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Just like other makeup products, concealers are meant to keep your imperfections at bay, which means possible long hours of wear until you take them off. And to make sure it’s safe on the skin, tests are conducted before they are released into the consumer market. One of the most well-known tests happens to be testing on animals.
No matter how many protests against animal cruelty have succeeded, there’s still a good number of well-established brands that experiment on animals. For countries like China, there’s a law that requires animal-testing for imported products even if they were already approved as ‘safe’.
Why should we not test on animals?
Ethically speaking, it’s morally wrong to cause suffering to animals in the name of science and medicine. That’s because many of these animals are taken away from their natural habitat and are forced to go through physical pain and bear possible disease contracted during tests.
Today, animal testing can be completely ceased because alternative technology exists. According to PETA.org, forward-thinking scientists have already developed modern, humane and effective non-animal experiment methods which are cheaper, faster, and more accurate.
In brief, animal testing is really unnecessary given that better alternatives that are available out there.
Want to switch to cruelty-free concealers? Here are recommendations that are awesome and did not cost the lives of innocent animals in the process of making.
One of the most hyped up concealers around is Tarte’s Shape Tape, a full-coverage yet easy-to-blend concealer. This vegan option is formulated with Mango seed and shea butter to help nourish and illuminate your skin for a lifted effect.
Besides covering undereye bags very well, with the right shade, Shape Tape is also suitable to be used as a cream contour and highlight for your face due to its seamless finish.
Best cruelty-free concealer for oily skin
Price from RM105.00
Fenty Beauty’s Instant Retouch Concealer is the closest thing to perfecting your skin in reality. This creamy medium-to-full coverage concealer is not only long-lasting but also sweat-resistant and creaseproof.
If you have oily skin, this light-as-air concealer won’t add any additional weight that greasy skin tend to be prone to. More importantly, it delivers a beautiful soft matte finish to keep shine at bay.
Best cruelty-free cream concealer - suitable for dry and pale skin
Price from RM170.00
RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover-Up is a skin-perfecting concealer and foundation that is super easy to apply and is travel-friendly too. Unlike most cream-based cosmetics, this concealer is very lightweight and hydrating, which is perfect for dry skin!
If you’re pale in complexion, RMS has its fair nude shade ‘000’ to match you since it’s not too heavy. Just gently blend it with your fingers for a seamless, my-skin-but-better look.
Best cruelty-free stick concealer for acne
Price from RM89.00
Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer is a thick and full-coverage concealer stick that perfectly hides imperfections like acne, redness, dark circles, and scars. All you need is just a single swipe, and this oil-free formula will go on easily without aggravating acne and clog pores.
As it is infused with Amazonian Clay and Vitamins A & E, this concealer gives a velvet-matte finish without drying out the skin!
Best cruelty-free concealer for mature skin
Price from RM126.00
The beauty of the Born This Way Concealer by Too Faced is that it’s highly buildable yet it remains remarkably natural even after all the layering. Formulated with the essence of coconut water and alpine rose, this weightless concealer can also boost your skin’s health while temporarily conceal any blemishes.
Stila All-in-One Color Correcting Palette is the only one palette you’ll need to overcome uneven skin tone issues like redness, dark circles or dark patches around the face. This skin-perfecting palette features 5 sheer-to-medium, buildable colour-correcting creams for neutralising your imperfections.
On the other hand, there are 2 finishing powders to help even out and brighten the skin as well as set the creams.
Look no further than Wet n Wild for cruelty-free cosmetics from the drugstore. Under their Photo Focus range which houses some of Wet n Wild’s top-rated products is their Photo Focus Concealer. This vegan concealer is lightweight and buildable, so you won’t have to worry about cake-ing your face in case you’ve over-applied.
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