Recently, I ran across several fabulous ‘redhead friendly‘, cruelty-free makeup brands. The cross-section between cruelty-free and ‘redhead friendly’ sounds like it would be about as wide as the eye of a needle. There are actually some widely available and surprisingly affordable brands out there that are sitting pretty in that needle eye.
The holiday season is here and here are just a few ‘redhead friendly’ and cruelty-free makeup brands for the trendsetting makeup lover in your life.
1. Essence Cosmetics
This makeup brand launched 18 years ago in Germany and eventually made its way across the pond to New York in 2008. They offer a great selection of holiday-themed products that won’t break the bank. Essence Spice Up Your Life Eyeshadow Palette, Ola Rio Eyeshadow Palette and This Is Nude Lipstick are all a good place to start if you’re looking to try Essence.
2. Lime Crime
This fabulous LA-based makeup brand will not let you down. Their Bushy Brow Pencil was featured in the February 2019 H2BAR Box! The shade is called ‘Redhead’. Need we say more? The cult-favorite Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick line will make your lips pop. They also carry a hair dye line (for chosen redheads) called Unicorn Hair.
3. Hard Candy
Founded in 1995 by Iranian American sisters, this makeup brand is fun and affordable. Try 12 Hour Smudge Proof Felt Tip Eyeliner in Little Black Dress, Just Glow! Dome Highlighter in Rose Gold and Feelin’ Mauvey Eyeshadow Palette.
4. Bésame Cosmetics
Bésame is a luxury brand based in California specializing in recreating vintage makeup. The Classic Color lipsticks really stand out from the rest of their line. Try their Snow White collection featuring seven mini lipsticks inspired by the dwarfs in Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
5. Thrive Causemetics
Will you be trying any of these ‘redhead friendly’ makeup brands? Leave a comment below!