If you had told me a few years ago when I first started wearing makeup that I would really get into it, I probably would’ve told you that you’re nuts – but here I am. When I decided I was going to be a vegan for the rest of my life (no, that’s not as dramatic as it sounds), I thought it would be really hard trying to find vegan-friendly beauty products that I’d actually enjoy, but again – here I am.
Beauty is a lot of what I write here on the blog, but that’s definitely for a reason. There is always going to be something new for me to review because products are always coming out and there is always going to be something I haven’t tried. This brings me to today’s post – a beauty haul! That’s right, my very first beauty haul post – and let me tell you – it’s going to be a good one.
Disclaimer: Of course, this post will just be of all the products I bought and what I’m hoping to accomplish by using them. But a review of each product will come soon when I feel experienced enough with each product….
Anyways, I want to jump right into it because I am so excited for all of these items.
The first three products in this haul belong to Medusa’s Makeup and are:
- Eyedust in shade Penny Wise
- Mineral Blush in shade Laser Beams
- Mystical Eyedust in shade Medusa
As you can see from the bottom right photo, I have included swatches – don’t be afraid to click on the photo to zoom – and I absolutely love the shades.
Penny Wise Eye Dust
I’ve never used anything with the copper tone before so I’m interested in trying something I’ve never come face to face with – although it’s not my favorite. I do like the loose powder and it’s very pigmented. Overall, I am definitely pleased and can’t wait to try out some new looks and give a full review.
Laser Beams Mineral Blush
My cheeks have a natural pinkish tone that I’m always trying to cover up, so I don’t normally wear blush. However, when I saw this color I absolutely fell in love. I love the loose powder, I love the texture, and it blends so well.
Spoiler alert: I have already used this and can safely say I may have to start using blush.
Medusa Mystical Eye Dust
Although I am absolutely in love with the shade, it may just be too dark for me to wear. I used to wear very dark and unblended eyeshadow, but now that I’ve matured and grown in my makeup journey, I have strayed away from dark pigmented shadows. However, I am looking forward to experimenting with this because it’s absolutely gorgeous. The only downside I see thus far is that it is crazy pigmented so I’ll have to blend, blend, blend!
These next two product’s are also from Medusa’s Makeup and are:
- Matte Eyeshadow in shade Key Largo
- Totally Baked Eyeshadow in shade Bodacious
Key Largo Matte Eyeshadow
I am actually stoked for this bold blue – but I have a love/hate relationship with the velvety texture. I noticed from one of the last eyeshadows I got from them that the eyeshadows have a hard time blending and sticking… So I am crossing my fingers that it’s not the case with this one.
Bodacious Baked Eyeshadow
I’m not really sure if this is gray or brown or some kind of both. But I do find it very pretty. I suppose the good thing about not knowing what tone it is, is that I may be able to use it with both neutral and bold looks. It would definitely make a very pretty crease color – although it is a little bit shimmery.
This next product is from the Metal AF line of Medusa’s Makeup and is in the shade Crazy Train.
I was really worried about the copper tone, but figured I could easily blend it with something more neutral for an Ombre effect. When making the swatch, I noticed it didn’t go on patchy and that the wand was smooth – both of which are on the pro list.
My Mini First Time Review
I actually used this lip gloss this morning because I couldn’t wait any longer – and I surprisingly loved it! I was overly worried because of the copper ( almost penny-like) tone, but it looks fairly nice against my pale skin.
I was definitely right about it not being patchy, as it went on smoothly and blended out nicely. I definitely give it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars!
Take note of these four products because you’ll be seeing a review on them very soon – they are:
- Foreo’s LUNA play plus
- Pacifica’s Sea Foam Complete Face Wash – see full review here
- Pacifica’s Rose Flower Hydro Mist
- Pacifica’s Mineral SPF Body Butter Pineapple Flower (SPF 50)
LUNA play plus
I originally saw this on Ulta.com when I was searching for a skincare brush. I’ve been in desperate need of one because using my hands just wasn’t cutting it. (No matter how good your face wash is, it will always and I mean always leave some form of residue behind.)
I wanted to look for something that didn’t have bristles, because my skin is so sensitive and no brush is ever soft enough. I had seen a lot of good reviews for Foreo, and really wanted to try it out without getting the most expensive product.
I decided that I wanted to take a look at it in-stores before making a final decision. But once I saw it in person, I completely fell in love and decided to take it home….
Rose Flower Hydro Mist
While I was in Ulta buying the LUNA play plus, I saw a sale (buy one get one 40% off) for Pacifica’s tonics and mists and decided to scope it out. This bottle immediately caught my eye because of the color.
It smells absolutely wonderful, but I will have a full review very soon!
Pineapple Flower Sun Screen (SPF 50)
This formula is super creamy and smells so good. Lately I’ve been putting it on underneath my makeup, but since I spend a lot of time indoors either at home or at work, I can’t justify how well the SPF works. More news on that soon!
First of all, we need to talk about this Limited Edition Foundation brush from Real Techniques. I got it on sale and I’m pretty sure I’m in love…just saying. If your local beauty store still has one left, I highly recommend grabbing one before they are gone forever!!!!
Now onto the NYX Matte Finish Fini Mat Setting Spray. I just ran out of this about a week or so ago and decided to add it as the last item of my beauty haul….
I absolutely love it and it makes my makeup last all-day-long. There is seriously nothing better and it’s not expensive at all.
Make sure you stay tuned for all the full reviews on each of these products! What vegan-friendly products should I add to my next haul? Let me know what YOU want to see on the blog….
Thank you for reading! I’ll catch you on the next post.