Please post your cruelty-free makeup choices

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m using mostly everyday minerals makeup.  I also have super sensitive skin, and their matte foundation is pretty much the only mineral foundation I have found to look good in photography (it seriously looks amazing even with the harshest flash!).  I also really like their finishing powder, concealors, eye shadows, soft bronzer and blush.  I think they started selling at whole foods, but besides that they are an online company, but you can get samples of stuff (just costs a penny plus shipping)    

Also, many makeup companies that do not test their makeup on animals aren’t listed as cruelty free because they sell their makeup in China, such as Smashbox.  It depends on why you want cruelty free makeup.

Also tarte is a cruelty free company, and they have some really nice makeup.  Not sure if any of their foundations would work for photography (there liquid foundations all have high SPF which isn’t good, I haven’t heard anything particular about their mineral makeup working well for photography and few do, and their BB cream while it is very nice might not be enough coverage).  Also try Urban decay and Too faced (I believe I sampled Urban Decay’s liquid foundation and thought it was nice).  All these brands are at Sephora, so you can sample the makeup before you buy.  

 

Here is a list of cruelty free brands

http://www.logicalharmony.net/cruelty-free-vegan-brand-list/#axzz33xFIRIb6 

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

There is a really good search function on the peta website that allows you to search for cruelty free products in a number of categories. I have found it really useful as you can search by country.

http://features.peta2.com/shopcrueltyfree/index.aspx

But it also pays to check out who the parent company that owns the brand is to see if the parent company is also cruelty free. otherwise you are just putting profits into the hands of companies that test their other brands/products on animals.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

So happy you started this thread! Just commenting to follow. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I purchase from the body shop.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

housebee:  The body shop is owned by L’oreal. Whilst they are banned from testing n animals by the EU in Europe in 2013 they bought a Chinese company and this is where they make their new products which are tested on animals. If you look at their website they have the disclaimer under their we do not test on animals drivel “An exception could be made if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.” You see in China it is law that beauty products have to be tested on animals. So they skirt their own declaration becuase they have chosen to set up in China and thus save money by being “allowed” to test on animals.

It always pays to check out who owns a brand or company.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Honu_36:  I always use Almay because they are cruelty free.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

j_jaye:  Hmm, they’re still on the list you linked from peta, so not sure how that works.  Strangely enough the only information on thebodyshop.com on animal testing had nothing listed after 2012.  Unfortunately in the US, it seems that almost all companies are part of some huge conglomerate that has horrible practices.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

housebee:  I was so disappointed when the body shop founder sold out to them. The founder built the reputation of her company on being ethical and then sells out to one of the worst in the business.

The body shop products are still supposedly cruelty free but all the profits go back into the conglomerate and thus by buying them you are unfortunately supporting animal testing.

It sucks that companies are so sneaky.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

j_jaye:  It is pretty sad, but it seems to be the world of big business.  Fortunately, I don’t wear make-up daily or style/dye my hair, so I’m not really a big consumer of these types of products.

Post # 12
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Newbee

Bridey77:  Sadly Almay is no longer cruelty free 🙁 

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Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

CardinalBee:  REALLY??? I buy all my make up from them because they were on PETA’s list of cruelty free products! Whendid it change?

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