black|Up is the first French upscale beauty brand dedicated to women of color but is black Up cruelty-free and vegan in 2021? We’ve got the answers here!
Is black Up Cruelty-Free?
black Up is Cruelty-free! None of black Up’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
black Up’s Animal Testing Policy
black Up has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
Below is a snippet of the response I received from black Up when I emailed them to ask about their animal testing policy:
“None of black|Up’s products have been tested on animals. black|Up is a French based brand and the European cosmetic regulation (Réglement Cosmétique 1223/2009) bans animal testing on cosmetic products. Hence, in accordance with European regulations and the brand’s value, no black|Up products have been tested on animals. Moreover, our products are not available for sale on the Chinese Market.“
Is black Up Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, black Up has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
You can find black Up’s cruelty-free products at Sephora.
Is black Up Vegan?
Not all of black Up’s products are vegan as some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, black Up does have some vegan options.
Below is a list of black Up’s vegan products.
When I asked Black Up if any of their products were vegan, they responded stating:
“A lot of our products are vegan but others may contain animal ingredients. These ingredients are lanolin, beeswax and carmine. The complete list of ingredients are always listed on our product pages.“
You can also find out which of their products are vegan as they’re marked accordingly on their website under each product description. See below for an example.
black Up’s Vegan Product List
As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of black Up’s vegan products as all of their vegan products are now clearly marked. Check their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on which products are vegan or not.
The following black Up’s products are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Complexion Makeup – Black Up Vegan
- Anti-Shine Loose Powder
- CC Cream Multi-Action
- Colour Correcting Loose Powder
- Contouring Powder
- Correcting & Radiance Primer
- Full Coverage Cream Foundation
- Highlighting Palette
- Mat Definition Foundation
- Matte Definition Powder
- Matifying Fluid Foundation
- Mattifying Primer 8H
- New Contouring Stick
- No Transfer Concealer
- Radiance Concealer
- Skin Illuminating Pressed Powder
- Smoothing Primer
- Strobing Primer
- Strobing Stick
- Sublime Light Powder
- Sublime Powder
- The Matnifique 24H Matte Foundation
- Two Way Cake
Eyes – Black Up Vegan
Lips – Black Up Vegan
- black|Up x Shy’m Demi Matte Liquid Lipstick
- Glossy Liquid Lipcolor
- Lip Tint Dissolving Gel
- Top Coat Metallic Matte Liquid Lipcolor
Skincare – Black Up Vegan
- Bamboo Scrub – Exfoliating Gel
- Daily Face Purifying Gel
- Dark Spot Correcting Night Cream
- Hydration Generator Fluid
- Lip Tint Dissolving Gel
- Micro Dermabrasion – Deep Pore Cleanser
- Oxygen Mask – Matifying Fresh Mask
- Ultra Matifying Rebalancing Fluid
Is Black Up Sustainable?
Black Up‘s headquarters is based in: France
Black Up’s products are manufactured in: Mostly in Europe
“Almost all our formulas are produced in Europe and we pay a special attention to keep a part of our production in France.”
Black Up does not claim to be a sustainable company.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any available information on Black Up’s sustainability, environmental, and social initiatives.
Is Black Up’s Mica Ethically-Sourced? I emailed Black Up twice to ask if their mica is ethically-sourced without the use of child labor but I never heard back from the brand.
I hope this article helped you to understand Black Up’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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