- Start by having a big clear out of all your make up. I like to try and use up and non-CF items and include them in my daily make up routine: powders, blushers etc. Set yourself a challenge not to buy a new product until that one is finished/nearly finished.
- You don't need to bin all your 'bad' products. I still have quite a few! Things like blushers and eyeshadows can last for years so there's no point wasting them. If you really want rid of them then have a blog sale or pass them onto friends.
- Don't feel guilty if you buy something then realise it's not CF. It's so easily done, especially at the start. When I started going CF I would quite often just buy something even though I wasn't sure and do the research afterwards, not ideal but it meant I could try the thing I wanted, and I'd know whether I could repurchase or not.
- Keep a list of companies who you've found to be cruelty free.
- Use the Leaping Bunny website to look for brands which are definitely CF.
- PETA Approved brands are not necessarily cruelty free, they don't do any proper checks into the companies suppliers etc.
- Email companies and ask them about their policies, it can be really confusing to start with but if you are struggling to understand them then it's probably best to stay clear!
- If a company sells in mainland China, they are NOT cruelty free. Hong Kong have different rules I believe but I'm not 100% sure.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Tips for Going Cruelty Free
I've been cruelty free for the past few years now so I thought I would compile a little list of tips for anyone thinking of/going cruelty free.