20 Best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Hair Dyes

Look and feel your best, by knowing you’re using harmless and healthy color dyes.

When it comes to hair dye and hair coloring, we all want to do our part in both looking good and having healthy hair, all while trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible. More than just consuming the right nutrients, being a vegan can actually trickle into the products we put in our hair and place on our skin.

Below, we’re reviewing twenty of our favorite vegan and cruelty-free hair dyes to help guide all of us into the right direction when it comes to hair care.

1. Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Dye

One of the most buzz-worthy vegan hair dye being talked about all over Instagram, Lime Crime’s Unicorn hair dyes offer both full coverage and hair tints in magical colors ranging from pastel blue hues to deep chestnut colors. In total, there are over 20 different colors, all meant to express your colorful and bold personality. Lime Crime offers shades like unicorn and mermaid to add a dynamic and assortment of different colors to have you fully on-trend.

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2. Green Hare Mud 100% Natural Hair Dye

Imagine your hair color all came from pure plant dye. With Green Hare Mud, natural and made from the earth dye is what you’re getting. Offering seven beautiful hair colors with creative names like merlot mist and soft bamboo, you’re going to be left looking and feeling beautiful. Green Hare also provides associating scalp and hair treatments to have your new color looking its very best.

3. SPLAT One-Wash Hair Dye

Perfect for Halloween and themed costume or parties, SPLAT’s one wash dye will allow you to experiment with different (and wild) hair colors and return to your normal color the next day. Some colors include pink, purple, and blue.

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4. Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Hair Dye

Luscious and gorgeous color, all while being vegan and animal-cruelty free. With 20 beautiful and eye-opening colors, Arctic donates fifteen percent of every purchase to prevent animal abuse by supporting charities like Second Chance Animal Shelter, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society, and Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation.

(Arctic Fox, $13.99)

5. Henna Hair Dyes by LUSH

More than colorful and themed bath bombs, LUSH also makes completely vegan henna hair dye. While many of the other dyes on our list come in explosive and bold colors, these dyes from LUSH come in four natural and earthy shades like Rouge, Noir, Marron, and Brun. Along with henna, these dyes also combine essential oils and cocoa butter for deep conditioning.

(LUSH, $27.95)

6. Henna Color Lab Hair Dye

Like LUSH, Henna Color Lab creates an assortment of beautiful and natural colors using henna hair dye instead of synthetic dyes as not only are they vegan, but higher and better quality for your hair. Located on the site, you’ll see how every dye reacts differently with the starting color. With a range from blonde, brunette, to black, each hair tone will see a similar but different end look.

(Henna Color Lab, $9.98)

7. Classic High Voltage Hair Color by Manic Panic Hair Dye

Having almost 50 different shades of vegan hair dye makes Manic one of the best choices on the market. Picking between turquoise pastel and ultraviolet (amongst others) will not only guarantee creativity, but you’re bound to be completely unique with your choice of color given the wide variety.

(Manic Panic, $13.99)

8. Naturtint Permanent Hair Color

The original and first-to-market 100 percent plant-based dye on the market, Naturtint. It’s recommended (if it’s your first time using the product) to only go one shade lighter than your original hair color to help slowly lighten your locks.

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9. Henna Cream Essential Kit by Surya Basil Beauty

What we love about this kit is that it’s put together to cover every basis you may have with the application of hair dye — in particular, vegan hair dye. The kit comes with three boxes of color (to promote touch-ups and consistency), application brush, mixing bowl, and an accessory of a free nail polish color that complements the color of your dye.

(Burya Brasil Beauty, $52)

10. EcoColors Non-Toxic Permanent Hair Color

Additionally being PPD Free, Gluten Free, Paraben Free, and Propylene Glycol Free, EcoColors promotes and encourages mixing their colors together to create an individual’s perfect shade.

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11. Smart Beauty Temporary Hair Dye

Want the opportunity to try out a different color on your hair for a month or so? Using the animal-cruelty free temporary hair dye will provide you just that! Washing out after four to five washes, this dye also provides enriched conditioning so your hair stays super-hydrated. Additionally, the pack comes with enough product for multiple uses so you can recreate your hair color.

