looking like skin. This is also my go-to for nights out or work events when I want a full coverage, flawless look. I can’t wait until we can dress up and go out again! **Best applied with UOMA Big Head Dual Density Sponge or GloSkinBeauty or SIGMA Flat Top Kabuki Brush.**

4) SIGMA Beauty Sculpt Highlight & Contour Palette / $49

I use this palette every single day I wear makeup. If I want a slight touch of bronze and a light highlight on those no-makeup, makeup days, or a camera-ready sculpted look, this palette has everything I need in one convenient product. I will also wear these shades as eyeshadows.

5) GloSkinBeauty Blush $32 (My favorite shade is Papaya.)

This blush blends out flawlessly, and each shade can be worn sheer, or fully vibrant. It also does not wear off throughout the day.

6) UOMA Drama Bomb Extreme Volume Mascara / $19.50

Finding a vegan mascara that also gives your lashes some serious volume and length is tough. This mascara has answered all my prayers, and is water resistant, NOT water proof, making it easier to remove without worrying about smudging throughout the day. **Best Practice: Use over GloSkinBeauty Lash Thickener & Conditioner for even more volume and lashes that won’t budge.**

7) GloSkinBeauty Brow Collection / $50 (My Shade: Brown)

This little kit comes with everything you need to give your brows that beautifully sculpted look… almost. You get two brow powders, a setting wax, an under brow highlight, and all your tools! It’s an excellent value and I love that I can just throw this pouch in my makeup bag so my brow kit is easy to find. However, I do think that it’s missing a brow gel… so I’ve included my favorite one below!

8) UOMA Brow Fro Blow Out Gel / $22 (My Shade: 005)

This brow gel is highly pigmented and sets hairs in place all day. I use this sparingly, in conjunction with my brow kit (or on its own if I’m in a hurry!) for the perfect brows.

9) SIGMA Lip Care Trio *COMING SOON* / $39

I literally got this kit three days ago and I’m OBSESSED!! I will bring it to Two Beauties very soon. It’s the perfect lip set for current mask-wearing times where lipstick and liquid lips can be difficult to wear. It comes with an ulta-hydrating lip mask, balm (one shade), and topper gloss (also one shade) with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and jojoba oil. This way we can focus on keeping our natural lips looking and feeling fabulous.

10) COOLA Makeup Setting Spray Organic SPF 30 / $36

Okay… here’s the thing. I think we’ve all looked at our sunscreen tube in confusion as we mull over how to reapply every 80 minutes with a full face of makeup on. Or at least I have! I want to protect my skin and keep my makeup in tact all day. That shouldn’t be too much to ask! And then I found this product. I can now reapply my sunscreen throughout the day using an easy, refreshing SPF 30 makeup setting spray. Specifically formulated to dry down matte, it won’t make you feel dry but will also not disturb your makeup. I use it every day. Full face, or almost bare, it works amazingly! This is a can’t live without, especially once we’re all poolside again!

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They Helped Me Go Vegan

I made a list of all the vegans and vegan brands who helped inspire me to change my lifestyle. Vegan food and fitness bloggers, vegan authors, bodybuilders, entrepreneurs, food reviewers. This isn’t a list of everything I love that’s vegan, or every vegan blog or YouTube channel I think you should check out. It’s a very specific list of the brands and personalities that are making huge changes in the animal liberation and plant based eating spaces. They have had a lasting impact on me, and I continue to watch, shop from, and be inspired by them today. Enjoy!

Food Bloggers:

-Baker By Nature / https://bakerbynature.com

-Crazy Vegan Kitchen / https://www.crazyvegankitchen.com

-It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken / https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com

-Minimalist Baker / https://minimalistbaker.com

-Six Vegan Sisters / https://www.sixvegansisters.com

-Vegan Richa / https://www.veganricha.com

Instagram “Influencers:”

-@amysoranno / “An advocate for collective liberation through strategic activism.” https://www.excelsior4.org

-@badassvegan / John Lewis Film Director https://theyretryingtokillus.com

-@concious_muscle / Vegan Transformation Coach & Owner of @cmsupplements https://cmsupplements.com

-@domzthompson / Dominick Thompson Vegan Activist & Athlete / http://eatwhatelephantseat.com/

-@mainlyplants / Vegan Nutritionist and hilarious reviewer of vegan foods: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC-yvmuhrxX-PHJ84ez1UkuA

YouTube Channels:

*Some of the categories overlap. I would encourage you to find the accounts listed above on their multiple platforms. However, the accounts listed in this section are specifically ones I prefer to watch on YouTube. I tried to categorize them as clearly as possible.

