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My Cruelty Free Beauty Haul: Nyx, Makeup Revolution & Superdrug!

Aloha my wonderful merfolk!

Back in May I took a trip to Manchester to have a long overdue catch up with a good friend of mine. Whilst I was there, I had a little bit of a shopping spree and spent a little bit too much money. However, I didn’t mind as they were all cruelty free products.

As many of you know, I went Vegetarian back in February and along side that, I decided to go Cruelty Free with my beauty products. It’s a slow and gradual process as I empty all of my current every day products but, everything I use on my face for my every day make-up is now cruelty free!

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Nyx

My first top was the Nyx counter in the giant Boots store that Manchester has. I’d seen Nyx make-up in YouTube videos and it had previously only been available in the US and was incredibly hard to ship over due to costs. However, it’s finally come to the UK and I couldn’t be happier. Especially now a counter has opened in my local Boots in Leeds city centre!

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First, I bought Nyx concealer. The great thing about Nyx products is that they’re drug store prices so you;re never paying through the nose for make-up. It’s also well known as a brand for the alternative folk, which makes it even better. I’ve been using Barry M concealer recently which does fine, but I thought I would give Nyx’s a try,

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I then found Nyx’s liquid eyeliner. Been trying to find a nice cruelty free liquid eye-liner; a lot of brands have a pen eyeliner and I don’t like these. The bottle is really small for the price but I don’t wear eyeliner that often at the moment anyway as my hay fever has been too bad to put any on. Fingers crossed I like this eyeliner as I don’t want to continue using Rimmel’s.

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I’ve recently gotten into wearing lipstick more often and I have really wanted a dark lipstick. I found Bruised by Nyx and thought it was perfect.

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Earlier in the day, I had fallen in love with a Mac lipstick in a beautiful royal blue colour. Naturally, I would ever give any of my money to Mac make-up as they’re not cruelty free. However, I found this Nyx Wicked lippy in the shade Envy and it was a perfect, cruelty free dupe. I haven’t worn it yet, but I know I’ll love it when I do.

Superdrug

My second stop was Superdrug. For those who live in the UK and want a great place to shop for cruelty free products, Superdrug is the place to be. All of their own brand products are cruelty free and leaping bunny certified.

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This is the mermaid pallette from Makeup Revolution. Naturally with a name like that I just had to purchase it. Again, MUR is a drug store brand so nothing is massively expensive. This eye shadow palette was only £4.

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Cruelty Free pressed powder has been something I have struggled to find a good Rimmel replacement. They’ve either not been pale enough or they didn’t have the staying power to withstand my long shifts in a busy and hot work place. So I thought I’d give the MUR pressed powder in transparent a go.

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My new go-to foundation; GOSH in Porcelain. It’s pale enough and has good coverage. It covers my blemish’s decently enough and considering it’s drug store price, it’s good enough quality in my opinion. I may write a full blown review of this product.

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My hands have been very dry recently as I’ve needed to wash them a lot at work and it was starting to take it’s toll. So, I bought this cruelty free hand and nail cream from Superdrug. It’s quite thin and a bit watery so you don’t need much; a little goes a long way in this case.

My final purchase was this dark coloured lipstick from MUR in the shade blindfolded. I’ve worn this one a couple of times since I bought it and I love it!

Have you tried any Nyx or Makeup Revolution products before? What did you think?

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