However, while beginning my cruelty free research I realized I could create a pretty great basic cruelty free starter kit from the drugstore for a very reasonable price!
Here we goooooo…..
*ELF Studio Blemish Control Primer*
I really love this Elf primer. It has a bit of a silicone feel and glides on the skin very nicely. It definitely helps to fill in my pores and provide a smooth surface. I don't really notice it helping with staying power, but not a lot of primers do help with that for me.
*Wet and Wild Coverall Foundation*
This foundation is absolutely amaze balls. It's very thick, so I would work with it quickly and in small sections, but it provides a beautiful coverage and finish. To get a near full coverage finish from the drugstore is beyond amazing to me.
Under eye Concealer
*Physician's Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Concealer*
Now this is not a full coverage under eye concealer and it's not what I reach for for special events or going out type of looks, but for day to day wear this stuff is perfect! It conceals while highlighting and blends nicely.
*Hard Candy Glamoflauge Light Duo*
This concealer has a yellow concealer (I use it under my eyes prior to applying the product above) and a regular concealer. I love the convenience of this product and the precise application with the pencil like method. It blends beautifully and provides amazing coverage without feeling as thick as cakey as the original.
Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzer
This is the only product you need to pack for bronzer and cheek color. If you are very pale (as I am in the winter) this bronzer may be too dark for you, but for summer time this duo is perfection.
Elf Studio Eyebrow Kit
I don't know how I went so long without using this kit again. This makes sure my eyebrows are always on fleeeeeek. It may take a bit longer than an eye pencil, but I think it gives a more defined look and really helps my sparse brows look fuller than they are.
Wet and Wild Fergie Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer*
I really think you won't feel the need to purchase anymore expensive eye shadow primers after purchasing this one. It performs just as well as my Urban Decay Primer potion and is literally a fraction of the price.
Milani Easy Eye Retractable Pencil Liner
I really like Milani's liners. Although they don't always stay put on me (very little does) it actually looks beautiful a bit smudged and goes on so creamy. If you are looking for a super precise lined look though, I am not sure if this is your best bet.
Wet and Wild Trios
I LOVE Wet and Wild's eyeshadow trios. I also like the quality of the shadows in their 8 pan shadows, but I don't find myself reaching for them as frequently as I do my trios. This particular one, Sweet as Candy, is a great neutral favorite and creates such a soft and feminine look.
Unfortunately, I can't do a drugstore lip category as I'm just a gloss girl and I have yet to find a cruelty free, drugstore gloss I have gone bananas over.
As you can see, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to be cruelty free and look like your most gorgeous self!