Since transitioning to all cruelty free products, I’ve been looking back at my past blog posts and trying to recreate them with cruelty free products in mind. One of my favourite (and your guys’) favourite blog posts was my post last year for my Top 5 Winter Lipsticks. Here are my current favourite Winter lipsticks on rotation, that are all cruelty free!
The first lipstick up is Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mannequin (RRP $18.00 USD), which is a cool toned nude colour. I love Jeffree Star’s lipsticks, and despite all the controversy surrounding him, he makes a damn fine lipstick. They are all cruelty free and vegan as well, and have amazing lasting power. If you haven’t tried his lipsticks yet, I suggest you do!
Next, the NYX Liquid Suede (RRP $14.95) range are another amazing liquid-to-matte lipstick range, and the colour Soft Spoken is one of my favourites. Described as a mauve nude, but I’d liken it more to be a dark rose nude colour. Mauve to me would have more purple tones. This again has great lasting power and is a great colour for the cooler months.
One of my favourite lipsticks – Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream (RRP $10.49) have an awesome range of colours, and this colour is from the Limited Edition Gemstone Range – Quartz and All. From what I can tell this LE range is still available on the Australis website, so definitely check it out to see if you can grab this gorgeous purple toned grey!
Now I’m in two minds about this next lipstick, but I love the colour so much that I had to include it. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick in LAX (RRP $6.00 USD) is criminally cheap and is a gorgeous ox blood red. Unfortunately, I find that this shade tends to dry out and flake off very easily after food/drink, so it can be difficult to wear and maintain. A forewarning!
Lastly is a more sheer, glossy option so this post wasn’t all about matte lip creams haha! This is NYX Butter Gloss in Devil’s Food Cake (RRP $9.95) which is a deep plum shade. It is buildable in pigmentation but if you are looking for a deeper colour I would recommend layering it with a regular creme lipstick in a similar shade.
Do you spot any of your cruelty free favourites here?
*Disclaimer – I currently support brands that are cruelty free and do not sell their products in mainland China, even if they are owned by a larger parent company that is not cruelty free. If this does not align with you views, please refrain from supporting NYX cosmetics as they are currently owned by LÓreal. It is my personal belief that we should support cruelty free brands to show these larger companies that animal testing is something that we care about. – K