In this post I’m going to talk about why I went cruelty free, what I use that’s cruelty free and what brands are cruelty free.
I’ve only recently switched to cruelty free products (approx 1/2 months ago). The reason is that I LOVE animals, before when I used all types of makeup I tried not to think about the fact it’s tested on animals but still used it. I saw all the documentaries, articles and pictures about animal testing and yes it did make my stomach turn but I turned a blind eye to it.
My decision to go cruelty free came a lot later though, it wasn’t through watching videos it was just a snap decision that I made (and thank god I did). I think I was just going through my normal routine of putting on my makeup when I thought “why am I using this makeup when animals have been experimented on for it”. This is why I use cruelty free products. Why should animals be experimented on with products that humans use?! Animals are not there for our needs, they deserve to be treated with respect.
So since then I’ve been buying only cruelty free products for my makeup, skincare and hair care. Unfortunately I can not afford to replace all I have so what I did was use the old stuff up then replace it with cruelty free products.
So yes some of my makeup is not cruelty free but as soon as it’s used up then it will all be. My makeup that is not cruelty free is my:
So it’s not too bad.
I use Urban Decay’s eyeshadow pallettes, I have for ages so I was very relieved to find out Urban Decay was a cruelty free brand.
This is my foundation and concealer that I use, both very good coverage and a nice consistency. Before I went cruelty free I used Rimmell London’s foundation, which was good but I prefer this one. The price difference was only £2/3.
In this picture it shows the eyebrow promade I use, eyeliner pen & pencils, glitter and glitter eyeliners (UD).
These are the highlights/illuminaters that I use. The Urban Decay one is more subtle but still shimmery.
These are all the lipstick/liquid lipsticks/lip liners that I use, I highly recommend all of them.
(I apologise for my picture quality as I’m using my phone and the lighting wasn’t too great)
In case any of you are interested in using cruelty free products here are some makeup brands that do NOT test on animals:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills
- Kat Von D
- Urban Decay
- Too Faced
- Smashbox cosmetics
- Colour pop
- Bh cosmetics
- Charlotte Tilbury
- Real Techniques
Here are some skin/body care that is cruelty free:
- The Body Shop
- Kiss my face
- Herbivore botanicals
Obviously there are loads more and you can find more out at Peta- easy ways to go Cruelty Free.
When I’m out and about I like to use an app called Bunny Free, which is basically a search engine for product brands.
Say if you’re out and want to know if a product tests on animal all you have to do is type it into this app and it’ll tell you whether it tests on animals or not.
I hope you have enjoyed or found this post useful, I’d just like to say that I in no way judge/think badly of those who don’t use cruelty free products. Every one is entitled to their own views and I respect those that use all products.
What cruelty free products do you like/use?
Love, Jess x