After Nars announced that they are going to test on animals in order to expand their sales to China, the beauty community experienced a wave of disappointment. On the same token, there are so many amazing cosmetic and fashion brands that ARE cruelty free! Here’s a look at eight of them.
Smolder cosmetics is an amazing brand. It has everything you could possibly want with easy access. Not to mention, it is all caught up in the latest trends with metallic lipstick, glam dust—the site even includes Instagram tutorials!
|Aurelia Pressed Highlighter $25||Just Peachy Lip Kit $26|
This is one small yet mighty brand, offering a wide variety of colors, particularly in it’s beautiful palette quads.
This brand is very diverse, offering a wide variety of products that are always cruelty free, and most of them are vegan. You can order samples from the website, making online shopping way easier. Nothing is worse than ordering a foundation for 50 dollars, and then realizing once it arrives that it doesn’t match your skin tone. When it comes to the eyes, you are covered. Its eye shadows have three different textures: satin, frosted or matte. The colors are beautiful, and they have fun names, too. Having shimmer in nine different shades, this brand sets itself apart from many other cosmetic companies, who only offer a few shades of the glittery dust.
|Pink Chill $17||Cerulean Ice $17||Golden Pearl $17|
With its goals set on keeping the skin hydrated and protected, Vernal Beauty sells facial oils, serums, eye creams and other skincare products, all made with antioxidants and plant-based botanicals. All of its products are ethically and sustainably sourced, which is not something we see in cosmetics all the time, as even cruelty-free brands can get their products from unsustainable sources.
This brand is very fun, playful and unique. it specializes in skincare, using Turmeric and other “skinfoods” to fade scars, slow aging and clear up your skin—the list goes on. Adding a fun touch, the brand created a little box that pops up on your screen whenever someone buys a product. It even tells you where in the world the consumer is, showing the diversity of their clientele.
|Turmeric Face Scrub $24.95|
Superstar Nail Lacquer
This brand is cruelty free and vegan, and its selection is gorgeous. Offering stunning and unique shades, you will want to have them all.
|Oscar Bronze $12||Ambitious Blue $12||Remember Me Red $12|
Clothing & Handbags
This brand is amazing. Trust me, you will want to buy everything. Not only are the clothes adorable, but the puppies in the photos are, too! People can buy clothes from the site, but they may also choose to donate to one of the listed animal foundations.
|Ophelia Bell Sleeve Dress $249||Valencia Crop Top $89|
Pixie Mood has a bag for everybody: whether it is a wristlet, a card holder, a drawstring bag or a purse—you have what you need. This brand creatively integrates cork into its purses to create unique designs, while keeping everything cruelty free and vegan.
|Jane Crossbody Bag: White Print Cork $85||Claudia Bag: Green Print $75|