(Smart Beauty, £6.45)

12. Liquid Chalk by Brite

This liquid hair chalk works wonders on both blonde and brunettes (yes, finally, a product that shows color on darker toned hairs). There are six fun colors to choose from and wash out after one rinse. These make for great Halloween costumes, charity organizations (like the color run), and themed events.

(Ulta, $12)

13. Semi-Permanent Hair Color by Good Dye Young

If you love Paramore, you’ll love Good Dye Young — because it’s owned by the lead singer Hayley! These semi-permanent colors are loud, just like Hayley, and they smell of citrus as opposed to synthetic chemicals. Made of sunflower extract, bergamot essential oil, and quality cream-based ingredients, it’s safe to say you’re getting the highest quality products with the upside of being vegan and cruelty-free.

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14. Semi-Permanent Hair Color From Lunar Tides

While both vegan and cruelty-free, Lunar Tides has a lovely bonus for color lovers! You don’t have to have bleached hair to apply their dye and have it show (which is a downside for many wannabe pink-haired people). Their formula not only applies over darker colors but won’t destroy your hair from synthetic chemicals. Lunar Tides also offers DIY ombre kits in multiple shades to really spike your festive game.

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15. Herman’s Amazing Vegan Semi-Permanent Direct Color Dye

Why is it so hard to get salon-quality hair dye for home use? Herman’s Amazing thought the same thing and created their vegan and cruelty-free semi-permanent hair dye. In a wide variety of color, this dye contains no ammonia and is conditioner-based so you don’t have to worry about dry and unhealthy-looking hair.

16. Iroiro Premium Natural Semi-Permanent Hair Color

One of Iroiro’s prized aspects about its semi-permanent dye formula is that it is all-natural. Made from 100 percent organic coconut oil, natural yuzu-cranberry fragrance (thank goodness for a non-chemical smell) and other natural preservatives. As opposed to many other dyes, this color is cream-based so all you have to do is apply and massage in. For lighter colors, Iroiro recommends color lifting 10+ to get the desired (on the box) color end look.

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17. Logona Hair Natural Vegan Plant-Based Dye

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Who says that engineering and automobiles were the only products to buy from Germany? Logona, a German-based company, makes natural and vegan hair dyes that contain ingredients from the earth such as henna and plant colorants like beetroot and walnut shells.

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18. Punky Semi-Permanent Conditioning Hair Color

Seemingly looking like a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, this vegan and paraben-free semi-permanent hair dye lasts up to 25 washes and comes in an assortment of fun and wild colors (like Punky spring green). What makes this dye so unique is the vegan keratin complex in the ingredients. This formula allows for enhanced and brighter color that lasts longer than many standard semi-permanent dyes.

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19. Henna Hair Color by The Henna Guys

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100 percent natural, 100 percent vegan, 100 percent cruelty-free — these are promises made by The Henna Guys. Coming in 11 earthy and natural hair colors, this formula claims to be pesticide-free without including any chemicals or metallic salts, creating a healthy environment for your hair. While this dye does not lighten your locks, it can be applied over already color-stripped hair to give a desired and off-the-box look!

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20. Henna Cream by Tints Of Nature

Hints of Nature have taken wonderfully to the henna trend in hair dye. Keeping things vegan and natural, this formula promises to reach the core of your hair, giving it proper nourishment and conditioning, and leaving your new color with an included gloss (because who wants to pay double for both color and a gloss treatment?).

(Hints of Nature, $13.99)

Source:

https://www.yourtango.com/2018317599/20-best-vegan-hair-dyes-and-cruelty-free-hair-dyes

 

12 Affordable Products to treat Eczema On Your Face

Eczema anywhere on your body is a curse, but eczema on your face is a special kind of hell. It can come on suddenly, take forever to go away, and make you look and feel like you’ve been punched, burned, rubbed with poison ivy, or all of the above. To the uninitiated, it’s hard to explain how self-conscious facial eczema can make you—your face, after all, is what you’re presenting to the world, and to lose control of how it looks and feels is miserable.

