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Jenni Defalco

Posts: 456

Stevenage, England, United Kingdom

Hi
I did a search but couldn't find much info.
I'm currently working with an organic skincare company, organic and vegan tanning company and would love to use an organic brand of make up that isn't a mineral. In particular foundations and eye products suitable for photographic use.

Anyone have any ideas? Im based in the UK so ideally looking for products avalible here x

Sep 29 12 04:03 am Link

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Madz Conway

Posts: 13

Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom

I'm not sure if this is completely what you're looking for, but i'm no make-up artist!
LUSH have recently brought out a completely vegan make-up brand, which is multi-purpose. I own the red lipstick, and it is amazing.

Hope this helps. smile

-Madz.

Sep 29 12 04:18 am Link

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kat makeup artist

Posts: 182

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

OCC - obsessive compulsive cosmetics. google them.

Sep 29 12 05:33 am Link

Makeup Artist

Jenni Defalco

Posts: 456

Stevenage, England, United Kingdom

Thanks Kat, I'm already using liptars for photographic work although didn't know they had added tinted moisturisers and concealers to the range!  Keen to see how they perform!

I would be keen to hear about any other brands that are readily avalible in the UK, will defo check out lush cosmetics , love thier face masks!

I've also heard Yaby is vegan ... is this true?! x

Sep 29 12 06:13 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7953

Imperial, California, US

Oh puhleeezee!!??

Sep 29 12 06:21 am Link

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Elizabethmakeup

Posts: 338

Hereford, England, United Kingdom

George Ruge wrote:
Oh puhleeezee!!??

Your point? I would much rather use makeup that has not been tested on animals but unfortunately, choices are extremely limited.

Sep 29 12 09:20 am Link

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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Elizabethmakeup wrote:

Your point? I would much rather use makeup that has not been tested on animals but unfortunately, choices are extremely limited.

+1 good for you!

Sep 29 12 09:29 am Link

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Madz Conway

Posts: 13

Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom

Elizabethmakeup wrote:

Your point? I would much rather use makeup that has not been tested on animals but unfortunately, choices are extremely limited.

+1! Totally keeping you in mind if I ever do a shoot that needs an MUA!

Sep 29 12 10:06 am Link

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Jenni Defalco

Posts: 456

Stevenage, England, United Kingdom

Elizabethmakeup wrote:

Your point? I would much rather use makeup that has not been tested on animals but unfortunately, choices are extremely limited.

Yes agreed, after a day of intense googleing i have found  handful of pro quality brands that do not test on animals, even fewer that are vegan or organic.

I'm also very sad to find out the estee lauder group has been dropped by PETA earlier this year, I must have been living under a rock or something. But on a good note Urban Decays new naked foundation looks good x

Sep 29 12 10:47 am Link

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P I X I E

Posts: 35327

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

George Ruge wrote:
Oh puhleeezee!!??

What the hell is your problem?

Sep 29 12 11:46 am Link

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P I X I E

Posts: 35327

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Madz Conway wrote:
I'm not sure if this is completely what you're looking for, but i'm no make-up artist!
LUSH have recently brought out a completely vegan make-up brand, which is multi-purpose. I own the red lipstick, and it is amazing.

Hope this helps. smile

-Madz.

Oh yes! I'm so happy Lush released a makeup line.

Sep 29 12 11:48 am Link

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Heather J M

Posts: 718

London, England, United Kingdom

Madz Conway wrote:
I'm not sure if this is completely what you're looking for, but i'm no make-up artist!
LUSH have recently brought out a completely vegan make-up brand, which is multi-purpose. I own the red lipstick, and it is amazing.

Hope this helps. smile

-Madz.

Bnever2busy? If so, that line folded a few years ago?

Sep 29 12 01:30 pm Link

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Madz Conway

Posts: 13

Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom

Heather J M wrote:

Bnever2busy? If so, that line folded a few years ago?

Nope! Recently. I bought the lipstick in August. It's called 'Emotional Brilliance'. https://www.lush.co.uk/emotionalbrilliance/ Link to website. smile

-Madz.

Sep 29 12 02:10 pm Link

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P I X I E

Posts: 35327

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Madz Conway wrote:

Nope! Recently. I bought the lipstick in August. It's called 'Emotional Brilliance'. https://www.lush.co.uk/emotionalbrilliance/ Link to website. smile

-Madz.

