Part Two of the “Best Of” Vegan Cosmetic Series: Best Eye Makeup Remover, Overnight Moisturizer, and Eyeshadow Primer
In Part One of this series, I outlined my journey to find vegan toiletries that are free of harsh chemicals. Here is what I’ve found so far.
Best Eye Makeup Remover
First to run out was my eye makeup remover. After reading several articles and trying various DIY eye makeup removers, I found that the best for me was plain ol’ extra virgin olive oil. You can read more about using olive oil here.
In the past, I always had a tough time finding eye makeup remover. It had to be unscented and non-comedogenic (meaning it wouldn’t clog pores). It turns out that I could have simply walked into my kitchen instead!
Olive oil mimics your skin’s natural oils, so it is absorbed and won’t clog your pores.
Best Nighttime Moisturizer
In fact, I started using extra virgin olive oil as my night cream, applying it to my whole face before going to bed. In the morning, I then would wake up with soft, smooth skin and no break-outs. Olive oil breaks down makeup too. Some folks even use is as primer.
Best Eyeshadow Primer
After watching several of Sam Schuerman makeup videos (I love her and think we might have been good friends in a former life!), and seeing her use “eye shadow insurance,” I realized I needed a good eye makeup primer.
As usual, making things difficult for myself, I didn’t want just any eyeshadow primer. Mine would have to be vegan, with none of the harsh chemicals mentioned here.
And I found one!! It’s the Vegan Oily Lid Eyeshadow Primer in Buff from the All Natural Face. I love this stuff. It’s inexpensive (only $3.50!), works well, lasts all day, and does not have the harsh chemicals mentioned earlier. All products from the All Natural Face are made to order, which means they’re fresh. It also meant that I had to wait several weeks to receive it in the mail. It was well worth the wait though!!
As you know, this series will be published sort of slowly, because I’m taking a more economical approach. I’m using up what I already have, before going out and buying new products.
Do you have any recommendations or great products you’ve tried? Please leave your comments below!