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Cruelty-Free Makeup 101: Look Good, Feel Even Better!

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When you applied your favorite lipstick this morning, did you stop for a second to think about how it was manufactured? No? The truth is that most of us don’t. But it’s time we did. Did you know that every year more than 100 million animals are slaughtered in the name of science and physical perfection. Also, that cosmetic brands can choose from over 7,000 ingredients already proven to be safe. Luckily for makeup obsessed girls like you—and me—there are a host of brands that boast a wide range of cruelty-free products that you can incorporate in your daily makeup routine. 
Here are the cruelty-free products that you should be using right now:

Prime Away

We all know the importance of a primer, don’t we? And, a smooth, perfect matte base only makes things better. Our pick for the day: The NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer. Dab it gently all over your face and spread it till it blends evenly. This silky primer doesn’t make your skin oily and is extremely light on skin.

Base, please!

Give a few minutes for your primer to settle in before moving to your base. We suggest you pick the IsaDora Nude Super Fluid Foundation that’ll blend like a dream on your skin, giving you that perfect second skin, nude finish.

Conceal ‘dem Right

Now, that your base is on point, you can’t leave those dark circles or redness unattended. Thank God for the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD that has to be our favorite concealer on the block. Its long lasting, creamy formula will even out your skin tone and provide natural coverage.

Compact Perfection

The purpose of compact is highly underrated. But if you have oily skin or a troublesome T zone, this is one step you shouldn’t skip. Get that velvety, matte finish with The Body Shop All-In-One Face Base. Use it dry for a light matte finish or wet for complete coverage.

Shimmer Show

Bravo! Your face is almost done. We all know how important eye shadow is when you want all attention on your peepers. The Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Eyeshadow Palette Flawless 3 Resurrection comes in 32 stunning shades that will make your eyes uber glamorous. Matte or shimmer, the choice is yours.

Liner Alert

Next stop: Lining perfection with The Lotus Make-Up Opulence Botanical Eye Liner - Black! Infused with Almond Oil and Camphor, this eye liner has excellent nourishing properties that will cool AND beautify your eyes on the go.

Lash it up

Complete your eye-makeup with a volumizing mascara that lasts all day. We especially recommend SUGAR Lash Mob Limitless Mascara - 01 Black With A Bang. The easy-to-apply formula has a creamy texture and is free from parabens and artificial fragrances. A spectacular finish for your eyes!

Blush Crush

If your cheeks aren’t already flushed because your makeup didn’t hurt any animals, this blush is just what you need. Formulated with oils and clays with healing properties, the Ruby's Organics Creme Blush is highly blendable, lightweight and long-lasting.

The Lip Pop

The last but the most important addition to your cruelty-free, flawless makeup look is… *drumroll* lipstick! The Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Flame Of The Game will glide on like butter on your lips and never budge. The vivid color will add a pop to your look and there, you got yourself a flawless makeup look no one had to die for.
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