Makeup is a Girl's Best Friend
So in the recent years, I have completely changed out all my makeup in order to get rid of all products and brands that test on animals.
This has been a dream of mine for quite some time, but it is hard as those brands that don't test on animals are much more expensive.
Knowledge is Power
So, how do you know if products are tested on animals or made using animal products?
This can be a hard question. Some places it is very easy, like Ulta. At Ulta, if you look at the sign that tells you what the product is, there are paw prints by certain products that are vegan. This means there is no animal product used to make this product.
Unfortunately, not every store is that black and white. It is pretty easy to assume that most all drugstore brands, like Cover Girl and Revlon, are tested on animals. So if you want to do your best to avoid brands that test on animals, stay away from these stores, like Wal-Mart.
There is a link posted below that will give you a complete list of brands that test on animals, so that you can see for yourself. The list doesn't just include makeup though. There are everyday products, such as skin care, hygiene products and even cleaners.
The Today Show just recently did a segment on the difference between drugstore and high end makeup. Click on the link below to check it out.
Is It Really Worth It?
Many of you are wondering, is it really worth it? What will me not buying a product that is tested on animals really do?
Well I truly believe that one person can make a difference. If you start doing it, and telling others about it, someone else might start and more and more people will start. So yes, I think one person can make a difference.
The Price Though
Unfortunately, more people aren't going the route of getting product not tested on animals because of the price. It is true, makeup not tested on animals is more expensive. simply because all drug store brands test on animals.
However, I have found as I have transitioned over from drug store to more higher end brands, that the products last longer. So it may be a more expensive price tag when you initially start buying, you will not be spending as much in the long run.
Also, another way to transition is to do it slowly. Start by just switching one product at a time and not trying to buy everything at once. This way, as your products run out, you will have to buy new stuff anyway, and this way you aren't wasting any makeup either.
How long does it take you to put on makeup?
Get to Know Your Products
For a complete list of makeup products that test on animals, click on the link above. It will lead you to PETA's website. There is also a list of skin care products as well.
With this blog, I am hoping to spread awareness about animal testing and give people alternative makeup brands that don't have to break the bank. Most issues with people buying makeup is just that they are unaware. Another issue is that makeup that doesn't test on animals are very expensive.
Did you know which brands tested on animals?
What is you favorite makeup brand? What is one product you can't do without in your everyday makeup routine?
Make sure to check out my other hubs about different makeup products, all of which don't test on animals.