Tuesday, August 2, 2016

new beauty loves // cruelty free

Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer

Happy Tuesday ladies!

I wanted to pop on here and share some current makeup favorites of mine that I've picked up recently. All items are cruelty free and come from companies that do not test on animals. 

The first is one is a mascara that I have heard other bloggers and beauty gurus rave about for years, and I don't know why it took me so long to purchase it - Too Faced "Better Than Sex" Mascara. Maybe because the $23 price tag scared me off, but honestly...it's totally worth it. 

Too Faced mascara

This is ~hands down~ one of the best mascaras I have ever used. It gives full and lengthened lashes that look about as close to falsies as my natural lashes ever will, without actually applies falsies. It applies smoothly and can be built upon without clumping - I typically find myself putting about 2 layers on. It lasts throughout the day and doesn't flake or dry out. The only time I've noticed any issues is when I've been working out in the heat recently...there was a little mascara that smudged under my eyes. BUT...I won't hold that against it, because I was sweating my a** off and any mascara would have done that ;) 

Definitely get your hands on this one if you can!! 

Too Faced chocolate bronzer

The next items I got my hands on are the Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector in "Champagne Pop" and Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in "Chocolate". 

Let me just rave about these two products - they are amazing. I have so much love for drugstore cosmetics, but sometimes, the higher prices are just worth it for the quality that higher end brands produce. 

I swatched each of them and took a picture in the daylight (see below) and you can see the color payoff. The Becca highlighter is gorgeous and gives your skin such a pretty sun-kissed glow. I will definitely need to check out the other Skin Perfector shades for the fall and winter when my skin is a bit lighter toned. The brozner is beautiful too - it is very blendable and can be used for a contour, or to bronze up your whole face. I also plan to pick up their lighter shade (Milk Chocolate) for the cooler months.

Too Faced matte chocolate bronzer

I'm so happy with my Becca and Too Faced purchases, and I love that they are both cruelty free companies! It just shows you, you can buy beautiful, high quality makeup without contributing to animal testing <3 

I'd love to try more products from both of these brands, so please share your favorites with me! xx 


2 comments:

  1. Those swatches are gorgeous! I've heard such good things about all three products and really want to try the bronzer. The chocolate smell makes me a little nervous though!

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  2. i absolutely love that mascara, it is my go-to! that makes me so happy that it is cruelty free :)

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