I’ve been looking into cruelty free makeup a lot lately and found it so difficult to find affordable but great brands. The products in this post are what I am loving at the moment and are all great value for money! My favourites may change as I discover more products but for now, these are working well for me.
First off, the foundation. Or a BB cream if you want to get all technical here. This Flawless BB Cream in Shade 01 also has tea tree within it which if you didn’t already know, is great for spots/acne. This is why I love this so much, it not only feels light on my skin whilst giving me the coverage I need, it also helps my skin stay clear. I have always been a big fan of The Body Shop’s tea tree range and I am so happy this has lived up to my expectations. What’s even better about this is that it’s only £8 yet it lasts so long. The tube may look small, and I was deceived at first. I went on holiday for three weeks in July and had bought my BB cream early June so bought a second tube for my holiday but only just opened it this week, so my last one lasted 3 months!
Next up, the contour kit. This probably isn’t the best contour kit out there but it does the job and isn’t too pricey. I got mine in the shade light available here for £6.49 (you can also get student discount with an NUS card and Superdrug Beauty) Card) It comes with a matte dark colour for creating shadows on your face, and a lighter colour to highlight with that has a slight shimmer to it. I am quite pale and find this is a great colour for my face and the darker colour isn’t just an obvious stripe across my cheekbone, but still makes a difference.
My current mascara, the only cruelty free mascara I found in my local Boots, is the Soap and Glory Thick & Fast Flash Extensions Effect Mascara. Honestly, this is my least favourite product out of all the products in this post but it still does the trick. I am yet to actually find a mascara that makes my eyelashes look bigger, they all look the same on my eyelashes! But this definitely makes them thicker. It has lasted quite well on my eyes today but I have also found that it flakes throughout the day sometimes and I’ll have tiny bits of mascara around my eyes. Not a good look. Overall this is a little pricey in comparison to some non-cruelty free brands on the market but I’d still say it’s a reasonable price at £10.50 from Boots.
Last but not least, my most recent purchase. B. Dramatic Bold Liquid Eyeliner from Superdrug (£5.99 unless you have an NUS Card) I used to use GOSH Liquid Eyeliner for a while but found this to transfer to the top of my eyelid and leave black marks that I would have to wipe away so I slowly stopped using this and haven’t bought a new eyeliner since. So I went shopping today looking at both high end and high street brands and found this. After testing them all on my hand and leaving them on all day and rubbing them away every now and then, this seemed to be the best however, I will provide a further review later. It’s looking promising though!