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Cruelty Free is the Way to Be!

Along with a majority of people out there, I adore makeup. But as I’ve become more aware of the toll it takes on furry critters, I’ve started to feel guilty about wearing it. I’ve had to do some digging, but I was able to find some brands that don’t test on animals. Here are a few of my favorites! 

1. e.l.f.

I think we can all agree when I say e.l.f. truly gives you bang for your buck. They have inexpensive, great quality beauty products! I currently own the lip exfoliator, eyeliner, and a few brushes. The brushes in their studio line are completely vegan! 

2. Physician’s Formula

I ADORE this brand. I own both the CC cream, which is essentially a tinted moisturizer, and concealer. The coverage is outstanding, and it was under $13! 

3. Bath & Bodyworks

We’ve all experienced the delicious smell that smacks you in the face when you walk into a Bath & Bodyworks store. It’s a very popular brand that offers yummy fragrances in lotions, hand sanitizers, soaps, candles, body mists, and perfume!  

4. Alba Botanica

If you’re like me and have always had issues with your skin, you can back me up when I say that once you find something that works for your skin, you’re reluctant to give it up. It was hard to find a brand that I could easily get at my local drug store that was cruelty free and good for my skin all in one. Once I came across Alba Botanica, I became addicted. I currently use the Hawaiin Facial wash at night before bed and sometimes in the morning. It’s a coconut milk cleanser that leaves your skin clean and moisturized so there isn’t a tight, dry feeling when you’re finished.  

5. Urban Decay 

If you receive a gift card to Sephora or Ulta or just got your paycheck and feel like splurging on some makeup, go for Urban Decay! First of all, have you seen those eye shadow palettes? Each color is stunning, and it’s so rich you can even apply it without a primer. Urban Decay refuses to test on animals, and are a huge animal rights advocate. So don’t feel guilty about spending money on this brand, your cash is in good hands! 

These are just a few of numerous brands that have discontinued or never participated in animal testing. With a little bit of research you can come across various companies you weren’t aware existed, and they could become your new favorite brands. If you love animals the way I do, it’s totally worth the time! 

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