Cruelty Free Cosmetics

My knowledge of cruelty free brands wasn’t great to say the least before I started blogging. I tended to stick to a couple of companies that I knew didn’t test on animals but I really wanted to start finding more brands and branching out so when Lauren Brooke CosmetiquesW7Ghost Cosmetics and Makeup Geek offered to send me some products, I was excited to say the least.

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques
Lauren Brooke sent me their Sangria Lip Colour, a semi translucent deep plum colour from their everyday collection. I thought the colour looked fab and was looking forward to trying it, although when I swatched it, I was a little disappointed. Despite the lip colour being described as semi translucent, I really thought it would have more colour as it looked virtually sheer when I put it on my lips. It makes a lovely balm, but if you’re looking for colour, you’ll probably want you £8 back.

W7 sent me four products to try, which meant I got to try a variety of their products. I received a Coconut Ice Lipstick, Lashtastic Mascara in blackest black, Cheeky Chaps Multi-Blush Palette in popsicle and 3 in 1 Brow Master Pencil in dark brown.

Coconut Ice Lipstick – I thought the colour of this lipstick was super cute, but wasn’t something I’d normally go for as I tend to pick darker colours. I don’t know if it’s because it’s not what I’m used to or because the colour is so light, but I wasn’t a massive fan of the coverage and found it wiped off really easily. For £3.50, I didn’t have particularly high expectations and I’m sure it’d be fine if it was paired with a lip liner – but I don’t know if it’s worth it.

Lashtastic Mascara – I honestly really, really like this mascara. It’s great for lengthening my lashes and isn’t clumpy when I put it on – this alongside the £4.95 price tag makes this a very appealing mascara and one I would definitely recommend.

Cheeky Chops Multi-Blush Palette – I’m pretty new to experimenting with blush and this was the first multi-blush palette I’ve tried in all honesty. The colours in the popsicle palette are lovely and light and are good for brightening up your face without being too intense, making it perfect for everyday wear – especially at only £5.95.

3 In 1 Brow Master Pencil – I got this in dark brown and quite honestly, I think all eyebrow pencils are the same. I’m much more of a powder gal but I love that this pencil has the colour in one end, the wax at the other and the brush on the lid because at least it means I can’t lose anything I need. If I was going to go back to pencil for my brows, I’d definitely consider this one at £4.99 because it gives you everything you need.

Ghost Cosmetics
Ghost sent me this space themed powder which I honestly think is amazing. It's got so many different colours in the one powder and is sold as a highlighter, but I reckon it would work as a an eyeshadow too. It's so unique and for £7, you won't regret checking out the huge variety of highlighters that Ghost Cosmetics sell on their Etsy.

Makeup Geek
received the vegan bundle from Makeup Geek which is make up of 9 different eyeshadows from Makeup Geek, 7 standard and two glittery and I actually love them. The pigmentation of each colour is brilliant and the two foiled ones in particular I absolutely cannot wait to wear. The bundle cost $50 for the 9 pans which I think is quite expensive but from the quality and colour of these eyeshadows I totally think they're worth it. 

These are just a few of the cruelty free brands available, but I’m always looking for more – can you recommend me any?

Disclaimer: products featured in this post were sent to me by brands in return for honest reviews but the opinions are entirely my own. 


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