Whilst I do plan on using up as many of my non cruelty free products as possible, I’m obviously not going to be repurchasing any of them. For a lot of them I’m not bothered, I know there are products out there that I love just as much BUT for some of them AGH I’m going to miss them. It’s also kind of a recommendation post for anyone who isn’t cf.
First off mascara *cries* I don’t think I’ve ever tried a cf mascara and although I’m really excited to get trying new ones I really am going to miss two. The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara has been a recent discovery and I’ve been completely in love with it. My forever favourite is the MaxFactor False Lash Effect and I’m clearly going to be reading so many blog posts trying to find a dupe for it. I’ve heard good things about the Essence mascaras, so I think I’ll give them a go first. If you have a cf favourite mascara please let me know!
Next up are my MAC lipsticks. Pictured is Lady Danger but Heroine and Moxie are firm favourites too, they’re my go-to lipstick shades. I have so many and I’m aiming to use them up because they’re way too expensive to just bin or pass on. Hopefully in the meantime I can find a dupe.
The Maybelline Colour Tattoo’s (barely pictured because it just wanted to reflect all the sunshine) are so gorgeous and have been my favourite cream eyeshadows, especially for the price. Having said that, I also haven’t used them in ages so it’s probably about time I found some new cf cream eyeshadows.
I had so many OPI nail varnishes, which is ridiculous as I rarely paint my nails and they’re not exactly cheap! I do have some stunning colours though and whilst I’ve given away the less exciting shades I do plan on using up the gorgeous ones. I’ve already bought them after all, the damage has been done.
The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder probably isn’t revolutionary but it does work brilliantly. So it’s going to be a journey to find something that lives up to it. Also by Rimmel is the Breakfast in Bed Nail Varnish which is the prettiest shade. It’s my perfect springtime shade but it also looks pretty easy to find a dupe of.
La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Duo + has been a staple of my skincare routine for around five years and I can tell when I haven’t been using it. It’s probably the one single item I’m most nervous about finding a replacement for. However, I’ve been looking into The Ordinary and I think that I can definitely improve on my current skincare routine with some of their products! So maybe it’s a push in a better direction?
My first ever blush was MAC Peaches and I do still love it. In fact I love all the blushes I have from MAC. I do, however, know that there are so many gorgeous cf blushes out there including ones I love from Kiko, Makeup Geek and Milani. So I know it’ll be sorted but I’ll miss peaches.
The last product is the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. I had finally found a foundation that made my oily skin look super gorgeous dammit! I know I’ll find something else but it’s a pretty big blow right now. Out of everything this is the product I’m saddest about. However, they didn’t have a shade that matched me perfectly, so maybe I’ll find something better!
Overall I am really excited to find new products I love and dupes for these ones. In the vast makeup market there’s always going to be something similar/better!