It’s no secret that I adore animals, and for as long as I can remember I have been very aware of how humans use animals, and not been happy about that; my mum says that since I was about 3, and realised what meat was, I’ve not been okay with eating it. Unfortunately, I was very premature, and very ill when I was younger, and because of this, my mum only let me give up meat when I was ten, and health issues still mean I can’t go vegan.
I was about 15 when I was talking to my grandma about vegetarianism, and she pointed out I was being hypocritical if I wasn’t trying to use cruelty free make up, and ever since I’ve tried to limit my beauty products to cruelty free ones, but about six months ago I committed to going completely cruelty free, and really researching the companies I buy from. I’m still phasing out any make up I may have had before, but I haven’t purchases anything that wasn’t cruelty free since.
The thing I’ve found hardest is not being able to use products I was a real disciple of before. I really like, for example, revlon’s colourburst lip butter, and maybelline gel liner, and I’m not looking forward to shopping around for a cruelty free dupe. I also have really terrible skin, and so trying to find a foundation can be hard at the best of times, and so a more limited selection doesn’t help things.
I do however, still think that going cruelty free has been worth it, and I’m really pleased to discover the range of cruelty free products and brands available, and the silver lining in having to find new products is that I get to spend more time shopping, which I will never consider a bad thing.