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Why I Switched From Drugstore Makeup To Thrive Causemetics

Editor's note: After years of using the same drugstore makeup brands, I realized the products I was using were actually terrible for my skin. They were causing almost all of my breakouts and many of them were even tested on animals – yikes. I decided it was time to look for new makeup. That’s when my friends recommended I try Thrive Causemetics. Keep reading for my review…

My Makeup Before Thrive Causemetics:

I’ve always loved doing my makeup, but I rarely experimented with different brands. I’d usually just buy the same products I knew worked for me, which were always the typical drugstore brands.

Recently I was going through my makeup bag and realized that I hadn’t upgraded my makeup in literal YEARS. I wanted to do a little research on the ingredients and I found out many of them are actually really bad for your skin. Plus, pretty much none of them were cruelty-free. It was time for a revamp.

The first thing I did was wash all of my brushes. Then I asked some of my friends if they could recommend any vegan makeup brands and a few of them mentioned Thrive Causemetics.

I hadn’t heard much about them before, but I’ll admit I had been out of the loop for a while. My skin can be sensitive to new products, but when I looked into Thrive Causemetics I realized that it’s a brand that's definitely worth trying out.

Not only do they use ingredients free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, formaldehyde, and other harmful chemicals, but they have great reviews, and they also give back to communities in need.

I ordered Thrive Causemetics’ Liquid Lash Extensions™ Mascara in Brynn (Rich Black), the Brilliant Eye Brightener™ in Stella (Champagne Shimmer), the Buildable Blur™ HD Creaseless Concealer Medium Tan (Warm Golden Undertones), and their Infinity Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick™ in Kaelyn (Warm Sienna Matte) — and the rest is history.

My Makeup Since Discovering Thrive Causemetics:

My order arrived on time and I couldn’t wait to try everything out. I woke up the next morning and incorporated each and every product into my usual makeup routine.

I have to say, everything is so easy to apply. The Buildable Blur™ HD Creaseless Concealer melts into my skin beautifully, and it’s my perfect shade — they have 24 shades in this concealer so you’re sure to find a fit. It makes my dark circles disappear in a way I’d never been able to achieve in the past.

I was concerned that the Infinity Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick™ would be hard to blend considering it’s waterproof, but it was actually easier to apply than the eyeshadow I used to apply with a brush — all it takes is one swipe across the lid with the built-in sponge!

The Brilliant Eye Brightener™ is a unique cream-to-powder highlighter stick. I’ve never used anything like it before! I put it in the inner corners of my eyes, and its shimmery formula immediately brightens them up and makes me look way more awake. Exactly what I need on those tired mornings!

Last but definitely not least, the Liquid Lash Extensions™ Mascara is absolutely stunning. Everyone told me that if there were one product to get, this would be it. And they were not wrong – it makes my lashes look longer than ever.

My eyes can be sensitive to new products, but all of Thrive Causemetics’ products are super gentle thanks to the natural ingredients they use such as vitamin E, jojoba oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and shea butter, which all have nourishing and skin-loving properties.

After I applied all my new products, I went into the office where I was greeted with tons of compliments – one of my female colleagues even asked if I was wearing fake eyelashes!

Most mascaras would be smudged under my eyes by the end of a long day, but Thrive Causemetics’ award-winning Liquid Lash Extensions™ Mascara is the first mascara I’ve found that is smudge and flake -proof, yet easy to remove (all you need is warm water and a washcloth).

The Takeaway

Considering the quality of these products and the amount of effort they’ve put into finding the perfect vegan and cruelty-free ingredients, Thrive Causemetics is totally affordable — everything in my order was between $24 and $28. I’ll definitely be ordering more products soon!

If you’re in the market for some new makeup products, I’d highly recommend checking out Thrive Causemetics. You can thank me later!

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