Eighteen by Lisa Gibson

Writer of Low Waste Sustainability & Eco-Lifestyle

TOP 5: Cruelty-Free Beauty

[Lipstick & Blush: Marks & Spencer | Eye shadow Stick: By Terry | Concealer Pot: Kevyn Aucoin | BB Crème: L'Occitane

Well, this is a little different from me. I have featured beauty on this blog lots in the past and a handful of times this year, but I can't remember the last time I had so much make up in one post.
As mentioned previously in a blog post, I've really tried to buy more into cruelty-free brands, yes there are still the odd product here and there that aren't but its a case of 'won't be buying into that brand no more' (side note: Tom Ford pls stop testing on animals, your products are beautiful, leave the bunnies alone)
So, I thought I'd share my Top 5 products that are cruelty free and I love a lot..

First is the L'Occitane BB Cream, a product I must have been using for well over a year, Its so light on the skin but gives amazing coverage, I'm not one that loves the feeling of foundation types on my skin, but this feels so light. Similarly, the 'Insta Glow Blusher' from Rosie Huntington-Whitley's collection for Autograph at Marks & Spencer's, despite it unfortunately not turning me into Rosie herself, it gives the ever so suitable glow, its very light but for a highlight/ blush novice like me, it is just enough - I could see people complaining it isn't pigment enough, but for me its just enough.
A top pick for the eyes is the widely loved By Terry eye-shadow sticks, particularly in Misty Rock. Its a mauve-y, pink-y colour with ever so slight flecks of sparkle. I bought this in Space NK around a year ago and am absolutely obsessed. It glides on so effortlessly and blends so easily, seriously if you don't have this in your makeup bag you're missing out...

With this being a beauty post, I couldn't not mention a lipstick, well a recent purchase of mine is, again, from the Rosie HW collection for M&S (< lol can you tell I couldn't be bothered typing the full title again) I decided, since I only have about 600 red lipstick already, one more wouldn't hurt. I chose the shade Super Model Kiss which is a matte, red shade with an ever so slight shade of orange to it. Its a seriously moisturising formula and really doesn't feel dry on the lips, bloody great lipstick.
Finally, is a little pot of magic, joy and fairy dust.. or the Kevyn Aucoin 'Sensual Skin Enhancer' as some call it.. whatever. Its a concealing pot which can be used to be added to moisturiser to created a tinted moisturiser or used alone as a heavy concealer. Myself, I use the ever so slight amount as a concealer under my eyes and blend and blend. It may be a bit too heavy for some as an under eye concealer but I love it because it highlights as well as conceals.. oh and it doesn't cake either, told you its a pot of joy!
I hope this gave you a little insight into some seriously great cruelty-free products, if you have any other recommendations do leave me a comment!


  1. This is a great post with some great products! I recently wrote about how I'm only buying cruelty-free makeup from now on. I still have a lot of products that aren't but like you said it's a case of not buying them anymore. If only those brands would stop animal testing :(

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    1. It makes me so sad to think in 2016, brands still feel the need to test on animals, surely there's some other way to test if they're ok for human use, surely?!? - aw thank you, these products are simply amazing in my eyes! x

  2. I know I keep saying it, but your photography is just incredible!! everything looks so beautiful and glamorous it's really making me want to go makeup shopping (always a bad idea for my bank balance!) I haven't tried anything from the Rosie For Autograph range but everyone keeps raving about it, so I might have to make a sneaky purchase xxx


    1. Aaaah Lily you're too kind to me, does my ego no good haha! - I hadn't tried the Rosie range but I started strolling on Marks & Spencer and it looked too beautiful to not buy one or two things, I'm a strong believer its OK to treat yourself when its payday -its just too typical my payday is every friday!! weekly treats HAHAHA xxx

  3. I absolutely love reading your blog posts, and your photography is simply stunning too:)

    Emily xo

  4. I love the idea behind the post! Also, Tom Ford definitely needs to stop, there is absolutely no point in testing products on animals just for our benefit.
    Anyways, your photos are just as beautiful as you are, seriously!! So glad I found your blog! YAY!


    1. I love everything that Tom Ford creates but am not going to buy anything because of how its been created, there is just no need! xx thank you for your kind words!