Your NZ guide to cruelty-free makeup


Cruelty-free makeup is where it’s at and there’s some incredible products out at the moment. So, with the help of some gals, we’ve put together a guide of the ones you need in your life rn.

Karen Murrell Lipstick

Nice smell, amazing colours and it lasts! Karen Murrell has been slaying the lipstick game for a while now and she has a great range to choose from, they’re also really moisturising & long lasting.

Tarte Cosmetics

Made in New York, Tarte have got some incredible make up on offer. Their foundations and pallettes are beautiful and so nice on your skin - also it’s free shipping which is Beyonce wanting to be your best friend - AWESOME.

Miracle Hair by Eleven

Blonde hair? Coloured hair? Dry hair? Hair that needs some love, Miracle hair is EXACTLY what the name suggests: a miracle. My hair was damaged AF from going blonde and Miracle hair or as I like to call is Hesus (hair jesus) bought it back to life. Wash your hair, Dry it, miracle hair it. If it’s really damaged, do it every night and VOILA, a miracle is performed!

Go-To Skincare

Author, Mama, Beauty Editor and wife of Hamish Blake, Zoey Foster-Blake has her own skin care range which is made in Queenstown that is heavenly. From cleanser to moustriser to her new sheet mask, Go-To will become your new ah… go-to. And the best thing about it apart from the fact that your skin will be amazing is that every single thing on the website will make you laugh - down to the boring courier instructions.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Can’t be F’d washing your hair? Want a quick fix that’s nice to the animals? I present to you Batiste Dry Shampoo! It smells nice, it works, it’s cruelty free and the price point is the bees knees… Well I mean that it’s cheap, you don’t pay for it in bees knees you weirdo.

Benefit Gimme Brow

All of Benefit’s products are cruelty free but their Gimme Brow is streets above the rest when it comes to a product to get your brows on point, It’s small, but it’ll last you a lonnnnng time and even the most un-co make up user can use it.

Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm

This is a game changer, you buy it from Mecca here in NZ online or instore. It’s super moisturising but also plumps your lips a wee bit too so you’re always looking pashable. It’s also in a stick so no sticky lip gloss fingers like a lot of plumpers.

Kylie Cosmetics

Yup, don’t worry if you’ve been admiring Kylie Jenner’s lip kits, they’re cruelty free too so go on, indulge yourself!

Murad Skincare

Murad has a HUGE range for all skin types and it’s seriously the best skin care regime I’ve ever used. The Hydro Dynamic moisturizer and the soothing gel for redness are must haves from this range.

Viktor & Rolf

Great news, the best perfume of all time ‘Flowerbomb’ is cruelty free YASS!!!!!

We've just given ya a whole big list of brands you should be mates with so there's really no excuse for hurting the little bunny rabbits for your face now is there!!! ❤️