Let’s Talk… About Everything Cruelty-Free Beauty

I love makeup. I love wearing it. It gives me so much confidence. But, what I love more is to wear cruelty-free makeup. So before we get any further into this blog post, I just wanted to say that I’m not all a cruelty-free blogger. A lot of my beauty and skincare product that I use isn’t cruelty-free. This is one of my biggest aims for 2019. I want to make more of a conscious effort to shop for cruelty-free brands and products.


I could probably go on and on for ages, but to put into simple terms – for a product/brand to be cruelty-free basically means that none of the ingredients used has been tested on animals.

There are definitely a few extra things that go into making sure a product/brand truly cruelty-free. Here are a few:

  • None of the ingredients used has been tested on animal.
  • Final product or ingredients which are used in products shouldn’t be tested on animals or done so by a third party. [Often brands will use a third party that test on animals, but because they haven’t done it themselves they are still able to say their CF 😞 ]
  • Whether or not the brand is sold in China or other countries where it’s the law to test on animals.


It’s very easy to think that cruelty-free and vegan products are the same, but they are not! Vegan ingredients used won’t be the same ingredients used in cruelty-free products. Here is a list of ingredients that are commonly used in cruelty-free beauty products but aren’t used in vegan products:

  • Gelatin
  • Cholesterol
  • Albumen
  • Carmine
  • Honey 
  • Beeswax
  • Lanolin
  • Collagen


A while back I saw a YouTuber talking about the Tarte foundation and concealer that they were using and ever since then, I have fallen in love with the brand and their products. The only downside is that it’s quite hard to get hold of in the UK. Whilst you can still buy from their UK website or selective products from QVC, nothing beats browsing and testing the products in person.


Even though I’m not overly familiar with brand ‘Pixi’, I do still love their makeup collection. Their blushes are superb! I adore their beautiful skincare range and it’s a great staple piece for your skincare collection.


I love their packaging. It looks so fun and playful, along with their dreamy formulas – that makes my beauty-loving heart fulfilled. My favourite ‘Too Faced’ product has to be their ‘sweet peach’ eyeshadow palette… and ‘yes’ it smells like peaches!! They’re a little pricey, but it’s so worth it. 

What is favourite brand or product? And do you make a conscious effort to shop for only cruelty-free products?


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