Emotional Brilliance is actually a whole line of their makeup products.

Sep 29 12 08:05 pm Link

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Madz Conway

Posts: 13

Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom

P I X I E wrote:

Emotional Brilliance is actually a whole line of their makeup products.

Yup! That is what I meant, but my words got mixed up! The lipstick I have is called 'Decisive', and it is awesome.

-Madz.

Sep 29 12 09:27 pm Link

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P I X I E

Posts: 35327

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Madz Conway wrote:

Yup! That is what I meant, but my words got mixed up! The lipstick I have is called 'Decisive', and it is awesome.

-Madz.

I think I have the same. big_smile

Sep 30 12 04:04 pm Link

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SD Makeup Artisty

Posts: 184

Hicksville, New York, US

Jenni Defalco wrote:

Yes agreed, after a day of intense googleing i have found  handful of pro quality brands that do not test on animals, even fewer that are vegan or organic.

I'm also very sad to find out the estee lauder group has been dropped by PETA earlier this year, I must have been living under a rock or something. But on a good note Urban Decays new naked foundation looks good x

Naked Skin doesn't photograph very well though with flash. ):
I love it for everyday use though. It's so comfortable to wear.

Oct 01 12 02:43 pm Link

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Looknsee Photography

Posts: 21684

Portland, Oregon, US

Jenni Defalco wrote:
Hi
I did a search but couldn't find much info.
I'm currently working with an organic skincare company, organic and vegan tanning company and would love to use an organic brand of make up that isn't a mineral. In particular foundations and eye products suitable for photographic use.

Anyone have any ideas? Im based in the UK so ideally looking for products avalible here x

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Oct 01 12 02:56 pm Link

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Princess Dasha

Posts: 57

Malmö, Skåne, Sweden

Limecrime
Urbay Decay
E.l.f. Cosmetics

Famous brand that are successful and offer great quality! smile

Here's a great list: http://leapingbunny.org/shopping.php

Oct 08 12 01:56 pm Link

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Fae Northern

Posts: 2

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I'm vegan and recently have really started to pay attention to make-up -- not just the vegan and cruelty-free aspect, but the fact that a lot of the ingredients in conventional make-up are straight up deadly (parabens, for example, are linked to cancer).

A woman who wears make-up daily absorbs 5 pounds (2.3kg) of chemicals in her body every year. I personally want to start making sure all those chemicals my body absorbs are organic, non-toxic, biodegradable...

Organic/vegan/natural hair & cosmetics companies I've come across and would recommend are:

Beauty Without Cruelty
Yarok
Dr Alkaitis
John Masters Organics
MGA
Sevi
Neuma
Starflower Essentials
Suki

Oct 09 12 04:10 pm Link

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KJB

Posts: 1184

New York, New York, US

Fae Northern wrote:
I'm vegan and recently have really started to pay attention to make-up -- not just the vegan and cruelty-free aspect, but the fact that a lot of the ingredients in conventional make-up are straight up deadly (parabens, for example, are linked to cancer).

A woman who wears make-up daily absorbs 5 pounds (2.3kg) of chemicals in her body every year. I personally want to start making sure all those chemicals my body absorbs are organic, non-toxic, biodegradable...

If you're going to make statements about ingredients causing serious diseases (ie; cancer), please perform factual research and don't just repeat mis-information you've read on the internet.
Many of these demonized ingredients (like parabens) have NEVER been clinically proven to cause cancer or any other disease.
Knowledge is power -
http://kjbennett.com/cosmetic-silicone-truth-myth

Oct 09 12 10:12 pm Link

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Fae Northern

Posts: 2

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

"Measurable concentrations of six different parabens have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors (Darbre, 2004). The particular parabens were found in relative concentrations that closely parallel their use in the synthesis of cosmetic products (Rastogi, 1995). Parabens have also been found in almost all urine samples examined from a demographically diverse sample of U.S. adults (Ye, 2006a).

Parabens are estrogen mimickers, with the potency of the agonistic response being related to the chemical structure (Darbre, 2008). They can bind to the cellular estrogen receptor (Routledge, 1998). They also increase the expression of many genes that are usually regulated by estradiol and cause human breast tumor cells (MCF-7 cells) to grow and proliferate in vitro (Byford, 2002; Pugazhendhi, 2007)."

