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August 28, 2013

Tara Stiles Inspired Makeup Tutorial

tara stiles makeup tutorial

Yoga guru Tara Stiles is such a natural beauty. She probably uses little to no makeup at all on a daily basis. Here I attempted to mimic her look using some products I have at home. 

If you aren’t familiar with Tara, she is a world renowned yoga instructor that has gotten a lot of media attention the past few years. I discovered her from her YouTube channel collaborations with LivestrongWoman and have fallen in love since. 

tara stiles inspired makeup tutorial

My other posts on Tara:

  1. Review: The Complete Guide to Yoga by Tara Stiles and Michael Taylor on MindBodyGreen
  2. My Happiness Project: August/Energy #1
  3. Trying New Things
  4. Yoga for a Deep Sleep with Tara Stiles

I wish I knew the actually products she uses but as of now it is a complete mystery! I have seen in her organic bathroom tour that she has some products from NARS and I’ve read that she loves a particular kind of eyelash curler. 

Products used (affiliate links):

  1. theBalm Time Balm Primer (c/o) 
  2. Physician’s Formula BB Cream (Review)
  3. NYX eyeshadow base ESB03 
  4. Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer 
  5. Benefit blush* (discontinued, I don’t know the name but it is the light pink color pictured below)
  6. NYX brow product for brunettes
  7. mark. eyeliner, Jet Set 
  8. mark. Scandalash mascara
  9. theBalm Stainiac lip stain (c/o)

natural cruelty-free makeup

I hope you guys loved this Tara Stiles inspired tutorial using all cruelty-free products!

If you have any blog post requests, let me know in the comments.

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  • Zoe

    Hey Rebecca, I assume the Benefit blush has an asterisk because it isn’t cruelty free which you had mentioned before about the brand. But I was curious how you define cruelty free as I was just on their website and it says:

    Benefit does not test our cosmetic products on animals. When selecting the ingredients to be used in our cosmetic products, Benefit requires raw material suppliers to provide safety information based on scientifically accepted alternative testing methods that meet international safety standards and regulations. Benefit products must meet both consumers’ needs and consumer safety, while respecting animal life. Benefit continues to strongly support & favor alternative testing and is committed to following all animal testing laws and regulations in order to ensure our products’ safety for the end consumer.

    Just curious, there is a lot of different information out there and I figure the best way to know more is to ask!

    August 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm Reply
    • Zoe

      p.s. there is a bunch of stuff on the Benefit website about why they don’t call themselves cruelty-free as well, which I thought was quite interesting but may explain why you don’t consider them cruelty-free, I was just curious!

      August 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm Reply
      • rebeccakelsey

        Hi Zoe! Thanks for asking. The reason they aren’t considered cruelty-free is because they sell in China, which requires animal testing before selling any product to their consumers. Even though Benefit aren’t the ones doing the testing they agree to allow it to happen when they sell in China. That is the part about “Benefit continues to strongly support & favor alternative testing and is committed to following all animal testing laws and regulations in order to ensure our products’ safety for the end consumer.” If ever you see someone mentioning they are trying to find alternate treatments in addition to mentioning laws then they are most likely talking about China.

        For example, Urban Decay doesn’t test on animals and it is a huge part of their image. When they were planning to start selling products in China the consumers that really loved that part of them became so outraged that in the end Urban Decay decided to change their mind because they knew they would start losing a lot of the American market.

        To be totally fair though, I’m not as strict as other people that are cruelty-free because I don’t boycott brands that are owned by other brands that do test. Urban Decay, Burt’s Bees, and a few others are owned by non-cruelty-free brands.

        So it just depends on preference. There are some people that still use benefit and say they are cruelty-free. It’s up to you! =)

        Kindness is the best accessory,

        August 29, 2013 at 5:46 am Reply
        • Zoë

          I didn’t get an email with your response for some reason but I was curious and checked back! Very interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing :)

          September 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Krystyn

    You look fabulous…and yet, so subtle and natural. Your lashes look amazing.

    August 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm Reply
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