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Donating my makeup!

So there is a lot of makeup I don’t use anymore or have never used but couldn’t return cos they had been opened. I have thought about selling them on depop or something but it felt like a bit too much effort if I’m being honest and I didn’t think anyone would even want them. So for a while they sat around my room just taking up space and I didn’t know what I could do but I heard from someone that you could donate your used, in good condition, makeup to women’s charities.

So I researched and I did in fact find somewhere to send my makeup! It’s a charity called Give and Makeup, they’re based in London. Started by Caroline Hirons, back in 2010 and now here I am talking about it!

So I started wandering around my room collecting makeup and other beauty items that I didn’t use and it turns out I had way more to give than I had originally thought.

Working our way from left to right and starting at the top, we have:

  • Two MUA liquid lipsticks that I never used once I had bought them because they were far too bright
  • A makeup revolution highlight I was given by a friend and then quickly realised I didn’t like either
  • A neutrogena oil free moisturiser that made my skin even oilier??
  • A V05 sea salt spray that was alright but I’ve found I don’t like the sea salt spray look on myself
  • Then we have all four of the foundations I own because they’re (respectively):
    • Too dark
    • Too pink toned
    • Bit pale
    • And waayyy too pale, never used it (bought it when I was a complete makeup noob)
    • Plus I don’t like the way any of these foundations (or just foundations in general) look or feel on my skin so I don’t exactly need them anymore
  • In the midst of these foundations I have an Avon dead sea mud mask I don’t really use
  • The new makeup revolution concealer I bought that’s way way too dark for me
  • And finally, a MUA eyeshadow palette that I’m not loving anymore

So, that’s everything I’m donating! I’ll be packaging these up and sending them off soon, I’d suggest you guys doing the same with your stuff! If you’re in the UK then I’d recommend that you check out their website as they have more information and guidelines! For example, pads and/or tampons! There’s a whole list of things you could donate!

I’ll also leave the addresses below (One for the UK and one for Wales) if you guys already have a selection of things to donate but you don’t know where to send them!

GIVE AND MAKEUP
PO BOX 855
LONDON
W4 4AW

Give and MakeUp c/o
Escentual.com
63-67 Wellfield Road
Cardiff
CF24 3PA

Until next time! 🙂

How much of my makeup is cruelty free?

As a vegetarian (working on being vegan), the lives of animals are just a tad bit important to me as are the conditions they live in. So naturally I’ve started looking into cruelty free makeup, at first I thought I had mostly non cruelty free (cruel?) makeup but after actually researching and having a look at my collection I’ve realised it’s quite the opposite!

So first up here are the ‘cruel’ makeup items that I have:

These are currently the two foundations that I own, I don’t wear them though because they make me all spotty and red afterwards. Plus my skin is fairly clear now, don’t need to run the risk of ruining it all over again. I’m thinking of donating them to a women’s charity if I can find one that’s ok with products being lightly used.

The rest of these are split up by brand, so this one is Avon. Which is a weird one, they say that they have not tested on animals in 25 years but then they say that they would if the law requires it. Now the only place that I know of that requires animal testing by law is China so they could just not sell in China :/

Next brand is Rimmel, which states very clearly on their website that they are against animal testing. However, they sell in China sooo the above point applies.

Maybelline, they test on animals because they sell in China also it’s owned by L’oreal which also tests on animals so it’s all absolutely wonderful.

Total of 11 cruel makeup products.

And then my cruelty free makeup is as follows:

All my cruelty free makeup is £10 and under, I don’t like to spend too much money in general so it’s not like I’m going to change my stance for makeup. The brands that I have are as follows:

  • Primark makeup
  • MUA
  • Makeup Revolution (& SophXmakeuprevolution)
  • Collection
  • Soap and glory
  • NYX*
  • Sleek*

*Parent company isn’t cruelty free

Total cruelty free makeup: 26

All in all I think I’m not doing too awfully, I am going to try and use up as much of the cruel makeup as I can. Or at least donate it to people who need it more than I do. (Giving it to Women’s shelters etc)

How cruel is your makeup collection?

Until next time 🙂

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