As you all know, whatemmadid.com regularly features make-up and beauty product reviews, as I am a huge product junkie with a large passion of make-up. I have millions of everything – nothing makes me happier than playing with new products, trialling new looks, and experimenting with colours and shades to enhance daily looks. One thing that does make me unhappy though, is hearing about how animal testing is still going on around the world. With all the facts and figures that helps people to understand how unacceptable this is, it is still s sad shame to see it happening.
One brand I have always been loyal to as I know they have strong view about animal testing is The Body Shop. As far back as I can remember, they have also made a clear point with how much they disagree with this, and generally market their products with the edge that they will never go down this route. Here’s a little selection of some of my favourite essential products from The Body Shops cosmetic department I’m currently – and confidently- working into my everyday beauty regime…
Recently, The Body Shop and the RSPCA have come together with ‘Makeover The World’ to promote that The Body Shop do not test on animals. Instead, they simply test on bloggers! The safest and all round most effective way to test I would say. Us bloggers love nothing more than to share our views about the hottest make-up trends and products, along with little demonstrations and product shots, informing and reviewing so that the rest of the nation can read up on what’s hot and what’s not! So whilst I am onto this topic, I wanted to share with you how fantastic this little selection of make-up products are. I am thoroughly happy with the results from them all, and even more happy that I know The Body Shop will never test their products on animals. Ever.
The above lipstick is currently one of my favourites – it’s from the Colour Crush collection and although I thought it could have been a little too bright for me when I first took the lid off, I was very mislead. It’s a glossy pinky red, that makes my lips look very raspberry tinted and ultra shiny. You don’t need a gloss on top of this, and you can build up the colour to create a deeper intensity. It has fast become my number 1 lipstick and I will definitely be wearing this over the party season. They cost £10 for a good quality, long lasting lipstick – quickly becoming one of my make-up bag staples.
I am also in love with the deep pigments and qualities of the eyeshadows from The Body Shop too. The below are shades I tried in hope to bring out the hues in my eyes (blue eyes!), and they did this for sure. You only need a little pat of the powder on your eyeshadow brush, as the colour is intense and glides onto eyelids really smooth. Both shades have a real luxe finish with a slight shimmer, plus the colours don’t budge once they are on either!
You can see from the above shot I had a little experiment mixing the turquoise with a touch of the gold-beige. Quite a nice party look! See below for some of my other essentials I’m using daily right now…
If we want to talk facts, there are around 27,000 animals estimated to still be being used for cosmetics testing across the world. This includes the use of mice, rats and rabbits in tests which can cause pain and distress. I’m sure along with myself, you feel this is rather upsetting. It has been said that there are already more than 20,000 chemical ingredients available to producers of cosmetics products that are considered to be safe, so there is no excuse for any more animals to suffer anymore. If we can end animal testing for the EU – why not everywhere in the world? The RSCPA are working really hard to spread this campaign and have teamed with The Body Shop and other global cosmetic companies with the project ‘ Makeover The Wolrd’. This is commiting to:
- not use animals to develop new products or ingredients
- not market further products in countries where animal testing is required
- help further the development of humane alternative methods.
Finishing this little post off with a few shameless selfies wearing my cosmetics from The Body Shop, purely because, I am shameless! I try my best to use cosmetics that work closely with the RSPCA to put a stop to this terrible crime, therefore these are proud ‘made-up’ faces of mine below. Would be great to hear your thoughts too?