Why You Should Buy Cruelty Free Makeup Brands

Do you ever wonder what goes into making your makeup products? How do these beauty brands formulate cosmetics that don’t irritate our skin? Well, if you are curious, keep on reading for the truth in what goes into making those ‘perfect’ products. Unfortunately, animal testing is still practiced around the world. Well, today I have a very special guest who is going to share with you the reality of animal testing and why you should buy cruelty free makeup brands.

Julie, creator of Vegan Treasure Hunter, is an animal rights activist, educator, and blogger that finds the best vegan food and vegan products around. Julie is dedicated to ending animal testing and cruelty for good. You can read more about what she does and what she stands for here.

You can also follow her on Instagram, @vegantreasurehunter, for a very inspiring feed that will help open your eyes.

Why You Should Buy Cruelty Free Makeup Brands

Without further ado, Julie’s article below.

“We’ve all had those moments where we stare into the mirror to admire our new shade of lipstick or how amazing our hair looks thanks to our brand new hair masque. C’mon, we’ve all done it! Did you every stop to think about how the products you use on a daily basis are made?
Cosmetics and hygiene products are often tested on animals, or contain ingredients that have been. With every product that you purchase and use, you have a choice to either support animal testing or to fight it. So, what’s the big deal? What exactly is animal testing and why is it done?
Rabbits are most commonly used for animal testing, while other small rodents like guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, and mice are also used.  Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, soaps, cosmetics, and other hygiene products are rubbed into the animals’ skin and eyes to observe the results. These skin and eye irritation tests, as you can imagine, are extremely painful for the animals. Can you imagine products and chemicals being forcefully injected into your eyes or rubbed into your skin, all while trapped inside of a small cage, day after day?
These poor animals are also force fed products and chemicals to determine the “lethal dose” and to observe birth defects, illnesses, and other adverse health effects. 100,000-200,000 animals die every year due to animal testing worldwide, according to The Humane Society International. Read more about animal testing, here.
Ok, so animal testing is cruel, but does it need to be done? In the United States, the FDA does not require that products or their ingredients be tested on animals. From a scientific standpoint, animals respond to chemicals differently than humans. For example, if a shampoo does not irritate the eyes of a rabbit, that does not necessarily mean that it will be safe for human eyes. If a product causes chemical burns on the skin of a guinea pig, it may be absolutely fine for human use, therefore making the results of animal tests inconclusive. Thousands of ingredients have already been proven to be safe for human use, making animal testing an unnecessary and out-of-date practice.
The next time you are looking to score some new makeup, please consider that animals may have suffered and died in order for that product to be developed. There are many cruelty-free brands that make amazing products, like TASH Cosmetics, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Kiss My Face, Kat Von D Beauty, Wet n Wild, Pacifica, IT Cosmetics, and many more. Click here to find Leaping Bunny certified products and companies or order PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide (it’s free!).

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Want to do even more for animals? Please sign this petition to show Congress that Animal Testing must be eliminated, and while you’re at it, share the #nobunniesgottimeforthat campaign on Instagram!
So go ahead and be proud that you’re taking a stand against cruel and unnecessary animal testing! After all, true beauty is cruelty-free!”
Julie, VeganTreasureHunter.com
Join Julie and her efforts to make a difference and put an end to pointless animal testing.
Be sure to follow my campaign #NoBunniesGotTimeForThat to see how you can make a difference. Tash Cosmetics, a Vegan beauty brand, has partnered with Glittered By Cassie to help spread awareness. So, be sure to follow them as well. @TashCosmeticsWhy You Should Buy Cruelty Free Makeup Brands
You can also support this campaign by purchasing a #NoBunniesGotTimeForThat tee to raise awareness. All the proceeds will be donated to the Johns Hopkins Center For Alternatives To Animal Testing. You can read more about what they do here.

Why You Should Buy Cruelty Free Makeup Brands

Why You Should Buy Cruelty Free Makeup Brands

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Please leave me a comment or email me if you have any further questions about this campaign and how you can help.


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Be sure to check out Julie’s blog at VeganTreasureHunter.com for more informative information. Be sure to also check out WorldofVegan.com where Julie writes articles to help raise awareness to all animal cruelty topics and Vegan subjects.


Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Review And Valentine’s Day Look

Happy early Valentine’s Day beauties! So last week I had the amazing opportunity of being a Guest Blogger on Makeup In Montana‘s blog. Samantha has great content covering everything from fun looks to product reviews and more. She also lives in Montana so I thought it was a really fun collaboration. I also had her guest post on my blog as well. You can see her 3 Valentine’s Day Looks here. This was so much fun and I can’t wait to do another collaboration with her in the near future. Here’s my post on the Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Review And Valentine’s Day Look.

While I was coming up with my look I just happened to stop by Ulta and snatch the Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Palette. I love the versatility of the colors and thought it would make for a great Valentine’s Day look.

