Hey, everybody! I am super stoked about this project ‘#BeBeautifulNotCruel: Every Life Matters’ which is for a great cause. It is in collaboration with my sweetest friend, Gouri Koushik, who has a passion for animals and is a vegan.
Love for animals, spreading awareness, freedom for the well-being.
“Live and let live” is something everyone says. But the real question is, do we really follow it ourselves?
Animals are voiceless, helpless, innocent creatures. Does it mean we should take undue advantage of them? Does it mean we, as, ‘developed’ humans, ruthlessly harm them for our benefit? Why don’t we use those alternatives instead, which don’t involve cruelty towards animals?
This is what the fuss is about, we crucially don’t understand that we don’t ‘need’ animals for experimental purposes. There is no such nothing as need. Animal creatures like rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, cows, are used in laboratories by cosmetic companies. They are insensitively used for experiments that harm them and can have adverse effects on their health, which may even result in death. Is this the level of compassion that humans are capable of? Is this our interpretation of ‘developed’?
Sales go down only when demand goes down. This is a fact. What we want to tell people is that ,yes, there are many affordable, amazing, yet effective cosmetics, which are animal cruelty free or vegan. Proof exists that vegan or animal cruelty free cosmetics are no different from animal tested cosmetics.
EVERY LIFE MATTERS. Money cannot be equated to the worth of a life. No life should be thought of as a commodity. Every being should be treated with love. But, how fair is it on our part to adopt animals, but still contribute to the cruelty in this world by buying cosmetic products that hurt animals? Think of all the pain animals go through in the laboratories.
We want you to help us promote and make people understand that vegan/animal cruelty free products are as effective products that are tested on animals. It is in fact, they are better as they provide the same quality, with no added guilt.
I was dismayed to hear about animals which are brutally massacred for leather, furs, angora, makeup products and what not.
It is appalling that people who don’t realise, “Love is destroyed if you are wearing something that is not free from animal cruelty.” Slaughtering animals just for the skin is not ‘fleshed-out fabulous.’ It’s extremely horrendous. Animals are such beautiful creatures on this planet. All of the above I said about the massacre, is becoming increasingly disturbing.
Also, I feel y’all follow a lot of celebrities and their BTS about their makeup, photoshoots, etc., to learn and embrace it. Yeah? Well, there are very well-known models and celebrities, who are hardcore animal lovers. They have supported the cause for animal rights by taking a strong stance that animals should not be subjected to captivity for materialistic needs. I’d like to mention a few – Ellen DeGeneres, Alia Bhatt, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, P!nk, Simon Cowell, Kesha, and so on.
Here are some things they said about animal rights :
Alia Bhatt – She has stepped forward to found Coexist, which promotes adoption of pets for their safety. “Adopt pets who are in need of shelter, protection, and love.”
Kylie Jenner – Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner beauty products are not tested on animals, and all shades of The Kylie Lip Kit are vegan, as mentioned in her website. Again, due to her huge affection and love for animals, it’s amazing that Kylie Jenner makes sure her brand doesn’t test on animals either!
Peter Dinklage – ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Peter Dinklage has been a vegetarian for a couple of decades now and then. I have heard that he is also an ambassador for Cruelty-Free International, and fighting for a worldwide ban on cosmetic testing on animals.
“I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog, or a chicken or a cow. I wouldn’t ask anyone to hurt them for me. That’s why I am a vegetarian.”
“By buying animal tested products, you are paying for cruelty.”
P!nk – P!nk, is a musician and a vegetarian, who works with PETA to stand up for various animal rights causes. She also supports Greenpeace, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
“I’ve always felt that animals are the purest spirits in the world. They don’t fake or hide their feelings, and they are the most loyal creatures on Earth. And somehow we humans think we’re smarter—what a joke.”
Ellen DeGeneres – As you can see from her Instagram feed with lots of loving animals, Ellen DeGeneres also supports animal rights organizations as The Gentle Barn, The Humane Society, and Best Friends Animal Society, and is a vegan. I consider her to be one of the best humanitarians I know.
“If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts.”
