We all love to own shimmering eye-shadows and eye catching highlighters, however, there’re a downside to beauty, an actual ugly one that some of us may not be aware of, and that is animal testing in this industry.
While some may choose to ignore this fact or are simply ignorant, others are taking action and thus pushing companies to do better and choose another way for testing their products.
Now, more and more brands are joining in the initiative and is choosing to go organic, the following a list of these brands that are cruelty-free and can be found in the stores of the Middle East.
THE BODY SHOP
The Body Shop is one of the OG brands that is a world leader in fighting against animal testing, ever since 1989 when the company partnered with Cruelty International. Its campaigning was instrumental in the European-Union-wide ban on animal testing in 2013. And in 2017, it launched the #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting campaign in an attempt to ban animal testing globally.
The brand claims is “100 percent cruelty-free” and vegan meaning that its formulas don’t contain animal-derived ingredients. Products are available at: Souq.com and www.elfcosmetics.com
Lush has had a strict anti-animal-testing policy over 30 years now. Not only does the company don’t test products on animals, but it also refuses to buy ingredients from suppliers who do. The company is currently a partner with Humane Society International, Canada, and is attempting to stop the testing on animals once and for all.
The company has collections of both cruelty free and vegan products, the lines include maracuja oil and skin care balms. You can find their products at Sephora or through their website, www.tartecosmetics.com.
The US company has also declared its dedication and commitment towards ending animal testing, also available at: Sephora or through their website www.urbandecay.com
Iconic Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler Dies at 73
Known for his iconic designs, and his ravishing pieces Manfred Thierry Mugler dies at the age of 73. Born in Strasbourg France, he was a talented performer, model, and an acrobat. Kicking of his fashion career by opening his own store and selling his unique designs that are known for broad shoulders and sharp tailoring, that are inspired by 1940s and 1950s glamour. His designs were worn by stars such David Bowie, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Madonna and more. His latest collection featured peculiar and astonishing designs of black stripes, and shoulders that mesmerized the body. In addition, to his iconic designs in the 90s and 80s era. He sold the rights to his name to the brand Clarins in 1997 after launching his perfume angel. He was also the creative director to Beyonce I AM world tour in 2010. The superstar had paid tribute to him on her social media by referencing the several creations he made for her over the years. As she had stated “Rest in Peace Thierry Mugler”. All of celebrities and models are honoring the designer and paying tribute, as Irina Shayk and posted a photo with him, in condolence for his death. The designer’s death was a shocking news for the fashion world, and his celebrated reputation follows him.
The Best Makeup Brands Ever of the Year
Launched by Rihanna the brand is known for its broad range of inclusivity across all skin shades and tones. The Fenty Beauty brand is known for its Pro Filt’R foundation that is found for 50 shades. In addition to the glistening colors and broad inclusivity across all tones, named by times magazine the best inventions of 2017.
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez
Light everyday makeup, that gives you the simple flair you deserve. The beauty brand creates a airy and breathable layer of makeup without hiding your elegance and beauty. An adjustable finish with a fresh, coverage, to make you feel comfortable in your own skin. This brand is developed By Selena Gomez, to help people get more comfortable in who they are as she stated “ Being rare is about being comfortable in yourself. I’ve stopped trying to be perfect”.
Launched by Huda Beauty an award -winning makeup influencer. Becomes one of the largest and fast growing makeup brands. Being one of the largest makeup accounts, she had started her business by a 6000 dollar loan from her sister, creating a billion dollar industry. Known for her lip kits, lashes, and eyeshadow pallets this brand is a killer for every beauty guru.
A makeup brand created by Charlotte Tilbury a British makeup artist, and is British vogue, contributing editor. Launching her brand from skincare and makeup, she had gone at large. Charlotte Tilbury, is known for a providing a lend skin and a silky smooth glow. This brand gives you that pinky vibe you always wanted.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
The best brand for eyebrow products, giving brow wiz, pencil stoolie combos, and clear brow gel. This brand give us this natural eye brow vibe we always anticipated for girls.
Skin care makeup and natural vibes with the best coverage this makeup brand is lit. The makeup brand is known for giving us this effortless glow. If you tried the boy brow, the balm dotcom, you couldn’t find the brand any more glossier. The products are fine.