Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

I believe it is arguable that more and more awareness is being generated about the unfortunate connection between the cosmetic industry and animal testing. Cosmetic brands have been using animals as a means to test their products for years, and thankfully more individuals have come forward to express their disapproval of such methods.

The following is a list of cruelty-free makeup brands:

This impressive list comes from, and it was update for the 2016 year. Several brands mentioned in the list are not only cruelty-free but also vegan, which for some persons is a double bonus.

I believe it is essential to support cosmetic companies that refrain from testing on animals because they essentially set a standard for other companies to abide by. I believe that more attention and emphasis issued towards cruelty-free makeup will ensure less brands resorting to animals to exercise use of their products.

The following is a list of cosmetic companies that do test on animals:


  • Almay
  • Amazing Cosmetics
  • Artistry (Amway)
  • Avon
  • Benefit
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Borghese
  • Burberry
  • Calvin Klein
  • Chanel
  • Chapstick
  • Cle de Peau
  • Clinique
  • CoverGirl
  • Demeter
  • Dior
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Estee Lauder
  • Flirt
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Givenchy
  • Guerlain
  • Helena Rubinstein
  • L’Oreal
  • Lancôme
  • MAC
  • Make Up For Ever
  • Mary Kay
  • Max Factor
  • Maybelline
  • OPI
  • Prescriptives
  • Rimmel London
  • Revlon
  • Shiseido
  • Shu Uemura
  • Sinful Colors
  • Sephora (brand)
  • Stila
  • Tom Ford
  • Tony Moly
  • Yves Saint Laurent

It is unfortunate that a majority of non-cruelty-free makeup brands are popular names, and I was surprised by several of the brands listed above. Please educate yourself about cosmetic brands prior to purchasing their products to ensure you have full insight as to how they come to develop their products.


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