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Best Makeup Products of 2023: Cruelty-Free Picks

Updated: Feb 10

Dive into our curated list of the best cruelty-free beauty items for 2023, handpicked for their ethical sourcing, innovative ingredients, and superior performance. From high-end makeup and skincare to affordable hair care essentials, we've got you covered for your next beauty adventure. Say goodbye to animal cruelty and hello to guilt-free glamour!

Esker Body Plane Set: Your full-body exfoliation ritual is at the ready with Esker's Body Plane Set. Housed in a plastic-free box, this set includes an exfoliating tool, The Body Plane, a 2-ounce Esker Oil of your choice, and a washable and reusable cloth to wipe dry skin, dirt, and impurities from the blunt, colloidal silver blade. 

Urban Decay eyeshadow palette: This is a makeup lover's dream, offering a stunning array of pigmented and blendable shades. Whether you're into bold and vibrant or subtle and neutral looks, this palette has you covered. The high-quality shadows stay put all day, and the mix of matte and shimmer finishes allows for endless creative possibilities.

ILIA lipstick: A must-have for those who crave clean, high-performance makeup. The richly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly, providing vibrant color with a satin finish. What sets it apart is the commitment to clean ingredients without compromising on performance. This lipstick not only enhances your natural beauty but also nourishes and hydrates your lips, making it a guilt-free indulgence for everyday glam.

EcoTools Brushes: These bamboo-handled brushes boast soft, synthetic bristles that effortlessly blend and apply makeup. The versatility of the brush set, coupled with the brand's commitment to sustainability, makes it a guilt-free and high-quality choice for achieving flawless makeup looks. These brushes are a staple for anyone looking to elevate their makeup application while minimizing their environmental impact.


ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint: This innovative formula combines skincare and makeup seamlessly, providing a weightless and natural coverage. Packed with nourishing ingredients and SPF protection, it not only enhances your skin's appearance but also cares for it. Experience a radiant, dewy finish that effortlessly elevates your complexion. ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint is more than makeup—it's a daily dose of self-care for your skin.

Wet n’ Wild Tinted Hydrator: For those makeup enthusiasts who appreciate a natural glow, the Wet n Wild Tinted Hydrator is a game-changer. This lightweight formula provides just the right amount of coverage, leaving a dewy finish that lasts throughout the day. What sets it apart is not just its flawless application but also its commitment to being cruelty-free. As I blend it in, I can confidently embrace a radiant complexion while staying true to my values. 

IL MAKIAGE Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation: The formula provides excellent coverage without feeling heavy, and its long-lasting wear ensures a flawless look throughout the day. The diverse shade range caters to various skin tones, and the buildable coverage allows for a customized finish. For a radiant and airbrushed complexion, this foundation is a standout choice.

Confidence in a Cream: This lush moisturizer by IT Cosmetics not only nourishes my skin but also aligns with my values. Cruelty-free and packed with skin-loving ingredients, it's the perfect companion for the winter months. Infused with collagen and hyaluronic acid, Confidence in a Cream leaves my skin feeling supple and radiant, all while promoting ethical beauty practices. 

CEO Glow: Recharge your radiance with this glow-giving Vitamin C Oil. Advanced Vitamin C, blended in a base of cold-pressed, red raspberry and evening primrose seed oils, gives your skin a fresh burst of luminosity. Golden turmeric extract, rich in antioxidants and calming coms, improves the look of skin evenness. Quickly-absorbing, C.E.O. Glow Oil sinks in and gives your complexion a healthy-looking luster.

Living Proof Dry Shampoo: Grease be gone! Instantly refreshes hair without residue. Adds volume and extends the life of a blowout. Perfect for busy days or when you just need a hair pick-me-up.

CHI Thermal Protectant: Guard your locks! Provides excellent heat protection without weighing hair down. Leaves a salon-like finish and a pleasant scent. A must before any heat styling.

Elf Skin Holy Hydration Face Wash: Revitalize your skin with ELF Holy Hydration Daily Face Wash. Immerse yourself in the cleansing power of this gentle yet effective formula. Enriched with hydrating ingredients, it cleanses away impurities while leaving your skin feeling refreshed and nourished. Unveil a radiant complexion as you make this daily face wash a cornerstone of your skincare routine.


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Ruby Anderson Henley
Jan 08

I am anxious to try the ILIA lipstick. So many brands I purchase leave my lips dry & rough.

Michelle Johnson
Michelle Johnson
Jan 08
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Same for me. I find this one very hydrating.

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