An Animal Lover’s Guide to Shopping Cruelty-Free Makeup

If you love animals, or you are just looking for more ethical ways to shop, this is the article for you! For years, beauty companies have used unethical methods to create and test their beauty products. Animals, like rabbits and mice, have been suffering and dying for years due to negligence in the beauty industry. Because sustainability and ethicality are more important than ever, beauty lovers have decided to take a stand by steering clear of companies who don’t test on animals. If you are looking to join the fight against animal cruelty, here are ten PETA-approved makeup brands you need to know!

1. Fenty Beauty

According to their website, this company never tests products or ingredients on animals. Fenty Beauty, however, is not considered a vegan company; a few of their products may contain ingredients of animal origin, such as beeswax or carmine.

2. Lime Crime

According to their website, Lime Crime is “Leaping bunny-certified Cruelty Free.” If you aren’t familiar with Leaping Bunny, they have the strictest cruelty-free criteria in the world. Lime Crime’s products are also 100% vegan!

3. Tarte

The company Tarte does not test on animals, nor do their affiliate companies. Not all of Tarte’s products are completely vegan, but they do offer vegan-friendly options.

4. Buxom Cosmetics

None of Buxom’s makeup products are tested on animals. However, their makeup brushes are made of real animal hair, so I would not consider the company completely cruelty-free. They also use some products of animal-origin, so they are not vegan either.

5. Stila

Stila has confirmed that they are completely cruelty-free. Stila is not a completely vegan company, but some of their products are vegan-friendly.

6. Kat Von D Vegan Beauty

As you could guess by the name, Kat Von D Vegan Beauty is a cruelty-free and vegan company. In January, Kat Von D sold her company to the company Kendo. Kendo then changed the name from “Kat Von D Beauty” to “Kat Von D Vegan Beauty.”

7. Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty is another company that never tests on animals. They aren’t, however, considered a vegan line. Some of their ingredients may be of animal origin. But they do sell some items that contain no animal products whatsoever.

8. Urban Decay

According to their website, Urban decay is cruelty-free and committed to ending animal testing. Not all their products are vegan, but they do have a large selection of vegan-friendly options.

9. Smashbox

Smashbox has confirmed that they are completely cruelty-free. The company and the company’s suppliers do not test any products on animals. They are not completely vegan, but they do have a guide to all their vegan products on their website.

10. Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills is completely cruelty-free, but they are not a vegan brand. They do sell quite a few vegan-friendly products, which you can easily find online!

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