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
- Makeup Revolution (& SophXmakeuprevolution)
- Soap and glory
*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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