Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

Is Your Makeup Bag Cruelty Free

Guess what I should be doing right now? Homework. Guess what I’m not doing right now? Homework.

I’ll get to it….eventually.

But in the meantime, I wanted to write another post regarding animal testing. I’ve mentioned previously that there are brands out there that are cruelty free (an amount that seems to be increasing!) so a post about those brands is long overdue.

Before we dive into the beauty that is cruelty-free makeup, however, I want to briefly mention some of the well-known  brands that AREN’T cruelty-free in hopes that you will steer clear of them from here on out!

DRUGSTORE BRANDS THAT DO TEST ON ANIMALS:

CoverGirl

L’Oreal

Revlon

Maybelline

Rimmel London

NYC

HIGH-END BRANDS THAT DO TEST ON ANIMALS:

Clinique

Make Up For Ever (MUFE)

Stila

Yves Saint Laurent

Estee Lauder

As you can tell, there are a lot of popular drugstore brands that aren’t cruelty free. I know it can be frustrating and difficult to avoid these brands when you’re on a budget, but have no fear! There are many more cruelty-free drugstore brands that are not only ethical, but affordable and of good quality.

DRUGSTORE  BRANDS THAT DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS:

E.L.F. Cosmetics

Pixi

Sonia Kashuk

Wet’N’Wild

Pacifica

Physicians Formula

BH Cosmetics

ColourPop

NYX*

*NYX is owned by L’Oreal, so although they’re cruelty-free, their parent company is not. So essentially your $$ and business is going to L’Oreal. It’s totally up to you whether or not that affects your purchasing!

HIGH-END BRANDS THAT DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS:

Too Faced (my personal favorite!)

Anastasia Beverly Hills

IMAN Cosmetics

Becca Cosmetics

Hourglass Cosmetics

Cover FX

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Jeffree Star Cosmetics

Lush

Tarte*

Urban Decay*

NARS*

BareMinerals*

Bite Beauty*

*Again, these brands are each owned by companies that are not cruelty-free.

If I didn’t mention a brand that you’re not sure about, you should definitely check out the

PETA and Leaping Bunny shopping guides!

Cruelty free kisses