You may not even be aware of the brands that aren't cruelty free. These include the likes of MAC, Bobbi Brown, Kiehls, Estee Lauder,TRESemme, Avon, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, Simple, D&G, Dior, Benefit, Maybelline, L'oreal and many more.
So instead of funding companies who like to test on animals (find out a little more here), here is a list of fab brands which are completely cruelty free, meaning that makeup shopping doesn't have to leave you feeling guilty. After all no animal deserves to be tortured so you can put a product on your face!
So here is just a few of the brands who are fab...
I love their foundation and highlighters, both give fantastic coverage, read my review here. Their lipliners provide great pigment but can make your lips really dry so definitely need lipstick or gloss to go with.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Known for their brow products, I use the powder due of which I am a huge fan . Their new moonchild eyeshadow palette looks absolutely stunning and is definitely in my top products to try.
EyesLipsFace is such a diverse brand from brushes to coverups with all products being reasonably priced as well. Their brush collections are a little lustworthy and of course completely cruelty free!
Now, Barry M was always that makeup brand that I could afford when I was 14 with my pocket money and always did really whacky products. Times have changed and their nail varnish collection is all I buy, and their lip liner and new matte lipgloss looks like the perfect addition for any night out bag!
Urban Decay (although owned by L'oreal who are not cruelty free)
From their eye shadows to my secret weapon, the setting spray, Urban decay does everything well, and is one of my favourite places to have my makeup done as their artists are super talented!
There mascara is known to be fab (read my review here) and their eyeshadows look picture perfect as well. Plus, they are cruelty free of course!
NARS (although owned by Shiseido who are not cruelty free)
I love love love the Lagura Bronzer (read my review here) and am still waiting to try out their highlighters. NARS products are always garenteed to be super, can someone provide me with a unlimited budget to test out all the products?!
Charlotte Tilbury is known for being a wonder women and understandably so. Everyone I know raves about the products and although I am yet to test them out, the number of awards they have won provides all the evidence I need!
TARTE (although owned by Kose who are not cruelty free)
The last brand you may not realise is cruelty free it Tarte. Tart has become super popular in the last year for its eyeshadows. I certainly know that the shimmer they pack is gorgeous and I can not wait to get my hand on some when my e.l.f. shadows run out!
There are so many other amazing brands which can be found out there as well. Questioning brands you already use is becoming easier, with may brands saying if they test on animals in their Q&A pages. The best bet though if you're unsure, is just not to buy it.
What are your favourite cruelty free brands? Would you recommend any brands to try out?