Living an ethical lifestyle is hard. You have to constantly be conscious about what you're buying and the products you use. It is a big change physically and mentally, but the important thing is that you don't have to do it all at once. Start small with using ethical makeup and skincare brands instead of your go-tos. Here's a list I complied after doing a little research to get you started:
Ecco Bella: They manufacture all vegan skin care products along with vegan cosmetics!
Lush: Lush Cosmetics is is 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free. They even offer a free fresh face mask to customers that bring five of their black pot packaging back to their stores. The black pots are recycled or re-used as art material. Make sure to check out their ethical buying policy!
Aveda: Environmentally friendly and cruelty free. They're also super involved with several organizations and giving back to the community is part of their mission.
The Body Shop: £1.30 from each sale goes to The Body Shop's Building Bio Bridges Programme to support conservation and communities.
Ecologic: Skin care and cosmetics for men and women!!
Axiology: Natural, vegan, and cruelty free lipsticks!
Antonym: Their compact eye shadows, blushes, and brushes are packaged in bamboo and they are a certified organic brand which is vegan and cruelty free.
Elate: They use bamboo are also vegan and cruelty free and offers refills!!
Ilia: They package in recycled aluminum. They're cruelty free and certified organic.