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Unread 07-17-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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Cosplay Mascara Help >.<

Sorry if this thread is here already >.< I was wondering if there are any good cosplay mascaras that could be found in a drugstore or ULTA that are also cruelty free. If you know of any, thanks :3
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Unread 07-17-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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If a mall is available for you, The Body Shop's makeup/mascara isn't tested on animals and is quite reasonably priced. It's not usually waterproof from my experience, though.
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Unread 07-17-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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Thank you! :3 I'll look them up. c:
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Unread 07-17-2014, 09:11 PM   #4
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Sorry if this thread is here already >.< I was wondering if there are any good cosplay mascaras that could be found in a drugstore or ULTA that are also cruelty free. If you know of any, thanks :3
When I think of cruelty makeup for more expensive I think of too faced but it is expensive for their mascaras. Urban Decay is cruelty free.

L'Oreal is cruelty free if I am correct and they have several mascara's that could work.
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Unread 07-18-2014, 12:27 AM   #5
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Here is a nice list of cruelty-free mascaras with reviews (some are vegan as well). I personally am a big fan of NYX products as they are affordable, effective, also have all the crazy colors you need for cosplay, and are cruelty-free. Essence brand, found at ULTA and one of my favorite budget-brands, also is affordable and cruelty-free. Their waterproof mascara is pretty amazing.

Concerning mascara, keep in mind, the models are also wearing false lashes in 99% of the mascara ads you see so if you really want amped up volume and/or length, you can always get some falsies to further boost your look.

http://www.mybeautybunny.com/cruelty-free-mascara/
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Thank you! I've personally have never worn false eyelashes so I try to avoid it as much as possible. xD
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Hi there, might be a bit late, but apparently Physician's Formula are cruelty-free and I've heard lots of good stuff about their mascaras.

If you're wary of false lashes, they're not too bad! The "lighter" the pair, the better. (Super-thick dolly lashes are horrible to wear, but natural looking ones are fine once applied well).
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To echo some of the replies (and add my own answer!!)

Completely cruelty free (drugstore/inexpensive) companies are:
Wet n Wild
NYX
Physician's Formula

If you have a little more money to spend, these I know companies are also cruelty free and available in Ulta:
Too Faced
Tarte (I personally LOVE their Lights, Cameras Flashes mascara)
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Bare Minerals
It Cosmetics
Urban Decay (their

There may be more, but there are some brands i'm not familiar with (like Mally Beauty).

If you're unsure about if a company is cruelty-free, I suggest looking at paulaschoice.com They have a very comprehensive of both cruelty-free and non-CF companies, and give ratings on products as well.

For false lashes, you can get the individual lashes and glue them in. They're much more time consuming to put on as opposed to a full strip, but they're more comfortable to wear.

Hope this helps!
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NOTE: According to this blog post, Urban Decay is no longer cruelty-free:
http://www.beautylish.com/t/rxvry/ma...lty-free-lists
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NOTE: According to this blog post, Urban Decay is no longer cruelty-free
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L'Oreal is cruelty free if I am correct and they have several mascara's that could work.
EvilLittleKiss is correct: L'Oréal acquired Urban Decay in 2012 and L'Oréal has been on the naughty list for testing some of its products on animals. Therefore, both L'Oréal and Urban Decay are not going to qualify as cruelty-free brands.

Honestly guys, as much as PETA freaks me out with some of their antics, I think their database of cruelty free products is well-maintained. It gets updated every few months and will tell you which companies are part of a bigger corporation e.g. L'Oréal or Proctor & Gamble that do test on animals.

http://features.peta.org/cruelty-fre...rch/index.aspx

Also OP: Accent false lash strips that sit to the outside of the eye and are shorter are quite easy to apply and wear for beginners. They look like this


I completely understand your apprehension about using false lashes but they are pretty easy to apply and wear if you use a lash applicator. You literally just load the eyelashes, apply glue, wait for glue to get tacky, aim carefully and press the applicator to your eye lids, wait 5 seconds, and you are done applying. Curl lashes as needed, apply mascara to blend your real lashes and the false ones, and done. I hate putting things on my face, but the applicator makes it so easy.

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