If you are thinking: “What? Make-up companies still test their products on animals in 2020?”, the answer sadly it’s yes. However, there are also a lot of makeup companies that are 100% cruelty-free and have great products, at a reasonable price. I have gathered here 5 of my favorite makeup brands that are budget-friendly, high quality, and most importantly, cruelty-free.
Essence make-up products are very affordable, and for the price point, the quality is also amazing. Their Melted Chrome Eyeshadow singles and their Lash Princess mascaras are some of their best products. Their products, however, are not 100% vegan, so you might want to check the ingredient list before you buy something, if that is an important factor for you.
Just like their “sister” brand, Essence, they are a budget brand that makes really good products. Some of my favourite products from Catrice are their Liquid Camouflage concealer and HD Liquid Coverage foundation. However, their products are also not 100% vegan so keep an eye out for that.
Milani is also a budget brand, although some of their products are more on the pricier side. However, their products are definitely worth every penny. If you don’t have at least one of their Baked Blushes in your collection, I strongly recommend you buy one because it will change your life… well maybe just your make-up. Their products are not 100% vegan but they offer a wide range of vegan products. They are also certified by Leaping Bunny and PETA.
Another budget brand, certified by PETA. Their products are getting better and better and if you still don’t own some of their gorgeous Lip Lingerie Lipsticks I advise you to do so. Your lips will thank me. In 2014, NYX was acquired by a company that tests on animals. However, they maintained their status as a cruelty-free brand. They are also not fully vegan but offer a wide range of products that are vegan.
And we have arrived at my favourite brand, E.l.f. Their products are certified by PETA, 100% vegan, budget-friendly and high quality. What more do you want? If for some reason you haven’t checked out their Backed Highlighters until now, I advise you to do so because they are truly amazing.