It can be hard enough to be an ethical consumer these days without having to seek out a specialty store or having to pay extra. That is why I have compiled this list of cruelty-free beauty brands that are inexpensive and available in drugstores and big box stores.
This brand is not only cruelty-free but also vegan! I already have a few of their makeup brushes, but I didn’t realize they also make sponges, hair brushes, and re-usable facial clothes. I will definitely be purchasing some of the facial clothes as I only have two and I like that the Ecotools cloths are made with organic materials. I’ll be sure to post a review when I do.
E. L. F. is a very popular brand, but I had no idea they were cruelty-free. I already own some eyeliner from them, but now that I know that I am more interested in trying their skin care line and eyeshadow. Let me know below if you’ve had good or bad experiences with these products.
I was very pleased to learn that NYX is a cruely-free brand as I own several of their products including the Honey Dew Me Up Primer, The Adorable Shadow Palette, and Dark Circle Concealer which has a peachey/orange pigment for color correction.
4. The Body Shop
I have to be honest, I’ve slept on this brand. I know a lot of people love it but I just hadn’t gotten around to it, so to speak. After researching it for this post, I am interested in trying the strawberry body butter pictured above and the The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer, Paraben-Free Face Cream. Again, I would appreciate any experiences you would like to share with this band.
5. Wet n Wild
Wet n Wild has come a long way lately. Their packaging and product line has been on-point without jacking up their prices. I’ve had the above highlighter for quite a while and I love it. Now that I know they are also cruelty-free as well as being high quality and reasonably priced, I’m going to try out their nail polishes and lipsticks.
I hope this helps next time you want to pick up some makeup and stay ethical. Have a great weekend, guys!
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