• Canadian Cruelty Free Makeup Brands

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    Over a year ago

    I *love* The Body Shop, however there stuff is really really expensive :( I go all out with makeup, like I use blush and eyeshadows and eyeliners I really need a cheeper makeup brand that doesnt test on animals. I cant afford Bare Minerals and rarely can I afford the body shop. And can you even get Urban Decay in canada??? Or would I have to order it online?? Because I really dont like buying makeup online. And how about a facewash for really sensitive skin covered in zits. I think i may be lactosintolerent (I hope-no milk is 1 stop closer to being vegan) because I always breakout after drinking milk/eating something high in milk..So like the cheeper the better, or if its like 20-30$ and last a year thats good 2.
    Thanks for your help everyone!!
    Ps I buy most facewashes at Shoppers Drug Mart-and The Body Shop face washes doesnt work :/

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  • Profile photo of Afterchain

    Over a year ago

    Urban Decay can be bought in Canada, Got mine at the local mall. Sephora has it, and i believe a few other stores.

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    Over a year ago

    @skivegchick Be sure to stay away from Revlon until they come clean about whether or not their products in China are test on animals:! :)

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    Over a year ago

    Thanks for the help everyone!! I thought Sephora tested there own product on animals o.O Well now I know where to get mascara 😛 And lol annie there wiill be a target near my house sometime in the next 3 years 😛

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  • Profile photo of silencescreams

    Over a year ago

    Walmart cruelty free brands:
    Hard Candy
    Wet n’ wild

    Shopper Drug mart:
    Physicians Formula
    Smashbox (tends to be more expensive)
    Benefit (also tends to be more expensive)
    Gosh (rather expensive)

    Most products they sell at Sephora including the Sephora brand itself and Urban Decay are animal test friendly. I have the Urban Decay primer potion and it is one of my favorite products.

    E.L.F you are most likely to find at the dollarama (I got some of their eyelashes there) or at winners.
    If you are buying products online I would recommend BH cosmetics. I love their stuff!

    @VeganCaramel great to here about essence, I always figured they were not animal test friendly bc I wrote shoppers concerning Quo and they pretty much said they could not say for sure (which I take as they test).

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    Over a year ago

    I’m going to have to laugh a little at annie suggesting going to “your local target”, sorry! XD I’m sorry there aren’t a lot of people who can offer accurate brand and store help for Canadian PETA2 members, it’s been a major irk for me, too.

    If you see Physician’s Formula (preferably the organic variety) in stores (usually in Shopper’s Drug Mart), it’s vegan-safe. Additionally, though I haven’t been able to find it lately, I know Shopper’s used to sell e.l.f. cosmetics. Cheeky cosmetics can be found in some parts of Canada depending on where you live, but it’s not a very common brand.

    A newer brand called essence does not use any form of animal testing:
    They also have a big pdf pamphlet of their ingredients so you can tell which products have beeswax and which use synthetic beeswax or none. Real beeswax is only in about half of their mascaras, so if you do find the brand in stores you might want to write up a list.

    You’ll be able to find a lot more diversity in brand choices if you’re heading into a larger city, such as Toronto (which additionally has many vegan oriented shops).

    If you can also find lush around where you live, many of their products are vegan (just look for the symbol on the package/sign or just ask someone who works there). For example, all of their liquid eye liners are vegan. Most of the newer products they are coming out with are actually vegan, which is a good change from their occasional animal exploitation habit!

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