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Good morning! Today I’ve got my Cruelty Free Beauty Gifts Under $30 list for you! Ok, so it’s really $30 and under, but you know what I mean. In this gift guide I’ve included lots of products that I love, including eyeshadows, blushes, nail polish, palettes, kits and more! You’re sure to find items for the beauty lovers on your list. I’ve included vegan options at the beginning, too. This one is especially for the Bellashoot.com Bellas, as they were lovely enough to ask me to create it for you. Are you on Bellashoot? Follow me at Bellashoot!
Morgana Cryptoria Don’t Blink Eyeshadows – $7
The semi-loose Dr. Who inspired Don’t Blink collection is the best to date from Morgana Cryptoria. Normally I’m raving about her lipsticks. This time I’m raving about her eyeshadows. Creeping Angels (sparkling grey), Freaking Angels (purple duochrome), Peeping Angels (deep wine duochrome), Weeping Angels (blue duochrome), Sneaking Angels (green duochrome) and Shrieking Angels (vivid red). I’ve purchased all of the colors except Shrieking Angels. I’m a sucker for duochromes! (Vegan)
Sugarpill Reckless Trio – $30 ($36 value)
Sugarpill’s eyeshadows are beautiful and these are three of my favorite colors – Absinthe (vivid green with golden tones), Starling (metallic turquoise) and Stella (blackest black with multi-color sparkle). There are several other trios available, too. (Vegan)
Fyrinnae Winter 2013 Eyeshadows – $6.25
Fyrinnae eyeshadows are always stunning and the winter release has 3 colors in particular that I’m loving – Sled Puppies, Snowboarding and Because Cats. They also have many unique and complex colors that people will love. (Vegan)
Silk Naturals Neopolitan HD Blush Palette - $6.99
It’s the perfect trio to let you highlight, contour, bronze and blush all in one. Vegas Vixen (matte bronze), Limelight (creamy highlighter), and Cherry Bomb (bright sheer hot pink). (Vegan)
Silk Naturals Eye Kits – $9.99
Silk Naturals put together several little eye kits for gift giving! For Blue Eyes – Doubloons (light golden copper) and Brown Sugar (coppery brown). For Green Eyes – Model (pinkish tan with golden highlights) and Prowl (blackened rose). For Brown Eyes – Goddess (creamy tan) and Scene Stealer (deep copper). They also come with Stick ‘Em primer, an eye brush and instruction card. (Vegan)
Concrete Minerals the Naughty & Nice Collection – $28
This beautiful set comes in a collector’s tin and has 4 full size eyeshadows and a lip tint. Smut (dirty silver), Troublemaker (medium brown), Jezebel (shimmery purple), and Kinky (blackened teal). The lip tint is Bombshell (warm rose nude). (Vegan)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar All-Star Mini Set – $20 ($34 value)
This is such a great set! It comes with Memento (pink plum neutral), NSFW (primary red), Anime (vibrant neon pink), and Black Dahlia (blackened red). I own all of these in full size and love them. They’re awesome and can be mixed together or worn on their own. See my lip tar swatches here. (Vegan)
pur Minerals Untamed Glamour 3 Piece Collection – $26 ($58 value)
This cool kit is made up of a liquid eyeliner, mascara and mineral glow to add warmth to the complexion. Not only is it a great gift, you’re giving two gifts in one since a portion of the proceeds goes to National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – $27 ($108 value)
I tell everyone that they need this palette! It’s 5 full size shadows in matte and 1 demi-matte formula. I love mixing textures with my eyeshadow looks, as it’s fun to have something sparkly on the lid and a matte in the crease. It’s an awesome palette. See my review. You can see a tutorial here.
Urban Decay Nail Color – $15
I love UD’s new nail polish line, especially Zodiac and Vice. Those are my two must have shades and they’d make perfect gifts.
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer - $24
Everyone needs eyeshadow primer, and if it has anti-aging benefits, even better! You can see my review here.
BFTE Cosmetics Coffee Shop Collection – On Sale for $28 (normally $33)
This is a gorgeous set of colors! Salted Caramel (golden peachy tan), Caffe Latte (matte peachy beige), Mocchiato (shimmering light golden brown), Chai (red-toned milk chocolate), and Espresso (pure dark chocolate with multi-colored shimmer.
Cult Nails Nail Lacquers – $12
Cult Nails has many gorgeous polishes, base and top coats, as well as glass nail files, so you could create your own gift set with their products. Their base coat is my favorite.
KBShimmer Nail Polish – $8.75
KBShimmer makes awesome glitter polishes. Their top coat is my favorite. They also make wonderful scrubs, body lotion and cuticle oil pens. You could put together a fun gift set with their products.
Literary Lacquers Nail Lacquer – $10
I love this line of polish! It’s inspired by fabulous books and comes in all kinds of finishes, but the holographic ones are especially great. They’re very unique.