- Breast Cancer Fund

There is much more info about this online. Much debate, nothing proven 100% by scientists this way or that way as far as I know. They have found parabens in tumors, etc. I assumed the readers of this thread would not be so interested in quotes about how non-natural make-up ingredients are not good for you, if you're looking for natural/vegan options you've already done some research, so I didn't include any, sorry.

When it comes to what I put in and on my body (which is almost the same thing) my policy is: better be safe than sorry smile

Oct 09 12 11:44 pm Link

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KJB

Posts: 1184

New York, New York, US

Fae Northern wrote:
"Measurable concentrations of six different parabens have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors (Darbre, 2004). The particular parabens were found in relative concentrations that closely parallel their use in the synthesis of cosmetic products (Rastogi, 1995). Parabens have also been found in almost all urine samples examined from a demographically diverse sample of U.S. adults (Ye, 2006a).

Parabens are estrogen mimickers, with the potency of the agonistic response being related to the chemical structure (Darbre, 2008). They can bind to the cellular estrogen receptor (Routledge, 1998). They also increase the expression of many genes that are usually regulated by estradiol and cause human breast tumor cells (MCF-7 cells) to grow and proliferate in vitro (Byford, 2002; Pugazhendhi, 2007)."

- Breast Cancer Fund

Here are the facts – In 2004, Dr Philippa Darbre at the University of Reading published a study in the Journal of Applied Toxicology that said her group clinically tested 20 different human breast tumors and found parabens in all of them. Neither she nor anyone else could explain how they got there or why they were there. They also couldn’t say whether normal tissue contained naturally occurring parabens even when they were not exposed through external factors. This raised the possibility that the parabens (naturally occurring or induced) could have something to do with the cancer, but no one could explain what was going on. And since then, there still hasn’t been an explanation.
I REPEAT – since then, there has been no other clinical data supporting the claim that parabens are hazardous.

Many of the "studies" that people quote on the internet are based on probability or heresy, not scientific data collected under strick clinical conditions.  Until they can produce verified clinical evidence that these ingredients cause cancer, I'm not believing the hyperbole.

Oct 10 12 05:28 pm Link

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Diana

Posts: 2372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jenni Defalco wrote:
Hi
I did a search but couldn't find much info.
I'm currently working with an organic skincare company, organic and vegan tanning company and would love to use an organic brand of make up that isn't a mineral. In particular foundations and eye products suitable for photographic use.

Anyone have any ideas? Im based in the UK so ideally looking for products avalible here x

FACE atelier, my fav foundation, is vegan as is most of their line with the exception of the following noted in this excerpt from their site:
'FACE atelier products have not been tested on animals. We do not buy ingredients from vendors who test on animals, nor do our vendors buy from manufacturers who test on animals.

All products are vegan except for the following: eye shadows - metallic taupe, melon, pink chill, raspberry satin, iced amethyst, african violet, purple haze and azure; flamingo Lip Glaze; peach glaze Ultra Blush; pink glaze, aubergine and chilled berry Shimmers, and rubis and tango Lip Pencils.'

http://www.faceatelier.com/face/ca/web. … maltesting

Oct 10 12 08:34 pm Link

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Laurel Lee

Posts: 53

London, England, United Kingdom

I got a book of vegan products which comes out each year "animal free shopper". Im not an MUA by any stretch so perhaps the others here can say which are useful.

you can get vegan organic brushes in boots.

Adorn mineral cosmetics
akamuti
alexami
annemarie borlind
arbonne
alternative stores
amazene
beauty naturals
barry m (can find in boots)
beauty without cruelty
bourgeoise boheme
burts bees
ecco bella
eternity designs international
forever living products
green people
inika
kiss my face
lip ink
lush
noharm
pure gaisga
ultra glow cosmetics
urban decay
vegan store
hair:
aubrey organics
aveda
beauty naturals
daniel field
ec cosmetics gmbh
forever living products
gentle beauty co ltd
green people co
holistix herbal products
jason natural products
kiss my face
laverana
lush
montagne jeunesse
morrocco method
solray nutritional supplements
tara smith ltd

Oct 14 12 12:30 pm Link

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Red Sky Photography

Posts: 3333

Germantown, Maryland, US

http://www.rockeresque.com/

They are in CA,but they might have something that would work for you.

Oct 14 12 02:40 pm Link