Painted Lips cosmetics makes some amazing mineral eye shadows. The colors are pretty, blend smoothly and rock really cool names. What else can you ask for? Well, they are a 100% vegan not to mention really safe - you can even ingest them - but do not try this at home!
How Long have you been in business?
I opened my Etsy shop Painted Lips, Dirty Knees in January 2010 but I have been making makeup since I was 13 years old.
How did you get your start?
My friends and family encouraged me to start selling my handmade makeup! Everything I make is something I wear and use, now I just make it in bigger amounts so that I can share it with others in my online shop!
You have interesting names and colors - what influences your choices?
Naming my products is almost as fun as making new colors! I am inspired by everyone and everything around me! I also live in the beautiful state of Washington, so nature is a huge inspiration for me.
You are vegan correct?
I am vegan!! Yay!
How long have you been vegan?
I have been vegetarian for six years and vegan for three years! I love animals and the environment so much that I really felt compelled to make this lifestyle change.
Did being vegan influence your step into making vegan cosmetics?
Even before becoming vegan, I've loved working with organic and natural materials in the creation of cosmetics. Although, by becoming vegan I am much more aware of what I use in my cosmetics. I believe that beauty should never come at a cost of another living being and feel it is important to reflect that in my cosmetics.
Do you have new products in the works?
I am always working on new eye shadow colors of course, but I would like to increase the diversity of products I offer. I am experimenting with organic bath and foot soaks, as well as blush and lip balms! I have lots of new items coming this Fall!
What is your favorite vegan meal?
I absolutely love Baba Ganoush! It is an Egyptian eggplant dish that is just divine! My mouth is watering thinking about it!
Painted Lips can be found on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/paintedlips