Sylvia Pritchard

Testing cosmetic products on animals seems like such an archaic concept that it's difficult to believe some companies are still choosing to do it.  One reason many manufacturers still test on animals is so they can reach their market in China.  China—expected to have the world's largest beauty market in a few years—requires animal testing on all imported cosmetics.  In contrast, countries in the European Union prohibit animal-testing on any imported products.  I admit, in the past I have not bothered to check if the cosmetic products I purchase are ethically sourced/tested.  It may seem tedious and time-consuming to look up every product you purchase to see if they're ethically-conscious.  Luckily, I’ve saved you the time and noted the most well-known brands not testing on animals, so you can apply your contour worry-free.


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If you purchase your make-up essentials from your local drugstore like me, some of the most well-known brands you’ll find there don’t test on animals including: e.l.f., Wet N Wild, Milani, and NYX Cosmetics.  These affordable, but fabulous brands will give you peace of mind next time you’re in the market for new makeup products.

If Sephora is your go-to when it comes to cosmetics, rest assured, there are a wide variety of bunny-friendly brands to choose from:  Urban Decay and bareMinerals,  as well as ColourPop  and Tarte  can provide you with products even PETA approves.  Kat Von D, TooFaced, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Marc Jacobs Beauty are also among the many companies supporting the humane treatment of our furry friends.


These affordable, but fabulous brands will give you peace of mind next time you’re in the market for new makeup products.


Fortunately, the number of companies that still condone animal testing is growing slimmer each day.  Eventually, animal testing will become obsolete due to technological developments which create models from human skin cells to replicate skin, eyes, and other human organs.  There's a bright and beautiful future ahead for cruelty-free makeup fans.


I’m a twenty-year-old college student passionate about art, fashion, and my chihuahua, Romeo.  You can usually find me sipping an iced vanilla latte on campus or going for a run outside.  I reside in Pullman, a tiny town in eastern Washington where I study Public Relations.  

Comments (2)

  1. Meagan Hooper

Voting with your dollars is so important!

  1. Angelina Eimannsberger

Great resources! I'll reference this the next time I'm buying makeup

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