Be a Friend to the Animals with These Cruelty Free Makeup Brands ...

If you're an animal lover ( and who isn't?), it's always a good idea to invest in cruelty-free makeup brands. But which brands are truly kind to kitties, and down with the doggies? Let's check and see if your fave lippie needs to go, or if it can (sit and) stay, bad pun totally intended.

1. Too Faced

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Hooray! You don't have to give up your Chocolate Bar palette or your Better than Sex mascara!

2. Urban Decay

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You can also keep your Naked palettes with a clear conscience, though L'Oreal (the parent company of Urban Decay) still does test on animals... boo!

3. Buxom

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I use Buxom mascara every. single. day ... so hooray for cruelty-free lashes! However, parent company Shiseido is woefully NOT cruelty-free.

4. Tarte

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Not only is Tarte cruelty-free, it's also free of parabens, synthetic fragrance, petrochemicals, and other allergens and nasties.

5. Wet N Wild

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Long a favorite drugstore brand, it's nice to know the widely-available and budget-friendly eyeshadows you love are cruelty-free, too.

6. ELF

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While on the cheaper end of the cost spectrum, ELF doesn't skimp on be-kind-to-animal ethics, so they're cruelty-free. I must note, though, that some of their brushes do include animal hair.

7. Josie Maran

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Talk about the total package: Josie Maran's products are cruelty-free and fair trade and organic and all-around awesome.

8. Duwop

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If you're hooked on your Lip Venom, rejoice, for it, like all other Duwop products, is indeed cruelty-free.

9. Nars

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I do love my Orgasm (blush... really... that's what it's called), so I was happy to find that Nars is cruelty-free, too.

If your fave brand isn't on this list, no worries! It might still be totes cruelty-free. Here's a tool that lets you search... features.peta.org.

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