One of the main problems with being a vegan is finding good makeup to wear. I have a little secret! Herbanluxe has the most amazing vegan mascara I’ve ever used! It makes lashes think and beautiful without harming any animals or by using harsh chemicals. The brand itself is truly a godsend for the girly-vegan. Myra (the creator of Herbanluxe) is dedicated to bringing hand-crafted, beautiful makeup to her buyers. Some of her most fabulous items are her Vegan Makeup Kit, her Vegan Mascara, and her DIY kits! Although, the perfect thing for this Valentine’s Day would be her limited edition Edible Lipstick (it’s made out of CHOCOLATE). When looking at her products though, I always wanted to know what got her started!
Myra began her makeup career in Puerto Rico. As a child her and her friends would have beauty pagents on the playgroud “I had a serious losing steak… and I felt that if I could only wear some shiny gloss I could win one of the pagents”. Her grandmother assured her that they could make the perfect gloss that would make her a queen. That day Myra and her grandmother made a “lucky” lip gloss with rosebuds and good intentions, “or else” her grandmother would say, “it would taste rancid and make me look less than beautiful”. This lipgloss (Lip Potion) is to this day Myra’s favorite product and the good intentions that her grandmother instilled in her are what followed Myra throughout her two other cosmetics companies and her fifteen years of experience. “I handcraft makeup because I enjoy the craft and there’s a bit of nostalgia that is tied to it for me” says Myra.
If that wasn’t enough to sell you on Myra’s fantastic company, she takes profits from her product sales and uses them to support her charity (The Fairy Godmother Initiative). I still can’t believe how amazing this company and Myra are. Lucky for you, we are giving away a tube of her vegan mascara today! All you have to do is private message us the phrase “I love Herbanluxe” on Facebook! The winner will be chosen on Sunday Feb. 9th at noon by a random draw. Good luck guys!