In actual fact it will probably take two or even three posts to get through all this. There will be much photo-sharing, drooling and rambling we suspect. So - on with the sparkly sharing!
Anyway, who do we go to when we need a bit of colour in our lives?
As you will see if you check out their US website here (UK site is here), Urban Decay have been awarded the 'Leaping Bunny' logo :
'Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified ‘cruelty free’ under the internationally-recognised Humane Cosmetics or Humane Household Products Standards. These rigorous standards stipulate that no animal testing is conducted or commissioned for finished products or ingredients in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories or its suppliers after a fixed cut-off date.'
There are links to videos on the site, but plenty more on You Tube. We particularly like the wonderful smoky eyes in this one (the video is in French but you can see what's going on really clearly :
Fabulous! Here's another lighter but equally intense look :
Urban Decay rocks!
The company actively encourage queries about any of their products so you can find out what's vegan. You can order online here (check out the gorgeous tattoo pens!) or at local retailers (such as Affleck's Palace in Manchester!). They are a UK based company (started off on a stall on the Kings Road in London during the punk years of the late 70s) but do ship internationally too.
There aren't any videos on the site, and it proved quite difficult to find any on You Tube --- stargazer lilies, astronomy , you name it! We did find this neon eyesgadow one though. It probably isn't a look we'd try, but it does show the intensity of the colours up really well:
Whilst looking for Stargazer cosmetics videos we did however find this. Nothing at all to do with make up, but hey, who cares?
TIP : Don't try headbanging whilst trying to apply eyeliner. It's not a good combination ....
In addition to links on the site there are plenty of Barry M make up videos on You Tube - here's one of our favourites: