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Beauty Travel Wellness


For the past few years now, the makeup/skincare and general products I buy and use are 90% cruelty-free. The only time really where I'm not able to do this, is when I'm away with work and forget to pack my toiletries (oops). Where possible, when it's the choice between a cruelty-free product and one that's not - I will always choose the first option. For me, I use Instagram accounts who dedicate their time to do research into the best cruelty-free options as inspiration and I always look out for either the Leaping Bunny logo or the PETA Beauty Without Bunnies logo. That way, I know I can buy those products without any guilt that I may be harming lovely animals! There are a lot of amazing cruelty-free brands out there, but today I've written a post on my favourites, and the products I swear by!

My go-to cruelty-free makeup brand as I love everything I've ever got from them. I usually purchase their products from Superdrug, and everything is so reasonably priced. I've used their foundation drops for work for the past year and a half and can't really fault it! I also use their Conceal & Define full coverage concealer (I have the supersize version as well as the ordinary size).

This is a brand that I discovered by accident whilst shopping in TKMAXX. I purchased the full-sized Multipurpose balm in 'Tinted Peach Pink then later purchased the mini version in red. The red one is great for when I'm at work, as it keeps my lips looking moisturised but also adds a pop of colour on too. I use their Lip Scrub and balm around twice a week as part of my pamper routine. The lip scrub is so gentle on my lips, and after the balm, my lips feel as smooth and healthy as ever.

3) Lush
Lush has been a favourite of mine for years. I still remember when my auntie bought me my first Lush bath bomb when I was much younger. Over the past few years, they have always been my go-to for cruelty-free bath products. Snow fairy is my favourite scent, and I have this in the shower gel and the solid naked shower gel too. For Christmas I was kindly gifted their toothpaste tabs, and whilst it took me a while to get used to the taste, they're now a staple in my work bag or just generally on the go. It's so easy to use them on the plane when I brush my teeth, and they don't count towards my liquids allowance. I love Lush's shampoo bars too, and I love treating myself to those. They seem to last a very long time too, so worth the money.

4) Anastasia Beverly Hills
I had wanted to get my hands on an Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palette for years, and I was lucky enough to receive both the Modern Renaissance and the Soft Glam palettes for Christmas just gone. I totally get the hype now. The colours are beautiful, and they often have good deals on them in America. I have also used their Blush Trio which I purchased from TKMAXX (where I see a lot of their products). All 3 of these products are so pigmented and have lasted me a long time.

5) Primark PS
A few years ago, the thought of purchasing beauty products from Primark seemed strange to me, but over the past year or so, the beauty section in my local Primark has really grown and it looks amazing. I often use their lipsticks for work as they last a while and are super cheap (and obviously cruelty-free). I was after a mascara and on a whim picked up their False Lash Queen mascara whilst shopping and wow, it's great. If you're after a glowy primer, their Prep & Perfect primer isn't too bad, though I'm sure there are probably better cruelty-free primers out there. I must say I have been impressed with their skincare products, and I often purchase their facemasks. If you're after cheap cruelty-free makeup, especially if you're a beginner, then this is a great place to shop. Whenever it is safe for us to go out to shops like Primark again, there are definitely a few products I need to top up on.

6) MUA Cosmetics
One of the first highlighters I ever purchased was from MUA, and I still remember how many compliments I got on it. Even now, as I'm writing this post, I'm sat here thinking to myself - why haven't I repurchased this?!

7) Morphe
I first discovered Morphe when I was shopping in an Orlando Mall last year, and now I have to pop in every time I'm there with work. I have their 350 eyeshadow palette and have also purchased their fluidity full coverage foundation and many, many brushes too. A lot of their brushes are vegan, and they are happy to point those out to you in the store. I think their products are very well priced actually, and I can't wait to go back and pick up some more products. You can purchase Morphe products on the Cult Beauty website, so it's easy to get items from them in
the UK too.

8) ELF
I purchased the ELF Poreless Putty Primer not too long and I think it's really great! I don't have that many products from ELF, but I think they're great value for money and some friends of mine really rate their products.

9) Superdrug's skincare range
When I first started making the transition to purchasing cruelty-free products, Superdrug was my best friend. Their own-brand skincare range, as well as their body wash/shampoo/hairspray, are all cruelty-free and even now I try to get as much as I can from there! A firm favourite of mine is their hot cloth cleanser, which is as good as the Liz Earle one, but much much cheaper!

10) Too Faced
My Too Faced  Natural Eyes palette is my go-to when it comes to natural eye makeup. It's a great size, is augmented, and has lasted me a long time! I don't have too many of their products as I find them quite pricey, but it's a lovely brand.

If you're looking for some more cruelty-free beauty tips, then here. are my favourite Instagram accounts that are my go-to:


What are your favourite cruelty-free brands? Let me know below!
Bye for now,
Lauren x


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