cruelty free series: cosmetics // face

Monday, May 11, 2015

As promised, I'm starting off a series of posts on cruelty free products!
First up...cosmetics....specifically, face products.

I'm not going to lie, when I realized I would have to stop buying my Revlon Colorstay Foundation, it was upsetting. I've been using this foundation consistently for the past 4 years, so the thought of finding something new that I like just as much was daunting, to say the least.

But I was able to find some GREAT alternatives! One of which I already use for my summer foundation!

Much to my surprise, I also was already using quite a few cruelty free items in my regular makeup routine.

cruelty free face cosmetics

bareMinerals Bare Skin foundation / Wet n Wild Fergie Shimmer Palette / NYX Concealer in a Jar / elf Blush and Bronzer Duo

There are also quite a few items that I have heard about that I haven't had the chance to purchase yet, but am looking forward to trying out once I need to pick up some new makeup!

cruelty free makeup

Sonia Kashuk 
California Tan
Physician's Formula (right top bronzer and bottom highlighter)

Finally, there are many options out there for high quality brushes as well! I thought I would include some of my favorites in with each cosmetics post based on the products I'm sharing - so here are some awesome cruelty free face brushes!

cruelty free makeup

Sonia Kashuk / beauty blender / Real Techniques / ecoTools
Please share any items you may know of! xx

Check out this site for more cruelty free cosmetics! 
This site has good info on drug store brands!


  1. I love that BareMinerals and Tarte are cruelty free - two of my favorite brands!! Pretty great that a brand like NYX that is so affordable is also a great alternative!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. ah I am so glad to see some products that I already use on here. I love my real techniques brushes, good to hear they are cruelty free. i'm almost afraid to check if my foundation is cruelty free, it took me forever to find one :( but it's not worth it!

  3. AWESOME that so many products I already use, too, are cruelty-free. Nothing like seeing a video of an animal in sunlight for the first time after being a lab animal to break your heart and change your shopping habits! Keep up this incredible series, girl :)

  4. Love this series! It's always pleasantly surprising to discover when a brand we like is morally aligned with us...and utterly disappointing to find out when other ones we love are not. Testing on animals is SO unnecessary.


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