10 Best Cruelty Free Brands

  1. ELF

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    This New York-based company is one of the most affordable brands on the market for its quality; it’s no wonder, as its CEOs created it with the intention of starting a low-price, high quality cosmetics company for women on a budget. Most products range between $1 and $6.



    Sustainability: 100% Cruelty Free and 100% Vegan
    Price Range: $

  2. Bite Beauty2



    Bite Beauty is so all-natural that they market their lipstick as being literally good enough to eat. Their products have excellent ingredients that are nourishing for your lips and completely safe to ingest, even in large quantities, but unfortunately, they’re not always completely vegan.

    Sustainability: 100% Cruelty Free and Sometimes Vegan
    Price Range: $$$

  3. Glossier3



    Glossier is a cosmetics company set on keeping consumers looking fresh, clean, and moisturized, and their clean, simple packaging reflects that well. They market heavily on the “no-makeup makeup” look. They’re committed to producing completely cruelty-free products, but only some are vegan.

    Sustainability: 100% Cruelty Free and Sometimes Vegan
    Price Range: $$$

  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills4



    We don’t often think of high-end, luxuriously-marketed cosmetics as likely to be cruelty-free, but ABH is committed to sustainability. This brand is the darling of almost every Instagram makeup artist and with products so beautiful and glamorous, how could they not be?

    Sustainability: 100% Cruelty Free
    Price Range: $$$

  5. Kat Von D5



    This celebrity tattoo artist’s eponymous cosmetics line is edgy, high quality, and best of all, completely cruelty free. Not all of her products are vegan, BUT she labels every vegan product as so, so it’s easy to avoid confusion.

    Sustainability: 100% Cruelty Free and Sometimes Vegan
    Price Range: $$$

  6. Too Faced6



    Too Faced is one of the most creative and inventive makeup brands available today, constantly coming out with beautifully-scented, creatively-themed products; and some of those products are truly good enough to eat. Though Too Faced has always been cruelty free, the brand has recently been acquired by Estee Lauder, a brand that sells its product in mainland China, where animal testing is acquired by law, so it’s up in the air as to whether TF can maintain its cruelty free status for much longer.

    Sustainability: Cruelty Free (Owned by a Non-Cruelty Free Parent Company) and 100% Vegan
    Price Range: $$$

  7. Lush7



    Lush is known for its all natural, self-preserving, vegan, and, of course, cruelty free goodies. While their bath bombs and luscious skincare products are loved and lauded, they also have a small range of makeup packaged in little glass droppers. So cute!

    Sustainability: 100% Cruelty Free and 100% Vegan
    Price Range: $$$

  8. Colourpop8



    Colourpop shot to success in the past couple years and for good reason. Their line of cosmetic products, especially their liquid lipsticks and eyeshadows, are so varied and of such high quality; not to mention they’re so affordable, that most people can’t resist buying in bulk.

    Sustainability: 100% Cruelty Free
    Price Range: $$

  9. Milani9



    Milani is a little bit of a hidden gem. They’re a super affordable drugstore brand with high quality products and beautiful packaging. They’re available at any Target or Walmart near you,and best of all, they are certified cruelty free.

    Sustainability: 100% Cruelty Free and Sometimes Vegan
    Price Range: $

  10. Urban Decay 

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    Urban Decay is such a popular cult favorite that it really can no longer be called a cult favorite; it’s mainstream in the biggest way, despite its edgy undertones. While the brand itself is committed to remaining cruelty free and has certain products that are marked vegan. However, UD is owned by L’Oreal, which, despite misleading claims, does in fact test on animals.

    Sustainability: Cruelty Free (Owned by Non-Cruelty Free Parent Company) and Sometimes Vegan

    Price Range: $$$

 

Written By: Sydney Rakestraw
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