I wanted to make a permanent, non-instagram home for a list of my everyday cosmetics! I’ll also link my fool-proof, 5 minute vegan makeup tutorial right HERE.
I also get SO many questions about the wig I’m wearing during this tutorial, so I’ll give a little info on her here as well! Her name is Roxanne (my followers on IG named her!) and I LOVE her. She’s also Matt’s favorite wig. She is by Serenity Wigs & Toppers, which is a small, women-run business (which we all love supporting!). Roxanne is an 18″ super rooted, ashy blonde– almost silver– wig with a lace cap and lace front. She has little combs inside the cap which can hook into your real hair (“bio” hair, as I’m noticing they call it in the wig industry) so that Roxanne can lay super close to your head– which makes her look very natural– and not shift around on your head. She isn’t crazily dense, which I prefer, so she’s lightweight and way less “wiggy” feeling than many other wigs I’ve tried… You get used to her very quickly. Because she’s human hair, you can use heat styling on her (but always use a heat protectant spray first!). I highly recommend checking out this brand if you are in the market for a wig or topper. A topper is basically like a cross between a wig and extensions… I’m not very familiar with toppers, personally, but based on my research Serenity seems like the best of the best when it comes to toppers! Reach out to Melissa, the founder of Serenity Wigs & Toppers, directly with any questions or custom order requests– she’s very responsive and friendly!
Alright, now the makeup (all products are vegan and cruelty-free):
- I mix a facial moisturizing lotion of choice (For this purpose, I like 100% Pure’s Hydra Drench Cream for it’s consistency, mixability, and because it’s very compact and fits easily in my makeup bag) with Drunk Elephant’s D Bronzi drops. This product is amazing and protects your face against pollution, in addition to giving you a tan. NOTE: you cannot use this on its own, without mixing with a moisturizer, or it will be WAY too dark. The mixture should be about a 3:1 ratio… a tiny tiny bit of the D Bronzi goes a longgg way for adding some color to your face! And for this reason, a $36 container of D Bronzi will last you at least half a year, in my experience.
- Non-toxic HAN concealer, blended with a damp Beaky facial sponge
- Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter (this product has a cult following, and is great for if you want a dewy, airbrushed look. I use the #2 shade. Its kind of a cross between foundation and highlighter. For me, its too dewy and “wet” looking to use alone without powder over it, but some people love it on its own!) I blend this with a damp Beaky sponge as well.
- With A MOTD brush, I apply Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder… It’s a micro powder, so not at all cakey or opaque, very minimum coverage but just helps to set, blur, and blend the other products. I really feel like the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter with the Charlotte Tilbury Setting Powder is a KILLER combo and gives you the illusion of “perfect skin” like no other products I’ve tried.
- Again with a MOTD brush, I apply non-toxic blush by Rejuva Minerals (color: cranfusion) to the very tippy top of my cheekbones and around the temple area. I saw a tik tok video that showed me how this “lifts” your face so much compared to the traditional method of applying blush to the apples of your cheeks.
- Use fingers to apply LXMI’s “goddess glow” (a rosy, non-toxic highlighter) to my cheekbones, tip of nose and brow bone. I want to note that LXMI was founded by a friend of mine, Leila Janah, who wrote the book GIVE WORK and recently passed away from cancer. LXMI helps women in the Nile Valley earn a healthy living wage and provide for their families, so for all of these reasons I love supporting this brand and would love it if you would consider supporting them, too! Fabulous, non-toxic products.
- I use Smashbox contour palette on my jawbone, cheekbones (I apply it ON my cheekbone as opposed to under it, which is what I used to do! Looks so much more natural and sculpted this way!), and sides of nose. I want to note that Smashbox is cruelty-free but their parent company is NOT (I was gifted this palette at a Dallas beauty event), and so you can decide for yourself if that is a company you’d like to support or whether you’d prefer to find an alternative.
- Brows: I use Brow Flick by Glossier to draw tiny hairs to fill my brows in, and then I use Essence Brow Gel to brush them upwards for fullness and to best showcase the arch. (Essence gel is a vegan-friendly dupe for Glossier’s famous Boy Brow… I actually prefer Essence as a product, and its MUCHHH more affordable!)
- I use Charlotte Tilbury liquid liner (Feline Flick) on my lids. See vegan makeup tutorial on IGTV for my method, because that’s difficult to describe in text form.
- On my lashes I use Pacifica’s non-toxic Highest Lash Chronic Volume mascara… This stuff is sooo good, and really plumps your lashes without clumping!
- Finally, on lips, I use non-toxic PYT rosy nude plumping gloss as my everyday lippie!
I hope this helps y’all! I am absolutely NO makeup expert, but I get asked often about my everyday products and I’m glad they’ll be listed here as a quick reference, in addition to the vegan makeup tutorial IGTV I have on my Instagram page. Let me know if you have any questions, or if there is a vegan/cf/preferably non-toxic product I simply must try!