YouTube Stars Nina and Randa Get Gorgeous in New peta2 Makeup Video

For Immediate Release:
June 14, 2016

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Nina and Randa Nelson, YouTube stars with over 340,000 subscribers and 32 million total video views, have teamed up with peta2—PETA’s youth division—for a new cruelty-free makeup tutorial.

In the new peta2 video, Nina and Randa, who are also known for their appearance in Justin Bieber’s “U Smile” video, show how easy, fun, and inexpensive it is to achieve cruelty-free looks by doing each other’s makeup using completely vegan NYX, e.l.f., and wet n wild products. Randa gets a natural daytime look with a neutral eye and peachy-pink blush, while Nina gets a chic nighttime look with a smoky eye and nude lips.

The 22-year-old twin sisters also talk about the beauty of using cruelty-free makeup. “These are some of our favorite products. They’re all vegan, all cruelty-free,” Randa says. Nina points out that even the brushes are vegan, noting that “unfortunately, many brushes still use animal hair,” and Randa adds, “So it’s exciting that more and more companies are switching to synthetics. … And they’re really nice quality.”

Randa notes how anyone can achieve the girls’ chic makeup looks and save animals from painful experiments. “I think it’s so cool that you can just get this from the drugstore, too. It’s super-inexpensive and easy,” she says. “Shopping cruelty-free is a really easy way to help animals.”

peta2’s cruelty-free beauty database is available here. The feature also has info on ordering a pocket-sized cruelty-free shopping guide.

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