Note: I was given samples of a few scents of 100% Pure’s products in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.
Meet 100% Pure — my new favorite makeup brand. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and made mostly from plants. I have so many of their products I’ve been using for a while but have yet to review, and for that, I am sorry! I’ve been busy in my last month of my last semester before I graduate, finishing up classes, applying to teach English in South Korea, and chasing my cat around to cut the smooshed-in poop from her butt fur (yes, real story.)
But enough about cat poo.
Expect more reviews for 100% Pure products to come, but for now, here are two products that I heart and use on the daily: Lip Caramel in Ganache, and Black Tea Long Last Eye Liner.
The Veg Verdict — 100% Pure
Lip Caramel in Ganache
I love the color, feel, and natural ingredients in this Lip Caramel. It’s a splice between a gloss and a lipstick, leaving my lips velvety soft. The only reason it doesn’t have a 5/5 is because it’s prone to smearing. Then again, it is more of a high-shine gloss than a lipstick, so this should be expected. I use this product nearly every day because it’s a sure way to brighten up my face and draw attention away from my under-eye bags — that is the purpose of lip gloss, right? Plus, the ingredients really are all-natural, the first being pomegranate seed oil. The rich color comes from fruit pigments like cherries, raspberries, and grapes.
I’m the girl who never pays more than $10 for makeup. However, this gloss is $25, and I’m perfectly okay with that. The price is worth the natural ingredients and peace of mind I get from knowing no animals were harmed to achieve my favorite shade.
Black Tea Long Last Liquid Eyeliner
This liquid eyeliner’s black color comes straight from micronized black tea leaves. Yes, black tea leaves. Upon purchasing, I was sure I was just throwing my money away. There is no way this eyeliner could work well and stand up to the thick cat eyes I love to apply. To my surprise, it’s my favorite new liquid eyeliner. It goes on smoothly with a paintbrush-type applicator that makes it easy to achieve my winged look, and it stays on all day until I wash my face at night. My only complaint is that if I don’t shake it every time before I use it, it seems to separate a little bit, leaving me with patchy strokes instead of a clean, black line. However, as long as I remember to shake it, it works wonderfully.
Again, I’m a cheapie. I’ve never paid this much for a liquid eyeliner before, however, I loved the product so much that I would happily do it again. I do wish it was a little bit cheaper. I think $18 would be a fairer price.
P.S. Anyone know of a good vegan nail polish? Did you see my chipped nails in this cover photo? Oh, dear.