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Do you feel conflicted knowing that many of the beauty products you use actually test their products on our furry little friends? Maybe you’ve really been wanting to make the switch to using only cruelty-free beauty products, but your teeny tiny budget just isn’t on board. 

I have great news for you. There are more and more affordable cruelty-free drugstore brands available each year that are kind to animals and kind to your wallet.

Affordable Cruelty-Free Beauty Products

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It’s a common misperception that all cruelty-free beauty products are expensive. More and more beauty brands are making the leap to do away with testing their products and ingredients on animals, and more and more consumers are making the switch to shopping more consciously.

There are so many affordable beauty brands out there that are cruelty-free and actually care about the welfare of our furry friends over cutting costs. Here are some of the best cruelty-free cosmetics, skincare, and haircare brands to be found at the drugstore.

1. Love, Beauty, and Planet

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Love, Beauty, and Planet products have the BEST scents! This brand is easy to find, uses very clean ingredients, and they also use recycled plastic for its bottles. 

2. Hask

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Not only do Hask products smell amazing, but they don’t make your hair feel weighed down – you’re going to get great results from this brand.

They have a bunch of different options, so you’re sure to find one that works well for your hair type plus, a little goes a long way, so a bottle lasts longer than some other brands.

3. The Ordinary

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The Ordinary’s mission is to pull back the curtain on the skincare industry and let consumers know that you don’t have to pay a million dollars for skin care.

They are very formula focused, and they have a ton of information on their website regarding usage, etc. Their products range anywhere from $5 – $25, so it’s really been an awesome way for me to try to expand my skincare regimen.

4. Mario Badescu

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Who doesn’t love a good facial spray? Especially in the warmer months, a nice, cooling facial spray not only feels refreshing but refreshes your makeup as well.

Mario Badescu offers affordable and cruelty-free facial sprays in three popular options. Spoiler alert: all three are awesome, and you can’t go wrong with any of them.

5. Shea Moisture

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Naturally and sustainably sourced, Shea Moisture products include incredible ingredients at incredible prices. They have everything you could want – skincare, baby products, and even a men’s line. 

6. Wet n Wild

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Wet n’ Wild has really upped its game in the past few years! They have some really unique products at extremely affordable prices, plus you can find them anywhere.

7. Makeup Revolution

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Makeup Revolution can be found at Ulta and Target. They have a lot of trendy products and a TON of different pallets at very reasonable prices.

If you prefer to have most of your makeup in a few pallets, this is your brand. You’ll find strobe pallets, eyeshadow pallets, and contour pallets – just to name a few.

8. Milani

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Milani can be found at most drugstores, and their brand has really grown in the past few years. They make makeup for every shade, attitude, and ethnicity. Their baked blushes are amazing, and their products are very pigmented, so they’ll last a long time.

9. Morphe

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Morphe does a lot of collaborations with YouTubers or other makeup artists, so you’ve probably seen its name before. And while Morphe recently announced its stores are closing, you can still find Morphe products in Ulta, Target, and more.

They sell a ton of pallets and huge eyeshadow palettes at really affordable prices with a ton of color choices, but in addition to cosmetics, they also have quality cruelty-free makeup brushes at great prices.

10. E.l.f.

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E.l.f. (stands for eyes. lips. face.) products are easy to find and carried all over. Their products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and 100% vegan, plus they have the best prices, hands down.

E.l.f. has recently begun to add more skincare products to its already huge range of products, including cosmetics, brushes, beauty tools, and other accessories.

11. Pacifica

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Pacifica has a wide range of cruelty-free and vegan products that are easy to find at affordable prices. The line includes cosmetics, skincare, haircare, body, and fragrance products with high-quality ingredients and the prettiest packaging.

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