About three years ago now I came across an article published by PETA that discussed animal testing. After reading through the article with shock, I took a deep sigh of relief and thought thank god I don't use brands which carry out these kind of testing practices. However this article stayed on my mind for a while and I when I got home I wanted to check that all my makeup was cruelty free. I went onto the PETA website and downloaded the list of companies that carried out product testing on animals. I was shocked to discover that a lot of my drugstore and pharmacy cosmetics were from popular, well known brands that test on animals. From then on I decided to only purchase cruelty free cosmetics brands. Deciding to do this did limit the range of drugstore brands I could shop from, however I felt I couldn't justify the suffering of any animal for the sake of my own vanity.
I have put together a short list of Drugstore brands that are cruelty free and who's products I frequently use.
1) RIMMEL LONDON
I am a fan of their nail polishes, I find them long wearing and durable. They are also super affordable starting as low as $4.00 in price.
Revlon makes some pretty good lipsticks. The lipsticks are creamy, apply well onto the lips and don't have that cakey appearance.
3) CHI CHI COSMETICS
I love Chi Chi's nail polishes. They have some lovely opaque shades and again are super durable. I can wear them for up to 4 days without any chipping.
Australis makes a good eyeshadow primer. I alternate between this product and my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
5) NYX COSMETICS
I am a fan of the NYX eyeshadow pencils. They are great as an eyeshadow base or used alone.
I like the Bourjois mascaras. The mascara will last for a long time and the paint doesnt dry up after a short amount of time, like other mascaras will.
For a full list of companies that are cruelty free click on the link below