Monday, April 6, 2009

Good for you and the animals make-up brushes

Ok, so in between working my other two jobs this weekend (I know, right!?) I did some grunt work, my goal being to find the best cruelty-free make up brushes. I'm not here to preach to anybody about animal welfare b/c this isn't that type of blog and frankly it would be a VERY long post, but I do want to point out the other potential option for a tool most of us use everyday. As far as eco-friendly make up brushes go, there have been a lot more options hitting the market recently. Each of the products below boasts a different niche (i.e. recycled, environmentally conscious, etc) but they all share one thing in common: animal free. Some of you may wonder why this equates to "cruelty free" and my response would be that I could not find make-up brushes with animal hair that promised cruelty free standards. If you know of one, PLEASE leave a comment and enlighten me!

The first product is readily available at just about any drug store and is super affordable. This is the product in my makeup bag and I stand by it's quality (the brushes are super soft!)
Eco Tools 5 piece set $14.99
I think the marketing on these brushes is too cute (teddy bear hair?) but that's Too Faced for you.
Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair Professional Brush Set $62.50
source: Sephora
These actually have "vegan" in the title and the assortment is extensive.
15 piece Vegan Synthetic Makeup Brush Set w/Roll up case $69.95
source: The Brush Company
I personally wouldn't pay this much for brushes, but it's a good option for higher-end tools which are important if you're a make up artist.
Big Buddha Brush Set $100
source: Urban Decay
The Body Shop has a great reputation and if you're going to spend money on a brush, a foundation brush is where to spend it.
Foundation Brush $23source: The Body Shop
Suki is another popular alternative source for animal friendly products. I've never used them, but given the opportunity, I defintely would.
Suki Professional Brush Set $84.95
source: Saffron Rouge
A lot of people think products like this are silly b/c do they really make a difference? I encourage you to support companies that are standing against the mainstream in their treatment of animals b/c when the consumer decides it wants a better product, the manufacturer has no choice but to make changes. What do you think? Have you tried any of these products? Do you have any other options you'd like to share?


Blair said...

What a great idea for a post! Thank you for putting in all the work to research the best options. I haven't tried any of these but when I do need to buy a new brush I will definitley be picking one of theses.

tanya said...

I've heard some really great things about the Ecotools line--I can't wait to try them out!

Kotori said...

I think good make up brushes are important, but I don't think they have to be outrageously expensive. I've never tried the Ecotools... might have to check those out!

Courtney said...

Great post!

The only brushes featured here that I've tried are the Body Shop ones. They are SO soft and they offer great shapes & sizes.

I, too, have heard great things about Ecotools.

It's great to see so many companies taking the initiative and moving in the right direction.

christina said...

What a great post! I love that first set...the little box they come in is so simple, and darling too. Glad to know I have so many options. I'm in the market for some new brushes soon.

Rachel Mallon said...

Nice post! I love the packaging and presentation of that first one. Very cool!

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

oh it!

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