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Let me preface this post by saying that I am still working out how this choice is going to pan out for me.
I have been thinking of going cruelty-free with my makeup and beauty choices of late, and most recently, I have been incredibly inspired by one lady whom I have been following on Youtube and Instagram – Miss MiuMiu G. Her video discussing her decision to choose cruelty-free makeup really made me think hard about my current choices. Watch her video here:
I haven’t quite researched this in much detail but after looking through the PETA website, a few blogs and watching a few videos, I am fairly certain that I will be steering my choices in that direction in a much more conscious manner, beginning first with a concerted effort to only begin purchasing makeup (and tools) that are cruelty-free. Check out this (click here) 2013 blogpost about cruelty-free makeup by Phyrra with a detailed list. Naturally, that list would need to be updated given that we are now in 2014, but no matter, it is a start.
My current stash of makeup already includes brands that are listed on the PETA list as cruelty-free, and some brands that aren’t listed, so I will move towards finishing products from the non cruelty-free brands and stop repurchases from those brands. However, unlike Miss MiuMiu G, I will not be giving myself a deadline to work towards, as I feel that will only add more pressure to my already stressful life. Instead, I will make the effort to finish the non-cruelty-free makeup and stop repurchasing from said brands.
Here’s a look at some of my eyeshadow palettes.
It is going to be difficult to give up some products that I have enjoyed using for sometime (some of which have become my HG products) but I guess it is time to shift my beauty paradigm.
What are your thoughts about cruelty-free makeup and choosing cruelty-free beauty products? What is your advice to someone who is beginning her journey towards becoming cruelty-free with her beauty choices?