Cruelty Free Makeup Brands Every Animal Lover Should Know!

The range of cruelty-free make up brands are on the rise, and we can see that many cult brands are following in the same footsteps as the Body Shop and Lush. However, not only high-end luxury makeup are doing vegan makeup, there are high street brands as well. So, you don’t have to bruise your bank as there’s always an alternative to go to – a brand suited to every budget!

1. bareMinerals

None of the products has been animal tested! Furthermore, their products also don’t contain any of the following: oils, fragrance, preservatives, or damaging chemicals.

2. Burt’s Bee

From lip balms to their new makeup line Burt’s Bees have been certified as cruelty-free by Pet’s Caring Consumer Programme. Unfortunately, their products are not vegan as the primary ingredient is beeswax, but they are winners of the ‘Best Natural Beauty Brand 2016’.

3. Milani

I was shocked to see that Milani is a Vegan brand and have a ton of vegan make up options, everything from concealer to eyebrow pencils! On top of this, Milani is certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program (CCIC) as cruelty-free!

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills

According to PETA ABH is a cruelty-free brand but not vegan. Some of their products contain beeswax or honey but a cult-fave such as the Dip Brow Pomade is vegan.

5. Soap and Glory

Soap and Glory are firmly in the cruelty-free box and absolutely none of their products have been tested on animals, Their status as an animal-friendly brand is confirmed by their support for ‘FRAME- Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments’.

6. Kat Von D

Her whole makeup line has been created without hurting animals! Kat’s rigid stance on animal cruelty has ensured that she has provided a 10/10 cosmetic line dedicated to helping the prevention of cruelty to animals. Yasss Queen!

7. NYX

This is one of the many affordable makeup companies that have also joined the cruelty-free makeup brands bandwagon and whilst providing us with a menagerie of colours and palettes they are also giving us cruelty-free goodness.

These are only a few brands I’ve mentioned… here’s a whole list!


For UK companies, animal testing has been banned since 1998 but with the rise of overseas companies, it is difficult to decipher their methods and the process they go through to give us affordable makeup. Purchasing products from cruelty-free makeup brands demonstrate a conscious effort to prevent the harm that comes to animals during the testing process of specific products.

Hope you found this to be helpful!

Nisha x