Top 10 Cruelty Free Picks Under $10

March 29, 2017

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I'm back with more picks, by popular request.  Back in early March I posted my top 5 cruelty free beauty products for under $5 and many people said they'd love a follow up with more options and brands that have cheap cruelty free products that still work.  So for this version, I'm giving you 10 more picks that are all under $10, and I tried to include different brands and different types of items so you could get a full range, should you want to make a drugstore cruelty free makeup kit for yourself.


Although I posted about my green, zero waste, cruelty free beauty line up that I'm currently happy with, these are all products I used and had great success with in the past.

Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner.  I really like Catrice primers and they have various ones depending on your preference.  They're available at Ulta now and all under $10.  In particular this comes in at $7, and is my preference because I like pore filling and blurring primers.  And this one is definitely a dupe for the Tarte primer that's literally $32 more expensive.  Catrice has a redness reducing primer that I also enjoy a lot.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix-in Pigment Makeup Drops These are a $7 dupe for the $44 Cover FX product.  Just put a couple drops into your moisturizer and you have your foundation and total control over how full coverage you want.  You can find Hard Candy products at Walmart, they also have a great concealer in this line.  And they have this foundation option as well if the drops aren't your thing.

e.l.f. High Definition Powder This brand is a go to for cheap, cruelty free products so I'm sure you've tried something or have at least seen the line at Target.  This setting powder is definitely one of their best products.  It's light and doesn't crease under eyes or look really powdery and cakey on the skin if you use it as an all over face setting powder.  A lot of people say it's a dupe for the Makeup Forever setting powder at Sephora but I've never tried that one so I can't say for sure.  The container can be a bit messy, but it's worth it.

Prestige Flawless Touch Blush It's been awhile since I've worn blush, since I have the redness in my cheeks, but I remember the Prestige line being really great products for this and they come in at only $7.50.  You used to be able to get Prestige at Ulta, but now it's just Rite Aid and Walmart.  But they have fantastic prices on their products.

Silk Naturals Bronzers This one you have to order online, but the Silk Naturals line is worth it and totally green and you'll thank me when you see their prices.  They have 4 bronzer shades and they're only $6.50, and Tahiti Sweetie is a dupe for  Benefit's Hoola bronzer.  Hoola was always too dark for me, so I go with their Hula Honey color, which is a better match.  A little goes a long way and it blends beautifully without looking like dirt on your face.

Soap and Glory Arch Brow Gel I love a lot of things from the Soap and Glory line, so it's exciting it's now sold at Target.  It's at Ulta too.  This brow gel works exactly like the Benefit Gimme Brow, but it's less than half the price and 8 times the amount of product (.9 ounces as opposed to .1 ounce.  Seriously.)  It's just $10, and I regularly see it on sale for $8.

Makeup Revolution Eye Shadow Palettes I did recommend some eye shadows from Milani on my previous post, but I know some people are more interested in palettes rather than single shadows.  This brand is exclusive to Ulta but it's worth stopping there for $7, $8, and $10 palettes.  I haven't tried all of them, but I do know the Iconic 2 is a really solid dupe for the Naked 2 from Urban Decay, but ya know, $47 cheaper.  The colors are pigmented and blendable, though I think the shimmer shades perform better than the matte ones.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum.  Quite a name but a very good product.  It's the brush tip liquid eyeliner in a pen format, very similar to what you get with the Kat Von D tattoo liner, but again, at a fraction of the price.  Kat Von D is cruelty free as well, but the price is pretty extreme.  This option is just as effective and much more affordable.  There's a brown option as well, which I think I like even better than the black.  The liner is easy to find at Target or Ulta for under $9.

Flower Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara.  I know I already listed a mascara in the last post but a girl needs options and an $8 option that curls, lengthens, and thickens will not be denied.  It's one of those twist wands!  So you twist the list while the wand is inside the tube and the wand will change shape to give you the look you're going for.  Flower Beauty is Drew Barrymore's line and available at Walmart (which is cheaper than on her own website.)

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss Pacifica is a fantastic brand overall and these glosses look so pretty on the lips without being sticky, because we all hate the sticky.  The prices do go up from here for the rest of the line but they still aren't outrageous.  They're worth it because not only is it cruelty free but it's also all natural so you're not getting gross chemicals in anything.  You can find this brand and these glosses at Target now.


I hope that helps you round out your makeup kit!  Do we have any of the same favorites?  What will you be trying off this list?  Let me know in the comments.  Also let me know if you would like to see a skin care and hair care version of this, I can make that happen too.



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