The Clunkster

Cruelty-Free Eyelashes


Alright y’all, it happened: I finally switched mascaras. For those of you who have been following along, you know that it’s taken me a while to transition into using cruelty-free mascara since I was so obsessed with my other mascara. However, I bit the bullet and bought a new tube from e.l.f., because how can you go wrong with e.l.f.?

What I Was Using: L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara

What I’m Using Now: e.l.f. 3-in-1 Mascara

Okay, so I have naturally long eyelashes, but I love when they’re extra super long because they make my eyes pop. I think long eyelashes are super sexy, and they’re even sexier when they’re nice and dark. When I found Miss Manga, I thought I had hit the jackpot. My eyelashes were already super long, but now they were even longer. I usually topped off the tips with Great Lash to make them super duper long.

But when I tried e.l.f.’s mascara, I realized that Miss Manga wasn’t that special, honestly. L’Oreal’s thing is that Miss Manga has a brush that can move in all directions. Well, e.l.f.’s mascara does that too, and it has a really cool fat tip so it’s really easy to get precise parts of your lashes that need some special attention. I very rarely use Great Lash to touch up anymore. It’s cruelty-free, and it’s super cheap.

I’m not exactly sure why it took me so long to cross over, but I’m happy I did. I think I should have this attitude with most of my beauty products. Sure, I do like what I’m using, but there’s always something better, and if it’s cruelty-free, it’s worth it if I don’t like it as much. All I need to do is branch out.

For more information about going cruelty-free, check out PETA’s Searchable Database or Cruelty-Free Kitty’s alphabetized list of cruelty-free brands.