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.

1. Ecotools

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Eco Tools 6 Piece Starter Set

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 spongeshair 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.

2. e.l.f.

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E.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick Ravishing Rose

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.

3. NYX

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NYX Cosmetics Make Up Setting Spray, Matte Finish/Long Lasting

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 PrimerThe Adorable Shadow Palette, and Dark Circle Concealer which has a peachey/orange pigment for color correction.

4. The Body Shop

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The Body Shop Strawberry Festive Bauble Gift Set

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

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WET N WILD To Reflect Shimmer Palette – I’ll Have a Cosmo

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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17 thoughts on “5 Cruelty-Free Drug Store Brands

  1. I’ve tried those brushes! I’ve always gotten them from TJ Maxx and they’re the only ones I use! They’re literally the best.
    Loved this entry. I just found your blog today and I’m definitely following to keep up with the rest of your content. Looking forward to your future posts! I would love it you could stop by HaiPanda.org sometime!
    Mena | femmerewritten.com

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  2. Great post with useful information. If you like masks I recommend the Body Shop British Rose Plumping Mask. I love it. I have also used e.l.f. eyeshadows and they are good quality. They have some fallout but last well. My favorite e.l.f. product is their makeup ersaer stick. It is a lifesaver when I apply mascara.

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