Wednesday 22 May 2013

going cruelty-free and veggie: blusher sort out

We already shared with you our decision to transition to Cruelty-Free and Vegetarian Cosmetics which you can read about in this post if you haven't done so already. 

Let's crack on with the product sort out, which happens to be blushers today. Again same three categories. Our aim is to use up all the products tested on animals and in the ambiguous zone and replace them with Cruelty-Free alternatives and gradually convert our collection to be fully Cruelty-Free and Veggie!  

Not Tested on Animals 
1. Illasmasque Blush in Beg 

The Ambiguous Zone 

Bare Minerals (Bare Escentuals): Is on PETA's list of companies that don't test on animals however it is owned by Shiseido Cosmetics who test on animals. 

The Body Shop: Is Cruelty-Free however is owned by L'oreal who do test on animals.

Cargo: If anyone knows whether or not Cargo Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free please let us know in the comments below. 

2. Bare Minerals Blush in Poppy 

3. The Body Shop Blush in Hot Brights 01 * 2

4. The Body Shop Shimmer Waves 02

5. The Body Shop MAtte & Shimmer Cheek Colour 02 

6. Cargo Blush in Coral Beach 

Tested on Animals 

7. No7 Cream Blush in Maple Silk

8. No7 Mineral Blush In Soft Damson * 2

9. 17 Blush & Glow

10. Benefit Posie Tint

11. Benefit Benetint

12. Bobbi Brown Brown Berry Blusher

13. Mac Blush in Instant Chic

14. Mac Blush in Prim & Proper

15. Mac Blush in Ripe Peach

16. Mac Blush In Darkly My Dear

17. Mac Blush in Bite of an Apple

If you've missed our previous sort out posts:
Face Makeup click here
Skincare click here. 
Haircare click here.
Deodorants/Body Sprays click here
Bath/Body click here

Everyday we are more and more surprised at just how many of the mainstream well known companies test on animals!

Sita & Radha xoxo


  1. It makes me sad how many mainstream brands are not cruelty free.

    Paula's Choice lists Cargo as a cruelty-free brand.

  2. Most of the bigger brands are guilty of animal testing aka L'Oreal, Estee Lauder etc. Also remember that although The Body Shop doesn't test on animals, they are owned by L'Oreal and your purchase will somehow endorse animal testing, unfortunately loads of brands are guilty of this which is such a shame. It's a sell out to claim to be against animal testing yet hand over ownership to companies who does. Doesn't make sense :/

    1. Completely agree! Hence we have decided not to buy from companies that do not test on animals themself but are owned by parent companies who do.

  3. Darn it! And I'm a MAC girl too! LOL This has opened my eyes.

  4. I am bad at picking out blush, so this was very helpful. :) Thanks so much, again.

  5. This was very helpful, thanks! :) x

  6. Helpful and good to know the details :)


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