If you’re a avid reader of my blogs for the Bridges, then you’ll know that I’ve already talked about cruelty free beauty brands on the high street. Following on from this, I’m going to be talking about cruelty free beauty and make-up tool options.
Turning your make-up, or beauty routine into a one that is more animal-friendly is easier than you think. You just have to know where to start and what brands to trust, which is why I’m here! Whether you start small, or go all out, here’s what beauty tools you can use to achieve a cleaner and cruelty free beauty routine.
You might not know this, but many make-up brushes are made with real fur. Shocking I know. Did you also know that vegan and synthetic brushes can deliver just as good (if not better) results? This is because the synthetic fibres are hypoallergenic. Plus, they are usually less expensive, so it’s a win-win!
Brands To Shop – KIKO / Real Techniques / Makeup Revolution / Urban Decay / Bare Minerals
A make-up brush cleaner I’ve been using for the past few years is B. from Superdrug. B. Cosmetics and Skincare is a beauty brand exclusive to Superdrug, and you’ll find all of its products are cruelty free and vegan. Super affordable, this liquid cleanser removes all the dirt, oils and make-up from my brushes with ease, whether it’s on wet, or dry bristles/sponges. Oh, and the B. stands for beautiful! If you want to ensure a deep clean, then I would suggest the Real Techniques Make-up Cleansing Palette too – it’s a game changer!
Brands To Shop – B. by Superdrug / Real Techniques
False eyelashes are a make-up staple for many of us – and again, many are made from animal hair! And finding a brand of cruelty free false lashes can seem like a pretty challenging task, but there are lots of options on the high street. A favourite among many are the Ardell lashes, which are available in over 100 different styles to suit your style, mood and occasion. Also, the iconic brand, Eylure, have recently released a range of luxe mink lashes that give a false mink effect, but are completely synthetic and cruelty free.
Brands To Shop – Ardell / Eylure / KISS / Urban Decay / ELF
Before going in with a micellar water, or cleansing oil, I personally like to wipe away the majority of my make-up. Now, cotton pads and make-up wipes are not very eco-friendly, which is why the beauty industry are creating many alternatives, including reusable pads and make-up eraser towels. The Make-Up Eraser Towel by Makeup Revolution removes 100% of your make-up and is machine washable and can be used up to 1000 times! It’s much kinder to the environment and is cruelty free!
One For The Guys (And Girls Too)
I wanted to incorporate a little something in here for the guys (and girls too if interested). While men might not need make-up brushes and wipes, they will always need a cleanser and some I would highly recommend are the cold-pressed soaps from LUSH. From everyday ones, to ones that have been specifically designed for various tasks. One I’m forever repurchasing is The Mechanic, which is especially created to remove ingrained dirt and oils.
Brands To Shop – LUSH
Are you venturing into the cruelty free world? If you have any questions, please feel free to tweet me over on @sarah_adams24