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I’ve recently began to change the way I live.

I started eating healthier and try my best to stay away from fast food. Let’s be honest, though – it’s nearly impossible NOT to eat something from Taco Bell or Chick-Fil-A every now and then.

I’ve become more active. I began hiking and exercising outside of school.

The newest thing I’ve recently began to do – and this is super recently, like yesterday – is check the ingredients in the products I use.

I’ve tried to find natural products, from lotions to shampoos, that were overall good products.

While I was researching natural brands of makeup and checking the ingredients of my current makeup, a new problem popped up on my radar.

Although it has nothing to do with my health, it’s still something that really concerns me: Animal Cruelty in the beauty industry.

It’s really easy to forget where or how a product is made when it is so easy to find and are a priority item. People wear makeup for various reasons, and so finding a good product is an amazing thing. But in the height of our new find, nobody really takes the time to research it.

I was extremely surprised to find out that Maybelline isn’t cruelty free. A brand I had been buying since I was 14 years old condones animal testing, thus condoning the overall torture of animals.

Rodents to rabbits, are tortured for the sake of a makeup product. Sadly, many other animals such as beagles and non-human primates share the same fate and are also used for other types of animal testing, but that’s a different story.

This is disgusting to me.

I do understand that some people disagree with what I believe. That’s okay, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I do urge those who disagree with me to try researching this topic too. Perhaps you’re opinion would change.

I also know that as one person, I can’t stop the abuse. But by boycotting brands that condone this cruelty, at least I know that I am no longer a part of the problem.

It is my choice to throw out my Maybelline and replace it with a makeup brand that is cruelty free.

I urge others to at least consider doing the same.

The world is a big and terrible place, but taking actions like this will make a difference.

Here’s a link to a list of cruelty free makeup brands!

Ultimate Guide To Cruelty-Free + Vegan Makeup Brands | 2017

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