Cruelty Free Makeup.

Last Sunday I enjoyed a lovely, cozy lie in with a cup of tea, cuddled up in my bed while the weather outside was being crazy and stormy. I went through my notes I generally tend to always make of random thoughts I’m having while sitting at uni or hanging around somewhere in-between lectures. This is also the reason why I’m always carrying at least one notebook in my bag, in addition to my journal. And then I realised that I have never done a post about cruelty free makeup before which I have wanted to write for ages. 
Especially our generation is very aware of the sadly present issue of makeup being tested on animals. Of course you can’t avoid opting for product companies sometimes which perform such cruel acts but there are a lot of alternatives that you might be interested in trying as it is definitely worth it. I don’t own products of every cruelty free brand myself obviously but I will introduce you to my favourite products I own and additionally include a list of other product companies who take care of our environment. 
I have been trying on stocking up my makeup collection by paying more attention and being generally more aware whenever I’m out shopping for makeup. 
The three items I am using on a daily basis myself are, even though the first one might not be very surprising as it’s basically my all time favourite product anyway, my Urban Decay NAKED 2 palette, my Urban Decay setting spray which I recently purchased, as well as my NARS dual intensity blush in the shade Fervor. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while might know that I purchased my NAKED 2 palette already back in 2014 and have used it ever since as I am still so insanely impressed by the amazing coverage and high pigmentation of the beautiful eye shadow shades. I am going back to Vienna for a small weekend trip on Friday and I will try to purchase the NAKED 3 there as I have almost used up all the shades and want to give #3 a try. What I find incredible is, how long it has taken the shades to be used up because as I said, I purchased the palette almost two years ago and I’m pretty much using it almost every day. So the palette’s definitely worth its money. 
I am almost equally impressed by the Urban Decay setting spray All Nighter which I purchased in travel size as I wanted to test it before getting the big bottle. As I tend to get very oily skin I have always struggled to find long lasting makeup that wouldn’t be gone after half a day. The setting spray has fortunately contributed to my makeup lasting a lot longer than before and I am honestly really happy about that purchase. 
I am not using the NARS blush on a daily basis as the colour is very intense but I love using it during spring and summer time as it adds a beautiful, pink shimmer to your cheeks and makes you look a lot healthier after a cold winter. 

Some of the products that don’t test on animals tend to be a bit more pricy but I haven’t had any bad experience with any brand I have given a try yet and in my opinion it’s worth spending a bit more money on products when knowing that no animal had to suffer during the production process. 

Here’s additionally a list of cruelty free makeup brands from affordable drug store brands to high end brands:

Drugstore makeup brands:
  • Colourpop
  • Nyx
  • Pixi
  • Physician’s Formula
  • Makeup Geek
  • Sonia Kash UK
  • e.l.f.
  • wet’n’wild
  • Milani
  • Jordana
  • Hard Candy 
  • bhCosmetics

High-End makeup brands:
  • BareMinerals
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 
  • tarte
  • the Balm
  • Bite
  • Cover FX
  • Hourglass
  • Illamasqua
  • Becca
  • Korres
  • Kat von D Sephora
  • Urban Decay 
  • Nars
  • itCosmetics
  • Too Faced
  • smash box Cosmetics

(all the pictures are ©MomentousMoments 2016) 

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