Cruelty-Free Makeup Tools and Products
Being both a makeup lover and an animal lover can be a tough dual role. Some of the most iconic cosmetic brands test their cosmetics on animals in laboratory conditions that are anything but beautiful. The good news is that many brands are going "cruelty-free," meaning they do not test their products on animals. (If you want to learn more, Go Cruelty Free is really helpful!) The good news is with these great products, you can still have the best pigments, blendability, and value completely cruelty-free!
Lime Crime proves that you don’t need to skimp on color to be kind! Their opaque lipsticks and Velvetines are of cult status for good reason!
BH Cosmetics is known for its high-pigment shadow palettes at crazy-low prices. So not only can you have a clear conscience, but also you can save major money! The 120-color eyeshadow palette is a great way to start experimenting with color—and lots of it!
Ecotools are some of the softest, most affordable brushes, and the best part is that not a single animal hair was harmed in the making! This Day to Night Set is a great assortment of six key brushes. I use their powder brush all the time, and it’s remained very soft and enjoyable to use. Apply all your cruelty-free makeup with these cruelty-free brushes!
Beauty products under $8 and cruelty-free? Talk about a lot of bang for your buck! e.l.f. Cosmetics has endless cruelty-free options, including this blush palette. I adore their Studio line of brushes!
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has been vegan and cruelty-free from the beginning, and if you think they skimp on boldness, you’re dead wrong! Their lip tars are one of my favorite products, and the colors will blow your damn mind.
Yes, one of the most iconic brands of makeuphood—Urban Decay—is cruelty-free! You can’t do much better for shadows and eye primers! Their rock-and-roll attitude shows that kindness is very, very cool.
Both a natural and cruelty-free line, Tarte carries several of my faves, and not a single product harmed an animal. Their Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder is a nearly identical—and cruelty-free!—alternative to Make Up For Ever HD Setting Powder. And their Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blushes? Yeah, let me just gush about those for 12 hours.
I love that one of my favorite affordable brands, NYX Cosmetics, is also cruelty-free! They make products that feel high-end, but at drugstore prices. I love the blendability of their HD Photogenic Concealer.