Vegan Beauty Product Roundup | Legendary Makeup & Hair | Portland OR

Vegan Beauty Product Roundup

Tired of scanning ingredient lists and researching animal testing policies? We feel you, which is why we are proud to point your attention to some of our favorite makeup companies that are totally vegan. From ultra-glittery makeup to long-lasting lip color, there’s something for everyone who, like us, enjoys a little bling. Thanks to this list, it’s easier than ever to revamp your beauty routine and go completely cruelty-free.

Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby Eye Pigment $24.00



Hotel Lobby is a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was creamy enough to spread easily across the lid but did not feel overly wet or slippery, so it applied with rich, opaque coverage. I felt like this shade was very, very pigmented, and a little went a long way (out of all five that I tried). I had no trouble applying this on the lid with a brush, but it worked well as an all-over lid color applied with fingertips. On me, the color was still going strong after twelve hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be a “highly pigmented cream eyeshadow” that is “long-wearing” with a “soft, silky texture” that will dry “quickly without creasing” but is still “easily blendable.” I bought five shades (there are 11 in the range) and had good luck with three of them and found two to be more troublesome to use. It seemed like the more pearly shades were easier to use than the ones with larger sparkles. It was relatively easy to dispense the product without getting too much at once, but the product can get dried out and clog the opening.

The texture was smooth, creamy, and emollient enough to spread easily across the lid. The product dried down quickly, but I did not feel too rushed (I would still work one eye at a time, though). I noticed that they felt a bit heavier on the lids and had a tendency to cling and emphasize any texture on my lids (most noticeable on the inner portion of my lids). They lasted between nine and eleven hours on me with one of the more glittery shades crumbling over time. I applied mine using a flat, synthetic brush (like MAC 242) as well as fingertips, though I personally prefer brushes, so that is what I reached for most of the time.




PRODUCT 10

PIGMENTATION 10

TEXTURE 10

LONGEVITY 10

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 100%

OVERALL RATING A+

CoverFX Rose Custom Enhancer Drops in Rose Gold (Illuminating) $42.00


Rose Gold is a medium, rosy copper with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. The finish was more metallic on this shade with medium, buildable coverage that was really as pigmented or as sheer as desired–it just depended on how much one applied. It wore well for ten hours on me.





PRODUCT 10

PIGMENTATION 10

TEXTURE 10

LONGEVITY 10

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 100%

OVERALL RATING A+

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick in Crimson $28.00


Crimson is described as a “muted dark purple.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium-dark berry-red with cool, blue undertones. It’s one of those shades that seems red, fuchsia, plum, and berry all at the same time. It had rich, opaque pigmentation and applied very evenly and smoothly to the lip without streaking or settling into lip lines. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is lighter. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is darker, sheerer. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler-toned.




PRODUCT 10

PIGMENTATION 10

TEXTURE 10

LONGEVITY 10

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 100%

OVERALL RATING A+

OFRA Highlighter in Moondance $29.00


Moondance is a pale, yellow gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and it had the intensity and ease of pick-up that made a little go a long way. The texture felt like a cream-powder to the touch, so the powder was smooth, creamy, and had no powderiness or excess kicked up in the pan. It applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for nine hours before fading noticeably on me.






PRODUCT 10

PIGMENTATION 10

TEXTURE 10

LONGEVITY 9.5

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 99%

OVERALL RATING A+

Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Doce $21.00


Kat Von D Doce is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark copper with a frost finish. It is a discontinued eyeshadow that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.1 oz.

Doce is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense and thick without being heavy on the lid. The eyeshadow blended out nicely and stayed on well for nine hours on me.





PRODUCT 10

PIGMENTATION 10

TEXTURE 10

LONGEVITY 9.5

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 99%

OVERALL RATING A+

OFRA Blush in Ollie Need is Love $29.00


Ollie Need is Love is a bright, orange-coral with ultra-fine, gold pearl throughout a more matte finish. The effect of the shimmer gave it a more satiny look when applied and buffed out on my skin, but it didn’t seem shimmery to my eye, very “my skin but better” in its glow.

The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled without being too firm nor too loosely-pressed into the pan, so it picked up well with a brush (though one might use a lighter hand with it) and blended out easily. It had rich coverage that stayed on well for nine hours before fading a bit.






PRODUCT 10

PIGMENTATION 10

TEXTURE 10

LONGEVITY 9.5

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 99%

OVERALL RATING A+

Cover FX Monochromatic Blush Duo in Warm Honey $38.00


Warm Honey contains a satiny, medium brown blush with a more shimmery, peachy-brown blush. The two worked well together with the right side adding shine and luminosity without lightening the left side much. Both shades had good pigmentation, were blendable and easy to use, and lasted for nine hours on me–another winner!





PRODUCT 10

PIGMENTATION 10

TEXTURE 10

LONGEVITY 9.5

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 99%

OVERALL RATING A+

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita $20.00


Lolita is described as a “chestnut rose.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with very subtle, warmer undertones and an ultra-matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, and it didn’t “crack” when I smiled. The formula was smooth, not too thin or too thick, and spread well across the lips. It was flexible enough to feel comfortable over the seven hours it lasted, though it was slightly drying after five hours of wear. Make Up For Ever Praline (109) (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Stingraye (LE, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).




PRODUCT 9

PIGMENTATION 10

TEXTURE 10

LONGEVITY 10

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 98%

OVERALL RATING A

Cover FX 6-Pan Highlighting Palette in Perfect $39.00


Perfect includes six powder highlighters housed in a slim, plastic compact. The formula is supposed to be “ultra silky” and “highly pigmented.” I’d argue that the texture of the shades included in the palette felt creamier and denser than the standalone powder highlighters by the same formula name, and I found myself enjoying the feel and look of these even more than the independent formula. All six shades were blendable, pigmented, long-wearing, and flattering on–I was surprised at how metallic some of them appeared on my skin yet did not seem to bring attention to my natural texture.







PRODUCT 9.5

PIGMENTATION 9.5

TEXTURE 9.5

LONGEVITY 9

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 94%

OVERALL RATING A

Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette in Ladybird $36.00


Ladybird includes eight eyeshadows and one travel-sized eyeliner. All of the shades (including the eyeliner) are matte. The eyeshadows are supposed to be intensely pigmented, long-wearing and won't crease, smudge, or fade. The eyeliner is also supposed to be long-wearing and should glide on easily.





PRODUCT 9

PIGMENTATION 9.5

TEXTURE 9

LONGEVITY 9

APPLICATION 5

TOTAL 92%

OVERALL RATING A-


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