Nail beautiful Spring-Summer makeup trends with cruelty-free makeup and vegan vloggers

Dewy skin tones, color correcting concealers and liquid lipstick are on the hot-list this season – but how can you make sure your gorgeous makeup is Guilt Free?

In 2013 it became illegal to sell animal-tested cosmetics in Europe, even if the testing was done outside Europe. But not all beauty brands are technically cruelty-free…

Any company that sells their makeup in countries where this law doesn’t apply may still be using tests on animals in some way.

We’ve put this handy guide together to help you nail your spring look, safe in the knowledge your makeup bag is are kind to our furry friends.

Kat Von D

The Kat Von D makeup range only just recently launched in the UK. The Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is a 24hr matte lipstick and comes in over 20 colours. You can sit back and enjoy your Pimms, safe in the knowledge your lipstick is going nowhere!

Debenhams, 334-348 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1JG


Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of the biggest names in the business. She’s buddies with Mario Divanovic, Kim Kardasian’s makeup artist and her contouring palettes were at the centre of the contouring rage as it began to take off. Her eyebrow kits are an investment piece, but the range of items available means there is something for everyone.

Unfortunately only available online in the UK (at the moment) 


Urban Decay

Some people plan their outfits…we plan our makeup looks. #UrbanDecay

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When the first Naked Palette hit the scene way back in 2010 the internet went wild for it! Seven years later, the announcement of a fifth palette is driving the inter web wild again. Unfortunately this won’t be until September… but the Naked Basics and Naked2 Basics palettes are ideal for your natural no-makeup look this spring.

Urban Decay Boutique, Covent Garden, 5 King St, London WC2E 8HN


Too Faced

The Too Faced Natural Love Collection is the perfect all-rounder palette. The combination of shimmery and matte nudes and pinks means you can easily transform a natural nude look into a glamorous evening look.

Debenhams, 334-348 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1JG


Bare Minerals

The Bare Minerals foundation is sure to form the perfect base for a Bluemarine inspired look. The brand is perfect for someone who wears more of a natural glowy look, like their runway models at London fashion week.

BareMinerals, Seven Dials London, 40 Neal St, London WC2H 9PS



The beauty world’s obsession with highlighting is still going strong this season. The Narsissist Unfiltered cheek palettes are perfect for those popping finishing touches to a makeup routine. Both palettes are ideal for pairing with the The Too Faced Natural Love Collection for the ultimate glam look.

Nars Cosmetics Boutique, Covent Garden, 9 King St, London WC2E 8HN



NYX has taken the Makeup world by storm with its unconventional marketing tactics. They don’t use your bog standard advertising, instead they feature makeup artists who review the products for you! The best part about this, is that it’s super cheap! And really great quality too. Here is the fantastic blogger Kristen Leanne with a cruelty free makeup routine.

NYX Counter, Boots, 361 Oxford St, London W1C 2JL


Barry M 

Colour correcting concealers are this seasons contour palettes, at least that’s our prediction anyway. These will be your next makeup bag staple. Green concealer counteracts red patches in the skin, handy for covering up any spring sunburn. Barry M is an inexpensive brand is which is cruelty free!

Body Shop

The Body Shop makeup range is another familiar high-street brand that loves animals just as much as you do! Plus, they use as many fair trade ingredients in their products as possible! Their smaller range keeps things simple, perfect for the working woman who likes to keep her makeup routine as easy as pie.

The Body Shop, 268 Oxford St, Westminster, London W1C 1DS


Don’t forget to check out our other article for our top tips for saving money at The Body Shop!


Disclaimer: This article does not take into consideration the ethics or testing processes at parent companies. It’s always important to double-check before buying a product if you’re unsure. 


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