As a vegetarian and a general animal lover I often worry about the cruelty free aspect of the products I use.
Whilst I’m a terrible vegetarian [I eat fish and also own *some* leather products] I still want to be conscious about the decisions I make about the products I use daily.
I recently watched a couple of Youtube videos about this an figured I’d do a blog post.
Using the website Logical Harmony [as well as some googling for brands just to be on the safe side] I went through my daily makeup to see what products I’d buy again and which ones I’m going to replace once they’ve been used up [I’m not going to be wasteful and just throw things away!].
Welcome to MY MAKEUP BAG – I’ve had it forever; it’s Benefit, like most of the things I own… and I have a feeling I’ll be replacing those items very soon…
I have a lot of different make up items [different mascaras and lipsticks], however, this bag is the one I use every single day.
So let’s start!
Benefit Coralista – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Benefit Hervana – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Benefit One Hot Minute – NOT CRUELTY FREE
NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – CRUELTY FREE
SEVENTEEN Lip Crayon – POSSIBLY CRUELTY FREE (Parent company a little iffy)
Nars Black Moon – CRUELTY FREE
Benefit BAD GAL – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Rimmel London Sable Brown – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Rimmel London Jungle Green – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Lancome Noir – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Clinique Egyption – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Benefit They’re Real – NOT CRUELTY FREE
Bobby Brown Grey – NOT CRUELTY FREE
MAC Studio Finish NW15 – NOT CRUELTY FREE
To be honest I’m not that surprised. I knew Benefit wasn’t going to be cruelty free but I am disturbed at how many companies still allow animal testing to happen and it’s mostly through loopholes like ‘we have to respect other countries who test on animals but we make sure it’s all above the line blah blah blah’.
Personally I think animal testing is horrendous. I get it’s not everyone’s main concern in life and that’s fine. For me, though, this exercise has been an eye opener.
Once these products [marked with some silver tape] have run out I won’t be purchasing them again. There are enough companies out there who offer good products without the bad feels!
If you’re interested in this please feel free to do it, too! Let me know what you find and let me know what you think.