Companies that test


To find out if your makeup is cruelty free...go to: 

Please note that some of these companies/brands were once cruelty free and no longer are.

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L'Oreal
Revlon
CoverGirl
Rimmel
Max Factor
Mary Kay
Sephora
Hello Kitty
Bobbi Brown
Kat Von D
Amway
Olay
Almay
Urban Decay
MAC
Olay
Smashbox
Clinique
Estee Lauder
Stilla
Origins
Tom Ford
Tarte (recently sold to a animal testing company)

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  • The Body shop - It should be noted that they do not test on animals but their parents company L'Oreal does 
  • Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals - It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not. They also have some makeup brushes that are not cruelty free.
  • Burt’s Bees - It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company Clorox, is not. It should also be noted that their parent company owns brands that do test on animals.
  • Freeman Beauty - It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.
  • Bath & Body Works - It should be noted that their parent company owns brands that do test on animals.
  • NARS - It should be noted that they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not.


I randomly came across a cruelty-free blog, My Beauty Bunny, and their cruelty-free list. As I'm scrolling down the list to ensure that my favorite beauty brands are still cruelty-free, my heart dropped. Not only did it drop, it broke, ripped and all of the above. Since my first post about cruelty-free products, I've been committed to only purchasing and reviewing products that were cruelty-free to the best of my knowledge. And as I'm scrolling down the list, it got worse. Estee Lauder, Urban Decay, Avon, Mary Kay, MakeUpForEver, YSL and others have been removed from cruelty-free lists due to their decision to sell their products in China. Estee Lauder's subsidiary companies include but are not limited to Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, MAC Cosmetics, Origins, Smashbox, Tom Ford.
The Chinese government requires all cosmetics sold in China to be tested on animals before it is available to the Chinese consumer. Therefore, in order to sell their products in China, these companies are having to test on animals. When I first read this, I felt hurt, betrayed, angry, frustrated, and more. I felt like I was being forced to break-up with an old friend. I've been using MAC Cosmetics since I was 15. I'm now almost 23, and although 8 years years might not seem long to some, it is a long time in comparison to my lifetime so far. I used MAC products for prom, dance recitals, first dates and my mom used to give me MAC products each year for Christmas. I use Urban Decay's Primer Potion everyday and their Naked palette is one of my (and many other beauty lover's) favorite eyeshadow palettes. I've recently fallen in love with YSL's Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks, and I've been exploring MakeUpForEver's wide array of products. Smashbox is another company I've been loyal to throughout college. So basically, almost all of the beauty companies that I have known and loved, now test on animals. -Alyssa
                                                  



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