I recently made the decision to go vegan and live a cruelty free lifestyle. This obviously entailed eliminating animal products from my diet. But it also required switching to beauty products that are not tested on animals. Many large drugstore makeup brands such as Revlon and Maybelline test on animals, so a huge chunk of my makeup collection had to go :(. It is not completely necessary to dispose of these products as long as you never repurchase from these companies. However, I felt that I did not want to represent these brands any longer by wearing their products or promoting them in my blog. So from now on, you can be confident that you will only be seeing cruelty free, vegan cosmetics featured in all of my beauty posts! 🙂 I do not feel beautiful while wearing these products knowing that thousands of animals suffered to make them, and I hope you feel the same way! So below are the products that I am eliminating from my makeup collection, further resources on animal testing, and how to make your beauty routine cruelty free. ❤
Makeup I got rid of
A large dent was taken out of my lipstick collection. (I’d love some suggestions for great cruelty free lippies!) Revlon lipsticks are nice, but they are certainly not worth the price of others’ lives. I was also sad to see my Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadows and gel eyeliner go. But until these brands go cruelty free, I will not be using their products!
Brands in my collection
List of makeup popular brands that test on animals: http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/pdf/companiesdotest.pdf
Makeup that stayed
Luckily, I could keep all of my eyeshadow palettes, as Benefit, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Nyx, and Stila do not test on animals! 🙂 I was also relieved that my embarrassingly large Bath and Body Works collection could stay. None of their products are tested on animals!
Brands in my collection
Wet n Wild
List of popular brands that do not test on animals: http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/pdf/companiesdonttest.pdf
I am normally very protective of my things, but I had no difficulty parting with these products. You may be wondering why animal testing is so terrible that it would move me, a makeup enthusiast, to eliminate of so many beauty products from my precious collection.
If you are interested, this article revealed the cruel truth about animal testing to me:
In my mind, using animals for testing is just as cruel as using their bodies as a food source. Even if becoming a vegetarian or vegan is not for you, I encourage you to consider making your beauty routine cruelty free. 🙂