Monday, 19 January 2015

Why I Don't Use Natural Hair Makeup Brushes

The answer is: I am against animal cruelty. Sadly, natural hair makeup brushes support just that; a cruel and anything but beautiful fur industry.

“Makeup brushes are commonly made from squirrel, mink, horse (sometimes called “pony” or “camel”), or goat hair.”

“Every year, millions of animals are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death and strangled, electrocuted, or beaten and skinned alive on fur farms.” 

I don't want to go into too much details as it breaks my heart even writing about it and I can't imagine the pain these poor creatures have to go through in order for us to buy natural hair makeup brushes. 

The good news:
We can all as individuals do something about it:
1. Start using makeup brushes with synthetic bristles instead of the not nice ones mentioned above (Yay!).
2. Write to your favourite makeup companies that still use real animal hair in their brushes asking them to switch to cruelty-free ones.
3. Share the information about the cruel industry with your friends and other people, as many of them aren't aware of it.
4. Think twice when someone recommends to you brushes with animal fur or tries to sell them to you and ask yourself: is this something I am willing to financially support with my own money?

What do you think about this issue? Do you prefer cruelty-free brushes as well? If yes, which are your favourite brands? 





29 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you hun , totally against anything to do with harming or testing animals. Great post. xox

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  2. I agree. It's so easy to find synthetic brushes, and they're usually less expensive!
    510

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

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  3. I completely agree, no animal should have to go through suffering like they do. Real Techniques' brushes are amazing and synthetic.

    http://gillydiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I love Eco Tools brushes, the set I bought almost 4 years ago is still in great shape after weekly washes. I really don't see the point of animal hair brushes when there are so many quality synthetic options!

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  5. I agree, there is no excuse for using natural hair makeup brushes. The cruelty that goes into them is unspeakable!! Two faced, Urban Decay, and Obsessive compulsive cosmetics all have amazing synthetic brushes :)


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  6. I agree, it's so sad that animals get abused!

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  7. Kirsty Baker20 January, 2015

    I may have been a little naive in the way I didn't really think natural hair makeup brushes would be made in a cruel way. This really upsets me and I agree more awareness should be out there about this issue because if there was I think a lot more people would switch to synthetic brushes. xx


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  8. Definitely! They are a very good quality as well.

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  9. Didn't know they were synthetic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I love Eco Tools as well! I have two different sets and love both of them :)

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  11. Couldn't agree more! Thanks for sharing the info about other cruelty-free makeup brushes :)

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  12. Thank you Candice!:) I completely agree with you, it is beyond sad.

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  13. Yes, I truly believe 99% of people wouldn't buy the real hair makeup brushes, if they knew the cruel reality. Thank you for reading the post :)

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  14. The Fashion Panda21 January, 2015

    Such informative post! I didn't knew this. So sad !

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  15. It is sad, but we can do so much about it by not supporting it and by spreading the information! x

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  16. Welcome to the club! :) I am always careful as well.

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  17. That's actually a good point! I am totally ready to stop using my natural makeup brushes to save all the cute animals that are struggling because of the beauty industry.

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  18. Makeup brushes are one of those things people don't really think about when it comes to animal cruelty and its definitely great to people mentioning it and getting the word around. x

    Andrea,
    GUCCI&POLA.

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  19. The synthetic ones are just as good and better because you're not supporting animal cruelty!

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  20. Yay! Hearing things like this make me really, really happy! :) Thank you for caring x

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  21. I agree. I didn't really think about it either until someone told me about the cruel industry and I was so oblivious that I thought they were misinformed. I wish they were... x

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  22. Definitely! I love their quality and the cruelty-free factor won me over years ago.

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  23. Mary Lyndall24 January, 2015

    I did not even think about animal-cruelty and makeup brushes because I use them so much. I will have to go and check to make sure mine are synthetic. This was very informative thank you!
    www.sweetheartofthesouth.com

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  24. You are welcome! Makeup brushes are such a common item that we use that we don't even second guess it. However, once we are aware of it, it is super easy to change :) Welcome to the cruelty-free world ;) xx

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  25. Wow, you definatly changed my mind. Cruelty-free for me now!

    Eva // http://evasstudio.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. This makes me really, really happy! You won't regret it :) x

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