At the end of last year, I was really disappointed to learn that many of the make up brands which I loved were selling their products in China. This meant that whilst the British versions were cruelty free, the companies were testing on animals to follow Chinese regulations and I no longer felt comfortable using their products.
This year I have spent time researching cruelty free make up brands so that I can have a make up bag which contains products I am comfortable wearing. I prefer a subtle make up look, so I like muted colours and just a little gloss or colour. I had hoped to go to a large department store and have a look at some of the premium ranges such as Charlotte Tilbury, Kat Von D and Bare Minerals whose products I have been lusting after online, but its been a busy few months so I’ve only been able to shop in smaller, local shops. My big rediscovery was the Body Shop, now they are no longer owned by L’Oréal and have gone back to their original values it was quite exciting to explore the shop and I did buy a number of products here (sadly dewberry shower gel, my teenage favourite has been discontinued) I’m impressed by the quality of the Body Shop foundation and the eye shadow palette of natural shades suits me beautifully. Another range I found locally was the US brand Pacifica, the lip tint in Guava Berry is perfect for work.
I am not one of those women who has a brimming make up bag, I buy a few quality products and use them to create a natural and simple look. I am relieved that my make up bag is now cruelty free again and another #18for 2018 is ticked off. It has been one of the 18 that may seem a little frivolous but was done for the right reasons and has made me happy.