I’ve been on this cruelty-free journey now for over six months, and I’m still finding things that I need to replace with something kinder. This time around I (conveniently) ran out of a bunch of stuff all at the one time, and you know what that means… Feel Unique, here I come.
Feel Unique is one of my favourite places to buy all things hair, makeup and beauty, it’s got a great range of products and it’s an absolute one-stop-shop for my beauty routine.
The box arrived today and I was unpacking it in my office when I figured, why not tell you all about my new purchases? Maybe you guys are finding it as hard as I am to find good, affordable products to replace old favourites.
So here I am, showing you all…
The first 3 products are all for the eyes, and they’re all from the brand 3INA (I believe it’s pronounced MINA). I heard about this brand originally on Facebook (they said you could buy it at ASOS) and when it popped up in my Feel Unique scroll, at a pretty affordable price I might add, I thought I’d give it a try.
I’m currently using up the dregs of a Benefit Roller Lash sample, so this couldn’t have come into my life at a better time.
I debated whether to go for volume or length for a long time before setting on this one, and I’m still not sure if I made the right choice (I guess only time will tell) but I’ll let you know in a future post how it works out.
When it comes to eyeliner I have used pens exclusively for the last 4/5 years and I’m never going back… I just can’t handle liquid or gel, I think it’s a combination of being a leftie and having incredibly shaky hands.
I have used the Barry M Wink/Blink eyeliners in the past – and I was really excited to get back to them… but I’m pretty sure they’ve been discontinued (sigh). So we’re going to try this out and see how we get on.
Another fun fact about my makeup collection – I do not own a sharpener. In fact, I don’t own a sharpener for anything… not even pencils, I use mechanical all the way. That was one of the only specifications I had when it came to this type of product, but it is something I use every day, so I’m hoping this version will cut the mustard.
Moving on from the surplus of 3INA products, I’m really pleased to finally be trying out theBalm. I’ve never used anything by them before, but I’ve been drooling over their highlighters for years. However, as I currently have enough contouring products to last me well into my thirties, I decided to try a base product instead, and then I stumbled onto this tinted moisturiser.
My hope is that I’ll be able to wear this to uni and work, rather than having to slap on a full face of foundation every day. I haven’t had much luck with tinted moisturisers in the past, but this one passed the swatch test so I’m casually optimistic about its chances.
This was a bit of a splurge, but it’s essentially now an adopted child so I have no regrets. Ever since I got my Naked 3 Palette I’ve been eyeing this puppy up, and since I’m one of those people who wears a matte eyeshadow across the entire lid, 6/7 days this palette is pretty practical.
I’m so excited to play around with this, I’m in love already!
And that’s it! I promise to report back on all these bits once I’ve had more of a chance to fiddle about with them. I really hope you guys enjoyed this haul and that it gave you some cruelty-free-spiration!
Tell me about your favourite cruelty-free products in the comments below, especially concealers – I’m in the market for a good cruelty-free concealer at the moment and I’m approaching a point of desperation.