“There are a lot of different kinds of eczema,” explains dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D., an associate clinical professor at Yale University, who names atopic dermatitis, irritant contract dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis as just three examples. Each kind of eczema may benefit from a different treatment, which is why it’s important to see your derm to work out a personalized plan if your eczema is severe, unexpected, or doesn’t heal within a couple weeks. Some people may benefit from steroids or prescription creams, like Eucrisa, while others may just need to change up their routine. (The biggest misconception Dr. Gohara says patients have about eczema? “That you can’t be irritated by or allergic to something that you have used for many years,” she says. Turns out, you can be.)

Whether you’re dealing with a flare-up, trying to avoid steroid creams, or just looking for something to calm your skin while you wait for this bout to pass, here are some tried-and-true drugstore treatments we swear by.

1.

THE BUDGET-FRIENDLY PICK

Virgin Coconut Oil

Brandless

$3.00

The coconut oil craze may have passed, but using a touch of it—just a touch!—is still a good trick for calming down your skin. You can use more of it on your body if you get flare-ups there, but just use a fingertip’s worth for your face, focusing on the areas where your eczema is its worst. Bonus: It’s literally $3.

2.

THE OINTMENT THAT NEVER FAILS- Healing Ointment

Aquaphor

$10.68

The original, and still the best. Aquaphor is a petroleum jelly–based ointment that the pros recommend slathering on your skin immediately after a shower or bath to lock in moisture. It won’t leave irritated skin feeling even more irritated, and it’ll provide a barrier between your skin and anything that might hurt it (the weather, pollutants, etc). I like using the kind developed specifically for babies—to me, it’s the gentlest.

3.

THE AWARD-WINNER – Skin Protectant

First Aid Beauty

$31.99

Last winter, when my eczema was at its worst, I would pop into Sephora, reach for sample jar, and dab some of this on my skin if it was feeling particularly itchy. But it’s actually worth stocking up on the super-effective product. You wouldn’t be alone—as Allure points out, a tub of Ultra Repair Cream is literally sold every minute. 

4.

ECZEMA HONEY
eczema honey

$6.99

Eczema Honey is a line developed specifically for eczema sufferers, with a single, gentle product for each issue—one soap, one body cream, one bath bomb, and so on—and this lip balm does the job. You can use whether you get eczema on your lips or not, whether you’re flaring up or not—and it smells great, too.

5.

THE FLARE-UP FIXER – Intensive Healing Lotion

AMAZON
Cortizone 10

$7.88

This one isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you want to steer clear of steroid or prescription creams, try this during a flare-up—it’s for that moment that you can’t bear to itch anymore, but you also know that steroid creams won’t work for your skin.

6.

THE AQUAPHOR ALTERNATIVE – White Petroleum
Vaseline

$20.35

“I love Vaseline,” says Dr. Gohara. “Especially around the eyes, where facial eczema can be very prevalent.”While Aquaphor is part petroleum jelly, part other ointments and oils, Vaseline is just pure petroleum jelly. (Again, if your skin is super-sensitive, go for the baby-friendly variety—the gentler, the better.) Vaseline goes on heavier than Aquaphor, since the latter is more easily absorbed by your skin, and it’s more of a protectant than a treatment.

7.

THE PRODUCT THAT LASTS ALL DAY – Eight Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden

$22.00

This Eight Hour Cream is legendary in skincare circles. While not developed for eczema specifically, I’ve found that a tiny amount of this goes a long way toward treating my issues—it’s thicker and stickier than most of the others on this list, but it also sits more comfortably on my sensitive skin than any other premium skincare product. In particular, if you get eczema on your lips (or have dry, cracked lips generally), this is perfect—make sure you get the fragrance-free kind.

8.

THE EVERYDAY CLASSIC – Moisturizing Cream

CeraVe

$14.24

When it comes to a one-size-fits-all skincare lines for eczema-prone skin—as opposed to using different brands for cleansing, moisturizing, toning, etc.—CeraVe is widely considered the best. It’s gentle, well-established in the industry, and offers a range of products, from cleanser to hand cream to eye cream, that you can use without worrying about new ingredients upsetting your skin.

9.

