I don’t usually wear makeup (maybe only for special occasions) but thought that I should write a piece on cruelty free and animal product free cosmetics for those who do wear makeup and want to use more ethical brands.
-NEEK skin organics: Lipstick made on a base of avocado oil, jojoba oil and shea butter that comes in a unique bamboo case. I have the Friday on My Mind which is a deep pink. It is the only lipstick I have and it is a versatile colour that can be used for day or night wear. [100% vegan. On Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) list]
-Hanami [100% vegan. On CCF list]
-VonBlu: From looking online I like Riva which is a versatile pinky brown colour [Some vegan. On CCF list]
-Ere Perez [Some vegan. On CCF list]
This is technically not considered makeup but some people like to apply lip balm to moisturise prior to applying lipstick so I decided to include it.
-HURRAW!: Have many different flavours [100% vegan. On CCF list]
-The Physic Garden: Have 3 different types [100% vegan. On CCF list]
-Hanami: Have 3 different types (pomegranate, spearmint, unflavoured)
-Kester Black: Offer a wide selection of colours. Colours I like from looking online are Petra (vintage pink) & Quartz (grayish purple) [100% vegan. On CCF list]
-Hanami (choice of waterproof and non-waterproof)
Various makeup products
-INIKA: Available at Myer stores [100% vegan. On CCF list]
-Elate cosmetics: Use bamboo and glass packaging [100% vegan. PETA & Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free]
-MOMMA [100% vegan. On CCF list]
With so many ethical makeup brands available, there is no need to buy cosmetics tested on animals or those that contain animal-derived products. Let us make the world a kinder place for animals, one small choice at a time.