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Well I know they exist and I have found a lot of products online. I'm just wondering what people have tried and what they think about the stuff. A lot of it is pricey and I would rather know what I'm getting into before ordering it.<br><br><br><br>
So, let me know what you've tried and what you thought of it. Any specific sites you've had good luck with would be great too.
 

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I don't wear much makeup, but I do have vegan chapstick by Crazy Rumors which smells wonderful and works really well against drying and chapping. They have a website (<a href="http://www.crazyrumors.com" target="_blank">www.crazyrumors.com</a>) and their products are sold by most online vegan stores that I've seen.<br><br><br><br>
When it comes to lotions, I'm still working on a cheap bottle of Wal-Mart junk that I've had since my junior year of high school, but I also have Kiss My Face's Olive & Aloe moisturizer, which I use on my face, neck, and chest. It doesn't have a heavy scent and it's not oily.<br><br><br><br>
I order everything I can from A Different Daisy/Vegan Goods (vegangoods.com) because everything is marked down (often two or three dollars cheaper than what it retails for). They're a very, very small outfit, but there's a good selection and I've never had any problems with my orders.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I believe that mac & Estee Lauder are vegan... I know that they don't test but I'm not sure about the ingredients.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
As for chapstick and lotion- Alba. The stuff smells great and works great. I love it.
 

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I use Eccobella foundation, pressed powder and lipstick. I like them quite a bit. I also use Zia pressed powder which is really nice.<br><br><br><br>
Most of Eccobella's products are vegan, but a couple have carmine and beeswax. I think all Zia products are vegan, but I've seen other companies call themselves cruelty-free in the past and still use bee secretions.<br><br><br><br>
Revlon/Almay doesn't test, but you'd have to read the ingredients to determine each individual product's veganness.<br><br><br><br>
Another option is this: <a href="http://www.organicmakeup.ca/" target="_blank">http://www.organicmakeup.ca/</a> I haven't tried their products, but it seems like a really good company. Most products are vegan, but not all.
 

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STARGAZER<br><br><a href="http://www.stargazer-products.com/" target="_blank">http://www.stargazer-products.com/</a><br><br>
they own all.<br><br>
I think I own like half thier eyeshadows hehe (and have had my hair most shades they sell) - they come out as vivid as they look on the site. Actually, brighter.<br><br>
If you check the faq it says everythings vegan except the bleaching kit and eyeshadows (i guess thatd be colour specific, cause all mine have a 'vegan' label on the bottom..)
 

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Wow. Keep the suggestions coming. I can't wait to start shopping! (when I have the money)<br><br><br><br>
So can anyone tell me some common animal ingredients in make-up? The only one I'm really aware of is beeswax.
 

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All of Arbonne's products are vegan, and they are my favorite for makeup and skin care. Arbonne has great hand cream, and a little goes a long way with all of Arbonne's stuff. Let me know if you're interested in Arbonne! <a href="http://www.albabotanica.com/" target="_blank">Alba Botanicals</a> and <a href="http://jason-natural.com/" target="_blank">JASON</a> are my favorites for lotion and other toiletries. I have a jumbo bottle of Alba lotion, and it's not too expensive.<br><br><br><br>
Urban Decay also has vegan makeup (also on the pricey side), but they have a lot of "non-traditional" shades of eyeshadows and lip stuff, so that may interest you, too! They even have a vegan section at the top of their website. <a href="http://urbandecay.com/vegan.cfm" target="_blank">http://urbandecay.com/vegan.cfm</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Aimra</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So can anyone tell me some common animal ingredients in make-up? The only one I'm really aware of is beeswax.</div>
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Beeswax, honey and carmine (Used to make stuff red, also found commonly in candy) are things that come directly to my mind.<br><br><br><br>
I like Aromaleigh mineral makeup, they have a site, but I can't give links until I have 15 posts... Anyway, I love thier stuff. All makeup I've ever used either A: Breaks me out, B: Makes my pores look <i>huge</i> or C: Is really heavy and icky. Aromaleigh does none of that to me, even when bareEscenuals did. They have foundation, and some <i>awesome</i> eyeshadows and blushes that I've used. You'll find a double use for alot of thier stuff, too. It's not all vegan, but most of it is, and they'll send you a list if you want it. Oh, also they rotate the stuff that goes on sale everyday, so if you wait a bit, you can get stuff half price!<br><br><br><br>
Also, check out LUSH, they sell all sorts of skin care products! Thier stuff is kinda expensive, but it's well worth it! Most thier stuff is vegan, labeled with a green "V" on thier website. If there is a store near you, go check thier stuff out in person.<br><br><br><br>
Urban Decay also has some vegan makeup, marked with a pawprint on thier website. [EDIT= VeggieJanie already mentioned this while I was replying.]<br><br><br><br>
BTW, I actually believe that MAC (Not sure about Estee) is NOT vegan. A search on the forum will probably pull something up.
 

