Guest Post by Georgette G.
With so many companies changing their cruelty-free status over night, it can be challenging for compassionate shoppers to know which brands to trust. Luckily, if you shop Pumpkin and Poppy Cosmetics and fall in love the way I did, you can rest assured that the company will always remain true to their cruelty-free commitment.
Kristi Cutsforth, a dedicated vegan, is the owner and creator of the Indie brand, Pumpkin and Poppy Cosmetics. Kristi is very diligent about making sure that all of Pumpkin and Poppy’s ingredients and finished products are 100% cruelty-free and Vegan. The line offers a wide array of cosmetics such as pigment eye shadows, lip butters, bronzers, blush, highlighters and more. Kristi releases new collections often, many of which are inspired by her favorite films. Her “One Ring” Collection, for example, features gorgeous neutrals that were inspired by The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. More dramatic, vibrant, and playful colors can be found in her “Arabian Nights” Collection which was inspired by the film, Aladdin.
Although I own and love several Pumpkin and Poppy items from various collections, I would like to introduce you to three of my favorites from her “One Ring” Line.
Archer Eye Shadow ($5.00) is a gorgeous beige-gold shadow with taupe undertones. This stunning shade will complement any eye color and skin tone. It looks amazing all over the lid blended out with a matte neutral shade in the crease. Archer is an excellent dupe for Urban Decay’s Suspect. It can be worn alone or foiled with Pumpkin and Poppy’s Foiled Again Mixing Medium for a deeper, more vibrant look.
The Evenstar Lip Butter ($7.50) is a moisturizing berry bronze butter that provides a sheer, natural wash of color. I love the fact that I do not need to think about this product when I am on the go. I apply it without a mirror for a hint of color and quick kick of moisture. It is travel friendly, excellent for everyday use, and a great alternative to Clinique’s Black Honey Lipstick.
The Lady of Light Cream Face Highlighter ($9.75) is a buildable cream highlight that can be applied lightly for a natural look, or built up heavier for a more dramatic effect. Unlike most cream highlighters, Lady of Light does not need to be set with a powdered highlighter because it contains rice powder which helps the product stay on the skin longer. I use it nearly everyday, applying it to my cheeks and under the brow bone. I love the fact that it is extremely long lasting and adore the beautiful, healthy glow it provides.
Pumpkin and Poppy is an affordable line of vegan makeup that has something to offer everyone. There are several collections that are worth checking out, the most recent being the “Little Black Dress” collection which is inspired by the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Georgette is a dancer/actress in NYC and loves filming beauty related videos for her cruelty-free YouTube channel, NYCGeorgette.