To start or finish the day, it’s nice to have a clean face. You won’t see ‘vegan’ plastered all over their packaging, but Aesop is plant-based and has always been 100% cruelty and animal byproduct free. This non-drying cleanser scented with mandarin rind, will have you feeling fresh.
Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser, RRP $35, available at Myer Sunshine Plaza
This vegan-friendly softening moisturiser is ideal for sensitive skin types. It contains vanilla and dove orchid, mixed with almond milk and cocoa butter and sounds good enough to eat!
LUSH Celestial face cream, RRP $29.95, available at Westfield Chermside
IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BASE
Feather light, cruelty-free, loose mineral powder foundation delivers a sheer to full coverage giving you a radiant finish. The formula adapts naturally to skin tones and is made without synthetic ingredients. It’s also SPF15, perfect for our Coastal lifestyle.
Nude by Nature, RRP $39.95, available at Big W, Myer, Target and most pharmacies
LIP SMACKING GOOD
This vegan lipstick has a creamy formula that helps hydrate and define lips. It’s made with certified organic avocado, jojoba seed oil and the best part is it’s available in 12 different shades to suit any occasion. So you better get ready to pucker up!
Inka Organic Lipstick Pink Poppy, RRP $39, available at Myer
Or why not try this Australian made range of no-nasties lipstick which has beautiful shades, coloured the natural way using mica and pigments rather than synthetic dyes? Deliciously rich in Vitamin E and B, the Friday on My Mind shade is one of my favourites, offering
a little more depth and colour.
Neek Vegan Friday on My Mind, RRP $24.95, available at Noosa Organics
When it comes to eyes, it’s important not to irritate this sensitive area. Applying mascara with a molded rubber brush (like this one) distributes the gentle mineral pigments evenly while coating each lash.
NATIO Super Long Lash Mascara, RRP $16.95, available at Chemist Warehouse and most pharmacies
100% PETA approved, Sand & Sky love their furry friends as much as we do! This Australian Pink Clay face mask is a magnet for toxins, it deeply cleanses the skin while purifying and tightening pores. Organic liquorice stimulates new cell production while kakadu plum helps brighten your complexion.
Sand & Sky Clay Mask, RRP $69.90, available at sandandsky.com
Pink Clay exfoliator will also work wonders removing impurities from deep within the skin while eliminating shine. Bamboo and macadamia seed physically remove any dry, dull skin while the rosehip, grapeseed and olive oils restores long-lost radiance.
Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliator, RRP $93.35, available at sandandsky.com
If you are looking for a pop of colour, this is the eye shadow for you. Bright and bold, the variety of shadows lend themselves to a host of looks, including smokey dramatic eyes and soft brown shades. The long-lasting blend of natural ingredients can also be used to define brows.
AURA Makeup eyeshadow, RRP$10-25, available at MIKIMI Australian Resort Wear at The Wharf Mooloolaba
If you are a regular at the salon, you know how many chemicals go into your locks. Shampoo that’s free from sulphates and parabens (also vegan-friendly) is the health kick your hair has been waiting for.
Nak Hair Aromas Curl Shampoo, RRP $29.95, available at Price Attack and Hairhouse Warehouse, Sunshine Plaza
Jump out of the shower feeling and smelling scrumptious. A light and refreshing body wash formulated with coconut fruit extract, jasmine and sandalwood is great for sensitive skin.
Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash, RRP $39, available at David Jones
If you are looking for a universal perfume try something a little less fruity and a little more smoky. Beautiful soft blends are never overpowering, but for something a little richer opt for scents offering warm, spicy blends.
Aesop Fragrance Hwyl, RRP $130, available at Myer Sunshine Plaza
NAIL THAT POLISH
If you have a steady hand, then may I suggest nail polish that’s free of harsh chemicals. Instead, this polish is formulated with Community Fair Trade marula oil; delivering a quick drying and glossy finish. Perfect for when you are on the go.
Sienna Byron Bay, RRP $25, available at Organika Noosa