Cosmetics (and their ingredients) are one of the product types most tested on animals. I’m not going to say they aren’t important, but I do find it sad that animals are tortured for something so shallow. When I decided to go cruelty-free, finding alternatives to my regular makeup was one of my top priorities.
I considered trying products from The Body Shop, but since I have previously discussed my dilemma with them, I thought I would widen my search and see what’s out there. Fortunately I came across a great Canadian brand called Cheeky Cosmetics. The woman running this company makes all of the products. I decided to try the mineral foundation and I love it. I had only ever worn liquid foundation but now I can’t see myself ever going back. One of the great things is that on her web site, she offers samples for $1 each, so I purchased 2 of those first to judge which colour I wanted to go with. What a great idea!
I ordered online, and in my package were a couple of eye shadow samples that I am also enjoying. I plan to go back for more!
The Product: Cheeky Cosmetics mineral foundation, $25.
Why I Love it: Easier to apply than I thought (with a brush), it provides amazing coverage and conceals redness. I am very impressed. I also use it as a concealer; if I have any spots I want to hide I just apply a little bit more there and it works great! Shipping costs are reasonable.
Ingredients: Check out their list here.