8 Humane Makeup Brands That Don’t Test On Animals

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Did you know that animal testing is mandatory for foreign cosmetics in China? That means any of your favorite brands sold in the biggest retail market on Earth are *not* cruelty-free — including anything manufactured by L’Oreal or Shiseido. Proudly humane brand Wet n Wild was recently exposed for quietly expanding their products into mainland China, possibly stripping them of their cruelty-free status and making us question which of our favorite Leaping Bunny certified brands aren’t so ethical after all.

Even though Urban Decay, BareMinerals, Tarte, Buxom, and NYX are also marketed as humane companies, purchasing their products (tragically including the Naked Palette collection) still ultimately benefits their parent companies who have chosen to test on animals. Opinions vary on whether it’s better to still buy from cruelty-free brands that are owned by questionable parent companies in order to show that becoming an ethical brand can help sales or to avoid giving money to brands that allowed themselves to be sold to non-ethical corporations, and it’s entirely your decision which school of thought to follow. We’ve rounded-up eight cruelty-free makeup brands that are *actually* humane for your consideration, and a lot of them are vegan, too!

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