By Courtney Tink
No bunnies were harmed in the making of this post!
Cruelty free isn’t only a personal aspiration or hope for the future anymore; today cruelty free is a lifestyle. This isn’t a post to shame, name or ruin the game. This is a post to show you the brands that shine-and we’re not just talking about highlighter. In 2019 there is a ready awareness around consumable products and how they get to us. We are aware the hormones used, if it’s free range and most importantly its animal-friendly status.
We know it can be tricky to start out on your cruelty free journey. What do you choose? What shouldn’t you choose? How do you know what’s cruelty free? And how available are these animal-friendly products? We’re here to help you look absolutely fabulous without harming a hair on a hare.
Here are a few of our favorite cruelty-free brands that’ll leave you shimmering and smiling:
- Wet & Wild
Available in your nearest Clicks or online, Wet & Wild is your budget-friendly, easily accessible ticket to truly fantastic makeup. With over 400 shades of eyeshadow-we think this gets a big thumbs up!
- Urban Decay
Yes that’s right, not only is Urban Decay long lasting, pigmented and edgy-it’s also bunny friendly and vegan. Available at Eastgate, Menlyn, the V &A Waterfront and online. Yes please!
Nyx is your favorite spot for affordable cosmetics that will rock your world! Their pallets are available in a multitude of stylish colours, perfect for any occasion. Where do you find Nyx? Why of course at Clicks!
Available at Dischem, Clicks or online, Catrice is an up and coming vegan brand that releases 14 individual limited edition make up ranges every year. This makes it hot, happening and on the pulse of the latest trends.
- Body Shop
The unique wow factor about the Body Shop isn’t just its incredible variety, it’s natural ingredients or is a-maz-ing scents, it’s the fact that the brand aims to educate it’s clients about all things cruelty free. Their plan is to have 100% natural ingredients that are sustainably sourced and animal friendly in all their products by 2020. Have you signed the Body Shop cruelty free petition yet?
This brand is totally smashing! (Get it? Smashing?) Smashbox is available at Woolworths and Edgars. It’s fame lies in its long lasting, fantastically pigmented collections. From bold and beautiful to natural and ‘oh-I-just-woke-up-like-this’, Smashbox has your back.
WBeauty is Woolworths’s in store cosmetic and skincare range. Their products are vegan, inexpensive and beautiful to use. No caking, no smudges, no flashback, just flawless application that lasts. Sign us up!
Essence is such a fun brand! It’s super affordable, easy to find and has so many products surrounding it. It’s pretty much a one-stop-shop that won’t leave your purse crying. It’s the perfect brand to experiment with and go for gold! Found in Clicks, Dischem, Pick n Pay and online.
- MUD (Make Up Directory)
As you know MAC is not cruelty free or vegan, so if you’re looking for a brand with a similar caliber that is bunny friendly then MUD is your new best friend. Their range gives you a polished, professional look that isn’t going anywhere. It’s long lasting, tasteful and available online or at one of their boutique branches.
Available at Clicks or online, Revolution offers you a fantastic selection for your make up collection. Just in from the UK, they’re budget-friendly have an exciting range of coloured pallets and between you and me, their highlighter will really make you glow for it girl!
There you have it. 10 of the many cruelty free and vegan make up brands that are available at your fingertips. You don’t have to sacrifice quality, price or accessibility and more importantly no animals will be hurt in the name of your beauty regime.
If you’re keen to learn more about cruelty-free products such as Dove or Caribbean Tan then download the PETA app called Bunny Free. It’s easy to use and it’ll advise you on all your new product choices.
You can also visit http://crueltyfreefrances.co.za/start-here-cruelty-free-a-to-z/ for more cruelty free selections.