Going to keep this one short and simple for you! As often as I can, I try to support cruelty free brands. With it being 2019, you’d think that EVERYTHING cosmetic related should be cruelty free. Sadly, that is still not the case. Below are some of my favorite cruelty free brands and products:
1- Kat Von D: Not only is she a bad-ass tattoo artist, she also creates a full line of cosmetics that are cruelty free! Some of my favorite products by her include: Lock It Tattoo Eyeliner, Shade and Light Contour/ Highlight Palette, and her Setting Powder. She also offers full coverage foundation, concealers, eye shadow palettes, and more!
2- Charlotte Tilbury: Quite honestly, you cannot go wrong with ANY of her products. The quality is top notch, and the colors/tones are on point. They truly look beautiful on any skin tone (just take a look at all the Victoria’s Secret Angels!) I personally love her Pillow Talk Eye shadow Palette, and lipstick shade.
3- Physicians Formula: If you’re looking for a drug store option of better quality, Physicians Formula offers a variety of products that are not only cruelty free, but some are vegan. Their Butter Bronzer and Blushes are to die for! Both are staples in my personal collection.
4- Covergirl: Another drug store option is this O.G. line! They have really stepped up their game over the past few years, and I do love their foundations! Their shade ranges have increased, and the quality is there.
5- Colourpop: An online- only option here, but an affordable one! Colourpop is best known for their liquid lippies, and glosses. Since their launch in 2014, they have increased their offerings to: brow products, sponges, foundations, and concealers! They have some of the best long lasting liquid lipstick options out there.
6- Ecotools: Now that you have a few makeup options, you’ll need some cruelty free brushes! Ecotools can be found in the drug store, or online at Ulta/ Walmart. These are affordable and durable. I personally love the fluffy powder brush they offer.
If you’re out shopping around and you’re not sure if something is cruelty free, a great phone app to check out is ‘Cruelty- Free’. You can simply scan a bar-code on an item, and it will automatically pull up if it is or not. Pretty cool! Another thing to be aware of is that some larger companies and corporations who are NOT cruelty free, own brands that claim to be cruelty free. Some examples of that include: NYX claims to be cruelty free, but they are owned by L’Oreal which is not cruelty free. Becca and Smashbox Cosmetics claim to be cruelty free, but are owned by Estee Lauder, which again, is not cruelty free. Lastly, Tarte is actually owned by Kose, which is not cruelty free.
Website Links: www.katvondbeauty.com/ colourpop.com/ www.charlottetilbury.com
Hillary Fay, Vermont Makeup Artist.