Beauty brands you wouldn’t expect to be cruelty free!

In this day and age I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that some beauty brands still test on animals. It’s really upsetting that some of the biggest brands do such as; Mac and Maybelline. I think the general assumption is that the cheaper the brand the more likely they are to test on animals, however this just isn’t the case and in this post I’m going to share with you 3 super cheap brands which like me, you may not have guessed were cruelty free!

1. Primark

I was super shocked when I found out that the Primark range was cruelty free, as it’s just so cheap and I was in the majority in assuming that how cheap the makeup is meant they tested on animals! Primark have recently massively extended their beauty range, you can literally buy everything from sponges to palettes to setting spray. The products are at absolutely bargain prices too.

My favourites include: The Pure Glow Highlighter- £2.50. It provides an absolutely popping glow with so little of the product needed, so it literally lasts forever. It also provides a perfect dupe for the Laura Mercier highlighter which retails at £32, the formula and the colours are unbelievably similar.

I also use the Primark ‘my perfect colour’ foundation- £3. It is a matte finish, medium- full coverage foundation and for £3 you really can’t go wrong. I used to use the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation- £9.99 but I much prefer the Primark foundation for the range of colours and the matte finish (although I would say the bourjois foundation provides a more full coverage and the Primark is more medium). However for £3 I don’t think it’s a waste to build up the foundation and the coverage as much as you want, so this foundation is definitely a new must for my makeup collection.

I am also a huge fan of the liquid eyeliner which is just £1. I also use the soap and glory super cat eyeliner which retails at £6. In fact I actually much prefer the Primark liquid eyeliner, however for sensitive eyes I have heard it can sting a little- possibly to do with cheaper products, so I would be wary if you have sensitive skin and eyes!

2. Poundland

I was just as shocked as you probably are, I purposely avoided trying Poundland makeup simply because I assumed it would test on animals because of literally everything being £1. However, this is not the case and in fact Poundland actually have a list of the products that are vegan! I haven’t actually tried much of the Poundland makeup, so if you have please recommend me some of your favourite products! I do use the eyebrow kit by makeup gallery, it’s a small powder kit featuring 4 colours (white for highlight, black, dark brown and light brown). I always have it in my makeup bag for when my others run out and it honestly works just as well and for £1 you really can’t go wrong! In the past I have also used their translucent powder and for products such as powder I feel like they’re all very similar, so you may as well go for a much cheaper option!

3. Super- markets own brands

I don’t usually buy makeup from super markets as I have my staple cosmetics which I consistently go back to. However, there have been a few occasions where I have ran out whilst on the move and decided to pick up for example a concealer from a super market whilst I’m out. Of course, trying to keep everything I own cruelty free I was worried I had broken this but in fact most supermarkets I have found to be cruelty free! Including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s (as these are the ones I am most likely to buy from). The only things I have purchased from Asda is Asda’s own brand mascara, which I actually found to be very good! I have also heard good reviews about the powders such as; face powder, blusher and bronzer so I may have to give these a try too!

I hope this post gave you more of an insight into how cheap your makeup collection can be whilst at the same time being cruelty free! I was so shocked at these three shops selling cruelty free makeup, especially Poundland! Thanks so much for reading, Katy x

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