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Well, quite often glycerine is animal based, unless it states otherwise.<br><br>
Carmine is crushed up beetles.<br><br>
Lanolin is an animal product, usually derived from sheep's wool.<br><br><br><br>
A few more resources:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vnv.org.au/AnimalProducts.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vnv.org.au/AnimalProducts.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.happycow.net/health-animal-ingredients.html" target="_blank">http://www.happycow.net/health-animal-ingredients.html</a>
 

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From urban decay's site:<br><br><br><br><i>Although we are a cruelty-free company, and not a vegan company</i><br><br><br><br>
huh??
 

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From urban decay's site:<br><br><br><br><i>Although we are a cruelty-free company, and not a vegan company</i><br><br><br><br>
huh??</div>
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I'm assuming they mean "free of animal testing" when they say "cruelty-free."<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:">
 

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I believe that mac & Estee Lauder are vegan... I know that they don't test but I'm not sure about the ingredients.</div>
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These companies are on PETA's Don't Test list, but they are NOT Vegan.<br><br><br><br>
They use ingredients like: Whey Protein, Cholesterol, Glycerin, Urea (yes, this is urine!!), beeswax, etc..<br><br><br><br>
These are what I found in online searches. I never buy these products. Epinions lists the ingredients along with the review.
 

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I bought a vegan lip balm from a company called The Merry Hempsters-Vegan lip balm- peppermint flavor. It was vile tasting- reminded me of old fish. That was $2.49 down the drain. I would have been better off paying more money for something that i would actually enjoy.
 

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I haven't tried a ton, but right now I'm using Bronzo Sensuale Carrot Oil lip balm. I love how it feels on my lips. My only "issue" is the size of the container. It's too big. I mean I want something I can keep in my jean pocket. I don't carry a purse around with me anymore.<br><br><br><br>
I would also like to find a good vegan perfume. I ran out of my old perfume which wasn't vegan, but was a non-tested brand about 2 weeks ago.<br><br>
I vaguely remember a nice scent featured at the Green Festival, but for the life of me I can't remember if it was Nature's Gate, Alba or Aveda. I really wish they would have sold their products there. All they did was let you "sample" it and there wasn't even a take home description so you could remember. AAAGGGHH. Frustrated at my memory.
 

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I love Crazy Rumor's chapstick, especially the Apple Spice scent and as for make-up, I can't live without Beauty Without Cruelty's waterproof mascara. I usually order all my online stuff from CosmosVeganShoppe.com because they have a great selection of products.
 

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Awesome. I have heard of so many of these but never knew anyone who had used them. It is great to hear all the reviews on the products. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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These companies are on PETA's Don't Test list, but they are NOT Vegan.<br><br><br><br>
They use ingredients like: Whey Protein, Cholesterol, Glycerin, Urea (yes, this is urine!!), beeswax, etc..<br><br><br><br>
These are what I found in online searches. I never buy these products. Epinions lists the ingredients along with the review.</div>
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That sucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
What's the point of not testing if you're going to throw animal ingredients into the products?
 

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Hm. I suppose I can see a difference. Animal ingredients are gross, but there's something more insidious to me about say, applying eyeshadow to a rabbit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"><br><br><br><br>
Some other ideas for in-store brands: Bonne Bell and NYC each are non-tested and have some vegan items. Origins is the line I've found to be pretty nice. Their items are pricey, but they last a long while, and they have many vegan items, along with a good list of what's vegan/what's not, so you have to do a bit less research. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hm, never heard of Origins.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I can see a difference, but it still doesn't make sense to me. At least they're limiting their exploitation to an extent.
 
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