We’re Crazy For These Cruelty-Free Makeup Products
Thanks to animal testing, our love of makeup can conflict with our love for animals. Luckily, more and more companies are making a shift toward cruelty-free makeup products. Here are some of our favorite products from animal-friends brands.
Kat Von D Ink Liner
If you want your winged eyeliner to look like it was done by a pro, this is the product for you. The formula is super pigmented, long-lasting, and waterproof, so it’s perfect for any wild weekend plans you might have. It also comes in a ton of fun different colors, from white, to sea blue, to ultra black. Bonus: Kat is super dedicated to animal rights, so you can rest easy when you purchase this cruelty-free and vegan product.
To Buy: Sephora, $20
Pür Cosmetics Bare It All Skin Perfecting Foundation
In our quest for perfect makeup, we have tried a lot of different foundations, but none have stolen our hearts quite like Pür’s full coverage foundation. A little bit of product goes a long way, and it will have you looking perfect up to 12 hours after application. Our favorite part? It’s not just made to make your skin look better while you wear it, it’s formulated to improve your skin over time by stimulating its renewal process.
To Buy: Pür Cosmetics, $39
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Keeping with the rose gold hue that's so on-trend for 2014, Urban Decay gives us its third mirrored palette, complete with 12 flawless shadows and a double-ended brush. The shadows included in Naked3 flatter every skin tone and work hard for a perfect transition from day to night. $54, Sephora
Glossier Boy Brow
We pretty much never leave the house without our brows done, and Glossier’s boy brow makes it easy. A few swipes of this product in brown, black, or blonde and once-sparse brows will look full and natural. The product will hold your brows in place while also conditioning, moisturizing, and strengthening, thanks to some natural powerhouse ingredients. If your brows are already thick and full, opt for the clear solution, which has all of those same benefits without the pigment.
To Buy: Glossier, $16
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer Liquid Lipstick
Whether you’re about sexy smiles or pretty pouts, this lipstick will make your lips stand out in a way you’ll love. This product will give you shine and color that will last through dinner, drinks, and dessert. It comes in a broad range of reds, purples, and pinks and will get you through the night without any stickiness or fading that is common with other liquid lipsticks.
To Buy: Giorgio Armani Beauty, $38
e.l.f HD Undereye Setting Powder
We’re no strangers to dark circles and puffy eyes after a long week. This incredible setting powder allows you to layer on all the coverage you need crease-free and even has a subtle shimmer that will effortlessly brighten up any tired eyes.
To Buy: Jet, $4.93
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
Look fresh-faced and rosy all day with this award-winning blush. Made with Amazonian clay, it’s long-lasting and comes in more than 15 different colors, which flatter a variety of different skin tones.
To Buy: Macys, $29
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
You can kiss choosing between extra lash volume and length goodbye with this revolutionizing mascara. Customize your look by applying more layers for more volume and length, or stop after two swipes for a natural, daytime look. This product was also developed by surgeons and dermatologists and is paraben, sulfate, and phthalate-free,
To Buy: Sephora, $24
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
For women aiming for perfectly shadowed eyes, this product is a game-changer. It preps your lids and sets your shadow for up to 24 hours while simultaneously emphasizing the pigment and preventing creases.
To Buy: Sephora, $24
Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator
No evening look is complete without highlighter, and Anastasia’s is one of the best. The compact contains a mosaic of different brightening powders and is available in four different hues, which flatter different skin tones. Swipe some on your temples, cheekbones, chin, and nose for a dewy, defined look.
To Buy: Macy’s, $28