THE SUNSCREEN STICK – Sunscreen Stick

Shiseido

$24.38

Plot twist: This is not an eczema treatment, but it is the only sunscreen I can use when my skin is flaring up. Given that you’re reading an article about beauty products, you probably already know how vitally important it is to wear sunscreen every day (yes, every day, rain or shine)—and not just a foundation with SPF, but bona fide sunscreen in its own right. The sun is the number-one ager of skin, and if you slather on sunscreen you’ll also be protecting yourself from skin cancers. (Win-win.) So, for those days where you can’t bear to put anything but Aquaphor on your irritated skin—but you know you have to wear sunscreen too—try this.

10.

THE ANTIBIOTIC DERIVATIVE – Eczema Essentials

Neosporin

$11.47

“Wait, Neosporin?” I hear you say. “Isn’t that an antibiotic?” Yes, but Neosporin also has a line of very serious-looking “Eczema Essentials” skincare products that promise to reduce pain, scarring, inflammation, itching…any symptoms of eczema that are causing your distress. Consider this not an eczema treatment, per se, but a way to reduce its symptoms.

11.

THE DERM-RECOMMENDED FACE SOAP – Beauty Bar

Dove

$7.49

“This is mild and moisturizing,” says Dr. Gohara, who adds that Dove is her go-to cleanser recommendation for patients with eczema. (Pro tip: Get the unscented kind.)

Avène

$28.00

So, miracle upon miracle, your eczema is gone. Hooray! But you know that one patch of dry skin that isn’t well-moisturized can kick-start the whole cycle again. Don’t fret: This moisturizer, the best I’ve tried in its field, will keep your skin hydrated for hours at a time. Unlike Aquaphor and Vaseline, which can result in skin shinier than the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, this cream will go on light and leave you glowing (in the good way).

Source:

https://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/g25731892/ezcema-on-face-cream/

5 BEST DRUGSTORE FINISHING POWDERS UNDER $12

Every beauty junkie knows that a makeup look is never complete without a final dusting of setting powder — and if you’re as obsessed with makeup as we are, you also know that some of those powders come with a pretty hefty price tag. After years of trying every setting powder on the market, we discovered that some of the best ones are from the drugstore — so we rounded up our top five favorites. Not only are these babies under $12, but they’re also so good they may just convert you away from high-end powders for good.

NYX Professional Makeup HD Finishing Powder

Hands down, the translucent NYX HD Finishing Powder is one of our OG favorite drugstore products. We love this powder for two reasons: its fine, translucent qualities brush over the most colorful of makeup flawlessly and we love its lightweight, airy finish.

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder

When it comes to a daily setting powder, Maybelline Fit Me! is our go-to. We love wearing this over Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation in a corresponding shade. Not only will it leave your makeup smooth and flawless, it will lock it in place all day.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder

It’s no secret that L’Oréal Paris is one of the most well-known and trusted drugstore beauty brands on the market and the Pro-Sweep & Lock Setting Powder doesn’t disappoint. It provides you with a matte, soft-focus finish to your makeup and controls shine all day.

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Maybelline Master Fix Setting and Perfecting Powder

The Maybelline Master Fix Setting and Perfecting Powder is another awesome option for an every day, translucent powder. It’s super fine and soft and excellent for baking under the eye or applying all over.

Pacifica Crystal Rays Luminous Translucent Setting Powder

Loaded with skin-loving ingredients like watermelon, vitamin C and natural minerals, the Pacific Crystal Rays Luminous Translucent Powder is a favorite of ours because it provides us with a natural, illuminated complexion.

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Source:

https://www.makeup.com/best-drugstore-face-powders

Beauty – Trends, Tips & Tutorials

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Thanks to all who follow my blog!  If you’re new….stick around.  Every day I post new beauty tutorials, product uses, makeup hacks and lots more beauty, and random, topics:)

I’m trying to organically grow an online beauty directory I started.  I’m just a mom working her butt off so any support or feedback is always welcome.

Have a great day!

Tami

THE COMPLEMENTARY COLORED EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL YOU HAVE TO TRY ASAP

Colored eye makeup is all the rage lately, thanks to countless Instagram inspiration shots and tutorials. Whether it be same lid and lash color, graphic eyeliner or even a watercolor eye, the prism trend is literally exploding everywhere. We decided to take another crack at it, this time using complementary shades. Ahead, we tapped NYC-based makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen for her take on the complementary, opposite color look. Get inspired and see how to get the job done yourself.

