My new online shopping obsession: Salem Catacombs Vintage. Full of incredible 90s throwbacks, vintage Ts, and everything you wish you had in your wardrobe twenty years ago, I’ve been filling my closet up with their treasures since it opened.
This video is a full face feature and review from primer to finish using cruelty free brands I purchased from drugstores. I tried to keep the total cost of all of the products under $50, but I went a bit over and wound up spending $77.50 all together (although I did have $17.58 worth of these already at home!).
Products I Used ::
Nivea Post Shave Sensitive Balm ($5.59)
NYX Color Correcting Palette ($11.99)
E.L.F. Oil-Free SPF 15 Sunscreen Flawless Finish Foundation in Porcelain ($6)
E.L.F. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter ($3)
E.L.F. HD Powder in Sheer ($6)
Hard Candy Look Pro! Ultimate Strobing Kit ($8)
Milani Blush in Rose Blush ($6.97)
Wet n Wild Studio Eyeshadow Palette in Coming in Latte ($6.99)
Milani Must Have Naturals Everyday Eye Shadow Collection ($10.99)
E.L.F. Expert Eyeliner ($2)
Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara ($2.97)
NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment ($7)
**Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($5.99) that I completely forgot to add to the list!
Overall, the look wasn’t as long lasting as I hoped it would be, however I do think I’ve been spoiled by the Kat Von D line never, ever budging. I’ve already been using the Nivea Balm and the NYX Color Correcting Palette for quite some time now and highly recommend both. The foundation and the blush were definitely the new stand out products here for me, although the foundation did start to oxidize after about three or four hours. It didn’t take on an orange hue, but it definitely got darker as it wore on. The shadows didn’t stay put, and I eventually had black fallout under my eyes, especially in the inner corners. The liquid liner stayed put and never smudged, so that’s definitely an affordable option that I recommend!
Quite honestly, I won’t be replacing any of my more expensive products with any of the new options that I tried today, but I am extremely happy that it is absolutely possible to exclusively support brands that do not test on animals on ANY budget. Whether your foundation is $3 or $30, there are ethical options available.
I would like to note that I am aware that many of the parent companies of the brands listed here are not cruelty free, however I do support these individual subsidiaries nonetheless. To do your own research on what brands are certified as cruelty free and / or vegan, I recommend websites such as Logical Harmony, Leaping Bunny, and PETA as valuable resources and reference guides.
New IG obsession: visual artist Emil Melmouth (@emil_melmouth).