While we tend to take everything Beyoncé says as gospel, there is one sentiment we don't share; in our minds, pretty doesn't have to hurt—especially when it comes to animals. This spring, embrace cruelty-free makeup, without sacrificing any of the vibrant hues and high-impact looks that you're bound to see all over the streets (and, of course, Instagram). And simply because your makeup is kind to animals, doesn't mean your look won't be totally fierce. Think, bold swipes of fluorescent orange along your lash line or pops of pink on your pout. Think whatever you want; the sky's the limit with these gorgeous beauty looks.
Look through the stunning photos below to see why pretty can actually feel good and why we're happy to shine a light on the best of cruelty-free beauty.
Photographer: Stella Asia Consonni
Prop stylist: Emma Witter at Beast and Burden
Photography assistant: Anya Broido
Styling Assistant: Ray Choi
The subtlest of pink lipsticks is given a jolt by a slash of electric pink along the upper lash line. Finish the look with strong brows and twists of hair designed to keep all eyes where they belong: on your face.
Get Sydney's beauty look (left): Sukin moisturiser, Illamasqua skin base, NARS Illuminator in super orgasm, Stargazer kohl eye pencil in neon pink and neon eye dust in pink, Ciate mascara in espresso, NARS sheer lipstick in Mitzi.
Get Karmay's beauty look (right): Lipstick Queen Big Bang lipgloss in space, Illamasqua Brow Build in amplify, Stargazer eye pencil-27; get Sydney's look: Nars cococabana, Butter London teddy boy brilliant lip crayon, Ciate mascara in espresso.
Left: Sydney wears: bikini by Local Heroes, dress by Jayne Pierson, Trousers by Rokit Vintage, Earrings by Grays Antiques Centre. Right: Karmay wears: earrings by Caitlin Price x MFP, t-shirt by Illustrated People, Trousers by FlearMadonna. Sydney wears: stylist's own t-shirt, skirt by Style Stalker.
The sheerest of red lips will leave you looking like you've been munching on raspberries all day, even when all you've been consuming are shining, shimmering decorative hearts.
Get Sydney's look: Lipstick Queen lipstick in Medieval.
Earrings by Grays Antiques Centre
Bring spring's prettiest flowers into your beauty look with delicate, lilac-shaded eyelids and a lip color reminiscent of a lost paradise.
Necklace by Grays Antiques Centre, bodysuit by Kriss Soonik, bikini bottoms by South Beach.
Neutral shades are anything but boring when they give the wearer a springtime glow.
Left: swimsuit by Local Heroes. Right: Top by Drop Dread, skirt by Kim West Latex, ring by Grays Antiques Centre.
Rewrite Ophelia's fate while wearing this delicate makeup look; Hamlet wasn't ever worth all that drama anyway.
Stylist's own top.
Friends totally let friends match their eyeshadow to their lipstick.
Get Karmay's look: BECCA poured creme highlighter in topaz, Lush lipstick in witty, Ciate London liquid lipstick in Kiss Me Quick, Pat McGrath fine gold 003 pigment; get Sydney's look: Lush lipstick in witty, Barry M lilac glitter dust, Charlotte Tilbury mascara, Ciate London liquid lipstick in Kiss Me Quick.
Both swimsuits by Local Heroes.
Who says you can't mix and match your neon hues? Talk about an orange crush.
Get Sydney's look: NARS velvent gloss lip pencil in happy days and Stargazer lipstick in neon orange, Pat McGrath balm; get Karmay's look: Stargazer neon eye dust in orange, NARS velvet gloss lip pencil in happy days.
al Sydney wears top by Illustrated People and Karmay wears top by Caitlin Price.