Of the prettily-packaged products that inhabit your make-up bag, you would be surprised to know just how many of them have been tested on animals. Although for many of us, we place our focus on what the texture of the lipstick feels against our lips; how smoothly the blush glides across our cheek, or how precise our eyeliner is at that crisp wing, we'd be slightly disturbed to think about it being smeared across an unsuspecting baby mouse.
It's very easy to remain unaware, but since we care about our reader's, and support them in living informed and ethical lifestyles, here's a few cosmetic brands that keep their make-up far away from innocent creatures.
Take a look at Loreal's #1 True Match foundation which is presently available in 28 shades and matches with 98% of skin-tones in the UK! The texture of their formula is velvety, and matches your skin's unique texture and tone for a finish that matches skin aptly. It's blendable, not fake-looking and best of all, animal friendly.
If you haven't tried it already, you must try Burt's Bees' Lip Balm. Infused with power-packed Beeswax for conditioning the skin and antioxidant Vitamin E to thoroughly soften and moisturise lips. What's more, is the Burt keeps his products far away from furry faces.
The Body Shop
You should give The Body Shop's Fresh Nude Foundation a try. Infused with English rose water and aloe vera, this formula is hydrating and leaves skin feeling comfortable and fresh all the day long. It also obtains SPF 15 to help form a barrier for the skin. And, at their laboratories, there's not an animal cage in sight.
Their concealeris pretty awesome. It gives you a build-able and even coverage with a demi-matte, luminous finish. Extra light-weight, the high-tech formula blends like a second-skin to give total coverage immediately. An nope, no fur-ball to be seen anywhere at all.
Now, what to apply your beauty products with? The blend and blur all-over brush is the Real Techniques' newest innovation and one to be relied upon for a flawless application. The oval head is densely packed for ultimate blending from face to décolletage, and circular or sweeping motions can be used to blend out creams, liquids or powders. The Real Techniques suggest using these with bronzer for an all-over sun-kissed glow.