Since going vegan in the food category, I have also been overhauling my make-up to be vegan as well. I achieved this primarily with the help of 100% Pure, which uses 100% food grade quality ingredients, which are both vegan and organic (except for one bar soap that contains goat milk - WTH Pure?).
The last great hold out was my coveted longwearing lipstick. I had been addicted to Revlon's ColorStay and Cover Girl's Outlast collections for years! They really do last all day, through meal after meal and sometimes through to the next morning (can be a little hard to remove). Needless to say, I was having a hard time finding a suitable vegan replacement. Until now...
I am head over heels in love with Lime Crime's Velvetine's longwearing lipstick collection!
"Lime Crime products are PETA verified vegan and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free. Our products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. As part of the Leaping Bunny pledge, our suppliers also certify that no animal testing is ever performed at any point in our supply chain."
The colors are super rich & super saturated! These luscious liquid lipsticks dry to a matte finish, which can feel a little drying, but I found applying a gloss or lip balm over/under lessened the longwearing affects, so I just got used to it.
There are a tone of non-traditional, fun colors (black, green, gold, grey etc.), but I kept it tame with their Cashmere a grey beige and Teddy Bear a lilac brown. Still, these colors standout and make your lips get noticed (in a good way).
Once you open the bottle, you instantly know that these are not your typical lipstick - the aroma of vanilla cookies hits you immediately and you can't help but giggle.
Now do they work - YES THEY DO!
You do need to avoid oily foods (no problem for this WFPBOF chick) and it's better to blot your lips rather than wipe after a meal, but other than that - expect your lip color to stay put with minimal, if any touch-ups (I think it depends on what you put your lips through...). Check your teeth after applying, but beyond that, you won't get any transfer.
I make sure to apply a lip balm before going to bed, so that my lips are ready to go in the morning. If my lips are dry and flaking, I use a warm, wet wash cloth to smooth them out. At the end of the day, I use coconut oil to remove. I little bit of maintenance, but I say it's worth it!
Check it out!