Triple-threat singers, songwriters, and YouTube stars (and identical twins) Nina and Randa Nelson are super-talented—and vegan—so we wanted to throw a fun challenge their way: Do each other’s makeup! They tried out some vegan products from a few of their fave cruelty-free brands: e.l.f., NYX, and wet n wild. We know that doing someone else’s makeup can be pretty tricky, but Nina and Randa were up for it.

Nina and Randa Cruelty-Free Makeup Tutorial

Watch their totally cruelty-free makeup tutorial to see how to get Nina’s chic daytime look and Randa’s smokin’ nighttime look.

Now that you’ve seen how fun and easy it is to use products that don’t hurt animals, here are some more reasons to choose vegan and cruelty-free:

  1. Animal testing causes animals pain and suffering. Every year, hundreds of thousands of mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other animals await their cruel fates in cosmetics-testing laboratories around the world. No makeup product is worth hurting animals or bullying bunnies. ?
  2. You don’t have to break the bank to shop cruelty-free. You can expect to pay as little as a couple of dollars to get your fave products from brands like e.l.f., NYX, and wet n wild.
  3. Cruelty-free brands are really accessible. There are so many awesome products available at drugstores and convenience stores. To find out whether your fave cruelty-free company has vegan products and tools, just take a look at peta2’s database of Cruelty-Free Companies and Products.
  4. Let’s be real—nonvegan cosmetics ingredients are hella gross. If you’re not down with covering your face with bee barf (honey), crushed bugs (carmine), fat from hog abdomens (lard), or boiled skin, tendons, ligaments, and bones (gelatin), that’s just another reason to buy vegan!
  5. Nonvegan brushes are creepy af. There’s nothing chill about applying makeup with another animal’s hair. Sables, goats, squirrels, and horses are among the animals most commonly used for their hair to create makeup brushes. Luckily, lots of companies, like wet n wild and e.l.f., are starting to switch to vegan brushes.
  6. You wouldn’t want your dog, cat, or bunny to be tested on. So why would you subject other animals to these cruel tests? Tests on animals are banned in many countries, and in the U.S., the law doesn’t require cosmetics products to be tested on animals.
  7. It’s a super-easy way to help animals. By choosing to buy vegan and cruelty-free products, you’re sending companies the message that you’re not down with testing on animals. To find out if all your makeup is cruelty-free, search peta2’s database of Cruelty-Free Companies and Products. You can also check products for PETA’s trusted cruelty-free bunny logo.

For more help finding out if all your products are vegan and cruelty-free,
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Vegan Cruelty-Free Makeup

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