You don't have to be vegan to buy or support cruelty-free cosmetics.
Every euro you spend sends a powerful message.
That's why supporting brands that don't test on animals like bunnies and puppies is clearly the way to go!
We have 11 products you can buy guilt-free, and that won't compromise you looking fabulous. (You can thank us later).
1. The Prince of Darkness – Lush
Kicking off the list, we are going to the dark side.
Lush has created an activated charcoal face mask called the Prince of Darkness.
The product often sells out and it's easy to understand why. It's infused with lavender oil and fine sea salt to clean the depths of your skin (and possibly your soul). It will have your face feeling soft and refreshed after it works its magic.
They will have to pry it out of my lifeless hand before I stop using it.
2. 'Tattoo Liner' – Kat Von D
This eyeliner is one that just doesn't budge.
Crying your eyes out after being dumped? Don't worry because your eyeliner will still look unreal.
Being attacked by hayfever season? This eyeliner has you covered as your eyes and nose may run, but this ain't going anywhere.
End up in a CAR accident? Once again, the liner comes through to have those cat eyes looking sharp.
The queen of tattooing had us covered when she was designing the product.
3. Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette – ColourPop
Yes, Please! – Just take our money. This eyeshadow palette is stunning, practical and pigmented.
Hitting their best selling list, the shades give you a subtle pop of colour.
Perfect for a night out in town or a dinner date catch up, this cruelty-free palette is an absolute steal.
4. Soft Neutral Wine Matte Lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury
The matte revolution is a limited edition, so you better act fast if you want to paint the town red with this lippy.
Inspired by our favourite Friday night hobby (WINE), this lipstick is a luscious red that will make your lips stand out from the crowd.
On the slightly dear side of life, the dazzling colour and smooth application makes it worth every penny.
5. Brazilian Cupacu Scrub-In-Oil – The Body Shop
The secret to why this body scrub is unbelievable is nut oil. When they made oils, they didn't make them equal.
This scrub contains the cupuaçu nut which is responsible for Amazonian's enviously beautiful skin.
It's a tag team as the magical oil is mixed with fine salt crystals.
The combo means the scrub is much more effective at penetrating and exfoliating the skin.
The Body Shop is also massively against animal testing and you will currently receive a fiver off your purchase if you sign their petition in store. It's really a no-brainer.
6. Nail Polish – Catrice
You don't have to lose your sparkle when shopping cruelty-free.
This stunning nail polish is a combination of Shake & Seal Top Coat ‘01 Ocean Drive’ over ICONails Gel Lacquer ‘55 All Roads Lead To The Ocean’.
For those eagle-eyed beauty lovers, you might have already guessed that the range is available in Pennys.
It's the shop that just keeps on giving!
7. Superdrug Extracts Shampoo & Conditioner – Superdrug
Don't compromise your haircare, these shampoos and conditioners from the Superdrug range will have you in hair heaven.
They're also PERFECT for a student budget.
The creamy conditioner coats your locks to leave them strong and healthy. An added bonus is both the shampoo and conditioner smell incredibly fruity.
You get a lot for your buck here as their haircare line is extensive and affordable.
8. Purifying Body Ritual Travel Set – Urban Veda
Our jobs and plans to travel the world means that we have to make selective choices about the cosmetics we pop into our suitcase.
Whether you're taking a car, plane or train, this travel set will be one you shouldn't leave the house without.
Parabens are banished from this range, so they respect and work gently incoordination with your skin.
If that wasn't enough, it does a solid for the environment by being 100% recyclable!
It's a win-win.
9. Stay Matte & Beautiful Brush Collection, 5 Piece Set – Eco-tools
A sister duo founded Eco-tools with the mission to make us feel beautiful inside and out.
A staple in my makeup bag, this is a brand to get behind.
They're environmentally friendly, high-quality, and affordable too.
The range uses only recycled materials, renewable bamboo and a high standard of manufacturing processes.
Their care and attention are very much reflected in their products.
The brushes are soft, long-lasting with such a smooth application you'll be feeling like a MUA.
10. Instant Lift Brow Pencil – E.L.F
It's hard to imagine the time when big brows weren't in.
We only have our cringe-worthy photos as evidence of the crimes committed against our eyebrows.
This instant lift brow pencil comes in three shades and it's a hot favourite amongst E.L.F lovers.
E.L.F has listened to our cries for good quality makeup at affordable prices.
They're so good that it's almost hard not to get carried away with buying EVERYTHING.
11. Huangjisoo Pure Foaming Cleanser Deep Cleansing (Peppermint) – The Konjac Sponge Co
To complete our listicle is the Konjac Sponge company.
They know how to look after your skin by taking Korean beauty secrets and applying them to their skincare line.
The deep cleanser combines peppermint, cucumber and chrysanthemum extracts which calms, expels dirt and refines the skin.
You'll be given a healthy gorgeous glow every time you go to take off your makeup, thanks to this incredible product.
It's hypoallergenic and made with 98 percent of natural ingredients, so even those with the most complex and sensitive skin can enjoy this cleanser.