Happy International Women’s Day 2017 to all you talented, hard-working strong women! To celebrate, I’ve written about my favourite beauty brands, all founded by amazing inspirational women, that are as empowering for animals as they are for us. Here’s my top 7 female founded, cruelty-free cosmetics companies for 2017…

Spectrum Collections

The creation of sister entrepreneurs Sophie and Hannah, Spectrum’s beautiful fashion focused makeup brushes are 100% cruelty-free and vegan. The Welsh wonder-women began their business venture in their garage and a few years later their brushes are all over Instagram #girlbosses…

Charlotte Tilbury

Makeup artist to the super models and super stars, Charlotte Tilbury is the beauty boss the A list trust to beautify their face. The British born businesswoman counts Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian among her friends and fans of her high-end and cruelty free makeup line. It’s all the glamour with no gruesome animal testing.

Kat Von D 

Outspoken vegan and animal right’s campaigner Kat Von D is the boss of a bunny free beauty brand that’s as unapologetically bold as she is. Known worldwide for her TV Tattoo show, LA Ink, Kat launched Kat Von D Beauty nearly a decade ago and the brand’s popularity just keeps on growing. Sold in Sephora in the US and now in Debenhams in the UK, animal-free beauty never was so fierce.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Making that LA glow available to the masses, ABH’s stunning makeup range is full of lust worthy liquid lipsticks and highlighters that cause no animal harm. The cruelty-free company is loved by its astounding 13 million Instagram followers and countless celebrity fans and it’s all headed by female CEO Anastasia Soare. The brand is shared by beauty influencers all over social media and its eyebrow products have reached cult status. Together with her daughter Claudia; Anastasia, who began her career as an aesthetician and brow artist, now owns one of the biggest beauty brands of the moment.

Real Techniques 

Launched by Youtube sister sensations behind the Pixiwoo channel, Sam and Nic Chapman; Real Techniques sell some of the most popular makeup brushes and accessories around. Beginning their careers as makeup artists, their makeup brush line is professional, affordable and of course, cruelty-free. A makeup bag must have.

Cocoa Brown

The brainchild of Irish entrepreneur Marissa Carter, Cocoa Brown is the trademark pink tanning range that’s a best seller worldwide. The brand has an extensive line of tanning related products to achieve that perfect golden glow and they’re never tested on animals. Cocoa Brown is loved by Kylie Jenner and is stocked in Superdrug and available globally online too.

Stella McCartney Fragrances

Global fashion designer and daughter of animal loving music mogul, Paul McCartney, Stella is one of the few cruelty-free clothing entrepreneurs. Her fashion empire also includes several fragrances which are all animal friendly so you can spritz away her perfume guilt free!