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? ♥