I love mascara. If I was stranded on an island and could only have only product it would be mascara or in a much less dramatic situation, if I could only wear one kind of cosmetic, I would choose mascara, even over blush and gloss.
Recently I decided to go vegan and my vegan diet has been a success. To me, the next logical step is to start thinking about my cosmetics and buying ones that are cruelty free and vegan. When I ran out of my Armani Eyes To Kill I decided it was time to try something new which would be cruelty free (I later learned that Skyscraper mascara is not vegan).
Enter URBAN*DECAY Skyscraper multi-benefit mascara. I decided to try Urban Decay first, they are a cruelty free company with an assortment of vegan options; I am familiar with Urban Decay as a player in the cosmetics arena and it’s sold at Sephora, my motherland.
URBAN*DECAY Skyscraper multi-benefit mascara did not preform as well as my Armani (Armani is $10 more however). I just found it to be okay, O-K. Okay is not enough for mascara, mascara is the frame to the windows of the soul. It should be lush, shiny, fun to sweep along the lashes, unfortunately Skyscraper multi-benefit didn’t deliver any of these.
My mascara search continues…
However, this can get complicated; some cosmetic companies offer cruelty free products, but only on one or two items in their product line. I don’t want to buy a cruelty free vegan product from a company that does test on animals and uses animal products on everything else they sell. Or a company like Aveda, which is committed to being mostly vegan, but then is owned by Estee Lauder who is flagged by PETA as an animal tester.
I’m still trying to figure out my stance and how and where to source truly vegan cruelty free products.
Please message or tweet me if you have ideas or recommendations for real cruelty free vegan cosmetics.