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Unread 10-26-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Cruelty Free Makeup?

So, I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but does anyone here use cruelty free cosmetics? And if so, what brands would you recommend?

I switched to cruelty free products about 3 weeks ago and I plan on staying that way. The only brand I have tried so far is Physician's Formula. While I love the brand they are very limited on selection, and as all of us cosplayers know, most of the time we need to buy crazy colored makeup (such as colored mascara to change eyebrow color) thanks to crazy colored anime hair! lol Physician's Formula does not have a selection of crazy colors, so I'm hoping to find a cruelty free brand that carries a more diverse palette.

So any recommendations?
Thanks for the help!
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Unread 10-27-2013, 01:03 AM   #2
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Urban Decay*

Note: Urban Decay was bought out last year by L'Oreal who is know to animal test.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 01:23 AM   #3
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Leaping Bunny has a comprehensive list of cruelty-free brands (including whether they are owned by parent companies who test). It is frequently updated and one of the most reliable certifications of cruelty-free products.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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Sugarpill
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Urban Decay*

Note: Urban Decay was bought out last year by L'Oreal who is know to animal test.
BUT Urban Decay's Policy on animal testing has NOT changed at all.

NYX is also an inexpensive, cruelty free brand sold at ULTA. Too Faced is another option at Sephora and ULTA.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the help so far! That list will come in handy. Time to go make up shopping!
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Unread 10-28-2013, 01:41 PM   #6
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Not sure how you define Cruelty-Free, but Mehron doesn't test on animals according to PETA, and as crazy as they are, that probably means they really don't!

http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-an...anies/556.aspx

Looks like this chick made a big list of cosmetic companies:

http://dizzynicky.wordpress.com/cruelty-free-info/

Another list:

http://beautyandthefreak.wordpress.c...nimal-testing/
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Unread 10-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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PETA rarely knows what they're talking about.XD Someone said Urban Decay did animal testing when they have multiple awards and "certificates," such as the Leaping Bunny, for being anti-animal testing. My Beauty Bunny (dunno her blog's link, sorry!) is a blog focusing on cruelty-free products so she'll probably have options.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 07:30 PM   #8
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I am going to recommend Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, I use the lip tars and if you prime your lips well they do not move. I have also heard awesome things about basically everything else in their line. Also if I remember right Manic Panics makeup line is cruelty free as well and they have the same weird bright colors that OCC does.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 12:54 AM   #9
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I am going to recommend Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, I use the lip tars and if you prime your lips well they do not move. I have also heard awesome things about basically everything else in their line. Also if I remember right Manic Panics makeup line is cruelty free as well and they have the same weird bright colors that OCC does.
I use OCC's Loose Colour Concentrates (LLCs) on a daily basis. Silky, loose pigments in the best damned jar package I have ever had. That jar is leak proof.
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I use OCC's Loose Colour Concentrates (LLCs) on a daily basis. Silky, loose pigments in the best damned jar package I have ever had. That jar is leak proof.
Any specific shade recommendations?
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Unread 10-31-2013, 04:07 PM   #11
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Coastal Scents doesn't test on any animals. http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup.html
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Any specific shade recommendations?
My aveoite is Datura, a pale pink with red-pink shimmer that becomes a violet-to-pink duochrome, not high pigmentation dry; great highlight shade for a sort of "ethereal" look. Jubilee, a pale blue with yellow/green duochrome; I think its very aquatic. Technoir, "blurple" with navy. Poison is a smoked forest green with a great black base; crazy color for those really dark eye looks that need some "oomph". Overlook, another favorite because its a plum, specifically a medium-dark plum with a red overtone. Mimosa for those Leeloo (Fifth Element) orange lovers; a bright happy orange with orange/gold shimmer. And the popular Triptych, a yellow gold.

Some shades can seem a little bit commonplace depending on how many eyeshadow shades you have, but they're so finely milled and most often pigmented that you don't have to worry about building up a shade or it being difficult to pick up with your brush. Plus using them wet makes them amazing.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:13 PM   #13
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Coastal Scents doesn't test on any animals. http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup.html
But some of their products do contain carmine.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 10:45 PM   #14
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But some of their products do contain carmine.
Carmine is more of a vegan issue than a cruelty-free issue. Sugarpill's red Love+ eyeshadow says it "may contain" Carmine but it's still a cruelty-free product; just not vegan.
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My aveoite is Datura, a pale pink with red-pink shimmer that becomes a violet-to-pink duochrome, not high pigmentation dry; great highlight shade for a sort of "ethereal" look. Jubilee, a pale blue with yellow/green duochrome; I think its very aquatic. Technoir, "blurple" with navy. Poison is a smoked forest green with a great black base; crazy color for those really dark eye looks that need some "oomph". Overlook, another favorite because its a plum, specifically a medium-dark plum with a red overtone. Mimosa for those Leeloo (Fifth Element) orange lovers; a bright happy orange with orange/gold shimmer. And the popular Triptych, a yellow gold.

Some shades can seem a little bit commonplace depending on how many eyeshadow shades you have, but they're so finely milled and most often pigmented that you don't have to worry about building up a shade or it being difficult to pick up with your brush. Plus using them wet makes them amazing.
Thank you I'll check out some of those.
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