Published by Michelle Reynolds.

Who needs gross ingredients and deadly animal tests? No one, especially when companies such as Essence offer armfuls of gorgeous goodies with no animal ingredients and no animal testing, all for less than $5 each! Essence has tons to choose from, but here are PETA staffers’ favorite items—all vegan, all cruelty-free, and all for just five bucks or less.

Note: Not all Essence products are vegan, so be sure to check the ingredients first.

Matt Touch Blush: $3.99

“A super-soft highly pigmented blush … provides the perfect pop of color for a healthy flush.”

The False Lashes Mascara: $4.99

“Extra volume, extra curl!”

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Smokey Crystal Ultra Long-lasting Eye Pencil: $2.99

“Easy application, rich color, long lasting”—what more could you want in an eyeliner?

Glow Like a Mermaid Highlighter: $5.99

For just $1 more, get this “radiant highlighter to bring out your inner mermaid.”

Shop online from Essence and get free shipping with every order over $15, or have fun trying out the brand’s selections at an Ulta Beauty location. For more makeup to mix and match, check out PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies database of companies that don’t test their products on animals.