How to go Cruelty Free on a Budget | Pt. 3



PT. 1 (Skincare)| PT. 2 (Foundation)| PT. 3 (You are here) | PT. 4 (Mascara & Liners)

So now that we’ve covered skincare & foundations, I guess we should move onto eyeshadows and eyeliners. Surprisingly, there are good brands at the drug store that are cruelty free. I love Milani, e.l.f. and Wet N Wild. Here’s a post that combines cruelty free drugstore eyeshadows and eyeliners with an online store.


I’ve mentioned e.l.f. a lot lately which is a good thing I guess, since they’re so affordable and available at CVS and Target. (Maybe Walmart too, but don’t quote me on that!) Pictured above is Flawless Eyeshadow quad in Beautiful Browns. Guess how much it costs? $2. Two freaking dollars. You get four shades for two dollars! They also sell single eyeshadows and larger eyeshadow palettes. I have the Endless Eyes Pro Mini Palette in Natural. It has matte shadows, satin shadows and foil shadows. You get a lot of variety for the small amount that you pay for it. It’s originally $10 but is on sale for $7. It’s a great palette if you’re starting out with your makeup collection and want lots of different colors. I love palettes cause everything is right there and you don’t have to keep opening and closing different drawers looking for your favorite shadow, if you get what I’m saying.


Eyeshadow :I was unaware that Milani was cruelty free since their packaging doesn’t have the bunny on it, but they are listed on Logical Harmony’s cruelty free & vegan list. I love this list and have it favorited on my phone for a quick list to look at. I bought Milani’s brow pomade and I love it. It came with a dual ended brush and the pot of the product. I have tried their nail polishes before and didn’t like them, but I have heard endless good things about their other beauty products. They came out with new eyeshadow palettes ($9.99) that have been reviewed by Tati and other YouTubers, they say that they’re creamy and smooth, not too powdery and easy to blend. Pictured above is their Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.99, the one in the gold packaging) in the shade Bella Cafe. They have matte shadows, satins and foiled/shimmery shadows, so I’m sure you can find a few that you’ll like.

Eyeliner: Pictured above is their Eye Tech Perfection Liquid Eyeliner that mimics the look of one of NYXs liquid eyeliners. I want to try this eyeliner out because I feel like you’d have more control with it rather than a felt tip stick eyeliner (I have a difficult time applying eyeliner with these). They also have other felt tip liners, stick liners and foil liners.


I love bhCosmetics. Their prices are right and they have surprisingly good quality for the prices. I have purchased their Modern Mattes palette and recently purchased the Carli Bybel palette from them (which is pictured above). I absolutely love both of these palettes and Carli’s palette is definitely my new favorite. There’s mattes, there’s shimmers and there are foils. It also comes with highlighters (some too dark for my skin but I may use them as eyeshadow!) It’s a beautiful palette and its only $12.50, which is a complete steal. I’m also pretty sure this palette is limited edition so get yours before it’s too late (brb, buying 20 more). I wish they sold indiviual shadows, especially the ones in Carli’s palette but do not offer that at the moment. Maybe in the future! They are great and I totally recommend them if you want to try a new palette that won’t cost you a fortune. They also have foundations, mascaras, lipsticks – you name it.


Eyeshadow: I LOVE ColourPop. Their products are great, the prices are even greater, but their quality is the greatest (see what I did there?) I have purchased lippie stix from ColourPop recently and absolutely loved them, I keep meaning to make a new purchase of their liquid lipsticks but haven’t yet. Pictured above is the shade Cornelious which is a gorgeous matte shade, made by the one & only Kathleen Lights. The eyeshadows are $5 but you get 1oz of product and I’ve heard their shadows are amazing – so it’s something you shouldn’t pass up! They have tons of color options as well as finish options. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with them.

Eyeliner: ColourPop has tons of gel eyeliners in all different colors. You can get a stick eyeliner, like this one pictured above, or you can buy the gel in the pot. The stick eyeliners are $5 and the gel pots are $6. Again, lots of different colors and finishes so you really can’t go wrong. ColourPop’s products are amazing!

Lastly, but definitely not least…

Wet N Wild

I’ve mentioned them in this series a couple of times. They’re affordable and have decent enough quality. I enjoy their products (mentioned in previous posts) and the selection that they have. Pictured above is the Walking On Eggshells ($2.99) Color Icon trio. I have this eyeshadow trio and I love it. The colors go great together and it’s perfect if you want a little bit of glam to your look. They also sell single eyeshadows, quads & small palettes. I think they’re worth the price and it’s even better if you catch a sale at CVS or use a coupon. They have tons of products and colors, so stop by their display next time you’re at your local drugstore.


Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Check out Part 1 (Skincare) & Part 2 (Foundation) by clicking those links.

Let me know below what you think of this series and if you’ve tried any of these products before, I’d love to hear from you 🙂




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  • Reply Dawn

    Thank you for this post!
    It is hard to find cruelty-free products.

    January 29, 2016 at 11:48 pm
    • Reply Rae

      I agree! I also wasn’t aware that there were cruelty free brands at the drug store 🙂 Glad you liked the post!

      January 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Anna - Alina

    Great blog, so if you want, we can to follow each other on bloglovin! Just follow me here and I’ll follow you back! ♥

    January 31, 2016 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Saba

    Hi Raeanne and greetings from London!

    This is a great post with lots of helpful suggestions. It’s so important to seek out ethical brands, and sometimes it’s hard to know what really goes into the products we use.

    Also, thanks so much for adding me on Bloglovin’ and taking the time to visit my blog. I’ve added you too and hopefully we can stay in touch!

    Saba x

    February 1, 2016 at 5:47 am
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