If you remember, I made a personal pledge to cut down on cruelty-free cosmetics about a month ago. You can read that here. So, here’s an update!
Mainly, I received a shitload of MAC Cosmetics that I ordered prior to the cruelty-free pledge. Technically, MAC Cosmetics don’t test on animals, unless required by law. My friend Laura explained it to me. Basically, MAC themselves don’t test on animals. But, for countries like China who require animal testing for cosmetics to be sold there, they authorize animal testing in that country. There’s still animal testing involved, but it’s not as bad as thought. I really hope they can eliminate all of this testing, because they’re a company who started out cruelty-free.
Aside from that, I caved only once since then, I think. I bought three Maybelline Color Whispers from an online shop. Was it worth it? Not really, although, I do really like them. I feel sad when I think about the bunnies, though, so that’s really my motivation to keep away from non-CF brands. I’ve really been having fun trying out great CF cosmetics. 🙂
Sometimes, I buy stuff, forgetting to check if they are cruelty-free. For example, I got a foot scrub that I’m not sure is CF. Also, I got a clear mascara from Nichido as a brow setting gel. I don’t know if they are cruelty-free, but I meant to get an e.l.f. one, which was out of stock.
But yeah, it’s a work in progress, and I’m getting better at being more conscious, I think.
I’ve also started shifting over to CF skin care, starting with facial cleansers. 🙂 I’ve been using Korres makeup remover wipes, a Snoe Beauty 3-in-1 cleaner, and a cleanser by LUSH called Aqua Marina. Reviews on those shortly, but I’ve been enjoying them, so far! Still looking for a good eye makeup remover, though.
I’ll be doing a cruelty-free Project Pan, too. I have a few items I want to use up immediately. My cruelty-free pledge and this project pan coincides with my Makeup No Buy, too! So that’s pretty perfect, I think.