Now on to my Valentine’s Day date night look.

Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Review And Valentine's Day Look

I was so excited when I walked into Ulta last week and laid my eyes on the Tarte Cosmetics Maneater palette! I have been looking for a palette that can be both neutral and dramatic and this palette is definitely it. Plus, look at the cute printed packaging. We all know I’m all about cute packaging.

Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Review And Valentine's Day Look

When thinking of a Valentine’s Day look, I wanted something fairly dramatic with a mauve undertone.

Here’s what I used:


Maybelline FitMe! Foundation in 110

Lancome Blush Trio Subtil Palette in Petal Push

-Highlighter: Lace from the Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Palette


-Lancome Grandiose Liquid Liner in Brown

Kiss Faux Mink Lashes

-Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Palette colors: Meow for the brow bone, Saucy for the transitional color, Foxy on the lid, and Hypnotic in the crease. (IN LOVE WITH THIS PALETTE).


-Wet n’ Wild Eyebrow Kit


BH Cosmetics Metallic Lip Stick in Lovey

I am absolutely in love with this palette! It’s extremely versatile and highly pigmented.

Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Review And Valentine's Day Look

Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Review And Valentine's Day Look

I hope you all enjoy this look. What looks do you have in mine for Valentine’s day? Would you rather have a more natural look for date night? Let me know in the comments below.



Guest Blogger Samantha: 3 Easy Valentine’s Day Looks

Hello, My name is Samantha from the blog Makeup In Montana, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be here today on fellow Montanan Glittered By Cassie’s blog to share a few looks that may help give a little inspiration for Valentine’s Day. Please go check out Cassie’s review of the Tarte Maneater Palette as well as a fantastic look over on my blog!

If you’re anything like most people, when you think of Valentine’s Day, you think of pinks and reds, romantic rose colors. I wanted to incorporate those classic Valentine’s colors while keeping the looks wearable and easy to recreate. Without further ado, let’s get into the looks!

Look #1 – Simple Romantic Mauve  

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L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation (201)

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer (Fair) 

-The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer on cheekbones and bridge of my nose. 

The Balm Cindy Lou-Manizer on apples of cheeks.  

Vintage By Jessia Liebskind lip gloss in “Pink Sequin”.

This is such an easy look, but I love the soft matte mauves with the shimmery inner corner. The skin is very minimal and light with emphasis on blush and highlight, and I kept my lips bare and topped them with a sheer shimmer gloss.

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Lorac Pro Palette shades “Taupe” as a transition, “Mauve” in the crease, and “Light Pink” on the lid”.  

-Coastal Scents Hot Pots in “Fine Wine” and “Maroon Berry” in crease. 

Naked Cosmetics pigment in “Sierra Nevada 02” on inner corner.  

Jordana “Continuous Almond” liner in waterline.

Ardell Natural 110 lashes. 

This will look stunning on any eye color or skintone, though specific shades will most likely need to be adjusted depending on skintone.

Look #2 – Smokey Liner & Red Ombre Lips.  



-L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation (201) 

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (Fair) 

Elf Cosmetics Contour Palette 

-The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer highlight.  

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons in “Truffle” on lip line, and “Red Velvet” in the center, lightly blended together.  

This look is a little more flawless than the previous, with a stronger contour and emphasis on the subtle ombre lips. It’s a little different take on the classic red lips and winged liner look.

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Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette in shades “Golden Ochre” in the crease, “Tempera” on the lid and inner corner, and “Cyprus Umber” as the wing. 

Ardell Demi Wispies lashes. (If I were to do this look again, I would sub in more natural lashes or skip them completely. They add a beautiful cat eye effect, but did cover the wing quite a bit.) 

Look #3 – Greige  Eyes & Lips.

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-L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation (201) 

-Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (Fair) 

-The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer highlighter 

-Elf Cosmetics Contour Kit. 

-Lips lined with Essence “Satin Mauve” lip liner and topped with Lime Crime Velvetine in “Cashmere”.  

This is my favorite look out of all three, specifically because it’s a little out-of-the-box without being over the top. Greige (grey-beige) is not typically a shade that comes to mind when one thinks of Valentine’s Day, yet it really seems to work. This look focuses on monochromatic lips and eyes, and the skin a little more subdued and natural.

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-Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette in shades “Warm Taupe” as a transition, “Buon Fresco” in the crease, “Tempera” on the lid, and “Vermeer” in the inner corner.  

Hikari Liquid Liner in “Iris” for the wing. 

Ardell Soft Touch #162 Lashes.  

For me, these lashes make the look. They’re wispy, while still adding a lot of structure and shape but not overwhelming the eyes.

And with that, we end today’s post. Thank you so much to Cassie for having me here, and thank you for reading and hopefully enjoying the post.  If you’re interested in more of my posts, please check out my blog!

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