๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ (๐Ÿ“ธ via @gabbois)
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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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(via @vegan_sarcasm + @nimai_delgado)

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

The Best Natural, Organic, Vegan Mascaras

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Shopping and finding a cruelty-free, vegan, and natural mascara have been made easier with this shopping guide list!

Why natural and organic ingredients matter in mascara?

Conventional mascara contains dangerous chemicals and when used daily, these toxins can get into our skin and can lead to all sorts of health problems. Some harmful ingredients that we should avoid in our tube of mascara include parabens, synthetic dyes, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, and polybutene.

Why cruelty-free and vegan mascara matters?

Equally important, we want to make sure our natural and organic mascara isn’t harming any animals as well! That’s why finding a brand that doesn’t test on animals and a mascara that doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients like carmine, lanolin, or beeswax will help to save animals from harm and suffering.

Please note: most natural and organic mascara brands contain beeswax as an ingredient, making them not vegan. But the mascaras mentioned below are beeswax-free and 100% vegan!

List of Natural & Vegan Mascara

Now let’s get into the list of natural, organic, and vegan mascaras! All the products mentioned below are 100% vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients and do not contain commonly known harsh chemicals and ingredients. They’re also great for those with sensitive eyes or for contact lens wearers.

I’ve listed the products below in the order of affordability to high-end.

Zuzu Luxe – Vegan Mascara

  • Price: $17.60
  • Claims to be a water-resistant and non-irritating formula with vitamin B-5 to lengthen and thicken lashes without clumping or smudging. Enriched with herbal extracts to help protect fragile lashes and encourage growth.
  • Where to buy: Target | Amazon (US) | Amazon (CA)

Lily Lolo – Natural Vegan Mascara

  • Price: $20
  • Claims to volumize and lengthen lashes to produce a dramatic effect. Long lasting color with a smooth, creamy texture. Natural and gentle formula, suitable for sensitive eyes.
  • Where to buy: Petit Vour | Credo Beauty

Ecco Bella – FlowerColor Natural Mascara

  • Price: $21.95
  • This water-resistant mascara claims to give your lashes full-volume and length while leaving out the lacquer, shellac, and alcohol. It contains pure ingredients like natural clay and Flower Cutins coated iron oxides.
  • Where to buy: Amazon (US) | Amazon (CA)

Jane Iredale – PureLash Mineral Mascara

  • Price: $22
  • Claims to be a mild, water-resistant formula for sensitive eyes. Designed to nourish lashes naturally and is resistant to smearing and flaking.
  • Free of lacquers, shellac, and petroleum-based ingredients.
  • Where to buy: Nordstrom | Adore Beauty

Juice Beauty – Phyto-Pigments Ultra Natural Mascara

  • Price: $24
  • Claims to be a volumizing nutrient-rich mascara powered by intense plant-derived Phyto-Pigments for a natural soft look with a non-drying formula leaving lashes clump-free.
  • Formulated with more than 60% certified organic ingredients
  • Where to buy: Juice BeautyCredo Beauty | Petit Vour

Hush + Dotti Mascara

  • Price: $24
  • Claims to give you lush, luxe, and long lashes with this clean, water-resistant mascara formula. “Made with clean ingredients, this flexible formula allows you to create any look you like. Apply a coat or two for a clean and natural look. Layer on more for extra volume.”
  • Where to buy: Hush + Dotti

100% Pure – Maracuja Vegan Mascara

  • Price: $26
  • A natural fruit-pigmented vegan mascara (not to be confused with 100% Pure’s other Ultra-Lengthening mascara that contains beeswax and therefore is not vegan), but this one contains maracuja oil from passion fruit to help give a luscious, lash volumizing mascara formula that won’t clump or flake.
  • Where to buy: 100% Pure | Petit Vour

Adorn Cosmetics – Nourishing Mineral Mascara

  • Price: $32
  • Claims to be a natural, nurturing, chemical-free formula infused with Jojoba oil that effortlessly and elegantly coats your lashes without clumping, smudging, or irritating even the most sensitive of eyes.
  • Where to buy: Petit Vour

INIKA Long Lash Vegan Mascara

  • Price: $33
  • Claims to boost length, volume, and lash span with their 100% plant-derived and natural ingredients. This mascara contains conditioning ingredients to boost lash vitality and health (Vitamin E, Magnolia Bark Extract, Sunflower Oil)
  • Where to buy: Adore Beauty

Fitglow – Vegan Good Lash + Mascara

  • Price: $38
  • This 3-in-1 mascara + serum + conditioner claims to amplify lash volume and length while nourishing lashes with botanical extracts and plant protein to promote lash health and growth.
  • Where to buy: Petit Vour

Eye of Horus – Bio Lash Lifting Mascara

  • Price: $38
  • Designed to add length, volume and nourishment to lashes naturally promoting growth.
  • 98% Organic formula with key botanicals, Marine Algae and plant derived Collagen.
  • Where to buy: Eye of Horus

Have you tried any of these natural and vegan mascaras? If not, which one are you interested in trying out?

What do you think?

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5 Comments
  • Kyra
    March 31, 2019

    Hi,

    FYI the Ilia mascara contains beeswax making it not vegan.

    • Vicky Ly
      April 1, 2019

      Hi Kyra,

      Hmm.. that’s interesting. I think they reformulated their mascara since the publication of this post and unfortunately, the new formula contains beeswax. The wand also looks a little different so I think this may be an entirely new product and they’ve stopped production of the vegan version. Thanks for letting me know! =) I’ve updated this list and made a note that it’s no longer vegan.

  • kitkat
    December 13, 2018

    hello. i’m looking for a cruelty-free clear mascara that harden up a fair amount and won’t smudge on my glasses. your advice please! thank-you.

  • Carissa Galgano
    July 23, 2018

    Hi There!

    I was looking at your website for a Cruelty-Free and Vegan Water-Resistant Eyeliner and Concealor.

    It wasn’t clear if the mascaras under, “Best-Natural-Organic-Vegan_mascaras” are also cruelty free?

    Can you make a recommendation for a good CF, Vegan and Water Resistant Eyeliner and Concealor?

    All the best,

    Carissa G

    • Vicky Ly
      July 23, 2018

      Hi Carissa,

      Yes! All the products and brands that I suggest are cruelty-free and not tested on animals. I exclusively only use cruelty-free and vegan products so you can be sure anything I recommend or suggest on my blog is also CF and Vegan! =)

      I love Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner, which is waterproof. Or if you’re looking for one that has more natural ingredients, then I would recommend 100% Pure’s Long Last Liquid Eye Liner.

      For concealers, here are some cruelty-free and vegan options available at Sephora: https://ethicalelephant.com/cruelty-free-vegan-concealers-sephora/

      If you don’t mind parent company animal testing, then Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer is highly recommended. Tarte is cruelty-free but they are owned by a parent company, Kose, that unfortunately does still test on animals which some consumers feel that by purchasing Tarte cosmetics, they are indirectly funding more animal tests done by their parent company. But others don’t have a problem with this and choose to keep buying from Tarte because they are cruelty-free. Not sure what your stance is, but thought I’d give you some options =)

โ€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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