July 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm #183020
Hi, I am so sorry if this is in the wrong place.
I am a newbie to make up, I have been wearing it for years but not with much effort. But now I am really getting into using it properly and such. But I don’t wanna use make up that is in anyway tested on animals for personal reasons. So if anyone could suggest good highstreet make up brands avaliable in the UK then that would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Also what do you suggest would be needed in a starter kit for make up?
Thanks.July 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm #183035
All makeup has been tainted by animal testing, even if a brand proclaims it’s “cruelty-free”, simply because every ingredient in cosmetics in general has been tested on animals at some point. That’s how formulators learned what ingredients were/are safe. The only way to go truly cruelty-free would be not to bother with makeup at all.
Just to clarify, by “high street” you mean “drugstore”, right? I think Sleek is “cruelty-free”, and I know Revlon is. I’ve read conflicting things about Rimmel. Not sure about other UK drugstore brands. You may have to have a poke around your local Boots and Superdrug and do some research.July 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm #183036
Well if that is the case I should maybe say one that isn’t so tainted by animal testing. Minimal testing involved.
Yeah drugstore is high street. I should maybe use american terms from now on. . I have been reading a lot of conflicting stuff about Revlon recently. They were on the PETA not tested list and now they have been put on the tested list. :/. But thanks for the advice.July 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm #183616
Hello Kerry, I have to say it’s hard to find a makeup that isn’t tainted by animal testing. However, there are some. NYX doens’t do any animal testing that I can find and they are low cost and really good, high quality products. I am not sure where you could find them in the UK but you can check their website as they do ship internationally. Also, the Makeup Geek eyeshadows are not animal tested and they have remarkable shipping! If you are wanting to completely get away from anything that has been animal tested, you may have to move away from drugstore products. I hope this helps….;-)July 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm #183653
The US NYX site does not ship internationally. However, they do have a UK website with an online store.
There’s countless brands & endless indie cosmetics which don’t test their products on animals, though as Shelly points out the ingredients of these products have at some point been tested on animals to determine safety.July 31, 2012 at 11:45 am #183974
Barry M, Rimmel, Gosh, No 7 and MeMeMe are all brands who say they don’t test on animals, there is this site, http://nottested.co.uk/Cosmetics.html but it’s not comprehensive, but then nor is the PETA list, as it doesn’t mention Rimmel at all on either the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ list.
Kiko have really good statements on their website about the EU laws, (you can buy them in the UK if you’re near the Stratford Westfield shopping centre, but getting it off the website is easy enough even if it is being shipped from Italy.)
My stance on this is a support companies that don’t use animal testing, but I’m not going to boycott those who do in certain countries. Chances are anything I buy in the UK (as in the actual products) won’t have been because the EU has banned animal testing for cosmetics in most forms.August 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm #184541
There is so much conflicting information. I read recently that Revlon have started testing which made me feel disappointed.
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