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Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora (Updated for 2017!)

Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora

For many consumers, big stores like Sephora are one of the main places where they purchase cosmetics, skin care, and hair care. Being aware of the cruelty-free brands at Sephora can be a challenge. Sephora carries so many brands and it can be a little overwhelming to figure out which are cruelty-free and which are not.

Thankfully, this list of cruelty-free brands at Sephora will help make shopping easier for you!

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Hourglass Immaculate Foundation Review & Demo #FoundationFriday

Hourglass Cosmetics Immaculate Foundation Review & Demo #FoundationFriday

I recently decided to try out the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid to Powder Foundation because I had heard such great things about this cruelty-free foundation. I have combination skin that’s on the dry side, so I went into testing it out knowing that it may not be the best formula for my skin type. In this post I share my thoughts on the foundation, and a video where I apply it and check-in throughout the day to share how it wears on my skin.

Claims: “A breakthrough liquid to powder formula that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections, and delivers a long-lasting velvet matte finish—without the need for touch-ups. In a consumer study, Immaculate’s advanced formula has been shown to improve the appearance of oily, blemish-prone skin. Available in 16 shades.”

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Wander Beauty Flash Focus Foundation Stick Review & Demo #FoundationFriday

Wander Beauty Flash Focus Foundation Stick Review & Demo

I recently picked up the Wander Beauty Flash Focus Foundation Stick to add to my foundation Friday video series on YouTube. I had been wanting to try the Wander Beauty Flash Focus Foundation Stick for a while but had read and watched some really mixed reviews on this foundation. Because I was still on the fence, I wanted to give it a try and see how it worked for me. In this post, I share my thoughts on the foundation, show how I applied it, and how it wore throughout the day.

Claims: “The Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick glides easily onto the skin for a flawless, smooth finish. Perfect for all skin types, the buildable, lightweight formula calms redness and reduces discoloration. Portable and precise, it is easy to apply on-the-go. Versatile enough to deliver sheer, medium or full coverage that looks natural, this creamy formula can be used for spot treating imperfections or all-over coverage from day to night. Its unique complex of coconut oil, hyaluronic, and vitamins C and E deeply hydrate your skin, locking in moisture and leave a youthful-looking, perfect complexion.”

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100% Pure Second Skin Foundation Review & Demo

100% Pure Second Skin Foundation Review & Demo

The launch of the 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation was highly anticipated by those in both the cruelty-free beauty and natural beauty spaces. It claimed to be a natural finish foundation that offered skincare benefits and buildable coverage. When it became available, I ordered it immediately to try out. In this post I not only review the foundation, but I also included a demo video where I show how it applies and how it wears over time on my skin.

Claims: “A serum foundation formulated with olive squalane, anti-aging antioxidants, pure fruit pigments and vitamins. Delivering adjustable coverage, a natural finish, and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance like nothing you’ve ever felt before. This skin-perfecting formula is as healthy as it is luxurious.”

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My Must-Have Cruelty-Free Beauty Products from the Sephora VIB Sale

My Must-Have Cruelty-Free Beauty Products from the Sephora VIB Sale

A couple of times a year, Sephora has a huge sale that lets VIB and VIB Rouge members save some serious cash on their favorite beauty items. Whenever these sales happen I get a lot of readers asking me what my must-have cruelty-free beauty products sold at Sephora are. While I have already shared a list of the cruelty-free brands at Sephora (all of which have vegan options), a lot of my favorite brands happen to be sold at Sephora.

This is the perfect time to stock up on items you know you love, and a chance to try items you may have been on the fence about. To make this easier for you, I am going to split this into two lists. Items I consider to be absolute necessities and items that I consider to be nice splurges.

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