Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Cruelty Free Makeup Brands I Love!

At the moment, I have really been loving writing about all things cruelty free. Even though I do still talk about none cruelty free things to keep things real, I have been enjoying showing you all the variety you have while remaining cruelty free.
For today's post, I wanted to talk about my favourite cruelty free brands, ones that you might nt have even known were cruelty free. Obviously I have not tried everything from each brand but from what I do own from them, I am impressed with and so I am just going to talk about the brands and mention a few products I love from each. Hopefully this post will just show all of you that a lot of brands are cruelty free and they do range from high end to drugstore, so there is something for everyone.

There is really no order to this list but starting with Collection Cosmetics, which is available from both Superdrug and Boots. Collection is a very affordable makeup brand with all of their products costing no more than £8 individually. As a brand, Collection is known for their well loved Lasting Perfection Concealer, which is a staple concealer for me and many others. There are a lot of products I have tried from Collection and a lot of them, I love and use often. Collection's base products are definitely my favourites like their Illuminating Touch Foundation and their Warm Apricot Primer along with the concealer of course. Saying that, a current favourite from Collection is their fairly new Lip Colour with SFP 15 in the shade Fudge Delight. I definitely want to try more from Collection like their eye shadows and powder face products. Along with all of the other brands, I will link reviews of products I have done from the brand so you can get some more ideas about the products.
A brand I find very hit and miss is Jeffree Star Cosmetics but I had to mention it. Jeffree Star Cosmetics, as a brand, has great morals and great products and that is why I buy from them, the person behind the brand is a whole other story but a brand that makes great products is a brand I am going to buy from. Anyways, I love JSC as a brand, and I have reviewed a lot from them so I will be sure to link them all down below. My favourites from JSC is definitely their lip products, we have all read my dilemmas with the limited edition skin frosts so I don't recommend them, but the Velour Liquid Lipsticks and the Lip Ammunitions are incredible. The lip product formulas are undeniable and there is an amazing shade range that is constantly expanding. The brand is not high end and it is not drugstore but the prices range from about £15 - £35 so not too bad I don't think. If you are also from the UK, you can get them from Beauty Bay, which I will leave direct links to at the end of this post.

I have not been trialing this brand for long at all but I already know that I love it, and I am obviously talking about Colourpop. Colourpop themselves make super affordable products but living in the UK, postage is a lot which is the only sad thing about this brand but if you are willing to pay the income fees then I would say go for it. As a brand, my favourites from them are definitely the pressed eye shadows, the ultra matte and satin lips and the lippie  sticks, all of which I use on the daily and adore. The shades are endless with Colourpop which I love because it shows that you don't have to spend a lot to create a funky look. There are so many things on my wishlist for Colourpop including their collaborations, face powder products and new concealer but again, the income fee is the issue. You can only get these from their own website but the product prices are all under $20 which I think is incredible considering the quality and shade range. 
When I thought of this post idea, this brand probably came to mind straight away and it is obviously Barry M. I adore this brand, mainly because their nail polishes are the best I have ever found. If you have read some of my old blog posts, you will know that I have quite the collection and I know that it is just going to keep on growing. As well as nail polishes, what I have tried from their makeup line, I have really enjoyed. For starter their contour kit is my favourite for when I am pale, their colour correcting primer is amazing, I loved their berry lip oil, which I still need to repurchase, and I really love the formula of their lip liners. I am definitely intrigued to try more of their products, like their glitters, base products and lip glosses. From what I have tried, I definitely have my expectations but I am sure they wont disappoint. With this brand also being from the drugstore it is super affordable but still great quality.

A brand I have not tried enough of is Anastasia Beverly Hills, but I still wanted to mention it. This brand is so popular among people, and even though it is more high end, the quality is amazing. I have tried two things from ABH, the dip brow pomade and the powder contour kit, both of which I love and use daily. Even though I have probably not tried enough to mention ABH in this post, I just wanted to because there is still so much on my wishlist. I am so interested to try their eye shadow palettes, highlighters and lip products which I definitely want to get my hands on in the near future.
The final brand I am going to mention in this post is NYX, a brand that I am still yet to try a lot from but what I have tried, is amazing. NYX is fairly new to the UK as a easy access brand but I remember the first things I tried from NYX, I actually got in Germany two years ago. My favourites from NYX have to be their butter gloss, they are such a staple in my collection. Saying that I also love their single shadows, matte bronzers and jumbo eye pencils. From what I have tried by NYX, I am impressed but there is still so much for me to try from them, like their brow pencils, blushes and liquid lipsticks. I am so interested to find out what more I could discover from this brand so hopefully I will get to try more of their things in the future.

Products I love from each brand (and any reviews I have done):
Lasting Perfection Concealer
Warm Apricot Primer
Volumax Mascara - http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/collection-primer-and-mascara-review.html
Lip Colour Spf 15 - http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/collection-lip-colour-review-lip.html
Illuminating Touch Foundation - http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/how-good-is-this-599-foundation.html
Colour Correcting Concealer - http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/colour-correcting-collection-lasting.html

Jeffree Star Cosmetics

Velour Liquid Lipsticks
Lip Ammunitions
Manny MUA Collaboration - http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/jeffree-star-cosmetics-x-manny-mua-skin.html
Summer Chrome Collection - http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/jeffree-star-summer-chrome-collection.html


Lippie Sticks
Ultra Satin Lips
Ultra Matte Lips
Pressed Eye Shadows
All reviewed here - http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/colourpop-my-thoughts.html

Barry M

Nail Polishes
Colour Correcting Green Primer
Powder Contour Kit
Lip Liners

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Dip Brow Pomade
Powder Contour Kit


Matte Bronzer
Jumbo Eye Pencil
Single Eye Shadows
Butter Glosses - http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/nyx-butter-gloss-review.html
Do you want to see a part two of this?
Grace xx


  1. Anastasia might be my favorite brand, I have such high respect for them! I haven't tried enough from Nyx either x


  2. Thank you for this post. Before I buy makeup brands I like to check to see if they are cruelty first before I buy them. My favorite has to be NYX cause I do love their lip and eyebrow products!

    Samara // themrshallwardrobe.blogspot.com

    Samara // themarshallwardrobe.blogspot.com

    1. I love NYX Lip products, I should really try their brow products though!xx

  3. I love that these brands are cruelty free

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. Thank you, I have really been trying to speak more about it cruelty free brands recently!xx

  4. I love these brands, even better that they're cruelty free! Please do a part 2, or a post about brands that do test on animals??
    liv x

    1. I will do now since this post went own so well!xx

  5. I've heard amazing things about the Collection concealer and I'm going to buy it as soon as I get the chance (they don't sell it where I live) so it's great to know it's cruelty free! xx

    || http://www.dreamsandlashes.com

    1. I definitely recommend it, it's incredible!xx

  6. NYX and Barry M are my favourite cruelty-free brands! love this post x