Like going vegetarian I’ve actually found making the switch to cruelty free beauty pretty simple. And in doing so I’ve discovered some gorgeous products from some really lovely brands, so I thought i’d share some of my current cruelty free faves!
I picked up the NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Liquid Gold (£5.50) in Boots on a whim and it has easily become my go-to easy peasy slap on your eyelids and blend shadow. It’s a gorgeous foiled dimensional gold shadow that can be packed on to the max for a bold look, or popped on lightly and blended out for a wash of colour. I find this colour really makes my blue/grey eyes look a lot clearer and brighter and I love the cute little compact it comes in. When I picke dit up I thought it would be pretty similar to my beloved Urban Decay Half Baked, but it is actually a tiny bit more coppery in colour although has the same finish
Whilst ordering some last minute holiday essentials on Superdrug I also came across the Nip and Fab beauty range, which is a gorgeous collection, and came across the Nip and Fab Highlighting Palette in 01 Stroboscopic on offer, down from £15 to £10. For that price you get 6 high quality pigmented highlighter shades. Whilst the bottom row of 3 highlighter shades aren’t suited to my skin tone, the top row of 3 are and I think £10 is still a super fair price for 3 really lovely highlighters that I will use a lot.
On the same Superdrug order (all the beauty was 3for2 owpps) I also decided to try a few eye products from Barry M. I haven’t actually tried any new products from Barry M in a long long time, so I added the Barry M Feature Length Mascara (£4.99) and the Barry M On Point Liner (£4.59) to my basket and I was really impressed with the quality and the price tag. Before I went cruelty free I religiously used the Loreal Super Liner as my go to black liquid liner and i’ve been wary of a lot of other felt liners on the market after trying some pretty feeble ones. This one however had a similar sized felt brush and gave off a true black colour, not the wishy-washy grey black that you can get with a few of the more useless liquid liners out there. I’ve also been really enjoying the Mascara as it massively separates and lengthens my lashes and layers super well, both with other mascaras and layered by itself.
My last current cruelty free fave is a brand, and that brand is Antipodes. I’ve always loved Antipodes but since going curelty free i’ve appreciated the brand much more and especially the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream (£34.99), Manuka Honey Light Day Cream (£39.99), Manuka Honey Eye Cream (£35.99) and Joyful Hand & Body Cream. (£28.99). Keep your eyes peeled for a more in depth review of these faves in an upcoming post!
Do you have any current beauty faves?