When it comes to makeup, our editors love a healthy debate!
Some of us want fun, long-lasting makeup looks, while the rest of us are all about the ingredients list. Don't get us wrong, there are a ton of brands out there that promise both, but in our experience, none of them have been able to deliver top-notch makeup that's also kind to our skin.
Still, we hoped and kept searching. And finally, our hunt (and non-stop TikTok scrolling) has led us to Thrive Causemetics, a beauty and skincare brand that is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. What initially struck us about Thrive Causemetics was the Bigger Than Beauty™ initiative behind the brand- for each product purchased, they donate to help a woman thrive.
On top of that, this brand has all of your makeup needs covered, and we've been loving their sets in particular. A set can help you try new things you maybe wouldn't have, and can also save you a lil $ in the long run!
Here are our editors' top 3 must-have sets from Thrive Causemetics.
1. Triple Threat + Brilliant Eye Brightener™ Set
What it is: The Triple Threat Color Stick™ is the ultimate all-in-one product! An easy-to-apply color stick for lips, face, and body. The Brilliant Eye Brightener™ accentuates your inner eye by adding a pop of metallic color. Both products are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and contain ingredients like jojoba oil, vitamin E, and lots more!
What it does: Together this set helps to give your eyes and skin that "I got 8 hours of sleep" fresh look.
Our Thoughts: The Triple Threat Color Stick™ is an innovative multipurpose product that gives you an effortlessly blendable, waterproof color anywhere from your lips to your face and body. Available in 7 different shades and powdered by Semi-Permanent Micropigment Technology™, you get a weightless, silky cream formula that melts onto the skin and adds a flush of color while keeping your face hydrated.
The Brilliant Eye Brightener™ wakes up tired eyes instantly. Ring Light Technology™ helps defuse imperfections while giving you a flawless, luminous shimmer and hydrating those tired eyes simultaneously.
This duo has been our personal lifesaver on days when we only have 5 minutes to get ready-- we suggest keeping them in your makeup bag at all times.
2. Eyeliner + Mascara + Brilliant Eye Brightener™ Set
What it is: Thrive Causemetics' best-selling trio! Each product comes in a variety of shades that you can pick yourself, and are all packed with nourishing ingredients your skin will love.
What it does: Creates a show-stopping look with shimmering colors, bold lashes, and long-lasting eyeliner.
Our Thoughts: This set has everything you need to achieve the perfect eye makeup look that can carry you from day to night. The Brilliant Eye Brightener™ comes in different shades, and their creme-to-powder formula can be swiped over the lids as an eyeshadow and applied below the brow bone and to the inner + outer corner of the eyes.
The Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara™ is incredibly easy to apply, with their Flake-Free Tubing Technology™ eliminating clumping, and the lightweight formula dries in 60 seconds! This mascara blew us away-- it gives us the long lashes of our dreams, while simultaneously hydrating and conditioning them for healthier, longer growth! At the end of the day simply use warm water, and it comes right off. Quick Tip: remember to wiggle back and forth horizontally to define and lengthen each lash when applying.
What makes this set our personal favorite is the Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner™ which makes your simple everyday look extra special. Powered by Semi-Permanent Micropigment Technology™, it glides smoothly over your eyes and instantly brightens and defines. It's also ophthalmologist tested and 100% safe for those wearing contact lenses.
3. Powder + CC Cream Set
What is it: A powerhouse duo that provides UV protection for even, healthy-looking skin. You'll get a great combination of Youth B5 Complex™, Vitamin E, and C from these two essentials.
What it does: This Powder and CC cream set gives you an effortlessly flawless, full-face coverage that blends evenly and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines.
Our Thoughts: The Filtered Effects™ Soft Focus HD Pressed Setting Powder is easy to apply and long-lasting; it holds makeup while absorbing oil, giving you a perfect look. A quick tip: remember to use the powder under the eyes as well as the T-zone.
The Buildable Blur CC Cream™ Broad Spectrum SPF 35 makes this pairing unstoppable. All you need to do is apply 1-2 pumps after primer using fingertips, sponge, or brush, and it diffuses the look of fine lines, dark spots, and pores with a flawless natural finish, so it always looks like your actual skin. It also comes in 18 different shades, so you can find your perfect match!
TikTok might have made us try this brand, but we are sticking with Thrive Causemetics for all our makeup needs. Their products are effective and kind to our skin, and we love a brand that supports a good cause. We have fallen in love with Thrive's sets, and you will too!