Beauty products are meant to enhance our natural beauty, and make us feel fabulous. Animal testing is cruel, really cruel, and avoidable. Buying cruelty-free products are not any more expensive than others who do test their products on animals. So, why would we support cosmetic companies who knowingly test products and ingredients on animals.
Thankfully, like-minded beauty experts have taken the bull-by-the-horns and stepped up to create beautiful, healthy, and amazing products without harming any creatures (humans and animals).
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorites from the gram. Many products you know about, but we hope you will discover a few new ones that will expand your cruelty-free beauty buying in the future.
RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick
RMS Beauty is a cruelty-free cosmetics brand with a focus on non-toxic, organic, and natural ingredients. Their natural satin-finish Wild with Desire lipstick contains powerful antioxidants; pictured is the color Brain Teaser.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Finding the ultimate mascara is on the top of many a beauty buff’s wish list. Luckily, Too Faced made the much-loved Better than Sex mascara.
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract
Burt’s Bees is known for making natural products that you want to buy again and again. Their face wipes (which come in a variety of formulas), are the perfect way to wipe off makeup, cleanse your face, and keep your refreshed.
Kat von D Tattoo Liner
Eyeliner frames the eyes, adds drama, and enhances eye color. Kat von D’s Tattoo Liner is on many a magazine’s and blogger’s lists for one of the best on the market.
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
Cruelty-free cosmetics brand Urban Decay has been consistently hitting it out of the park with their Naked palettes. The latest incarnation is the on-trend Cherry Palette, filled with rosy shadows.
NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie
If you need a pretty nude shade of lipstick, in a variety of finishes, NYX Cosmetics has you covered. Their Lip Lingerie line has a wide array of classic and on-trend iterations of nude colors (pictured is Sabel).
Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
Sometimes, all you need is a little coverage, and not a face full of heavy makeup. Pacifica’s Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream is an all-in-one bare skin tint and illuminating primer, that adjusts to your skin tone and leaves a natural finish.
Milani Cosmetics Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette
You can count on cruelty-free makeup brand Milani Cosmetics for fab products that won’t break the bank. One of their best sellers is their Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette. Pictured is the warm-toned Rose D’oro; there is also a more cool-toned 02 Holographic Beams.
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Ride or Die Brow Duo
Anastasia of Beverly Hills is the source for perfect brows, so it’s refreshing to know that when you buy one of their products, you are getting great products that are also cruelty-free. Anastasia’s Ride or Die Brow Duo includes a full-size Brow Wiz, and a full-size Clear Brow Gel to help create perfect peepers.
Tarte Limited Edition Treasure Pot Glitter Gel
We are all for beauty products that are easy to use and provide the ideal of fun — even more so if they don’t harm animals. Tarte’s latest shimmer and shine, limited-edition Treasure Pot glitter gel will be a cult favorite, that makes you look festive and fab without the mess.
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
In business for over 105 years, SheaMoisture has built its reputation on producing quality natural products that work well. You can count on items, like their Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie to not have Parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, DEA, formaldehyde, or petroleum.
NARS Velvet Lip Pencil Set
What’s better than a NARS Velvet Lip Pencil? Four of them in a stylish pouch! The limited-edition collection features four fab punk-inspired shades: Clash, Wasted, Riot, and Rebel.
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick
An out-of-this-world glow has been the goal for many for several seasons. One of the best-selling products among Milk’s offering is their Holographic Stick, available in three stellar cool shades (pictured is Mars) and made with real meteorite powder.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation
With her wildly popular, and cruelty-free, Fenty Beauty line, Rihanna has delivered great makeup in a large variety of shades. Her soft matte Pro Filt’r Foundation has 50 to choose from (something that was much needed in the beauty world), and provides “buildable, medium to full coverage.”
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner
Iconic makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury knows cosmetics, so we pay attention to the products in her own line. The brand’s Lip Cheat Lip Liners are great option for adding some definition to your pout.