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5 Cruelty-Free Makeup Favorites for Earth Day

Cassandra Ruth

For Earth Day this year, one way to celebrate is by respecting the other creatures that inhabit our planet with us. Whether you’re a fan of the movie Legally Blonde 2 or not, the unfortunate reality in 2017 is that too many cosmetic companies still test their products on animals who cannot give consent. However, people also don’t realize how many of their favorite companies, or other amazing options out there, DON’T test on animals. So for Earth Day, let the companies who choose to not hurt our furry friends know that you support their message. Check out PETA’s regularly updated List of Companies That Don’t Test on Animals, and treat yourself! Here our some our favorite picks:

1. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Mini Rollerball Set
Earth Day Makeup | The LV Guide

Are you a good witch, or a bad witch? This duo includes the best of both worlds from Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen’s chic fashion house, allowing beauty buffs to experiment with rollerball minis of the brand’s two signature scents- Nirvana Black and Nirvana White. You may find that you love one but hate the other, or that you prefer wearing one during the day and the other at night, or even that you love mixing the two together for an intertwined scent story- Mix and match to your delight when it comes to these perfectly sized perfumes. And do it guilt-free, because they made the PETA list of companies that do not test on animals.

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Mini Rollerball Set available at Sephora, $25

2. LUSH Cosmetics “The Sacred Truth” Fresh Face Mask

Earth Day Makeup | The LV Guide

They say that the truth hurts, but there is absolutely nothing painful about the refreshing, rejuvenating Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask from LUSH. This breath of fresh air for your tired skin uses a broad variety of ingredients like soy yogurt and papaya to specifically target the needs of your skin, activating key enzymes and providing much-needed hydration. LUSH specifically aims to fight animal testing, and only purchases their supplies from brands that don’t animal test. Visit your local LUSH to pick up a fresh batch of The Sacred Truth.

LUSH “The Sacred Truth” Fresh Face Mask, In-Stores Only, LUSH Cosmetics, $9.95

3. e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator

Earth Day Makeup | The LV Guide

Matte lips have been one of fashion and beauty’s biggest staples for the past few seasons. But what isn’t in is having chapped or ridge-filled lips that the formulas can easily cling to. Check out this cheap, PETA-approved staple that uses hard sugar, shea butter, and oils to exfoliate your lips- you’ll be ready to rock any lip trend your heart, or makeup bag, desires.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator e.l.f. Cosmetics website $3

4. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector

Earth Day Makeup | The LV Guide

Not only does IT Cosmetics not test on animals, their Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector saves me from being mistaken as one. If your under-the-eye circles are naturally anywhere near as dark as mine, meaning quite similar to Bei Bei the Panda’s, Bye Bye Under Eye is your new Holy Grail product. This brightening concealer actually de-puffs as it colors, using green coffee and peptides to stimulate the under eye area.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector available at Ulta, $29

5. Tarte “Make Believe In Yourself” Eye and Cheek Palette

Earth Day Makeup | The LV Guide

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful new makeup palette by Tarte. The end.
Tarte’s signature Amazonian Clay formula uses natural clay and minerals to create longer lasting shadows, and the new Make Believe In Yourself palette brings us a set of colors worthy of a woodsy, fairytale princess. Très Earth Day, yes?

Tarte “Make Believe in Yourself” Eye and Cheek Palette available at Ulta, $40
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