Disclaimer: I have a lot of favorite cosmetic brands and products, and this is probably an ongoing list.
These are the products that I use almost every day and would recommend to anyone who is looking to adopt a cruelty-free beauty routine.
1. Glossier Priming Moisturizer
I absolutely love this brand. They are still fairly new because I remember when they first came out with their Phase 1 and Phase 2 sets. Their motto is skincare first, which I think is awesome. All of their products are great, but the one that I always find myself repurchasing is their Priming Moisturizer. It’s one of the few moisturizers that I cannot feel on my skin after I apply it. Love.
2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
This is my favorite foundation. It’s the one I wear pretty much every single day. It’s full coverage, it lasts all day, and it has SPF 15. What more could you want?
3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
This is actually one of the first high-end beauty products I had ever bought. I bought this over 3 years ago and I still have the same one. (I should probably replace it, actually.) I don’t use it every single day, just out of laziness, but I know that this product makes my eyebrows look their best. I use this with any small angled brush (ELF has a good one!)
4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Another cult favorite. I know that a lot of people consider this product to be overhyped, but I just don’t think I have found a better mascara. This is the one that just works for me. There are supposedly a couple “dupes” out there – one of which is from L’Oréal – but I would rather pay for one that is not tested on animals. Also, the packaging is just beautiful.
5. Too Faced, Just Peachy Mattes Palette
I was torn between this one and the Modern Renaissance palette, but anyone who’s into makeup likely knows all about that one. This is definitely the one I’ve been gravitating toward lately. I almost always go for subtle pink/nude eyeshadows, and this palette is perfect for that.
- Cruelty-Free Kitty/ list of cruelty-free brands
- About animal testing/why it is unnecessary
- Petition: pass the Humane Cosmetics Act! (United States)