$15 Cruelty-Free Makeup Challenge

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Posted July 31, 2012 by peta2 staff

We all ♥ makeup, but let’s face it: Makeup can be überspendy! Luckily, there are some reasonably priced brands that get the job done just as well as those pricey alternatives. Even better, some of the least expensive makeup is also cruelty-free! What can be better than looking your best while supporting companies that don’t test their products on animals?

Check it out—I’ve put together two cruelty-free makeup bags that contain all the essentials for under $15:

Metallic Polka Dot Cosmetic Pouch, $4.80, Forever 21

Studio Shimmer Palette, $3, e.l.f.

Studio 3-in-1 Mascara, $3, e.l.f.

Studio Glossy Gloss, $3, e.l.f.

Blooming Rose Cosmetic Bag, $4.80, Forever 21

Essential Glitter Eyeshadow, $2, e.l.f.

Stick Blush, $6, NYX Cosmetics

Essential Lengthening & Defining Mascara, $1, e.l.f.

Take the $15 Cruelty-Free Makeup Challenge—it’s super easy—and let us know how it goes! For help, check out our cruelty-free shopping guide.

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  • Profile photo of

    611 days ago

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    I love inexpensive makeup

  • Profile photo of thekristencook95

    784 days ago

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    all i use is elf and la colors cause its at the dollar tree and of course its cruelty free

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    1096 days ago

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    I have been using e.l.f. for years! I find it as the dollar store all the time! It is so good to know that it’s cruelty free <3

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    1157 days ago

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    Love the mascara

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    1160 days ago

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    I love vegan lipstick!!!

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    1185 days ago

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    Hate to complain, but where are the eyeliners? Black eyes are about all i rock. (:

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    1207 days ago

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    I will be honest with you, i have tried a few of elf products and i did not like them, but maybe it’s just me…

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    1209 days ago

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    Hot Topic actually has a makeup line called black heart and its vegan friendly and the lipsticks are amazing

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    1209 days ago

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    where can you buy nyx, im from Indiana

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      1208 days ago

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      Hey Chastity,
      There’s a “Store Locator” on their frontpage ( that will tell you if there are any locations near you. And if not you can always buy online :)
      diANA m

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    1210 days ago

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    I actually just replaced all my makeup with cruelty free brands. :) Mostly e.l.f. and Nyx.

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    1215 days ago

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    I actually own all the products listed I find they work just as good as higher price products. PLUS THEY ARE CRUELTY FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BONUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1216 days ago

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    Yay for e.l.f.! :)

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    1217 days ago

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    Hard candy is also a cheap crualty free make up brand. :)

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