Have you ever thought about swapping your beauty products for something a little more animal friendly?..

Replacing a make-up bag is always pretty pricey, and buying products that are not tested on animals often used to up the total further, but this is now a thing of the past. Rimmel London is a reputable company who do not test their products on animals, and they are affordable. They have a great range of items from nail varnishes to foundations, all in a range of colours, sizes and styles. Other brands and stores which are currently animal test free are Marks & Spencer, Lush and Co-op.

These are a little hard to find to begin with, but once you know which brands do and do not test, shopping for fragrance is easy. Like with most perfumes and aftershaves, the prices are usually a little high, but everyone deserves a little luxury every now and then, right?

For Him: Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker
For Her: Ted Baker, Nina Ricci, Tommy Girl

From shower gel to toothpaste, buying animal friendly is cheap and easy. Superdrug is an accessible and affordable place to buy any bathroom items you need. Their own-branded items are all animal test free, and can cover your shaving, washing and hair dying needs.The Body Shop is also another great place to buy these items. It may be a little more pricey, but the products are high quality, and smell delicious! They regularly promote special offers and also look after students, offering an in-store discount.

A Little Stuck?
If you’re unsure of what companies and products aren’t actively testing on animals, there are a number of things you can do. Firstly, look online, as most companies will now have some form of information on their website for you to look through. If there is nothing available, then you can always get in contact with the company. Still stuck and no reply from your email? Then take a look on the PETA website for a list of companies that do not test on animals and you should have no problem keeping your make-up bag 100% animal friendly.

Written by Sage Fitzpatrick