A lot of people love animals and are interested in going cruelty free with their makeup. However, not everyone knows where to start. Here are my top tips on how to make the switch to cruelty free beauty and makeup products. This is exactly how I made the switch.
Which companies test on animals? That is the first question we need to answer. My favorite source that will help us answer this is Cruelty-Free Kitty. Here you can find up to date lists of companies that do and do not test on animals. I recommend checking out her “Companies That Test on Animals” post. You can get an overall idea of the companies that test on animals and while going through the list, you can start to do step two!
While you are scrolling through the list of non cruelty-free makeup, I find it the perfect time to start organizing your makeup collection. You can make two or three piles. 1. Cruelty-free 2. Non cruelty-free and 3. Unsure. If you have products that weren’t listed on the website, put these in the unsure pile. You can go back later and do more specific research.
Once you have your piles you can make the decision to either continue using the non cruelty-free products and not repurchase when they are empty, or you can trash or donate the products. I know trashing the products can be difficult because you have spent money on them. That’s why I would personally either use them up or donate, just long as you promise not to repurchase.
Finding dupes has really made it easy for me to be cruelty-free. Once you realize that you can find a similar cruelty-free product that works the same, if not better than your non cruelty-free product, you’ve hit the jackpot! Here’s some of my favorite dupes.
Get the Colourpop No Filter concealer instead of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer.
Get the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara instead of the Lancome Monsieur Big mascara.
For a color dupe of Mac’s Velvet Teddy, get the Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lip color in the shade Bare it All.
I really hope this was helpful for those of you who are interested in going cruelty free. For those of you who weren’t interested in going cruelty-free, I hope I inspired you to make the change. With these tips, it is simple, but if you have anymore questions, please leave me a comment.
lots of luv – shelrosebeauty