I’ve been obsessed with make-up since I was 10 years old and my mother bought me a little pink book that contained make-up tips; how to apply lipstick correctly etc. I chose the book, she wasn’t forcing it upon me, so let’s not venture near the ‘should children wear make-up debate’.
I was a girly little girl, I applied my mums lipstick and blush and sprayed her perfume and strutted around in her red sling back stilettos from a young age (not outside the house). As I’ve gotten older this obsession has only grown and I’m now the proud owner of a vast, make-up artist like cosmetic collection. However, I needed to find an accessible way to merge my love of make-up with my belief that no animal should be tested on for the sake of a damn lipstick.
Here are the most accessible cruelty free make up brands in the UK, all can be found on the high street.
Note: Brands marked with an * have a parent company that is not cruelty free, i.e. L’Oréal/ Estee Lauder, but the brands listed below do not test on animals.
Click the brands to shop the range!
Anastasia Beverly Hills –SpaceNK
Bare Minerals – House of Fraser, John Lewis, Debenhams, Boots
Hourglass Cosmetics – SpaceNK
Iconic London –House of Fraser, Harvey Nichols
Illamasqua – Selfridges, Debenhams
Marc Jacobs Beauty – Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis
NYX* – Boots
Pur Minerals – Marks & Spenser
Smashbox* – Boots
Too faced* – Boots, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Selfridges
Urban Decay* – Boots, House of Fraser
Charlotte Tilbury* – Selfridges, John Lewis
Becca* – SpaceNK
Eyeko -Marks & Spencer, SpaceNK
By Terry – SpaceNK
Pixi – Marks & Spencer
Barry M – Boots, Superdrug
Gosh – Superdrug
Sleek Make-up – Superdrug
Disclaimer: as of September 2017 all the listed brands are cruelty free. If these ever change, or the brand starts selling into China I will update asap.