As we juggle projects, tight deadlines and back-to-back meetings, our makeup not only has to look flawless but also benefit our skin in the long run. In recent years, the beauty industry has seen a surge of cruelty-free makeup products enter the market. Besides the ethical impact, these products are packed with nutrients and essential oils that are nourishing and gentle on our skin. We can now achieve the perfect corporate look without damaging our skin with our top 3 vegan beauty essentials.
RMS “Un” CoverUp Foundation, $52 from Mecca Cosmetica
An ethical favourite, “Un” Coverup foundation by RMS, is a lightweight foundation that is excellent for the office as it is formulated with ingredients including coconut oil, jojoba oil and rosemary extract that leaves skin feeling radiant and hydrated. It is also quick and easy to blend into skin for a flawless complexion without drying out or creasing. It even doubles as a concealer; so you get the benefits of two products in one pot.
Lily Lolo Natural Mascara in Black, $25 from Nourished Life
A mascara that underpins your office look while having clean ingredients is a win-win situation all around. The Natural Mascara in Black by Lily Lolo is free from parabens, fragrance and petroleum-based chemicals. It gets its rich creamy texture from plant based waxes which coat your lashes smoothly without any clumping. This also makes it ideal for those with sensitive eyes while enriching botanical oils strengthen and stimulate lash growth.
This mascara is also buildable. This is fantastic as, a minimalist, office look is quickly transformed into an after-five, dramatic smokey eyed look by applying an additional one or two coats. We love this feature as we can go from serious professional to cocktail hour in a matter of minutes.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Fig, $40 from Sephora
You don’t have to sacrifice your beauty ethics for the perfect pout. From sultry nudes to playful pinks to power reds, Bite Beauty offers cruelty free, highly pigmented lipsticks. The lipsticks are handmade with a creamy texture that are long lasting and are made from essential oils that keep your lips hydrated all day long.
We are loving the Amuse Bouche Lipstick in fig for a polished office look. The infused fruit oils like mandarin, grapefruit and lemon give your lips a boost of hydration with a hint of citrus flavour.
Adding vegan beauty products to your makeup routine will ensure a seamless and classy office look that does not cost the world.