Makeup replacement

May 26, 2011

Some of my makeup is getting pretty old. I’ve started going through it and tossing out anything that smells funny or has been around too long. Then I’ll replace what I need to. This is long overdue!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the type of makeup that I buy, and I’ve decided to no longer support cosmetics companies that test on animals. I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a day-to-day basis, but I sure pile it on for shows (see below), and it makes more sense to me to use ethical products – I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years, so it seems a natural extension of that. It’s kind of surprising to me that I haven’t looked at my makeup buying habits before.

Anyway, I will use up the stuff I have that’s still good, but when I replace things I’ll have to seek replacements for some of the things I’ve been using. Happily, MAC, Gosh and Wet ‘n’ Wild don’t test on animals – three of my favourite brands! I also have a weakness for Bonne Belle Lip Smackers, and they’re ok too. 🙂 I’ll have to find replacements for two of my usual products – Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara and Vichy Dermablend coverup. I like those two products a lot, but I’m sure I can find a reasonable replacement.

Glop it on! This is about the minimum I would wear for a stage performance.