Vegan & Cruelty Free Make-Up

It is the season to shine and sparkle! and If you are anything but me you are obsessed with glittery eyeshadows, purple and blue mascaras and delightfully warm golds for this time of the year. But when to know if a brand is still doing animal testing? Are you sure your favorite shade of red lipstick doesn’t come with a side of guilt and blood?

I have been doing some research myself after I recently found out one of my favorite brands was still using animal testing for their products. And for those who say “well better test on a rabbit than on a human” all I have to say is ……. Not PG 13 so I won’t say it. Animals don’t ask to be tested on, they certainly don’t need or care for makeup and should not be put to misery only for the sake of human fashion trends. It is just disgusting, come on, let’s try to evolve a little, the days of cavemen (and women, to be politically correct) are far gone.

Being vegetarian and/or advocate of all things eco-friendly and somewhat not damaging the environment translates into many things in life not just what we eat. Therefore let’s be responsable shoppers and fill ourselves with knowledge to make educated decisions during this holiday season.

So according to Sephora, the makeup brands listed bellow are either Vegan or Cruelty-Free  (which means they might use animal based ingredients in their products but do not engage in animal testing)

**Sadly note Sephora’s own brand is not in the list.

Amika – (PETA)

Anastasia – (PETA)

Bare Escentuals – (PETA)

Becca –

Betsy Johnson –

Bite Beauty – (Leaping Bunny)

Blinc – (PETA)

Bond No 9 –

Butter London –

Carol’s Daughter – (PETA)

Caudalie –

Clarins –

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare – (PETA)

DuWop –

Hello Kitty –

Hourglass – (PETA)

Illume –

Jack Black – (PETA)

JINsoon –

Josie Maran – (PETA)

Juicy Couture –

Julep –

Jurlique –

Kate Somerville –

Kat Von D –

KenzoUSA –

Keratinperfect –

Korres Natural Products –

L’Occitane –

L’artisan parfumeur –

LivingProof –

Make Up For Ever –

ME Smooth –

Murad – (PETA)

Nails Inc –

NARS – (they are cruelty free but their parent company is not)


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – (PETA)

Ole Henriksen –

Omorovicza – 

Formula X –

Pantone –

Ren – (PETA)

“We do not test any of our products on animals. Our products are not tested on our behalf by any third party. The only animal products we use are honey and beeswax in the Lip Honey.”

Rosebud –

“There are no animal by-products in any of the salves or lip balms. Beeswax is contained in Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm, Strawberry Lip Balm, and Mocha Rose Lip Balm, however, NO beeswax is contained in Rosebud Salve, Minted Rose Lip Balm, or Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm”

Smashbox – (PETA)

Tarte – (PETA)

Tata Harper – (LB, PETA)

TanTowel – (PETA)

The New Black –

Too Faced Cosmetics – (PETA)

Urban Decay –  (PETA, LB)

Wen – – (LB)

For more info on other cruelty-free or vegan products and brands visit Leaping Bunny


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