Following last week’s post, I am back today to look into the rest of my makeup bag. Today I’m tackling the eyes and lip products I use the most.
As I explained last week, I really want to make this change. I feel like I should start making better decisions for both myself and the environment. As is the nature of this entire blog, I’m on a journey of becoming better and changing the makeup I used seemed to be such an easy way to contribute to this.
Anyway, here we go again:
THE ‘EVERYDAY’ FACE
- Essence : Make Me Brow + Eyebrow Designer + 2in1 Eyeshadow Primer
“have received multiple responses that are unclear”. The site claims there has also been no response to clarification requests.
Once again, I thought this was a cruelty free brand. I love their brow products (which are dupes for Benefits!) but I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’m sure I can find similar products that are cruelty free.
- Natural Collection : Waterguard Mascara
Could not find.
However, this is a Boots own brand so I’m assuming they’re all in the same boat. I found Boots’ No.7 under the GREY AREA with unclear responses and that’s how I’m taking this product too. I’m sure I’ll find a better, cruelty free mascara elsewhere.
- Makeup Gallery : Eyeliner (Poundland)
Could not find.
I’m not sure what to feel about this. It claims that it is made in China, which I assumed (due to their laws) that this would make it not cruelty free but apparently it’s not that simple.
There is no doubt I can find a better, definitely cruelty free version so I’ll leave this for now. If you have any more information, please let me know.
- Zoeva : En Taupe Eyeshadow Pallette
Finally! I’m so chuffed too, because I absolutely love this product and I am more than happy to continue buying from this brand.
- NYX : Lip Lingerie (Push – Up)
“…but their parent company is not”
The fact that this brand itself is cruelty free, means I will still support them – hopefully it’ll show their parent company what to do themselves. I have various NYX products and I am so happy I can continue to use them!
Considering how bad most of my results from this challenge were, I decided to look into a couple of other brands I own. I am one of those people that when I like a brand, I tend to stick to them so I wanted to check what else was going on.
- Lime Crime (Velvetine – Teddy Bear) : CRUELTY FREE! (+ 100% VEGAN)
- MUA (Lip Liner) – Caramel Nougat) : PENDING BRANDS
- Barry M (Foundation) : CRUELTY FREE!
- Lush Cosmetics (Lip Scrub) : CRUELTY FREE (Obviously!)
CRUELTY FREE BRANDS
- Lime Crime
- Barry M
I thought I had some kind of awareness or understanding of cruelty free makeup and how brands work, but I was SO wrong! I will continue to use the products I have now but when they run out I will replace them with a better brand.
Stay tuned to see how I get on with cruelty free makeup and what I discover.
If you have any CF brand/product recommendations, please let me know.
Sources (all LogicalHarmony):
3 thoughts on “How Cruel Is My Makeup Bag? | EYES & LIPS”
The last I heard was that essence was completely cruelty free! So maybe you won’t have to give up their brow products after all!
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I hope that’s true! It’s such a cheap and good quality brand 💕