Makeup Wars – 5 of My Favourite Cruelty Free Products

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While I am not an exclusively cruelty free product user it is not difficult to come up with favourite cruelty free items. The difficulty lies in narrowing it down to just a few. There are so many amazing brands and products out there that are cruelty free. I decided to draw from some of my most used items.


Three of the items listed are actually my most used and loved products in my professional kit. I love them for personal use of course as well! They are:

FACE atelier Cosmetics Ultra Foundation ($34/20ml $48/30ml) – I have the smaller pro sized bottles in my kit. It is pretty much the only foundation I use in my professional life. This foundation offers amazing coverage with the most beautiful natural finish that looks like skin. They have an incredible shade range along with a series of adjusters like Zero Minus ( a white shade to lighten foundation shades), Zero Plus (to darken), Heat (to warm up a shade), and Zero Plus Plus (to really deepen a shade with less warmth). It is a very silicone rich formula but feels incredibly light on the skin. My clients are always commenting on how they can’t feel their makeup. Love this stuff! Plus FACE atelier is a Canadian brand!

Urban Decay Naked Palette ($60 CAD)- This is another product in my professional kit that get regular use. It is such a great all in one palette of gorgeous neutrals. The best part is that it contains 2 fabulous matte shades for the crease. I love the variety of looks that can be created with this palette and the convenience. The only draw out is that these shadows create a lot of fallout so I always make sure to do eyes first when I utilize it.

theBalm Shadow/Blushes ($21 US) – Beautiful natural shades in a matte finish that is flattering not chalky. Perfect for brides. My favourites are DownBoy and FratBoy.

Two products that I use pretty much daily in my personal use are:

EcoTools Domed Bronzer Brush ($9.99 US) – This cruelty free bronzer brush is just amazing. Soft, dense, perfect, and cheap!

DermOrganic Products – And I mean pretty much ALL DermOrganic Products with Argan Oil. The only ones I don’t use and adore are the leave in treatments as they contain silicone which I avoid because it weighs down my fine curly hair. Their Shampoo, Conditioner, Masque, Volume Foam, Sculpting Spray Gel, Defining Whip, and Fast Dry Shaping Spray are all incredible products that have become part of my regular routine.

Shop my 5 favourite cruelty free favourites:

I hope you have enjoyed a peek at some of my favourite cruelty free products today. Make sure you check out the other Makeup Wars members favourites using the links below! If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars posts then be sure to check them out, including our Favourite Oils, Favourite Hair ToolsFavourite Purple Nail PolishFavourite Summer ManiFavourite Summer Eye LooksFavourite SunscreensFavourite Waterproof Makeup ProductsFavourite MasksFavourite Non Powder Eye ShadowsApril Fools Day PrankSpa Pampering at HomePantone Color of the Year Emerald Green LooksTravel PicksValentines Day LookHoliday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.

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  • Missmacbeauty
    September 16, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I love the Urban Decay palette! Great post!


  • jbrobeck
    September 16, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    I don’t think there are many drugstore brushes better than EcoTools!

    • Christa Potter
      September 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

      I know! I can’t believe how much I love that brush!

  • Jen Mathews
    September 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Great list! 🙂 XOXO!

  • Phyrra
    September 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Love your choices!

  • marciaf
    September 16, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Great choices and I agree with all of them. I’d like to get some of the new TheBalm cheek stain blushes that are powders. I’m glad to know they are CF.

    • Christa Potter
      September 16, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Those blushes do look cool. I want to try them too.

  • retrodiva
    September 16, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    I love the DermOrganic Defining Whip – it makes great bed head!

    • Christa Potter
      September 16, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      It’s great for curls too believe it or not!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    September 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Ohhh I didn’t even think of theBalm! I love them! I saw DermOrganic at Ulta and I didn’t have time to really look and grab stuff I wanted. I definitely will Thursday when I go back!

    • Christa Potter
      September 16, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      I had my sis pick some more up for me at Winners in Canada. They have it at Marshalls too!

  • Eugenia
    September 16, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    I LOVE ecotools!! I really love their eye ones!

  • S Smit
    September 17, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    Naked palette forever! You’ll never go wrong even with just one! 🙂

  • Brittany
    September 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    I adore ecotools!!! Great picks!


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