Makeup Geek Club Makeup Kit - $26.99
This fun kit includes Galaxy (deep metallic gunmetal grey), Unexpected (matte pale pink brown), Pretentious (metallic bronze), Peach Smoothie (light peach beige matte) and Ardell Demi Luvies lashes.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set – $10 ($25 value)
The Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara has become my favorite mascara of the year and I rarely reach for anything else. It’s fantastic. The eyeliner is great, too.
Too Faced Candlelight Glow Duo – $30
This is my all time favorite highlighter and it lasts and lasts. It’s my go-to and I’ve barely made a dent in it. You get a lot of product for the price. It gives a gorgeous glow to the skin. You can see my review here.
Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings - $20 ($42 value)
This is a cute little gift set made up of Better Than Sex Mascara, Shadow Insurance, Primed & Poreless Face Primer, and Chocolate Soliel Bronzer (smells like chocolate!).
bareMinerals Enchanting Eyes Duo – $10 ($31 value)
This is a steal for $10! It’s limited edition so I don’t know how long it will be around but I picked it up for myself. The colors are Déjá Vû (silver gleam) and Amnesia (charcoal smoke), both of which are perfectly flattering on my blue-green eyes. It also comes with a mini-primer.
bareMinerals Smoky & Sultry Kit – $20 ($80 value)
This kit should be available in early December! It’s a really cute kit that’s packed with value. It comes with Sultry (nude champagne) eyeshadow, Cherry Coco Truffle (dark cherry chocolate with copper sparks) eyeshadow, Temptress lipgloss (rose with pink and gold shimmer), a crease brush and mascara. See my review.
Tarte The Stand Outs LE Kit - $19
This comes with the amazonian clay eyeliner shadow in Bronze, a double ended brush, lipsurgence in Pouty, and mascara. It’s a great little set for the price.
Tarte Thoughtful Treasures Set – $19 ($36 value)
This set comes with a beautiful golden pink blush called Thankful, an ethereal pink lip tint in Energy, and pure maracuja oil, which is great for the eyes.
These are my picks for the best cruelty free beauty gifts under $30. What would you add to the list?
Tags: bareMinerals, BftE Cosmetics, Concrete Minerals, cult nails, Fyrinnae, KBShimmer, literary lacquers, Makeup Geek, Morgana Cryptoria, obsessive compulsive cosmetics, pur minerals, Silk Naturals, Sugarpill, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay
Yes to the Urban Decay Naked Basics and liptar set! Those are my faves and work so well together.
Awesome picks! I just need to get that lip tar set already
Yes you do!
Great choices, and so many I want for myself. I need to see if I can find some of those Bare Minerals sets.
They’re on sale, at least some of them are
I spy to many of my current favorites and wishlisters! Great selection, as always
Which are your favorites?
UD Naked, tarte everything and Cult Nails polishes are my staples. And I’ve been eyeing those OCC lip tars forever, you’d think I would have bought them by now
I need to check out those Fyrinnae shadows!
You do! It’s a crime that you haven’t tried them yet.
Although this is a gift guide I want most of the stuff on here ! I love how everything is so afforable
Yep, you can get a lot of great things for $30 or less
I love this list! It’s so cool to see the Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings on here… I love how blogger friendly they are!
Me too! It’s such a cute set.
Your list is so great. I was excited to see it come through on my Bellashoot email today too. I’m dying for the UD polishes that are just on their site. I put it on a Secret Santa wishlist so I can’t buy them until I get that gift. I’m betting the person won’t go there and it’s killing me to wait. LOL.
Yay I’m so happy to hear it! I hope you get them
I bought the OCC mini set on a whim for my sister. I hadn’t realized the Sephora I go to had started carrying it in stores, and it’s a stupid good deal. I should have bought one for myself, but I had just ordered some from OCC themselves :P.
ANYHOO this next thing isn’t related, but I was wondering if you could tell me anything about Sweetpea and Fay? I saw your post on them from last year, have you had any more experience with them? I thought I read someone mention customer service/shipping related issues with them, and I thought it was on this blog, but I’ve learned I have a problem mixing up my sources!
I haven’t ordered from them recently but I do remember seeing people complaining about not getting their orders.
I love all of these choices, you really know how to pick them! My fave is the tarte kit
Hi. Urban decay and bare minerals are cruelty free, but their parent companies are not, which means if you still buy urban decay and bare minerals your still giving the parent companies money to keep testing on animals. Sorry if you already knew
If you read the ‘Cruelty Free Beauty Brand List that is linked at the top of every single page on my site, you’ll see that I choose to support Urban Decay, bareMinerals, NARS, the Body Shop, etc. I support companies who are cruelty free even if their parent company is not.
Like I mention in several posts, I would not want to be blamed for the actions of my parents. It’s like saying you can’t be vegan if your parents still eat meat.
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