Stript Vegan Makeup was created out of founder Gina Austin’s passion for vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics. Stript cosmetics are all 100% paraben-free, and use all natural, plant-derived preservatives such as Japanese Honeysuckle, and an almond-based natural preservative. They also refuse to use talc in their makeup, and only natural fragrances such as vanilla bean extract and sweet almond blossoms are used to scent their product. Stript packages its products in recyclable plastic containers which are printed with soy ink. The wooden handles of their vegan makeup brushes and applicators are made from sustainable forestry trees, and they use biodegradable packing materials.
What makes Stript unique is their understanding that calling yourself a “vegan makeup company” includes ensuring that make-up brushes are not derived from animal parts. Stript brushes are 100% vegan and cruelty free, being made from Taklon. 10% of the net profits from these brushes are donated to the ASPCA. They offer an oval shadow brush, for all over eye shadow application, as well as a crease shadow brush to create a dramatic look with definition. There is also a flat liner brush to achieve a subtle lining of the eye, or to help achieve the often coveted “smokey eye”. For blush and mineral makeup application, they feature a contour blush brush and a fluffy dome-shaped powder brush. They even carry the popular kabuki brush – to offer fuller coverage when using the mineral foundation.
Their mineral foundation is a marine mineral-based foundation that uses pharmaceutical grade ingredients, and has buildable coverage for a sheer to full camouflage coverage. Because no talc is used in their formula, the resulting effects are soft and smooth, as opposed to chalky. What is neat about this line of mineral foundation is that it can be used alone, or blended with moisturizer and used like a cream foundation. The foundations come in 10 shades, ranging from Fair Warm to Dark Neutral Cool. They also offer a luminous mineral veil, which offers that soft-focus photo finish that decreases the appearance of fine lines and gives the skin an all over smoother appearance. To further refine your look, they offer a mineral concealer stick with a creamy consistency to easily blend over problem areas on your face.
Their mineral eye shadows and blushes are all made from the same talc-free, vegan, marine mineral-based ingredients. The blushes are made with high-pigment minerals, and they offer four different colors to suit most skin shades and tones. Their “Devine” and “Lolita” blushes offer pink and mauve tones, while their “Sugar” and “Bella” blushes feature a peachy tone in both shades. Their high-intensity crushed mineral shadows come in an eye-popping array of colors. They are formulated to be applied wet or dry, which allows you to build your color to create as subtle or dramatic look, as you’d like. Use their vegan flat line blush to create a gorgeous liner out of any of the shades.
And for ladies on the go: their convenient “Passionate Kiss” lipstick liner crayon offers both lip line and lipstick in one product! Use the crayon to both line, and then fill-in, your lips with color. The formula is hydrated with their all natural ingredients to ensure a smooth application and coverage. This line features 8 colors that feature reds, mauves and shades of berry.
And for those who have retail beauty stores, you can order an entire Stript palette that features a small Stript display stand, and a sampling of each of their products! To learn more about Stript, check them out here!