-Kate Flowers https://m.youtube.com/user/indigostar2531

-Sam James https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCJOZu5FMz9mygTTpFSAYDeg

-Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCAbKLYEuTR1riockIgAWBiw

-Stella The Light https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCtFrw0aUPSItEe8V-9ZH3ZA

Podcasts:

-The Rich Roll Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rich-roll-podcast/id582272991

*I have to make a note here. Rich Roll’s podcast (and book, Finding Ultra) has been one of the most invaluable resources for my vegan journey. He has introduced me to countless authors, podcasters, athletes, and personalities that I otherwise may not have found. This is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in a plant based lifestyle, entrepreneurship, fitness, and an abundance of other topics on wellness.

-No Meat Athlete Radio https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/no-meat-athlete-radio/id476196931

Documentaries / Books:

Cowspiracy https://www.cowspiracy.com

Eating Animals http://www.eatinganimalsmovie.com

Finding Ultra, Rich Roll

The Game Changers https://gamechangersmovie.com

How Not to Die, Michael Greger, M.D.

VegNews Magazine https://vegnews.com

What the Health https://www.whatthehealthfilm.com

Vegan Businesses:

-For Vegan BCAAs: Truth Nutrition https://www.truthnutrition.com

-For Vegan Uggs: Pawj https://www.pawjcalifornia.com (Use Code LIZ10 for 10% off your order!)

-For Fun Vegan Clothing:

-Care Wears https://www.carewears.co.uk

-Crazies & Weirdos http://www.craziesandweirdos.com

-For LOCAL Vegan Treats in Humboldt: Foodwise Kitchen http://www.foodwisekitchen.com

-Vegan Supply Co. https://www.vegansupplyco.com

Food Plan!

This is the food and fitness plan I used from Blogilates to initially help me go vegan! It’s completely worth the $100 (yes.. that’s it for a complete workout and food plan) and I highly suggest it to anyone who’s considering veganism. 28 days is all it takes!

https://www.piit28.com

My Favorite Vegan Hair Products!

Because of my 5 Year Veganniversary on March second I’ve decided each post for this month will be vegan themed!

Today, I’m sharing my favorite vegan / cruelty free hair care products. Everything I’ve pictured below is in my regular daily or weekly rotation, and has been used for at least a year to test the results and effectiveness. I’m very particular about the products I use on my hair, but my transition into using only vegan products was easy, and my hair is healthier than ever! I hope you’ll try some of these options when shopping in the future. These are not only excellent-quality products, but they come from companies I support who share similar values in regards to animal welfare and the health of the planet. And, you have the option to shop them all locally if you are in Humboldt County!

Shampoo / Conditioner:

I have mild to moderate eczema on my scalp. I color treat my hair every six weeks, and I like my hair to stay long, thick, and as soft as possible while keeping my color in tact. I wash my hair once a week and use heat on it (blow dry / flat iron) a few times a month. The Maria Nila Heal shampoo and conditioner are the best I have ever used. Hands down. No contest. My scalp is much less dry and irritated, and my hair grows extremely fast now. I’ve been growing it out for years and after only one year of using these products my hair grew so much I had to cut four inches off last month because it had gotten TOO long. I recommend this for anyone who has dandruff, dry scalp, eczema, or who simply loves having soft healthy hair that grows quickly!

I do want to mention that Maria Nila makes several lines for all different hair types and concerns. I’d encourage you to look at several or ask your hair professional before choosing the one best for you. However, if you have scalp and hair growth issues, this line would most likely be the best selection for you.

Shop Local: https://m.facebook.com/Trimmedpinnedhairstudio/
Shop Local: https://m.facebook.com/Trimmedpinnedhairstudio/

Masks:

I use these masks each time I wash my hair. Since I have bleached hair, I actually mix 1/2 Silver mask with 1/2 Heal mask, leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse. This helps my scalp, softens my hair, and neutralizes yellow tones.

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Styling Products:

For right after I towel dry:

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For when I want beach-y waves without using heat:

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For when I need big volume at the root:

Tousle Finishing Spray
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I couldn’t find detailed descriptions of the Pulp Riot products I use. I get them from my hairstylist / local salon and they are also 100% vegan and cruelty free. I’m obsessed with their styling products and find that they work extremely well and smell amazing!

For when I need to set any style in place without my hair feeling sticky or “crunchy:”

Flexible Hold Hairspray
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For all the time. I use this to finish any look including straight or wavy hairstyles. It makes my hair look shiny, healthy, and does not compromise the longevity of my style.

Hair Serum
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For my non-local folks to shop:

https://www.lovelyskin.com/c/pulp-riot

https://marianila.com/us/

My current hair, for reference:

Photo, Style, Cut, Color by Tanishia Cole at Trimmed & Pinned Hair Studio, Eureka CA

To get to know my hairstylist and the professional products she uses: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thereallifeveganwife.com/2019/06/08/women-in-business-series-tanishia-boswell-co-owner-trimmed-pinned-hair-studio/amp/