Shopping Guide: Cruelty-Free Makeup

Author’s Note: This was originally posted as a last minute shopping guide around Christmas.

As a person that tries to use cruelty-free makeup, I’d like to talk about a few cruelty-free brands that can be easily found in stores.

One of the most common brands you can find in almost any store that sales makeup is Revlon. Revlon is cruelty free and has good products. I’m personally a fan of their lipsticks. If your makeup lover is a fan of red lipstick or mascara, I suggest looking for this brand. I have found this brand at Wal-Mart, Kmart, and drug stores, such as Rite-Aid, so keep an eye out for this brand at any place that carries makeup.

On a budget? Then I have the perfect company for you, Markwin. If my research is correct, they own many different brands. These brands include Wet ‘n Wild, The Color Workshop, and The Color Institute. All of these brands actually have sets of things you can buy to help your makeup lover grow their collection. During the holidays, these are the brands you see in the boxes that has about 50 eyeshadows and 10 lip colors along with blushes and anything else you can imagine. For those little makeup lovers, they also have kids makeup. This includes, Monster High, Barbie, and Disney Princess. From what I can find, all of these brands are cruelty free. Wet ‘n Wild also has a wide range of nail polish colors for those on your list that love to paint their nails. I know I’m fond of the names they use, like ‘Buffy the Violet Slayer.’ I can’t help but love the names they give them. The places I have found these are mostly Wal-mart and Kmart. You may still be able to find these in drug stores as well.

Another makeup to look for when on a budget is E.L.F. (Eyes, Lips, and Face). This company has their own website and can be found at almost any store. If your makeup lover is just starting their collection, this a brand that can help to build it up. Not all of their eyeshadows work as planned, but if you know what you are doing, the colors can come out amazingly.

Last but not least, my favorite, Hard Candy. They have an edgier style to them. They carry all sorts of colors. Hard Candy even has black lipstick! Blue lip gloss! And all sorts of pallets! If your makeup lover loves color and/or edgy styles, I suggest buying this brand. This brand, however, can only be found at Wal-mart. Not all Wal-marts carry this, sadly.

These are just a few items one could get a makeup lover that is cruelty-free. Also keep an eye out for those holiday package deals on makeup. Happy shopping and happy holidays!


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