What I replaced my non cruelty-free makeup with.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

As you may know, a couple of months ago I made the decision to go cruelty-free. Saying that I did want to use up any last products that were tested on animals purely because 1) I didn't want to waste loads of makeup and 2) I didn't have the money to buy lots of new products. I've been buying a couple of bits over the last couple of weeks and I wanted to share with you what I replaced this makeup with. Hopefully, I can inspire some of you too to try some cruelty-free brands (you most likely use them daily). Also, don't worry I didn't bin like half of my makeup collection, only the ran out stuff, the rest went to friends.

Maybelline The nudes / blushed nudes palette for the Too faced sweet peach palette 
I used to be quite brand loyal to Maybelline before I went cruelty-free. I used to think the quality of their palettes were pretty good for the prices but when I had my clear out they went straight into the 'bye' pile. I replaced these with my Too faced sweet peach palette which was only £10 more expensive than the two together and is much better quality, has some nude shades int here but ultimately I use this much more than the Maybelline palettes and I'm glad to know no animals were harmed in the making of it.

Rimmel Kate 107 lipstick for the body shop liquid lipstick.
Ah, we had a good run. I'm not going to lie this one was a little bit of a dagger to the heart to throw away so Rimmel If you wanna go cruelty-free we'd all love that, I think the only thing about this that I really loved is the shade because for me it tended to come off quite easily am I the only one?. I replaced this with The Body Shops liquid lipstick in Mauritius Dahlia and I don't regret it at all, I really like how close in colour these two were and I always choose a liquid lipstick over the standard one, I like that the body shop one is still matte and I find it much easier to apply, It's for sure become a staple in my collection

Collection Contour palette for the seventeen define and conquer palette
This was one of the first contour kits I owned, ah the nostalgia. I will be honest though I didn't really get along with this too well so it wasn't hard at all to part with it. I think the shades just weren't right for me perhaps? Usually It just sorta left me looking like I'd used a wotsit on my face. I swapped this for the seventeen define and conquer kit which was much easier for me to use, it's easy to blend and the shades worked a little better for me, There's a matte highlight in this though which wasn't really my cup of tea so I switched this one up for the Body Shop contour kit which is honestly my new fave, I use it every day and take it everywhere!.

Loreal infallible foundation for the N07 beautifully matte
One thing you probably already know about me is that I don't tend to stray away from a full coverage foundation, I really liked the Loreal infallible foundation but it was one of the first things in my throw out pile, I swapped this for the N07 beautifully matte foundation which I honestly rave about constantly, It's just amazing. I have done a full review here if you'd like to read it. It's oil-free (which your gal needs), Matte, Full coverage and cruelty-free... amazing right?.

Collection lasting perfection concealer for the Seventeen 18 hour concealer
Yes, I got rid of my trusty Collection concealer, I can already hear the gasps a mile off. I actually didn't mind getting rid of this concealer because at the time the only shade I could get hold of just didn't work for me, I swapped this for the Seventeen 18 hour concealer and I can't even explain how well I get on with this, It's a lot thinner than the collection one and in my opinion the coverage is on the same level , the thinner consistency makes it easier to blend as well as more breathable. These are roughly the same price anyway so that doesn't make too much of a difference. This concealer is a heck of a lot lighter which is a dream for a pale gal like me, overall I'm really impressed by it.

I'm so happy with all the swaps I've made and I only have about 2 more products to replace which are the Maybelline big shot mascara as well as the Rimmel stay matte powder (any suggestions are more than welcome). I'm really enjoying finding new brands on my cruelty-free journey and slowly switching these products out which at one point were my absolute holy grails has been so nice to do. You can find a list of cruelty-free brands here if you're interested.


  1. Great post, but I’m 99% sure Collection are cruelty free :)

  2. Thankyou, I have researched and haven't seen that they are cruelty free but it'd be great if they were so I'll have a little look again!.
    Charlie xx


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