Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
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However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
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Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
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"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
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Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
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📸 via @bitebeauty

Bite Beauty is now officially...

I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
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"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
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The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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(📸 via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

I love you all for...

What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

Vegan Lipsticks from Note Cosmetics Review

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NOTE Vegan Lipsticks & Lip Goss Review

If you’re looking for quality vegan makeup that won’t break the bank, then let me introduce you to Note Cosmetics!

All of Note Cosmetics are not tested on animals and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, making them 100% vegan and cruelty-free!

Note Cosmetics is also certified cruelty-free by PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program.

The brand has a full range of vegan makeup for face, lips, and eyes starting as low as $7.99!

They recently sent me a bunch of their vegan makeup products to try and since their makeup is super affordable and accessible, I thought some of you may be interested in seeing some swatches and hearing what I thought about some of them!

I’ll be breaking down my review into 3 parts: Lip products, Face products, and Eye makeup products.

Let’s start with some of Note Cosmetics’ vegan lipsticks!

Note Cosmetics Vegan Lipsticks Review

NOTE Vegan Lipsticks Review

Looking at their selection on their website, Note Cosmetics offers 4 different types of lipsticks with varying finishes. All of Note Cosmetics vegan lipsticks are paraben-free and enriched with essential oils and vitamins.

Ultra Rich Color Lipstick – Bronzed Pink ($9.99)

Creamy and smooth formula. Glided on evenly and very pigmented with a satin finish. I love this lipstick!! Gorgeous color pay-off, very smooth to apply and leaves lips moisturized. However, this lipstick in the shade Bronzed Pink does stain your lips though.

Mattemoist Lipstick – Show ($9.99)

Very pigmented lipstick with a true matte finish. It applies very evenly and stays on without drying my lips. This stunning fuchsia pink shade is so lovely!!

Long Wearing Lipstick – Indian Rose ($9.99)

Smooth application but looked a bit chalky and patchy at first. This is a bright barbie pink shade with a satin finish. The lipstick is very comfortable to wear, lips feel very moisturized!

NOTE Vegan Lipsticks Swatches & Review

Note Cosmetics Vegan Lipgloss Review

Note Cosmetics currently has 4 vegan lipglosses ranging from sheer, high-gloss, to matte finishes.

NOTE Vegan Lip Gloss Review

Hydra Color Lipgloss – Juicy Peach ($8.99)

A sheer lip gloss that is pretty to wear on its own or on top of a lipstick color for a glossy finish. It’s comfortable to wear and not super sticky like other lip glosses I’ve tried before. This color has little tiny iridescent gold glitter in it which adds a bit of sparkle to your lips!

Long Wearing Lipgloss – Scarlet Red ($8.99)

This is a high gloss finish and richly pigmented lipgloss. It’s not super sticky compared to other lip glosses and it’s comfortable to wear once dried. Gorgeous color payoff but my only gripe with this is the doe-foot applicator brush is too flexible and bendy which makes it hard to control when you want to be precise with a very pigmented lip product.

NOTE Mattemoist Vegan Lip Gloss Review

My absolute favorites are these lip glosses!!!

Mattemoist Lip Gloss – Sweet Heart ($9.99)

Super silky and smooth application. Incredibly pigmented color and applies very evenly on the lips. Dries down to a matte finish. Very comfortable to wear on the lips, I thought since it was a matte finish.. it’ll dry my lips but this actually leaves my lips feeling moisturized.

Mattemoist Lip Gloss – Mat Nude ($9.99)

The same consistency and application as above in Sweet Heart. I really do love this lip gloss formula!!

NOTE BB Lip Corrector Review | Vegan

BB Lip Corrector – 01 ($19.99)

This BB Lip Corrector from Note Cosmetics claims to:

The formula delivers moisture and nourishment along with peptides that boost collagen production for fuller, more youthful lips. Each shade leaves a beautifully natural wash of color on the lips while naturally boosting collagen production!

I haven’t been using this lip product for that long to notice “fuller, more youthful lips” but what I can say is that it leaves my lips feeling moisturized and feels like a non-sticky lip gloss with a sheer neutral color!

NOTE Vegan Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

So there you have it, a variety of vegan lip products from Note Cosmetics! My final thoughts… for $10 each, these lipsticks and lip glosses are totally worth it! I would definitely buy some more colors of their Mattemoist Lip Gloss and Ultra Rich Color Lipsticks!! ??

Stay tuned as I review some more of Note Cosmetics face and eye vegan makeup products!

Have you tried anything from Note Cosmetics before?


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1 Comment
  • Hadjer
    April 29, 2018

    Bonjours,
    Merci beaucoup pour ces informations ça m’aide enormement, svp si j’ai bien compris on peut acheter n’importe quel produit chez note cosmetics sans voir les ingredients? meme si on trouve le rouge carmine(qui peut etre d’origine synthetique et non pas animal) ?

“Make 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.”― Marc Bekoff

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