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5 Cruelty-Free Brands That You Have To Check Out - Clumps of Mascara
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5 Cruelty-Free Brands That You Have To Check Out

Cruelty Free Beauty

The Makeup Wars crew is back and this time we’re highlighting our favorite cruelty-free products. I have my own theories about what “cruelty-free” actually means but I’ll save my rant for another day. I do know that there are many of you cruelty-free lovers out there so I know that you guys and gals will love this post. And so without further ado, check out 5 of my favorite cruelty-free brands.

Tarte Cosmetics

It’s no surprise, is it? I love me some Tarte. From their skincare products, to their lippies and liners, everything that Tarte releases impresses me. And it’s not just the quality of the products either. The packaging of all of their beauty goodies ALWAYS rocks. The Tarte team clearly thinks about branding and they rock. If you like higher-end cosmetics with a “natural” spin to it, you’ve got to check out Tarte Cosmetics.

NYX Cosmetics

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Girl yes. I love me some NYX. Where else will you get affordable makeup, that is great quality and easy to find? And what other brand releases an entire collection of just mascara? Yeah. NYX will always have my heart.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

OCC Lip Tars

I’ve been rollin’ on the OCC train for quite some time. Saying I’m obsessed with them would be just a little too cheesy but it’s certainly accurate. This brand is not for the weak. If you love supporting semi-indie brands and aren’t afraid of color, mixin’ and being BOLD, OCC is the way to go. I can’t waiiiiiiit to stop by their booth at The Makeup Show Orlando later this month.

St. Ives

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I’m a total skincare snob but I am open to using any brand as long as they are low in fragrances, dyes and synthetic crap. And that’s why I love St. Ives. They have recently reformulated a lot of their products and they are even more amazing. Three words: Green Tea Scrub.

[NOTE: Welllll, it looks like St. Ives may not be cruelty-free anymore but to be safe, check out the brand Desert Essence. They are definitely cruelty-free and one of my favorite skincare brands!]

Salma Hayek NUANCE

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I love love looooove this CVS-exclusive brand. Their skincare products are pretty awesome but so are their cosmetics too. And it’s a brand that caters to brown girls so the pigmentation of their shadows, lippies and blushes are dead on. Woot!

Check out some of the other cruelty-free brands and products of my Makeup Wars girls.

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  • http://www.polishinsomniac.net jbrobeck

    Your Tarte lippie photo is amazing!

    • Brittany

      Thanks mama!

  • http://www.perilouslypale.com Perilously Pale

    I NEED OCC lip tars in my life!

  • http://www.phyrra.net Phyrra

    I love Tarte and OCC <3

  • Lidia

    great post, love all these brands with the exception of St.Ives…I feel I have to point out that they are no longer cruelty free. :-(

    • Brittany

      So I heard. Oppsies! Crazy b/c I have a bottle of theirs that says “Not Tested on Animals”.

  • http://www.retrodivasbeauty.com Retrodiva

    I really need to try the OCC stained gloss. I’ve heard so many good things about it.

    • Brittany

      Get them ASAP!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Your pics are gorgeous!! Salma Hayek makes gorgeous shadows!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

    Drooooling over all the OCC!1

  • Jennifer

    St. Ives was recently purchased by Unilever, which is a known animal testing company, so they are no longer cruelty-free.

    • Brittany

      Thanks! Post was edited to say this.