ColourPop is a popular LA-based makeup brand known for their affordable makeup products but is ColourPop cruelty-free and vegan?
Is ColourPop Cruelty-Free?
Yes, ColourPop is Cruelty-free! None of ColourPop’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
ColourPop has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not allow others to test on their behalf, their suppliers also do not test on animals, and their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing by law.
Below is what’s currently stated on ColourPop’s website:
Is ColourPop Vegan?
Not all of ColourPop products are vegan as some of their cosmetics contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, ColourPop does have some vegan options.
ColourPop Vegan Product List
On ColourPop’s website, they have a list of their products that are NOT vegan and that do contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products, therefore, making these products not suitable for vegans.
When I asked how often this non-vegan list is updated, a representative from ColourPop told me they update this list prior to every new product/shade launch so it’s the most reliable and up-to-date list available.
But you can also easily find out which of their products are vegan by checking under each product description on their website and spot the Vegan icon.
Is ColourPop Ethical or Sustainable?
Based in: US
Products made in: California
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any public information on ColourPop’s sustainability, environmental, and social initiatives.
Giving Back Initiatives: ColourPop sometimes releases limited edition products where 100% of net proceeds go to animal protection organizations but I couldn’t find any other information about ongoing contributions.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: Only ColourPop’s Lippie formula claims to not “contain any nasty ingredients like Parabens or Sulfates.” I couldn’t find any other product claims.
ColourPop Mica Sourcing: When I emailed ColourPop to ask about whether the Mica used in their cruelty-free products is ethically-sourced, they responded saying:
“Thank you for reaching out! Mica in our products is sourced from the U.S., Japan, and Europe.”
Other Considerations: ColourPop releases a lot of new products and collections every season, like a lot, and they’re able to do this because they design, manufacture, pack, and ship everything from their own facility. But with such a quick turnaround to release new and more cosmetics every month, ColourPop has been dubbed the fast fashion of cosmetics.