You might think it is hard to track down cruelty free cosmetics in the UK but they are pretty easy to find. If you’re on a budget, it’s also easier to find more affordable brands on the high street. As always I use Logical Harmony and Cruelty Free Kitty to check the cruelty free status of brands before I make a purchase. All these are correct as of July 2017. No links are sponsored or affiliated, I just want to help make it easier for you to shop cruelty free. (Note, some brands listed below are owned by parent companies that DO test on animals so whether you choose to purchase from them or not is your decision.)
Superdrug is a great place for drugstore price brands: Ardell, B., Barry M, Collection, EcoTools, Elf, Freedom, GOSH, Lottie London, Makeup Revolution, Models Own, MUA, Nip + Fab, Real Techniques, Sleek, Tanya Burr Cosmetics, The Balm.
Boots has a smaller range but still some goodies: Barry M, No 7, Nyx, Real Techniques, Sleek, Smashbox, Soap and Glory.
For higher end makeup: Bare Minerals, Buxom, Illamasqua, Kat Von D, Laura Geller, The Balm, Too Faced, Urban Decay.
MARKS AND SPENCER
Never knew M&S did cosmetics until recently: Barry M, Ciate, Pixi, Pur, Stila.
SPACE NK APOTHECARY
Not available in all locations if you want to test before buying but accessible online: Becca, By Terry, Chantecaille, Kevyn Aucoin, Hourglass.
If you’re not bothered by shopping online then BB.com has a slew of CF brands covering all price ranges. In fact, there are so many I’m only going to mention a few: Anastasia Beverly Hills, beautyblender, BH Cosmetics, Dose of Colors, Juvia’s Place, LA Girl, Makeup Geek, Milani, Natasha Denona, Ofra, Spectrum, The Ordinary, Violet Voss, Zoeva.
Don’t forget to check out The Body Shop and Lush which are on most high streets. Some own brand makeup is also cruelty free such as in H&M or supermarket own.
Just look at all the shopping possibilities for all price ranges if you want to go cruelty free. It seems so unnecessary for other companies to conduct animal testing if all these brands can be successful without it. I may do another post on cruelty free skincare in future as I think they’re harder to track down.