Cruelty-Free Makeup Haul

Disclaimer: This is not sponsored and this post is 100% my own experiences

Hi, Lovelies! Hope your weekend went well,

Recently I had to go run a few errands and had to go pick up  mascara, Lipstick and a I needed a new eyeshadow palette, too. So I did a bit of makeup shopping and went to Sephora, and it was a difficult errand to make – It is fun to shop there, wasn’t sure what I wanted; and, most importantly, it is difficult to find cruelty-free.  But good news, there are so many options for cruelty-free and even vegan makeup!


I picked up at Sephora: Too Faced Better Than Sex – Vegan Friendly –  $31.00

Other products I have tried are Kat Von D Go Big or Go Home Mascara – Vegan Friendly-  $29.00 at Sephora and e.l.f Lenghten & Volumizing Mascara –  $7.97 at Walmart. Both I have enjoyed


I picked up at Sephora: Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette – $55.00 

To be honest, I  I only really stick with Anastasia Beverly Hills.  They have beautiful makeup and I previously bought the  Sultry Eyeshadow Palette and loved it. I haven’t personally tried it, but my friends have given a thumbs up to e.l.f Neutral 18pc Palette for $13.97 that you can get at Walmart that I really want to give a try. If you have, let me know!

Another option would be * Urban Decay  Naked Palette. I do own the Naked Cherry Palette and works really well – but,

* This one if iffy. Yes, Urban Decay is a cruelty-free brand… but it is owned by L’Oréal which is NOT cruelty-free. I am not too sure how I feel personally about buying it.


I Picked up Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Homegirl – Vegan – $24.00 

To be honest, I am not sure what other lipstick I have previously bought in the past is cruelty-free. I am in the bit of a grey-area and not sure… I have previously bought a lot of  Smashbox* cosmetics which is cruelty-free as of 2017 but I am not sure if they were cruelty-free at the time of purchase.

*owned by Estée Lauder that is NOT cruelty-free


My Recent Haul:

Kat Von D lipstick: $24.00

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette: $55.00

Too Faced Mascara: $31.00

Total: $110.00


For me it’s been a while spending that much money on makeup. But, I am happy to have a few nice things to own now and I am even happier it is guilt-free.


Let’s put this in perspective, this is a shopping at Sephora expense and not a cruelty-free expense. If I would have chosen to purchase e.l.f from Walmart, it would have been a fraction of the cost.  I created a basket on Sephora to show that I would have paid the exact same amount of money ($110.00) for MAC products that are NOT cruelty-free.  It doesn’t cost more to be cruelty-free.


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The easiest way to tell if something is cruelty-free is to look for these three bunnies.  International Leaping Bunny, PETA Cruelty Free , and , Not Tested on Animals Australia.

cf-logos.jpgIf there isn’t one of these three labels, it doesn’t mean that it is not cruelty-free. Just do your research. Sometimes brands might not want to go through with the labels. But be smart!

Cruelty-Free Kitty Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

I love using Cruelty-Free Kitty’s Guides for when I am shopping and checking if it is cruelty-free. The list is straightforward and that makes my Sephora trips simple. New Brands are also listed.  This site makes it so much easier to verify if a brand is cruelty-free , including those that aren’t verified through the three bunnies.

Again, I am not sponsored or in collaboration with Cruelty-Free Kitty. I enjoy the content and personally use this guide when I am shopping and is a phenomenal resource to have handy.








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