Leonardo DiCaprio – Leonardo DiCaprio sits on the board of several organizations that work to eliminate animal cruelty and prevent extinction including the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Global Green USA and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Tik Tok… Tik Tok…
Here we come, Ke$ha, who is a Global Ambassador for the Humane Society, sings her praises for her animal friends!
She promotes using cruelty-free cosmetics. Among the many animal causes that she supports, she has a huge obsession with cats.
“Working in this industry, I have been exposed to so many products and now realize more than ever how cruel and unnecessary animal testing is.”
Not only do they have millions of followers to support the cause, but the power of voice to change the world to make it a better place, one with conscience. I am glad that, they can inspire millions of people and support the cause of animal rights. I truly admire their confidence, and compassionate thoughts about every soul, which truly up brings the change and reaffirms that everyone including the animals has the right to live.
If many celebrities support animal rights, so can you? 🙂
We all deserve freedom, and so do animals. But I felt IT WASN’T JUST ENOUGH. So, I thought people will believe me if I provide a comparision between animal-tested products and animal cruelty-free products, and prove that they achieve the same results. No differences at all between them. Makeup is all about the tips and tricks, we all strive to do something that is potentially possible.
Here is the comparision between Animal Cruelty Free Makeup (Left) and Animal Tested Makeup (Right) –
There are AMAAAZING brands that are free from Animal Cruelty such as St.Ives, The Body Shop, Cover FX, Bare Minerals, Kora Organics, NYX, Juice Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Too faced, Elf, Yes to, and many more.
Just to be on the safer side, I am not mentioning the animal tested products. Anyhow, these are the list of Animal Cruelty Free Products we have used –
ANIMAL CRUELTY FREE MAKE-UP LISTS –
PRIMER : NYX Color Correcting Liquid Primer (Yellow)
Foundation – NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation
Concealer – LA Girl Pro Conceal (Pure Beige) & (Orange for Color Correcting)
Cream Contour – Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector (Dark)
Powder Contour – Makeup Revolution Contour Palette
Blush – Colorbar Cheek Illusion Blush (Sweet Scarlet)
Highlighter – Faces Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder
Eyeshadow – Eyeshadow NYX Warms Palette
Eyeliner – Faces Beyond Black Eye Liner
Mascara – Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara
Colorbar Light Pink Lipstick
More pictures? Here you go. (Hover on the picture and read the caption, thanks)
But, it’s so wrong to promote products by slaughtering animals for beauty. Why hurt them for our own comfort? Why hurt them for the materialistic needs?
Have you ever pulled your hair? Have you ever scraped your skin? You don’t realise the pain that we have caused just for beauty.
We are bound by the choices we take, the reasons we choose to perform.
Live in Harmony with other beings of the earth and become compassionate and sensitive. MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN FOR ALL OTHER BEINGS TOO.
The earrings she has worn are from Go-Native. I thought, It would be a great idea to mix fashion that is animal cruelty free for this positive cause. They have various assortments in store ranging from accessories, apparels, furniture, eco-friendly lights, organic oils and many more.
Go-native is a place where you feel like home. They have a restaurant as well, the place and food is amazing. Banana Almond Smoothie is my personal favorite! I have attached a website link on the below. Do visit Go-native sometime!!
I can’t thank you enough for your immense love and support towards this project.
So, anytime, if you plan to buy anything despite knowing whether it’s cruelty free or not, I have provided the links on the below to find out if the brand is Animal Cruelty Free.
Also, you can type a brand name to check if they are animal cruelty free. Click this Link!!!
And, if you’re not aware about where Keratin comes from, then you should probably read this!!!
But, FOLKS!!! It’s NOT JUST ME, it goes to other people as well, who have been in a part of this project, and also many of you, who believed and supported me in this project. I am super grateful for that! Thank you!
Makeup Artist – Harini Nagraj. Thank you so much for an amazing makeup and everything. I absolutely loved it!
Model – Gouri Koushik. Thank you so much for everything. Finally, we made this happen. I am super super glad.
So, Are you surprised that so many celebrities are fighting for animal welfare and supporting the cause of animal cruelty? So, can you?
Share your thoughts in the comments section and share it if you feel the same way. Put the hashtag #BeBeautifulNotCruel and Share it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Lots of love! <3