I'm not sure what it is, whether it's getting a dog or just the fact I've gotten more into beauty lately, but I've really started to care more about which makeup brands are cruelty-free. I haven't researched it very much, but I have been pretty disturbed by what I have seen of how cosmetics are tested on animals. While I'm not 100% cruelty-free, I try to choose one of these brands whenever I can because, after all, money talks.
Pixi by PetraThis is a pretty new brand to me, but so far I've loved most of their products I've tried. Of the four I purchased last year, three ended up on my 2015 favorites list. (The one product I didn't feature is just too orange for my skin tone, who knows how I'd feel if it was in a different shade.)
Wet 'n' WildThis brand is available almost everywhere and they have a lot of great products. Their nail polishes are some of my favorites and they're 3-free (try finding 3-free polishes for anything less than $2...I really think these are the best deal.) And besides, you've gotta love the price points.
Comfort Zone palette
NYXNYX is constantly churning out really high quality products at great price points. Their lip products are top-notch and their eye shadows are a really great deal for the quality. And they're 100% cruelty-free.
Adorable palette (post here)
TarteI know all the other brands are drugstore, but I had to include Tarte. Their price points might be a little higher, but their products are amazing and I think it's worth a little extra for high-quality, natural, cruelty-free cosmetics.
Amazonian Clay Blush
Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara
JordanaI used to use their mascara exclusively until my eyes got too dry to handle it anymore and their pressed powder is a perfect match for my skin tone. Also, the prices are amazing.
Best lash mascara
Do you have any favorite cruelty-free brands?