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Ethical Makeup Brands

Nicole Couch

Walking through the aisles of drug stores, department stores, and beauty stores while shopping for makeup can be utterly overwhelming--the bright lights, endless brands, and uncountable products can turn a quick trip to buy a lipstick into a confusing and frustrating process. Deciding between brands, products, and colors is hard enough, but recently one more layer of consideration has become important to many shoppers--ethics.

"Cruelty-free" cosmetics are becoming more and more popular, yet some brands are still falling behind. Here are five drugstore brands that you can be sure do not test on animals and create products that you can always purchase completely guilt-free.

1. NYX

" NYX Professional Makeup is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We are committed to producing cruelty-free cosmetics. We do not test any of our products on animals.

"NYX Professional Makeup is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We are committed to producing cruelty-free cosmetics. We do not test any of our products on animals.

2. wet n wild

"Wet  n  wild® NEVER tests on animals, and we are super proud of this. We never have, and we never will. We believe in beauty without cruelty first! None of our furry, feathery, or scaly friends were harmed in the making of our products. Whether you’re a card-carrying vegetarian who is committed to animal rights (and good for you!), or you just love puppies and bunnies and want them to smile (and who doesn’t?), we are with you! We want that too! In fact, most of our products are not only cruelty-free, but vegan as well."

"Wet n wild® NEVER tests on animals, and we are super proud of this. We never have, and we never will. We believe in beauty without cruelty first! None of our furry, feathery, or scaly friends were harmed in the making of our products. Whether you’re a card-carrying vegetarian who is committed to animal rights (and good for you!), or you just love puppies and bunnies and want them to smile (and who doesn’t?), we are with you! We want that too! In fact, most of our products are not only cruelty-free, but vegan as well."

3. Pixi Beauty

" Pixi does  not  test on animals, nor do we have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on our behalf. Pixi uses only the highest quality ingredients which have a proven safety record and are widely used in the cosmetics industry."

"Pixi does not test on animals, nor do we have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on our behalf. Pixi uses only the highest quality ingredients which have a proven safety record and are widely used in the cosmetics industry."

4. e.l.f. Beauty

"We do NOT test on animals or endorse such practices. Our products do not contain animal derived ingredients. Beeswax has been replaced by synthetic beeswax and lanolin has been replaced by Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladinpale-2. We currently support HSUS and are partners with PETA in the Caring Consumer Project."

"We do NOT test on animals or endorse such practices. Our products do not contain animal derived ingredients. Beeswax has been replaced by synthetic beeswax and lanolin has been replaced by Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladinpale-2. We currently support HSUS and are partners with PETA in the Caring Consumer Project."

5. Essence

"Essence cosmetics is owned by Cosnova Beauty from Germany where animal testing for cosmetic products has not been permitted since 1998. All of essence products comply with the European and American ingredient, manufacturing, and testing standards. Our suppliers are also held to these same standards and we only partner with the ones that do not test on animals."

"Essence cosmetics is owned by Cosnova Beauty from Germany where animal testing for cosmetic products has not been permitted since 1998. All of essence products comply with the European and American ingredient, manufacturing, and testing standards. Our suppliers are also held to these same standards and we only partner with the ones that do not test on animals."

5 Best Drugstore Beauty Dupes for High End Products

Nicole Couch

Some of your favorite high end beauty products have dupes that are just as good for half the price!

Splurge: Nars Blush in Orgasm, $30 at Sephora 

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Dupe: Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso, $8.29 at Walgreens

Both blushes are infused with flecks of gold and bronze, giving the same look for a fraction of the price!

Both blushes are infused with flecks of gold and bronze, giving the same look for a fraction of the price!

 

Splurge: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $64 at Sephora 

Dupe: L'Oréal ParisTrue Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, $8.99; at L'Oréal Paris

Both of these are super hydrating, this lightweight liquid foundation is made with 40-percent water, meaning it will lock in hydration for the same smooth, dewy finish as the Giorgio Armani foundation! 

Both of these are super hydrating, this lightweight liquid foundation is made with 40-percent water, meaning it will lock in hydration for the same smooth, dewy finish as the Giorgio Armani foundation! 

Splurge: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23 at Sephora

Dupe: Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retroglam Mascara, $5.99 at Walgreens

Just like Too Faced's best-seller, this carbon-black mascara has an hourglass-shaped wand that grips literally every single lash for volume and length.

Just like Too Faced's best-seller, this carbon-black mascara has an hourglass-shaped wand that grips literally every single lash for volume and length.

Splurge: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $20 at Sephora

Dupe: Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, $7.99 at Maybelline

These liners both have ultra-skinny, felt-tip brushes, making it easy to swipe a bold line across your lash lines. Not only is it the best drugstore dupe for Kat Von D's liner, but it also truly doesn't budge or flake.

These liners both have ultra-skinny, felt-tip brushes, making it easy to swipe a bold line across your lash lines. Not only is it the best drugstore dupe for Kat Von D's liner, but it also truly doesn't budge or flake.

Splurge: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $21 at Sephora

Dupe: L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer, $7.99; at L'Oréal Paris

This dual-ended brow definer has a super-skinny tip that mimics Anastasia's Brow Wiz's, making it super easy to bulk up sparse brows by drawing hair-like lines!

This dual-ended brow definer has a super-skinny tip that mimics Anastasia's Brow Wiz's, making it super easy to bulk up sparse brows by drawing hair-like lines!