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Cruelty Free Makeup Options

Adelaide Zoller

As vegan and vegetarian lifestyles become more popular, there has been a surge in demand to end animal testing for beauty products. According to the European Union, cosmetic animal testing has been banned in the 28 countries that are part, although the United States still has not followed suit despite the fact that an estimated 100,000-200,000 animals suffer and die every year around the world due to this practice, but there is hope.

More and more celebrities and makeup artists are speaking out about animal testing and makeup companies are going cruelty-free or vegan. Just last year Kat Von D came out and said her beauty products have never been tested on animals and never will be. Her products are now certified cruelty-free and vegan.

Zipped broke down the list of cruelty-free music and compiled an everyday makeup routine using the best products from these companies.


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Milani Foundation + Concealer, $9.99, Ulta

This water resistant 2-in-1 foundation and concealer offers flawless full coverage. Plus, it comes in all skin tones!


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Physician’s Formula Bombshell Glow, $13.99, Ulta

This blush/bronzer combo is perfect for a healthy, sun-kissed glow. The palette is also fragrance free, paraben free and hypoallergenic, so it is perfect for sensitive skin.


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Urban Decay Naked3 Palette, $54, Ulta

Yes, that’s right. Your three favorite eyeshadow palettes are all cruelty-free. The velvety texture and lasting power of these exclusive rose-gold shades make this palette worth the money.


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BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara, $19, Ulta

This mascara really does it all. Your lashes will be long, thick, and voluminous without clumping or flaking. The wand shape also makes sure every lash is evenly coated, so this one is a no-brainer.


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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, $20, Sephora

The queen of lipstick herself, Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick line that ranges from Soft to Satin Navy Blue takes lipstick to the next level. It applies like a liquid gloss, but has a smooth matte finish that will last all day.

Makeup Remover

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Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes, $6.49, Ulta

Take off your flawless makeup with these all-natural, oil-free, and hypoallergenic wipes. Not only are they good for your face with ingredients like aloe and green tea that soothe your skin, but they are also good for our planet. They are compostable, made of FSC certified fabric, and are petroleum and paraben-free.

        There are dozens of alternatives to animal testing that are equally as affective without any of the harm. Buying products from companies like these that are cruelty-free is an easy way to be animal-friendly while still looking #flawless.

        For a full list of cruelty-free and vegan products you can visit here. If you want to search for a specific brand, check out this database!


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