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4 Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Brands That Prove You Don’t Have to Hurt Animals to Make Amazing Makeup

The cosmetics brand Nars, recently announced that they will no longer be a cruelty free brand so they can start selling their products in China, where it’s required for brands to test on animals. Nars-loving fans across the globe are outraged. Personally I hate the idea of bunnies being tortured so I can put stuff on my face. I’m not about that life and you shouldn’t be either. Fortunately there are still brands out there who are finding the ethical way to make bomb-ass products. Here are four brands you can support and follow on Instagram for inspiration and updates on new products.

Urban Decay Cosmetics

My personal favorite brand for highly pigmented palettes, eyeshadow primer, and all things NAKED. If you want the drama, you’ve come to the right place. They’ve just released the newest edition to their NAKED collection, NAKED Heat, which is now available at Ulta.com.

My Favorites:
Eyes: Palettes: Naked 1 & 2, Sephora, $54
Face: Naked Skin Liquid Makeup, Sephora, $40, Pressed Finishing Powder, Sephora, $34 and B-6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray, Ulta, $31.00

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Are you a brow queen? It’s nearly impossible to keep your brows on point without something from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ product line. They’re also making a name for themselves in the highlighter and eyeshadow area.

My Favorites:
Brows: DipBrow Pomade, Anastasia Beverly Hills, $18 & Pro Pencil, Sephora, $18
Cheeks: Moonchild Glow Kit, Anastasia Beverly Hills, $40
Face: Original Contour Kit, Ulta, $40
Stila Cosmetics

Stila has always been my go-to for lip glosses but they have so much more to offer too! If you want a more natural face they’re the perfect place to look for neutral taupes, plums and shimmery bronzes.

My Favorites:
Lips: Lip Glaze, Stila Cosmetics, $22 and Color Balm Lipstick, Sephora, $22
Eyes: Stila Smudge Pot, Ulta, $20

Cover FX


Do you even bake sis? Cover FX is the go-to for keeping your makeup firmly in place. Their setting powder is seriously to die for and don’t even get me started on the power of the Custom Enhancer Drops.
My Favorites:
Face: Perfect Setting Powder, Sephora, $35Custom Enhancer Drops, Sephora, $42 + Mattifying Primer with Acne Treatment, Ulta, $38