So I try not to get off topic on this blog, seeing as it is a professed vegan "food" blog rather than a more general "vegan" blog.
But since so many of you readers are female, and since I'm assuming at least *some* of you dip into the world of cosmetics every once in a while, I wanted to share with you a place that sells *DIRT FRICKING CHEAP* vegan cosmetics.
And by dirt-fricking-cheap, I mean $1 a pop per item.
Try not to swoon, especially given this lovely recent heat-wave. =)
Where what who why?
Check out Eyes, Lips, Face (aka. E.L.F.).
None of their products are tested on animals, and only a very slim few have animal products in them (just in the form of beeswax)...
Here be their email response, detailing which of the products are animal free:
We do not test on animals or endorse such practices. Our products do not contain animal derived ingredients (excluding beeswax). We currently support HSUS and are partners with PETA in the Caring Consumer Project. Please see our philosophy page for further explanation on our company.
Animal Derived ingredients in following products:
Earth and water mascara- beeswax
Shielding gloss - beeswax
Tone Correcting Concealer - beeswax
Soothing Gloss - beeswax
Shielding hydro tint - beeswax
Hypershine Lip Gloss - beeswax
Lip Elements- beeswax
Brushes all but below excluded -animal hair
Eyelash & brow Wand
Brow Comb + Brush
Smudge Eye Brush
Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara
Feather Proof Moisturizing Long Wear Lip Liner
Color Protection Nail Lacquer
Brightening Eye Liner
Non-Stop Eye Color
New Moisture Care Lip Color
Therapeutic Conditioning Balm
Plumping Lip Glaze
Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15
Natural Radiance Blusher
Clarifying Pressed Powder
Shimmering Facial Whip
Nail File Set
Nail Polish Remover Pads
Eye Shadow applicators
Eye Lash Curler
The e.l.f. Team
As always, I remind you that the ingredients of products *do* change every once in a while and/or a company will come out with new products as well, so although this is a current listing of all their vegan cosmetics, do be sure to email them and doublecheck before ordering your own, especially if you stumble upon this months or years from when this info was posted.
And most of all--BUY BUY BUY and support their shit. I mean, how often do companies go out of their way to make vegan products, not test on animals, *AND* sell their cosmetics to chicas at reasonable prices?