Want that gorgeous shade, but donít want to contribute to animal testing? These lipsticks are for you!
According to Humane Research Australia, an estimated 7 million animals were used in research, or animal testing, and teaching in 2011. The list included mice, rabbits, pigs, primates, horses, and many more. By ditching the harmful products and replacing them with cruelty-free alternatives, you are sending a message to companies worldwide that animal testing is unacceptable, and that you will not be supporting them financially.
The following lipsticks are free from both animal testing and animal by-products.
1. Mineral and Organic Lipsticks by Adorn Cosmetics.
Adorn lipsticks contain shea butter, orange peel oil, and jojoba seed oil which create a smooth and irresistible pouting lip. Best sellers are Natural Red, Deep Red, and Dusty Pink. Nature & Health Mag awarded Adornís Rustic Mocha shade as the Best Lipstick for 2012.
Personal favourites: Toffee and Nude
2. Beautiful Lips lipsticks by Lavera. NB: not all Lavera products are cruelty-free. The following shades are free from animal by-products:
Peach Amber No.2
Golden Kiss No.7
Precious Nude 13
Personal favourites: Peach Amber and Golden Kiss
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3. Shanghai Suzy lipsticks.
Long-lasting, luscious and creamy, these lipsticks are so gorgeous youíll want all 15 delectable shades. Each lipstick has a semi-matte finish and a fragrance!
Personal favourites: Miss Maxima Burnt Orange and Miss Simone Baby Coral
4. Natural Lipstick by Cherry Brown.
Cherry Brown shades are for both the bold and sexy, and those wanting a subtle or neutral look. Shades range from Ruby Reds and Warm Pinks to Purple Cosmo and Sunny oranges. There are 29 gorgeous shades to choose from. Available in high sheen, and low sheen and matte.
Personal favourites: Choc and Tibetan Ochre
5. Mineral Lipsticks by Cherry Cosmetics.
10 stunning shades for an elegant and timeless look, or for those wanting something more adventurous and daring. Choose the shade Ice Queen for a sensual aqua shimmer, Whisper or Angel for a celestial look, or pick Desire or Raven for a date with Christian Grey!
Personal favourites: Ice Queen and Angel
Single pots $20
Sample packs $5.50
6. Mineral Lipsticks by Scout Cosmetics.
These 16 gorgeous shades are a mix of summer, winter, autumn and spring, and spread on velvety smooth. Looking for a way to show off your impulsive and seductive personality? Try Courage, Brave, or Excite! Even the names scream character and charm.
Personal favourites: Chi and Courage
7. Natural Mineral Lipsticks by Well2.
Well2ís lipstick shades are perfect for those who are in love with pinks, peaches, reds, and browns. 17 striking hues, youíre sure to find one you love.
Personal favourites: Urban and Raw
8. Moisturising Mineral Lipsticks by Musq.
Musq lipsticks are not only beautifully rich in colour, but they are also vitamin E enriched, and offer SPF protection. 10 dazzling shades are available. The exotic names alone will have you hooked!
Personal favourites: Ametrine and Silver Plated Pink
9. Mineral Lipsticks by Mountain Minerals.
MM has a number of cruelty-free products available, including luscious lipsticks. Their website offers tips and techniques for applying their makeup on your big day as a bride.
Personal favourites: Sugar ĎN Spice and Inspiration
10. e.l.f Essentials Lipstick by e.l.f Cosmetics.
These lipsticks hit the mark threefold! Not only are they cruelty-free, but they are low in price, and silky smooth! They come in 8 awesome shades.
Personal favourites: Nostalgic and Fantasy
Great article thank you. Animal testing both upsets and infuriates me. It is so unnecessary. Australia should be banning cosmetics from companies which conduct animal testing. It is great that you have listed these alternative companies.