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So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

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Is Anastasia Beverly Hills Cruelty-Free and Vegan? (2019)

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Is Anastasia Beverly Hills Cruelty-Free in 2019?

Anastasia Beverly Hills is cruelty-free; none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

Is Anastasia Beverly Hills Vegan?

Not all of Anastasia Beverly Hills products are vegan as they do use carmine, lanolin, beeswax and/or other animal-derived ingredients in some of their products but Anastasia Beverly Hills does have some vegan makeup that are free of animal products and by-products.

Please reference below for a list of Anastasia Beverly Hills vegan products.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Vegan Product List (2019)

The following products are considered as “vegan” according to Anastasia Beverly Hills’ website:

Brows


Eyes


Face

Complexion

Glow Kits & Highlighters

Contour & Bronzer

Blush


Lips

  • Lip Gloss  – all shades
  • Lip Palette
  • Lip Primer
  • Liquid Lipstick (some shades contain beeswax and carmine)
    • Shades that are vegan: Allison, Ashton, Bittersweet, Bohemian, Clover, Crush, Currant, Dazed, Dolce, Dusty Mauve, Faded Terracotta, Grim, Hudson, Insomniac, Kathryn, Madison, Malt, Maude, Mulberry, Naked, Nocturnal, Poet, Redwood, Requiem, Rio, Ripened Red, Rock Sand, Soft Lilac, Starfish, Strawberry, Stripped, Trouble, Tulip, Violet
  • Matte Lipstick – all shades

Brushes

Some of Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup brushes are made using goat, pony, or sable hair however they do offer some synthetic bristle brushes that are animal-free, below is a list of their makeup brushes that are made from synthetic bristles:

This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at info@ethicalelephant.com to let me know.


Not Vegan – Anastasia Beverly Hills

Below is a list of Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup and brushes that are not vegan as they contain carmine, lanolin, beeswax, or some other animal-derived ingredient:

  • Alyssa Edwards Palette (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Beauty Express (Highlighting Duo Powder is not vegan) – not vegan
  • Brow Definer (all shades contain lanolin) – not vegan
  • Brush #14 (made with natural bristles) – not vegan
  • Brush A23 (made with natural bristles) – not vegan
  • Darkside Waterproof Gel Liner (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • DIPBROW® Gel (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Highlighting Duo Pencil (contains beeswax) – not vegan
  • Jackie Aina Palette (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Jackie Aina Launch Edition (contains carmine, beeswax) – not vegan
  • Liquid Lipstick – Sepia, Carina, Sugar Plum, Vintage, Potion, Vamp, Sarafine, American Doll (contains carmine or beeswax) – not vegan
  • Modern Renaissance Palette (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Norvina Eye Shadow Palette (contains carmine and beeswax) – not vegan
  • Prism Palette (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A10 Diffuser Brush (made with goat hair) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A12 Small Contour Brush (made with goat hair) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A13 Medium Shader Brush (made with pony hair) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A14 Pencil Brush (made with goat hair) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A16 Large Shadow Brush (made with kolinsky and sable hair) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush  – A18 Angle Chiseler (made with natural bristles) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A19 Blush Brush (made with natural bristles) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A20 Large Powder Brush (made with natural bristles) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A22 Pointed Cheek Brush (made with natural bristles) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A24 Medium Shadow Brush (made with natural bristles) – not vegan
  • Pro Brush – A25 Tapered Blending Brush (made with natural bristles) – not vegan
  • Riviera Palette (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Soft Glam Palette (contains carmine and beeswax) – not vegan
  • Subculture Palette (contains carmine) – not vegan
  • Sultry Eyeshadow Palette (contains carmine and beeswax) – not vegan
  • Tinted Brow Gel – Auburn (contains carmine) – not vegan

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8 Comments
  • Mathilde GON
    April 7, 2019

    Je fais des recherches pour être sûre que tous mes cosmétiques soient cruelty free et en cherchant sur le site d’Anastasia Beverly Hills je n’ai pas trouvé de mentions légales à ce propos. Peut-être que c’est moi qui est mal cherché, et si c’est le cas j’aimerais savoir où je peux trouver ces mentions.

  • Aim
    December 19, 2018

    Hi , I noticed u wrote in Anastasia soft glam eye shadow pallete , there is carmine and beeswax. Are these the only animal ingredients , or us their fats from animals like cows and pigs? Plz reply soon. Thanks

    • Vicky Ly
      December 19, 2018

      Hi Aim,
      Sorry but I’m not entirely sure. I think it’s best to ask ABH about the source of each of their ingredients in this palette. They’ll give you a better answer than I can.

      Carmine and beeswax were the only animal-derived ingredients that stood out to me but there are some other ingredients in their list that could potentially be derived from an animal source or synthetically like glycerin and lecithin.

      Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful in answering your question!

  • Sufi
    November 1, 2018

    What about their eyeshadow palettes ? Like modern renaissance, norvina and all the other palettes ?

  • Fiona
    May 3, 2018

    I have found less vegan marked products. For example, their Moonchild kit is not marked vegan. Have they changed the formula?

    • Vicky Ly
      May 3, 2018

      I noticed they’ve removed the VEGAN label on some of their products. I sent them an email 2 weeks ago addressing this and asked if they recently changed their formula and they responded saying:

      “We apologize for any confusion. Since we have many products in various shades, please let us know specifically which items you are interested in and we will do our best to give you the needed details.”

      My guess is that they haven’t changed their formulas and maybe they’re just updating their website and in doing so, they’ve accidentally removed the VEGAN label off from some of their shades and products. But I plan to follow-up with these changes closely! =)

  • Carole
    March 17, 2018

    Hi, do you know if the new Amrezy Highlighter is vegan? Thank you

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