I love love love BECCA's packaging, especially the spaceship-like compacts of their powder products. BECCA has a wide shade range, so there's sure to be something for everyone.
Favourite products: Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation, Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, & Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Foxglove
Thankfully the brand that brought us the infamous Naked Palette is cruelty free! UD did try to start selling in the Chinese market, but customer
outrage feedback convinced the brand to stick to their cruelty free values.
Favourite products: Naked Palette (duh), Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Obsessed, & Revolution Lipstick in Rapture
I first fell in love with Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes, and collected quite a few shades over the years! Tarte regularly comes out with limited edition collections that are definitely worth checking out.
Favourite products: Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed, Maracuja Oil, & Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Beach Bum
Kat Von D
Kat Von D herself is a passionate vegan, and she's committed to reformulating all of her beauty products to be 100% vegan! Her commitment to cruelty free beauty shows that beauty brands can be successful without exploiting bunnies, rats, dogs, etc.
Favourite products: Tattoo Liner, Studded Kiss Lipstick in Magick, Lock-It Powder Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty
There was some confusion as to whether or not Marc Jacobs Beauty was cruelty free, simply because Marc Jacobs Perfumes unfortunately are not cruelty free. However the beauty and perfume businesses are separately owned, so the beauty range is completely cruelty free!
Favourite products: Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate, Shameless Bold Blush in Reckless, & Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in Pink Flamingo
NARS was one of the first beauty brands that I became completely obsessed with! The obsession started with their blushes (you all know I'm a blush addict), but I quickly also fell in love with their shadow duos, lipsticks, and more.
Favourite products: Blush in Luster, Single Eye Shadow in Strada, & Albatross
My daily makeup routine includes so many Too Faced products! I've tried out a ton of products from this brand, and I'm never disappointment. Their foundation shade range is quite extensive, and their seasonal collections are always winners.
Favourite products: Chocolate Bar Palette, Milk Chocolate Soleil, Brow Envy, & Born This Way Foundation
I originally planned on sharing my top 5 brands, but I couldn't limit myself to just 5! Of course there are more cruelty free beauty brands out there with fantastic products, so I'd love to hear about your favourites in a comment below.