Since launching in 2012 Sugarpill Cosmetics have been getting rave reviews for their intensely pigmented eyeshadows which are available in a delicious array of vibrant colours. The company veers totally clear of animal testing and has a great selection of vegan friendly products which have been handily all organized into a special vegan section of the site, making it super easy to shop 100% animal friendly! To get your hands on these scrumptious shadows head over to their online store or if you live in the UK and want to cut down on delivery time a selection of their products are available though Genie Cosmetics and Love Makeup.
I'd like to share with you a new and exciting company I found recently: Vegan Faces is based in the UK and they make a great range of products including (drumroll please...) vegan facepaint, hoorah!!! All of their products are made by a professional cruelty-free make-up manufacturer, and include such deliciousness as organic avocado oil based lipsticks, pro-vitamin B-5 enriched mascara and organic mint lip shimmer so they're not only animal friendly but skin friendly too! As is this wasn't all awesome enough already they're also currently offering a 10% discount on all products AND free delivery on orders over £50 in the UK and over £75 worldwide. Head over to their website & online store to check them out and then bumble over to their Facebook page to get updates on delicious new products :)
For the last week my life has been completely taken over by fairy wings... this particular pair are for part of a Titania costume that my client will be wearing to a Midsummer Night's Dream Ball this weekend. Titania is the queen of the fairies so these had to be particularly special and work well with a glorious old white, embroidered wedding dress that will make up the main part of her costume. I made 8 separate wings sections from a fairly stiff wire, then covered them in silk, lace, netting, crocheted doilies and embroidered fabric before embellishing them by individually sewing on beads and 7 different types of sequins. To ensure that the wings would stand well while being worn I build a strong middle section that held all of the wing peices together and will stop them from flapping around. This was wrapped with cushion stuffing for comfort and then covered in white lace and decorated with some foam roses which I highlighted in an iridescent glitter to tie them in with the effect of the sequins. Instead of using elastic to attach them to the body I have used a light ribbon which allows the placement of the wings to be adjustable and will also tie in well with her costume.
The wonderful people over at Furless Cosmetics recently interviewed me about being a cruelty free artist for their blog! To check it out head over to their website and then why not have a peruse of their vegan and cruelty free brushes and cosmetics? These wonderfully lovely people ship world wide at a flat rate so their products are available to everyone!
I Love Body Art is a website that features the work of body painters and makeup artists from all over the globe, it's a great place to visit for inspiration or to just feast your eyes on a vast variety and styles and colours adorning the human form. Last month they very kindly did a little feature on my work , hoorah! If you have a moment please visit them and tell them what you think - they really appreciate feedback, and join their Facebook page to get frequent updates of awesome art from all over the world.