Cruelty-free cosmetics

If you’re after beauty products that aren’t harmful to bunnies, we’ve been rounding up the best in cruelty-free cosmetics.

Ultrabland, from animal rights campaigners Lush, is a gorgeous, simple cleanser, made with almond oil, rose water, beeswax and honey. It’s smells amazing, and it’s really kind to skin.

Ultrabland facial cleanser, £7.95, Lush

This gorgeous lip gloss from BareMinerals comes in 10 different shades to suit all skin tones – and none of the brand’s products are tested on animals.

BareMinerals GEN NUDE Buttercream lip gloss, £17, Look Fantastic

Barry M are big in the cruelty-free movement – 80% of their products are vegan too. This sculpting palette is perfect for a contoured look.

Barry M Feeling Cheeky Sculpting Palette, £6.49, Superdrug

On the Urban Decay site, all products are clearly marked as vegan – and they don’t test on animals either. We love the 24/7 eye pencil – it really does last for ages and comes in 41 shades.

Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil, £15.50, House of Fraser

Free from animal testing and one of the best fake tans on the market? Sign us up, Vita Liberata.

Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish, £29.95, Marks & Spencer 

The best brushes of old were made from animal hair – but this range is synthetic and top class. The core collection has four handy brushes to get you started.

Real Techniques Core Collection, £21.99, Boots 

This high performance face powder will leave you with a glowing complexion that would do the Kardashians proud – and only partly because it’s cruelty-free.


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, £40, Space NK 

Fifty products in the Pixi line are vegan, including the iconic Glow Tonic. It’s a toner and exfoliant all in one, meaning gorgeous clean skin and clear pores.

Pixi Glow Tonic, £18, ASOS

Like Barry M, Collection are totally up front about their animal testing policy and their website clearly marks vegan, vegetarian and cruelty-free products. This concealer isn’t just an ethical bargain, but it works like a dream on dark circles and blemishes.


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, £4.19, Superdrug

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