The Best Vegan Highlighting Products

The Best Vegan Highlighting Products

One of my favorite beauty products is a good cream or powder highlight. When applied correctly, highlighter can make your best features stand out and give your skin a flawless “lit from within” glow. Even on days where I wear minimal makeup, I have to wear a highlighting product. For this post, I rounded up some of the best cruelty free and vegan highlighting products out there.

  • E.L.F. Studio Radiance Enhancer – This liquid highlighter comes in two shades. Spotlight is a soft pink shimmer and Sunrise is a bronzy champagne color. This tube has a brush applicator. All E.L.F. products are cruelty free and all cosmetics are vegan. Buy online now.
  • DeVita Absolutely Finished Powder – This face powder in Crushed Pearl is a great neutral highlighter for all skin tones. It controls oil and shine but still provides a great glow. All DeVita products are cruelty free and vegan. Buy online now.
  • Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples – This portable case comes with three cream products that are perfect as a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. Of course, all three could also easily be used as highlighting products. All Pacifica products are both cruelty free and vegan. Buy online now.
  • E.L.F. Studio Baked Highlighter – This powder highlight packs some serious shimmer and pigment. It comes in three shades, so there is one to suite everyones tastes. With this product, a little goes a very long way. It blends smoothly whether applied with a brush or fingers. Buy online now.
  • Everyday Minerals Soft Bronzer – This highlight is translucent but gives a light shimmer. It’s subtle and perfect for those “no makeup” makeup looks. On fair skin, this product may be better as a contour shade. All Everyday Minerals products are both cruelty free and vegan. Buy online now.
  • OFRA Cheeky Cheekbone Enhancer – This is a great all purpose highlighter as it’s translucent and perfect for all skin tones. All OFRA products are both cruelty free and vegan. Buy online now.

Have you tried any of these cruelty free and vegan highlighting products? What are your favorites?

Editor’s Note: In the original version of this post I confused two products and accidentally featured a non-vegan item. This has now been removed and replaced with a different vegan item.

NCLA I Only Fly Private Review & Swatches

NCLA I Only Fly Private Review & Swatches

The latest NCLA collection is the Jet Setter collection. This collection is four shades that are perfect for spring and summer. Two bight colors, one pastel, and one dark and vampy shade. I got to try the whole collection and will be sharing my thoughts on the shades, and swatches, individually. I Only Fly Private is a bright coral creme.

Claims: “The only thing more bold and fabulous than your personality is this make-no-apologies bright orange nail lacquer.

NCLA I Only Fly Private Review & Swatches

Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Diacetone Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-1, SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, May Contain (+/-):, Bismuth Oxychloride, Oxides, Blue 1, Aluminum Powder, Red 34, Red 6, Red 7, Yellow 5 Lake, Iron Oxides, Violet 2, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin

Pros: DBP free. Toluene free. Camphor free. Formaldehyde free. Cruelty free and vegan. Wears well with or without a top coat. Very pigmented shade. Chip resistant.

Cons: I did not feel that there were any cons with I Only Fly Private.

The Verdict: I Only Fly Private is, hands down, one of my favorite shades for summer. It is just such a fun and pretty color! It works well with fair skin but also really makes tan skin stand out. I have actually had to tear myself away from this polish because I have been wanting to wear it so often.

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Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. Please note that all reviews are 100% honest and a product would not receive a favorable review unless it provided favorable results.

Phyrra’s Pretty Little Elixir Hair Masque Review

Phyrra’s Pretty Little Elixir Hair Masque Review

I have long, color-treated hair, and often use heat styling tools. I also admit that I don’t trim as often as I should. To help me go longer between cuts, I rely on deep conditioning treatments to keep my hair in top shape. When fellow cruelty free beauty blogger Phyrra told me that she was releasing a hair masque, I knew I needed to get my hands on it! She colors her hair often and if it would work for her, I knew that it was worth trying.

Claims:Phyrra’s Pretty Little Elixir has the right cocktail of ingredients to reduce the signs of external damage and return hair to its lustrous, soft state.

Ingredients:  Aqua, Quaternium-91, Behentrimonium Chloride, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl, Silanetriol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natural Fragrance.

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formula. Gluten-free. Very moisturizing. Lightweight formula. Light scent.

Cons: Only comes in the 8 ounce size.

The Verdict: A good deep conditioning treatment can make dry and brittle hair smooth and shiny. Unfortunately that often only lasts until the next day or the next wash. With Phyrra’s Pretty Little Elixir, the smoothness lingers for days! My hair felt soft, smooth and healthy days longer than it does with any other deep conditioning treatment or hair masque. I am now a huge fan of this product and will definitely re-purchase it.

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Lulu Blossom Bombs Away Bath Bomb Powder Review

Lulu Blossom Bombs Away Bath Bomb Powder Review

Bath bombs are one of my great indulgences. There is just something so relaxing about a good soak with ingredients in the tub that are beneficial to your skin and can make the process even more relaxing. When Lulu Blossom sent me their Bombs Away Bath Bomb Powder to review, I was really curious to try it out. I have used  a lot of bath bombs, but never a bath bomb powder before.  Lulu Blossom is a cruelty free line with a lot of vegan options.

Claims:Bath Bomb Powder is a treat every man, woman, and child should experience. It smells of Rustic Amber and bold Parisian Lavender combined with Black Myrrh, Tonka Beans , and a hint of Egyptian Musk. It nourishes the skin and is just plain fun for the tub.

Ingredients:  Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride (sea salt), Fragrance, Mica

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formula. Sulfate-free. Very soothing formula. Light and relaxing scent. Light color. Dissolves completely in the water. Comes with a scoop for easy use. Easy to close and store container.

Cons: Because it’s baking soda based, this formula may be a little drying for some skin types. That being said, it’s nothing a good moisturizer won’t fix!

The Verdict: I really enjoyed this bath bomb powder! It had all the perks of other bath bombs, without any of the mess that they sometimes come with. The scent was really soothing and relaxing, but not at all overpowering. I used the Bombs Away Bath Bomb Powder in hopes that it would help soothe my sore muscles after a hard workout day and it definitely did the trick. I would suggest this product to other bath addicts as it’s a great addition to any soak in the tub.

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Watermelon & Lemon Smoothie Recipe

Watermelon & Lemon Smoothie Recipe

As the weather is getting warmer, I have had crazy cravings for watermelon. One of my friends told me about a de-bloating juice she had with her family that was from Dr. Oz. I gave the original recipe a try and, as always, modified it a bit to fit my own tastes. It’s so refreshing!

What you will need to make a Watermelon & Lemon Smoothie:

  • The juice of 2 lemons, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • One 1-inch piece of ginger

How to make a Watermelon & Lemon Smoothie:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I use my Vitamix for this and it blends perfectly on the low speed setting. If you are using a regular blender, you may need to add an additional 1/4 cup of water.
  2. Enjoy!

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This recipe is based off of Lea Michele’s Debloating Juice from Dr. Oz.