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Cruelty Free Makeup at Superdrug with BONUS Checklist
After my last post on why cruelty free makeup saves you money, I realised that when we actually go shopping in a specific store, it can be hard to know which brands are cruelty free and which are not.
After all, you don’t want to be checking brands every few minutes if the mobile reception is a bit dodgy!
To help both you AND me out, I thought I would create a list of the cruelty free makeup at Superdrug here in the UK so that you can shop with ease.
I’ll also make a list of the brands that are NOT cruelty free so you can be wary next time you shop.
I’m only focusing on cruelty free makeup at Superdrug at this point, I’ll be doing separate posts on Makeup Brushes, False Eyelashes and Nail Products later, and I hope to branch out to skincare at some point.
CRUELTY FREE MAKEUP AT SUPERDRUG
Who’s old enough to remember the glittery eyeshadow pots of Barry M and the colourful nail varnishes?
Well good news guys, Barry M is cruelty free!
B. Superdrug is it’s own brand and is cruelty free.
I’ve never tried anything from them, so I can’t comment on what the products are like.
Made for women of colour, I’ve never seen this in the shops so far, but the products look really good.
CAKE Cosmetics is cruelty free.
Years ago, when Collection was named Collection 2000, this the brand all my pocket money went on! It was affordable and had a heap of colours.
Some of the products in Collection are vegetarian and some are vegan-friendly. They have a whole list on their website.
STAR PRODUCTS: I was a huge fan of the concealers and powders from them!
I loved ELF Cosmetics and was so sad when they stopped selling in the UK, but now they’re back and being sold in Superdrug!
PLUS they’re cruelty free
STAR PRODUCTS: The ELF Makeup brushes are affordable and so long lasting! I had some for a good few years before they gave up the ghost.
Freedom Makeup is owned by TAM Beauty which I already shared is Cruelty Free.
GOSH is not only cruelty free but a lot of their products are even Vegan!
I haven’t personally tried anything from the brand, but with limited options, I may now do so!
I HEART REVOLUTION
Another of Tam Beauty’s brands, I Heart Revolution is cruelty free.
STAR PRODUCTS: I’ve heard good things about the Blushing Hearts highlighters.
Lottie London is a cruelty free brand with affordable brush sets, body art and makeup.
Makeup Revolution has certainly changed the affordable makeup landscape with a bang!
Unlike the MUA brand, they actually have a tab on their own website which highlights their Vegan products!
Currently, Models Own product is not being shown on the website, but they do have a stand at Superdrug stores.
Models Own is cruelty free according to their own website.
MUA – Makeup Academy
STAR PRODUCTS: When I first trained as a makeup artist, I did my training from Harrow College on a short course, and I remember the girls on the course recommending the MUA Highlighters as they were so affordable.
The cheapest products start from £1 so these are perfect for those on a budget.
NIP + FAB
Sleek is a tricky one, because although they themselves say they do not test on animals their parent company does, so I would still include them in the list as they do not sell their products in China.
The Ethical Elephant has a great post in more detail should you wish to look into it.
Sadly, Sleek is now being discontinued in Superdrug, as they will be exclusive to Boots, but because of this, they’re selling all their products at a discounted price so you may pick up a bargain!
TANYA BURR COSMETICS
I’ve never tried anything from Tanya Burr’s makeup line but I’ve heard good things about it.
STAR PRODUCTS: I quite like the lip glosses and I’ve heard good things about the eyeshadow palettes.
I LOVED TheBalm’s Mary Lou-manizer! One of the best highlighters I owned, I was sad to let it go but I had to at one point to make some extra cash.
STAR PRODUCTS: Everything is amazing!
BRANDS THAT ARE NOT CRUELTY FREE
- L’Oreal Paris
- Max Factor
- Miss Sporty
I hope this helps next time you go shopping!
I have a special bonus for you because let’s be honest, you’re not going to remember, so I’ve created a special checklist for you to print out and take with you when you go shopping for cruelty free makeup at Superdrug, or you know to save it on your phone.
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