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
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.
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.
If 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!
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.