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"The skin is an organ and should be respected accordingly " The Skin Nerd

I believe that everything we put on our skin whether it is for skincare or makeup, has an effect on our skin, our health, our environment and our wellbeing. Therefore, all the products I use are cruelty free, vegan and contain cleaner product formulations and ingredients that are kinder to the skin.

Cruelty-Free” means the ingredients and the final product have not been tested on animals by the brand itself or a third party, and they do not trade in countries like China, where testing is required by law.

Vegan” means the products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.


Using cleaner beauty products and being more sustainable is a work in progress for me as I continually research, test and select every item that I put into my kit so that it is of the highest quality, kinder to our skin and fits within the ethos of my business. 

At the moment the products in my kit do not contain the following ingredients however this list can change as I keep up to date with the changes in the makeup and skincare industry:

  • synthetic parfum/fragrance

  • parabens

  • mineral oil/petroleum

  • talc

  • sulfates (SLS and SLES)

The brands I am currently using include:


  • Hourglass Cosmetics

  • Ilia Beauty

  • Charlotte Tilbury

  • Rare Beauty

  • Kath Von D Beauty

  • Danessa Myricks Beauty

  • Milk Makeup

  • Westbarn Co.

  • Refy Beauty

  • Rose Inc

A question a lot of my clients ask me is; "Are products which are vegan, cruelty free and contain cleaner ingredients as high quality and long lasting as the bigger global brands on the market?"

My answer is YES ! There is little to no difference when it comes to colour payoff, blendability, and coverage when I compare cleaner formulas to traditional formulas.

​If you would like to hear more about choosing vegan, cruelty free or cleaner makeup/skincare products please contact me.

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As a makeup artist my hygiene practices are already very stringent - hand sanitation, regular cleaning and disinfection of equipment and products. 

However since Covid 19 I have taken extra precautions to keep my clients safe and healthy.

  • Completion of Barbicide Covid-19 Certification Program. This course covers the most up-to-date professional beauty hygiene information and practices.  

  • Sanitizing all work surfaces with Beauty So Clean Biocidal Surface Cleaner before set up.

  • Washing hands and using hand sanitizer before client application and throughout application.

  • Wearing a mask if requested.

  • Using 1 set of brushes and tools per person.

  • Sanitizing all tools and brushes. 

  • Using disposable applicators where appropriate. 

  • De-potting all products onto stainless steel palettes with spatula


If you have any questions or concerns surrounding this topic, please do not hesitate to contact me, but rest assured you are in safe, sanitized hands!

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