Cruelty-free and vegan makeup line Atomic Makeup recently reached out to us asking if we would do a review of their products. As they explained, their focus is on “producing vegan and cruelty-free products,” adding that “We believe that feeling confident and beautiful can be achieved without harming animals or people. It is also our mission to promote the freedom to express one’s artistic self by creating makeup that matches every skin tone and personality.”
We love this mission statement, and it turns out that we love their makeup, too!
First, we need to get this rave out of the way: Atomic Makeup’s matte liquid lipsticks really, really last!! Their staying power rivals, in our experience, either of Stila’s all-day liquid or Tarte’s lip paint!
The matte, as you might expect, dries a bit dry, and is a bit drying, as is the case with all long-wear lipsticks, but no more so than other similar products such as, again, the Stila and the Tarte. And at only $13 per (!), Atomic Makeup’s lip products are substantially more affordable than the Stila ($22) or the Tarte ($20).
Our favorite color of Atomic Makeup silky matte lipstick is this one, called With Love.
Atomic Makeup’s Long Lasting Lipstick in With Love
We also tried their Disco Gloss, in Beaches & Cream, which Atomic describes as “a tangerine shimmery gloss”, which we consider an accurate description.
Atomic Makeup’s Disco Gloss in Beaches & Cream
It’s very sheer, so that your lips don’t look orange, but rather take on a goldish-orangey shimmer, as you can see in the above picture. It’s totally gorgeous!
Atomic’s entire lip line is $13 each, and they also offer sets (for example you can get a 7-piece Disco Gloss set for $72, which brings the per gloss price down to just over $10). Whether you want all seven for yourself, or are going in with a couple of friends to divvy it up, that’s quite a bargain!
Atomic Makeup’s Disco Gloss Also Comes in Money-Saving Sets!
We also sampled some of their Eye Glimmer cream eye shadows and they are awesome! With colors like the glittery pale green Surf City, and the gorgeously glittery gold Nightshaker, what’s not to love!?
Atomic Makeup Gimme Glimmer Eyeshadow in Surf City
Knowing that this amazing, gentle-yet-long-wearing makeup with the amazing colors is also vegan and cruelty-free just puts the icing on the cake, whether your icing is that the great colors are also cruelty-free, or that this makeup that is vegan and cruelty-free also happens to look awesome.
You can order Atomic Makeup right on their site, at AtomicMakeup.com.