My top 5 cruelty free makeup products

Brands that don't test on animals have never been easier to buy, the prices are not super over budget anymore and quality of the products is just amazing. Today I'm gonna show you my top 5 products that are cruelty free.

The first brand I'm going to talk about it's not gonna be a surprise for most of you. Too Faced is one of my favourite makeup brands of all time.
After seeing a big fuss everywhere (specially on youtube) about the HandgoveRx Primer I knew I had to give it a try. Since I got it it hasn't been a day that I don't use it. It moisturizes my skin and it gives it a super natural healthy glow that I don't get from other primers, however it helps to control the oil on my skin without drying it out. The texture is really similar to a moisturizer. I can't live without this product, I use it every single day, even when I'm not using any makeup because that is just how much I love the effect it gives to my skin.

More on the budget friendly side, if you didn't know already, Kiko Cosmetics is actually another cruelty free brand. I love a lot of Kiko products, they are staples in my makeup routine. Their face powders (blushes, bronzers, highlighters, etc.) are outstanding. But my all time favourite product from the brand is their Long Lasting Sitck 8hour No Transfer Eyeshadow .
I have this shadows in 4 different shades (I always buy a few new ones on the summer tho). This eyeshadow sticks are amazing for on the go makeup. They last a really really long time and are often compared on youtube to the Bobby Brown shadow sticks. My favourtie color is the shade 37 burgundy aka the perfect base to a redish makeup look.

Back to Too Faced we are. Their pallets are THE THING I would recomend to everyone that is yet to try something from the brand. I've had the Chocolate Bar for over a year now and the Sweet Peach for over 3 months and I love them so much. I use one shadow from each almost every day. Also the smell in this pallets just makes me want to eat them (specially the chocolate one). They have other pallets but I think that the minis are too much of an investimest to me, specially when you compare the size of the shadows with the big ones. I really couldn't recommend them more, if you cam't decide between Urban Decay (another cruelty free brand) and Too Faced, when it comes to eyeshadow just go with Too Faced really.

I was shocked when I found out that a brand as cheap as Makeup Revolution was cruelty free. This brand as a lot of products that are a hit or miss but there is one that I can't actually live without. I'm talking about the Ultra Contour Pallet. I love this product, as you can see from the picture. The contour powders are amazing, the highlighters are pretty good too. This pallet is super versatile I can do an eyeshadow look with it and do everything else on my face with it, contour, bronzer, blush, highlighter, setting my face etc. I can't live without it, and for the price I think everyone should try it.

Another brand that I think is not so well known in the UK as it is here in Portugal is the brand Oriflame. I know for sure that they do not test on animals and that all their ingredients are natural because my mum actually sells beauty products from the brand. Even tho I'm not the biggest fan of a lot of their makeup products there are a few that I swear by, specially when we talk about the Giordani Gold Collection. I love their powders, concealers, brow gel and their lipsticks.  

Today I'm actually going to talk about the lipsticks, they are super pigmented, they are creamy but they look kind of matte. They have a few colours in the collection but if like me you hate pinks you will feel like Oriflame as a brand in general has a very limited colour selection when it comes to lip products. I found two on this line that I love the Nude colour and the Burgundy colour. Really if you want to try a new makeup brand I could not recommend oriflame more, and when it comes to makeup just pick something from Giordani Gold.

I what are your favourite cruelty free makeup products? Leave it in the comments so that we can all share our favourite products with each other!


  1. Oh my gosh, LIVING for that burgundy eyeshadow stick! A Kiko just opened up near me, and I'd never even heard of the brand. I'll definitely have to check it out now! Thanks for the post, I love using cruelty-free products and have been slowly making the transition (as I can afford it lol!)

    Amber ||

  2. YES! I totally feel the same way Amber. I'm trying to make a transition even tho that are brands that are not cruelty free that I love I'm trying my best to incorpurate as many cruelty free products as I can in my routine.
    Kiko is a GREAT brand. Also they have a lot of sales all the time so I would really recommend it!

  3. That primer sounds amazing, I'm always trying different ones but I've never really found one I think I'll 100% stick with. I'll certainly look into giving the too faced primer a go, Maybe this one could be the one aha :).

    Ellie Xx |

    Ellie Xx |

    1. Yes I really think you should try this one out! It truly is amazing. it makes you look like you are not hangovered at all when you actually are (spoiler alert)
      Love, Ana