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09 June 2014

Flawless and Cruelty Free Makeup For Your Wedding Day

If you, like so many others are kicking back against the cosmetics companies that have chosen to test their products on animals, the chances are you are already thinking about which brands you'll be choosing to wear on your big day. With a little bit of research and creativity, you can prepare your wedding day makeup bag that is free from cruelty and provides a show stopping, flawless finish. Here's the Ready or Knot pick of the best products around.



Skin Deep foundation is perfect because you can actually choose what level of coverage you would like on the day. Use the cream dry for light matte finish or wet for a velvety full coverage. Available from ,the site offers advice on what shade is best for your skin tone and tester posts are available for just £2 each, so if you're unsure between shades you can try them both out for less than a fiver!



The night before the wedding often offers very little in the way of a good quality night's sleep, as nerves and excitement fill your head and prevent you from dropping off. For this reason, you may find in the morning that a touch of concealer is necessary to banish those shadows under the eye area. Inika organic concealer is a beautiful formula that is free from animal products and has never been tested on animals. With a price tag of £21 it isn't the cheapest of concealers on the market, but it's certainly worth paying extra for an excellent finish on your special day.



A sun-kissed look on your wedding day is one that many brides-to-be desire. Barry M are the creators of Natural Dazzle, a pressed bronzing powder available in 2 shades and stocked in Superdrug so it’s nice and easy to get hold of. This product isn't vegan, so if you're looking for a product totally free from animal derivatives then why not consider making your own bronzer? Cruelty free baby powder (try Superdrug's own as this is guaranteed to be cruelty free, carrying the leaping bunny sign) mixed with a little cinnamon is a great way to achieve a vegan friendly bronzer. Make sure you give it a go well in advance to ensure you've got the mix just right and be sure to use sparingly!



When it comes to mascara on your wedding day, you are pretty much guaranteed to need a decent waterproof option! The Autograph collection at Marks and Spencer is a great choice as it is smudge proof and water resistant. Carrying the leaping bunny symbol, this affordable mascara is one that you and your mum should be investing in before the big day!

Lipstick and Lipbalm


Whether you're going natural or for a strong colour, Lush cosmetics carry an extensive range of lip care and colour that has quickly become one of the best loved cruelty free brands on the high street. Their lip balms work wonders when it comes to keeping lips soft and smooth, and the liquid lipsticks are renowned for their staying power. With these cruelty free cosmetics, you can prepare your bridal makeup bag ahead of the wedding and feel good about using products that are as high quality as they are kind. Makeup with morals made easy!

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