Cruelty-free makeup brands that are also Vegan!

ItsLucyItsLucy
Jun. 29
So you want to go cruelty-free with your makeup and skincare routine but it isn't as easy as you were expecting? There are many buzzwords, strange terminology, different accrediting bodies and unclear labels floating around making it hard to decipher what you might actually be buying into. You have to delve a little deeper into the claims of beauty brands you’re interested in to ensure there is definitely zero animal testing related to the products you’re using and the business you're supporting.
You may not think that just by switching your products will make a difference, but when you spend your money with cruelty-free brands you will help to send a message to cosmetic giants and big beauty brands. Vegan Makeup does not include animal ingredients or byproducts such as beeswax, lanolin, whey, and carmine and for it to be certified cruelty Free Makeup, cosmetics products and ingredients must not be tested on animals.
Many big-name companies that promote beauty have an shocking ugly truth behind how their products are made. To fight this, cruelty-free brands have shown us that we don’t have to choose between looking good and being kind and now most of these brands are vegan too! Keeping cruelty-free and vegan in mind, we’ve highlighted makeup brands that protect the welfare of both animals and children. These brands redefine what it means to be truly ‘cruelty-free’ and deserve to be recognised for it! 
Keep reading for 5 of the best cruelty-free makeup brands!
Lime Crime
Lime Crime loves furry friends! They offer cruelty free cosmetics, which means they do NOT test on animals and they certify that all of their makeup products are 100% vegan. They’re proud to be certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program. Most employees actively adopt and foster furry friends who need our love. Everyone at their company is committed to creating animal-friendly cosmetics for everyone. It’s a part of their culture about which they are most passionate and proud!
Sam Marcel
Sam Marcel lives by the motto that art and beauty can change the world. Sam spent many years researching the makeup industry and learned that most products were made from cheap and sometimes dangerous ingredients designed only to compete in a crowded market place, making as much money for their companies as possible. Sam and his partner wanted to produce a product that was not tested on animals, a product that was 100% cruelty free, Gluten and paraben free, and vegan and that's just what they did!
Real Techniques
Real Techniques does not test their products on animals, and they do not outsource animal testing to third parties for testing on their behalf. There has been no testing on ingredients or finished products throughout the development, manufacturing, or distribution process. Real Techniques products are also 100% vegan meaning none of their products contain ingredients derived from animals or animal by-products.
Miracle Finish Sponge, REAL TECHNIQUES, cherie
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BareMinerals
BareMinerals is cruelty-free. They don’t test on animals at any point or hire any 3rd parties to test on animals on their behalf. This means they do not contain any animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients such as honey, beeswax, silk, carmine, etc. BareMinerals does make some animal hair brushes and some synthetic brushes, so are not 100% vegan yet so be aware of this when purchasing sets. bareMinerals products are paraben-free, phthalate-free, formaldehyde-free, chemical sunscreen-free, triclosan-free, triclocarban-free, propylene glycol-free, mineral oil-free, coal tar-free, and microbead-free.
Wet N Wild
Wet N Wild never tests on animals. They believe in beauty without cruelty first. They are the trusted beauty destination for all beauty lovers, inclusive of all ages, ethnicities, skin colors, and economic statuses. Most of their products are not only cruelty-free, but vegan as well. Whatever the reason, animal testing (or our lack thereof) is something they never do, and they are totally passionate about that and always have been. 
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2021 Fashion Week Inspired Makeup - Hermès
2021 Fashion Week Inspired Makeup - Hermès
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A Cherie Member Wanted A Video Tutorial❤️
A Cherie Member Wanted A Video Tutorial❤️
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RENTINOIDs: the BEST super ingredient
RENTINOIDs: the BEST super ingredient
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HALLOWEEN GHOST NAIL TUTORIAL👻💅🏽
HALLOWEEN GHOST NAIL TUTORIAL👻💅🏽
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🍵 green tea works!! for dark circles
🍵 green tea works!! for dark circles
I've had struggles with insomnia since I was a kid. At one point, I accepted my dark circles. But sometimes, making yourself look healthier can make you FEEL better. And that's important. When you lose sleep, your skin gets paler, & your blood vessels dilate. So thin, pale skin + bigger vessels = dark under eyes. The 1st solution is to sleep more. But the 2nd works really well for our off days! 🍃 GREEN TEA TREATMENT 🍃 I was skeptical of this at first. But it WORKS. In the first pic (above), I had gotten 4 hours of sleep. In the after (below) pic, I had done a green tea bag soak. Tutorial : Soak two tea bags in water in your refrigerator. I left mine overnight. Try to use pure green tea. I used the #Twinings - Green Tea[products]#[FiveStars] Take the bags, squeeze excess water, and apply them over your eyes. Leave a little water so it can get snug on your eyes (like a blanket). I put the thick end on my under eye, and fit the top part on my upper lid. Both are important to reduce dark circles. Remove after 15 minutes. And that's it! Your eyes will look less red, and you'll feel more awake. I know the process is long- so it's not ideal for when you're in a rush. But it's also very anti-anxiety. My facial muscles felt relaxes, and the redness was 75% gone. My skin felt tighter (in a good way) for a few hours. 🍂TESTING ANOTHER METHOD🍂 I wanted to try a quick under eye cream for days where I only have a minute. So I tried the PACIfICA - Rose Jelly Beauty Sleep Undereye Gel In the 4th pic, the top is me before, and the bottom is me after. What I did: Leave it in the fridge over night In the morning, rub the product in (using the glass beads to massage the eyes). Sadly, the difference was minimal. It made me feel relaxed, but I wonder if I should have used more of the gel / kept the cooling beads on longer. 🧪 INGREDIENTS BREAKDOWN 🧪 I think green tea worked better because I kept it on (and cold) so long. It has a high concentrate of caffeine and ECGC. Both constrict blood vessels, and reduce inflammation. The Pacifica product has caffeine, too. But its first ingredient is witch hazel (reduces swelling). It also has caffeine, rose extract (reduces lines), and blue tansy (soothes irritation). All these are helpful to target dark circles, but maybe they're not potent enough. And the tube is small, so I don't want to use too much of it. On the plus side, it kept my under eyes moisturized all day. So I'll still take it for on the go. But if you REALLY need to look awake for a Zoom meeting or appointment? Green tea is the way to go!