Working in Hollywood, California as a makeup artist for the last 25 years has been a dream come true and allows me to express my creative touch, but my work also affords me the ability to make personal choices on what makeup I use on celebrities, television hosts, and journalists.
You may be surprised that many of the popular makeup brands test on animals for research purposes. As an animal lover, I have found a number of companies who are choosing to be cruelty-free and vegan.
In the last couple of years, I have chosen to incorporate more of these products into my makeup kit. I love that we have a choice to choose kindness over cruelty. Here are a few of my favorite cosmetic lines and vegan makeup products.
Milano at CVS Drug Stores
On a budget, check out cruelty-free cosmetics lines at CVS Drug Stores as well. Milano Cosmetics are my favorite here. I love that the line is cruelty-free and the quality and pigments are great!
I love the coverage. It is perfection!
I like everything about this cosmetics line. The waterproof concealer is my favorite. The lip pencils are creamy and go on super smoothly. Naked Skin Foundations are lightweight full coverage that really makes you feel that you are not wearing makeup.
Chanty LaGrana is an Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist, working in Hollywood for the last 25 years. Chanty has worked on shows such as Entertainment Tonight, American Idol, The Insider, KTLA, and The Bachelor. She's also worked personally on celebrities Paula Abdul, Mary Hart, Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Kate Bosworth, and Ryan Phillippe.