Best Cruelty-Free Drugstore Makeup Brands
There used to be a time where people believed higher priced makeup = higher quality makeup. We know now, that the best cruelty-free drugstore makeup brands often outperform high-end brands. My drugstore makeup routine looks a thousand times better than my high-end makeup routine ever did, and I owe it to a lot of the same brands!
Most drugstores carry a lot of the same brands with a few outliers here and there. No matter where you go, drugstore brands will always have products that are hit or miss. High-end brands are no different. Learning to read the labels and knowing what works well with your skin type plays a big role.
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If you haven’t converted to using drugstore makeup brands yet, like, are you okay??? C’mon guys & girls! Drugstore makeup is seriously where it’s at.
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What Makes A Makeup Brand Cruelty-Free?
One major downfall when shopping for drugstore makeup is knowing that a lot of them are not cruelty-free. Cruelty-free makeup means it has not been tested on animals. Cruelty-Free Kitty has an awesome list to help find great, cruelty-free products.
Cruelty-free means that company does not test its products on animals. However, cruelty-free only refers to animal testing, and there are other forms of animal cruelty that take place in beauty brands.
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to shopping cruelty-free, and it is easy for companies to appear animal friendly. If switching to cruelty-free is something that interests you, just start doing some research!
Best Cruelty-Free Drugstore Makeup Brands
Real Techniques has the best makeup sponges I’ve ever used. They are better than Morphe sponges, Beauty Blenders, or any other sponge you may question. Real techniques is cruelty-free and does not sell products in countries where animal testing is required.
BH Cosmetics has awesome palette selections for great prices. I am specifically obsessed with their blush palettes. BH Cosmetics is certified as cruelty-free, and they do not sell their products in countries that require animal testing.
Black Radiance is a great brand for dark-toned skin that often unfairly gets missed by other major drugstore beauty brands. Black Radiance is cruelty-free and certified by PETA. They do not sell their products in countries that require animal testing.
ColourPop may not be in your local drugstore, but it is absolutely drugstore priced. ColourPop has a great range of high-quality products. Colourpop is truly cruelty-free and doesn’t sell their products in countries that require animal testing.
Covergirl is a well-known drugstore makeup brand that has great makeup staples. Covergirl is truly cruelty-free, and they do not sell their products in countries that require animal testing. However, Covergirl is owned by Coty, a company that does test on animals.
EcoTools is a great drugstore brand for makeup brushes and tools. EcoTools is truly cruelty-free and does not sell their products in countries that require animal testing.
Elf has really stepped their game up in recent years, and they have many products that have become staples in my makeup bag. Elf is certified cruelty-free, and they do not sell their products in countries that require animal testing.
Essence is known for great makeup products and nail polish. Essence is certified cruelty-free and is not sold in countries that require animal testing.
LA Girl has some of my favorite concealers. LA Girl is truly cruelty-free, and their products are not sold in countries that require animal testing.
Milani has great foundations, concealers, and powder products. Milani is certified cruelty-free and does not sell products in countries that require animal testing.
NYX has many great products, and I especially love their eyeshadows. NYX is truly cruelty-free and does not sell products in countries that require animal testing. However, NYX is owned by L’Oreal, and L’Oreal does test on animals.
Pixi has my favorite setting spray of all time. Pixi is truly cruelty-free and does not sell products in countries that require animal testing.
Leave me a comment of what your favorite cruelty-free makeup brand or product is! I love trying new brands and products, and if you love it, I probably will too!