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Your Guide to Cruelty Free and Vegan Cosmetics for Spring 2014 Makeup Trends

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Spring makeup trends are fresh, bright and colorful, and can most certainly be worn in a cruelty-free and vegan way. Glamour magazine recently highlighted 8 cosmetic trends taken straight from the runways of the Spring 2014 fashion collections, and we’ve found your vegan and cruelty-free options for each of those trends.

1. Michael Kors’ berry lips via Devious by The Elixery – this sheer berry lipstick offers a hint of gold shimmer for depth and a little fun. The Elixery says that this shade is universally flattering.

2. Donna Karan, Nanette Lepore, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, DKNY and Rag & Bone’s orange lips via Lip Tar in Androgyne by Obssessive Compulsive Cosmetics – orange lipstick was favored all over the runways, and Obssessive Compulsive has you covered. Their color rich gloss stays put, and goes on shiny and smooth.

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs’s blue eyeshadow via Voodoo Blue by Manic Panic – electric blue was gracing eyes on the runways, and Manic Panic is clearly our go-to for any electric colors. This blue is a dupe for the non-cruelty-free Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Ice, which is what was used on the runways.

4. Tracy Reese and Basso’s cat eyeliner via Dead As Night Gel Liner by Rockeresque – Not only is their black eyeliner in a beautiful package with a synthetic brush, but this company is one of the companies most committed to vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics we’ve ever come across.

5. Alice + Olivia’s iridescent white and pink eye makeup via Infinite Shadow Stick in Crystal, Pearly Nude, and Pearly Light Pink by NYX – The trends on the runways showed all over eye coverage, with some models even having a more opaque cat-eye in the same shade. The beauty of these eyeshadow sticks is that you can do a light sweep over the whole eye, and then line your eye with a more opaque line with the same stick.

6. Jason Wu’s gilded lids via Zodiac Glitter in Leo by Lime Crime cosmetics – the key to the look on Jason Wu’s runway was filling in the creases of the eyes with a khol black eyeliner, such as BWC’s Ultimate Natural Soft Kohl Vegan Eye Pencil, then covering the lid with a brown shadow, such as Coffee Bean by E.l.f., and then applying the gold glitter to the whole lid.

7. J. Mendel and Philip Lim’s luminous skin via Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam and Sunbeam by NYX – whether you’re fair skinned or tan, warm toned or cool, one of these illuminators will give you the perfect spring glow.

8. Lela Rose’s green eyeshadow via Absinthe-Minded from the Palette D’Antoinette Fantasy Palette by Lime Crime – to get the runway look, sweep the pale green across the entire lid, and leave the rest of the face neutral so as to not look gawdy.

To see the trends on the runways, check out the Glamour magazine coverage.


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