I remember when I was in fashion college and spent hours in the fantastic fashion library my school had. I always left with piles of books that made my arms ache for days from carrying them and my heart flutter with longing for the evening, so I could curl up in my room and flip through them, savouring every page. One of these books was VOGUE Beauty, where makeup mavens laid down gorgeousness commandments. I remember one particular rule: line your eyes with liquid liner, never kohl pencil. It was the first time I broke a beauty rule, and I haven't stopped since.
I ended up ordering a Lily Lolo Natural Eye Liner for the wonderful price of £5,99 and I haven't stopped using it since it landed in my mail box in a package made from recycled paper. Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics is a brand that carries tons of cute, organic, cruelty-free and BUAV-approved cosmetic little wonders, some of which are vegan. This pencil is now a must-have in my makeup collection! Its luxurious, creamier-than-frosting texture combined with a rich black shade makes application easy-peasy and it actually stays on, unlike many supermarket eye pencils. Lily Lolo, I am in Love.
Oh and by the way - I am going to try and use vegan-only beauty products in 2013. Up until now, I've only been using cruelty-free, but it may be time for the next step...stay tuned!
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