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Hi all, this is my first time on a forum, so hope I'm doing it all right.

I've recently gone cruelty free and I am finding the make up side of things very hard. I went to superdrug last week and purchased their foundation, all their products have the leaping bunny symbol which is fantastic!

Unfortunately I have very sensitive eyes and the foundation made my eyes water like mad. I want to stick to it but living in Devon UK we don't have a whole lot of choice in make up anyway, let alone cruelty free products. So my next step is to buy online but I don't have the kind of money to keep buying products and hoping they won't give me a bad reaction. Does anyone know where I can get samples of foundation online that's not too pricey? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hello Dee

Though the stuff you can buy at Superdrug is cruelty free I'd imagine the foundation you have is loaded full of chemicals, maybe true something a little more natural? Obviously I've never had to shop for foundation before though I'd say the best place to find a better alternative would be Amazon. There seems to be quiet a lot, plus their reviews are some what trustworthy :)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_s...ruelty+free+foundation&sprefix=cruely,aps,249

This looks promising.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honeypie-M...97282&sr=8-5&keywords=cruelty+free+foundation
 

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Hi,
So all of my makeup I use is vegan, and I remember the initial struggle (especially due to my skin tone being very pale). The makeup I use is mainly by Barry M !! :D

One word of warning though! Barry M is still in the process of turning all their products over to vegan, as they believe in cruelty free and not using animal products, but are still in the process of making all their products without animal ingredients (but have been cruelty free since 1982).

I find that Barry M are amazing when it comes to their customers and products though. When you look at makeup it never has the ingredients on the tub/ bottle/ tube or whatever, or in some cases it's in the language of chemicals and scientific names (and I'm no scientist - so it's all gobbldygook to me!). But when researching for vegan makeup, I found out that Barry M actually tell you on their website which products are vegan, and which aren't.

So if you go on their website and click on the product you like the look of then scroll down a little bit then it will have a button saying "ingredients". If you click this, then it will list all the ingredients, if it is vegan then it will have a little leaf next to it with vegan written on it.

Warning! for example with the eyeliner: most colours are vegan, but there are a few colours that aren't!

So what I suggest is when you want a new piece of makeup look on their website at the exact one you are thinking of buying and quickly check if that version and colour is vegan. This might seem rather daunting and long winded, however I do this all the time at shops anyway so really you get used to it. :)

https://www.barrym.com/

P.s. You can buy the products at Boots or SuperDrug.

Hope this helps

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Hey, try Inika uk for high quality chemical free lovely lovely makeup. All there stuff is great quality and so kind on skin! That and B. At superdrug...
 
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Hi Dee! I feel your pain! I was recently introduced to makeup by Arbonne, a company that specialise in nutrition, skincare and cosmetics that are vegan certified, Paraben and gluten free and they have changed my life. I tried their makeup and I fell in love with every product, so much so I now work as an independent consultant for Arbonne! I can send you some samples or put you in touch with one of my team who lives in Plymouth (I don't know in Devon where you are sorry) so you can try some of our products. Get in touch if you are interested and want more info x
 
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Hi Dee!

Lippy Girl does gorgeous vegan makeup, one of contributors even recently tested out one of their lipsticks and loved it. They are also organic focusing on not using any chemicals. Charlotte Tilbury also is cruelty free with quite a few vegan options as well.

For foundations Inika is one of our faves, and beauty without cruelty. If you want to see even more vegan makeup and beauty we have a whole area on our site dedicated to vegan beauty and produce a vegan beauty guide with our top picks every few months so check it out if you are interested.

The Vegan Edition Team
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I really wish my wife would not wear makeup. She looks better without the stuff.

 
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I really wish my wife would not wear makeup. She looks better without the stuff.


If applied correctly, I think we look better with make up. However, some people will over do it or apply it wrongly/misuse texture/colour etc.

I know some women that never wear it and others who will never go out without make up. I often wonder why ? ;)
 

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"However, some people will over do it or apply it wrongly/misuse texture/colour etc. " Shyvas

Being a lady must be complicated. I never knew you could missmatch a color in makeup. But, I am a fashion disaster. My wife once told my mother, "You know Jon really needs some help with his clothing choices." Mom said, "I know." They kept that conversation private for many years.
 

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I really wish my wife would not wear makeup. She looks better without the stuff.

WOW. I get the idea, Dove is trying to appeal to womens' sense of empowerment and all...but damn...that struck me as so chauvenistic!
I'm supposed to worry about how I appear to you? Or care?

I'm amazed that anyone still wears makeup everyday. I like it, but to me it's always been a special thing, like dressing up and dining out.
If you wear makeup every day of course you're going to screw up how you feel about your image.
 

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Oh yeah, in my early years I wore foundation a lot, my skin was always blotchy. I took a dare and stopped and damn if it didn't clear up!
I used to think women who didn't wear makeup were lucky to look good without it, but the truth is, makeup really isn't good for good looks. I wore foundation as well as eye liner almost daily, and after some time of going without my eyes got over that little puffiness or something, my skin cleared, and I looked just fine.
Another thing is men wearing ties, buttoned shirts and suit jackets often. Again, it's lovely now and then