Tips on How to go Cruelty Free

A lot of people love animals and are interested in going cruelty free with their makeup. However, not everyone knows where to start. Here are my top tips on how to make the switch to cruelty free beauty and makeup products. This is exactly how I made the switch.

French bulldog puppy lying on the floor looking at a labtop isolated on a white background
Which companies test on animals? That is the first question we need to answer. My favorite source that will help us answer this is Cruelty-Free Kitty. Here you can find up to date lists of companies that do and do not test on animals. I recommend checking out her “Companies That Test on Animals” post. You can get an overall idea of the companies that test on animals and while going through the list, you can start to do step two!

Make up products on wooden background
While you are scrolling through the list of non cruelty-free makeup, I find it the perfect time to start organizing your makeup collection. You can make two or three piles. 1. Cruelty-free 2. Non cruelty-free and 3. Unsure. If you have products that weren’t listed on the website, put these in the unsure pile. You can go back later and do more specific research.

Once you have your piles you can make the decision to either continue using the non cruelty-free products and not repurchase when they are empty, or you can trash or donate the products. I know trashing the products can be difficult because you have spent money on them. That’s why I would personally either use them up or donate, just long as you promise not to repurchase.

Finding dupes has really made it easy for me to be cruelty-free. Once you realize that you can find a similar cruelty-free product that works the same, if not better than your non cruelty-free product, you’ve hit the jackpot! Here’s some of my favorite dupes.

Get the Colourpop No Filter concealer instead of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer.
Get the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara instead of the Lancome Monsieur Big mascara.
For a color dupe of Mac’s Velvet Teddy, get the Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lip color in the shade Bare it All.
I really hope this was helpful for those of you who are interested in going cruelty free. For those of you who weren’t interested in going cruelty-free, I hope I inspired you to make the change. With these tips, it is simple, but if you have anymore questions, please leave me a comment.

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Let’s Talk About Sweat

Going cruelty-free was one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made. It’s been easy finding cruelty-free makeup and skincare, but what has been difficult, is finding deodorant. If you go to Walmart or your local drugstore, the majority of deodorant brands like Dove, Speed Stick, Mitchum, Secret and Soft & Dri, all test on animals.

It has taken some extra time and research, but I have found some cruelty-free deodorants at the drug store that actually work better than the non cruelty-free brands.

Schmidts Deodorant Bergamot + Lime Deodorant Stick
This is a new find and has quickly become my all time favorite deodorant. It smells incredible without being overpowering. I am a stress sweater and this keeps me dry and odorless all day, especially at work when the pressure is on.

Tom’s of Maine Naturally Dry Deodorant, Natural Powder

This goes on dry which I love. I was never a fan of wet deodorants because that seems to defeat the purpose. The smell is nice floral scent that doesn’t smell like baby powder which I hate. This is definitely my second favorite!

CVS Cool Moisturizing Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Cucumber & Green Tea Scent


Before I went cruelty-free, I used to love the Dove cucumber deodorant. When I found out that CVS had a cruelty-free dupe, I had to try it. The CVS one is just as good as the Dove, if not better. The smell is identical and so is the effectiveness. CVS also does dupes for the Dove body washes. So why not get the more affordable and cruelty-free option?

Ban Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant Sweet Simplicity


I tried Ban a while ago when I was in college and I didn’t even know it was cruelty-free. I remember loving it, especially the fresh, fruity smell!

Which cruelty-free deodorant do you love or which one do you want to try?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty