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Cruelty Free Make Up Brands: High Street UK

September 6, 2017 • By

Cruelty Free Make Up Brands

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

The Body Shop*

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.


Advice, Skincare

Brand Alert: Non Toxic Make Up

November 28, 2016 • By

Non Toxic Make Up - Northern Yogi It’s no secret that, despite being a yogi, I’m a little bit obsessed with beauty products and cosmetics. I know a lot of people have strong opinions on this, ‘I shouldn’t be so into the visual, and it’s what’s inside that counts’…
I agree, what’s inside does matter more than what you put on your face. And that is exactly why I’m veering slowly away from the chemical filled cosmetics on our shelves today and I’m experimenting more with non-toxic make up, chemical free cosmetics and no nasties household cleaning products.
I want my body and my home to be as clear from chemicals has possible. The effect some of the ingredients in cosmetics and cleaning products can have on your body is scary. Remember, what goes on the skin goes in the skin. Do you want your body filled with chemicals that your brain can’t ever pronounce?
Thought not.

Chemical Free Make Up - Northern Yogi
Luckily there are lots of options for chemical free beauty products nowadays and I recently discovered Vapour Beauty, a company that creates beautiful cosmetics with health and the environment in mind.
It’s always a little risky purchasing make-up online as you can’t colour match the same, but fortunately for us Vapour Beauty do little sample sizes that you can purchase for $15 (around £12 in the UK) and you can choose up to five samples.
I got these little beauties and I’m so happy with them:
– Clarity Organic Make-up Remover
– Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundations in 123
– Atmosphere Luminous Foundation in 123
– Solar Bronzer in Simmer
– Siren Lipstick in Madam
Chemical Free Make Up

 

These products are high end and the quality is amazing, the make-up remover is so thick and luxurious, the foundations are the perfect coverage (the soft focus is my favourite). Well worth the price point.
Shipping was perfect too, they made it all the way across the pond in 2 days!
It feels like I have nothing on my face when I wear these products, which I like as I hate feeling overdone. They wear perfectly too, actually they wear better than my usual foundation. My face was definitely less shiny at the end of the day.
I’ll be experimenting with more non-toxic brands in the future so if you have any you think I should try let me know either in the comments below, Twitter or Instagram! I love finding new brands, especially ones that don’t fill the body with harsh chemicals.

 

EDIT: The dress I’m wearing is NOT real leather. It’s fake. No animals were harmed during the making of this dress!