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Ashlee Piper, the lady behind the eco-conscious blog The Little Foxes, is a staunch supporter of cruelty-free living. But even if you're not ready to adopt a vegan lifestyle, Ashlee's on hand for everything from spotting animal products in your shampoo to the best natural mascaras on the market.
Whether you spend your workdays in front of a camera or chained to your desk, a well-appointed makeup bag can be your saving grace. But, do you know what the products in your makeup bag are really comprised of? Unfortunately, animal testing and animal-derived ingredients dominate the conventional makeup market — and especially bargain cosmetics.
Luckily, I've culled 10 staples that are big on performance (read: help you look fresh-faced the morning after a too-long happy hour), and are friendly on your wallet — we're talking under-$10-a-pop affordable — and to the animals. Even better? You can find most of these vegan, cruelty-free picks at your local drug or big-box store. No better time than spring to give your dusty, powder-caked makeup bag a makeover, right?