 

Choose Your Opposite Colors

The key to nailing down the complementary colored eye look is all about choosing colors on the opposite sides of the color wheel. “I would pick two bright colors that each have their own pop or put a neutral with a bright color,” says Kohlhagen. Here, we used a combination of a pink eyeshadow and the L’Oréal Pro Last Liner in Cobalt Blue, which has a cool electric finish to offset the warmer tones in the shadow. “You want to look for two shades that will make the other stand out,” she adds.

Apply and Set!

According to Kohlhagen, application from here on out is easy: Simply apply your lid color and line your upper lash line with your alternatively colorful liner. “The trickiest part actually comes next,” she says. “After using your gel pencil to do the lining, use a powder to set it.” Here, she set the cobalt blue liner with a similarly electric shade, the NYX Professional Makeup Primal Color in Hot Blue. After that, feel free to apply a matching blue mascara (the YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara in I’m The Trouble will do the trick) and finish with a setting spray to prevent creasing.

And there you have it — another colored eye look to add to your makeup arsenal.

Source:

https://www.makeup.com/complementary-colored-eye-makeup-tutorial

10 FOUNDATION APPLICATION RULES TO LIVE BY

We’ve managed to quickly fix botched eyeliner or even smeared lipstick, but if there’s one step in your makeup routine that you really don’t want to mess up, it’s laying down your groundwork, a.k.a., your foundation. One wrong move and you have to wipe the slate clean and start all over again. This means you might as well call in late to wherever you’re going because this could take a while. To ensure your foundation is right on point every single time, follow these ten rules of application that will make the whole process a lot smoother.

  1. Start with a smooth canvas: If your skin is flaking, peeling or oily, you can’t expect your foundation to go on smoothly. Exfoliating once or twice a week will help slough away any dry patches, dead skin cells and excess oil to ensure your foundation goes on just right.
  2. Hydrate your skin:It’s all in the skin prep. No matter your skin type, moisturizing before applying makeup is the key to an even looking application. Skip this step and your foundation could “cake up” in certain areas. For an extra dewy- and supple-looking complexion, spritz your skin with a face mist after applying your daily moisturizer.

 

  1. Wait for your moisturizer to dry: This is huge. If you apply liquid orpowder foundationbefore your moisturizer has completely absorbed, you run the risk of streaky, splotchy makeup.

 

  1. Don’t forget primer: Have you noticed how amazing your foundation looks in the morning, only to find that, hours later, it basically evaporated? That’s probably because you skipped out onprimer. If you want a flawless-looking application that can actually outlast your busy work schedule, incorporating this step into your routine is crucial.

 

  1. Find the right formula for your skin type: There’s a good reason why foundations come in liquid, gel, powder and cream form. Each one serves a different purpose. You don’t want to layer on a pressed powder if your skin is ultra dry, the same way you wouldn’t want to use a heavy cream on oily skin types. To help narrow down your search, we’ve put together the ultimate foundation guide so you can find the right formula for your skin type.

 

  1. Find the right shade for your skin tone: Next time you go foundation shopping, have your skin tone matched at the makeup counter, or try mixing shades if you fall in between.
  2. Use the right tools for application: Different foundation formulas respond better to some application techniques than others. To find the right tool, take a look at our foundation application guide.

 

  1. Apply your color corrector: If you’re trying to cover up a pimple or under-eye circles, concealer alone may not do the trick! After your foundation application — but before concealer — dab on the appropriate color corrector (we love the NYX Professional Makeup Color Correcting Palette) to neutralize any dark spots or redness.

  1. Foundation first, then concealer: This one can be confusing, and while different techniques work better for some, your concealer is supposed to be applied after your foundation to make sure it doesn’t budge or get too blended out.
  1. Set it: Just like a primer is designed to hold onto your foundation, a setting powder seals it all in. Once you’ve applied foundation and concealer, give your face a light swipe using a translucent powder likeDermablend Setting Powder for flawless and budge-free makeup in a snap.

Source:

https://www.makeup.com/10-rules-of-foundation-application