List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Lashes

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I want to believe as much as you all do that adorable minks are getting fresh fades, trims, and haircuts and whatever falls to the ground is washed and then used to make our falsies. Or that there’s some sort of mink spa where the animals get massaged, shampooed, brushed and the hair that sheds off is used to make our eyelashes. But let’s be real, that’s not how it happens.

There’s a reason why there isn’t any images of these “cruelty-free mink farms”

When manufacturers are proud and transparent of how they source their ingredients or how they make their products, they’ll often proudly show us with images of organic lavender fields or assembly lines of people smiling while packing their products.

If you Google “mink eyelashes”, it’s just images of eyelashes. But if you Google “mink farms” you’ll see the inhumane truth behind how those mink eyelashes came to be.

Mink Eyelashes are Not Cruelty-Free

And any mink eyelash brand claiming their products are “cruelty-free” is a blatant lie. Here are some deceiving claims made from mink lash brands trying to paint a pretty picture of an unrealistic mink farm:

SJ Lashes claims,“Our real animal fur lashes are totally cruelty free, obtained by gently brushing live animals, without harming them. This gentle, meticulous procedure ensures that no animals are harmed during the entire harvesting process, while preserving the quality of the harvested fur. ” – SJ Lashes (NOT Cruelty-Free Brand)

Lotus Lashes claims, “you can rest assured that the minks aren’t harmed in the process of collecting the hairs for our beautiful lashes! The manufacturers simply get the hairs from brushing and collecting the hairs from the animals.” – Lotus Lashes (NOT Cruelty-Free Brand)

Sadly, there are no organizations or third parties that audit or regulate such claims of “cruelty-free mink farms” and “cruelty-free mink lashes“, so we’re left to trust and believe the words of the people who are trying to sell us their products. Don’t fall for these deceiving claims.

Let’s get real here. Mink lashes are not cruelty-free. If you want truly cruelty-free lashes where absolutely no animals are ever harmed in the process, then opt for synthetic or human hair lashes instead. This is the only way to guarantee no animals were harmed or killed for our falsies.

Here are a few cruelty-free and vegan false eyelashes available today!

Cruelty-Free & Vegan False Eyelashes

MOTD Faux Mink Vegan Lashes
MOTD Vegan Lashes

MOTD Cosmetics – Faux Mink Silk Lashes

I’m a huge fan and user of MOTD vegan makeup brushes and on May 1, 2019, MOTD launched their collection of vegan lashes!! This 100% vegan brand released 3 faux mink silk lash collections that include a range of lash styles from Natural, Full, to Extra!

Price: $15/each

Where to buy? motdcosmetics.com and Use coupon code: ‘VICKY’ to receive 15% OFF your order.

Ardell Vegan & Cruelty-Free Lashes
Ardell Vegan & Cruelty-Free Lashes

Ardell Lashes – Cruelty-Free Lashes

Ardell is my go-to brand for false lashes because they’re super affordable and they come in a variety of different styles! You can find Ardell at just about any drugstore and they’re also readily available on Amazon too. All of Ardell lashes are 100% animal-free so you can choose from their different styles without having to worry about animals being harmed for your falsies!

I love Ardell multi-packs, get four of their lashes at a sweet price and their Demi Whispies are my absolute fave 👌🏻

Price: around $5/each

Where to buy? Most drugstores and on Amazon

ELF Vegan Lashes
ELF Vegan Lashes

ELF – Cruelty-Free Fake Eyelashes

ELF seems to make just about everything! and super affordable vegan false eyelashes is another product ELF has mastered! You can grab a pair of ELF false eyelashes for under $5 in a variety of styles from individual false lashes, natural, to dramatic and full glam lashes. Glam on a budget? ELF’s got your back.

Price: $4 – $5 /each

Where to buy? elfcosmetics.com, Ulta, or some drugstores.

House of Lashes - Synthetic Lashes
House of Lashes – Synthetic Lashes

House of Lashes

House of Lashes are 100% cruelty-free, all of their false eyelashes are hand crafted using 100% sterilized premium human hair and cruelty-free synthetic fibers. I especially love how House of Lashes are beautifully packaged in recyclable packaging!

Price: $12/each

Where to buy? Ulta

Sugarpill Lashes - Vegan False Lashes
Sugarpill Lashes – Vegan False Lashes

Sugarpill Lashes

Sugarpill lashes offer a beautiful range of luxurious and dramatic false eyelashes, all of Sugarpill’s cruelty-free and vegan lashes are made with synthetic hair or natural human hair. My fave is Halo!

Price: $9

Where to buy? Amazon and Beautylish

Eylure Cruelty-Free Lashes
Eylure Cruelty-Free Lashes

Eylure False Lashes

Eylure has an impressive range of cruelty-free lashes including natural, volume, dramatic, luxe, and even magnetic lashes! Eylure lashes are made with premium synthetic fibres that look and feel like animal hair but without the cruelty!

Price: $5-20

Where to buy? Amazon and Ulta

Black Moon Cosmetics Vegan Lashes
Black Moon Cosmetics Vegan Lashes

Black Moon Cosmetics

Black Moon Cosmetics are known for their gothic cruelty-free and vegan makeup products, but did you know they also have vegan lashes? Black Moon Cosmetics’ Fur Free Collection of vegan lashes are made with poly-synthetic fibers that mimic the “mink” look and feel without the cruelty! They claim their cruelty-free lashes are comfortable, reusable, and lightweight, they come in a variety of lash styles named after each zodiac sign.

Price: $12-14

Where to buy? blackmooncosmetics.com and Riley Rose

Jolie Beauty Cruelty-Free Lashes
Jolie Beauty Cruelty-Free Lashes

Jolie Beauty Cruelty-Free Lashes

Slayin Lashes by Jolie Beauty are luxurious & cruelty free lashes that are completely handcrafted and made from Faux Mink. There are soft and luxurious styles with a natural finish. Yet also lashes for dramatic, vampy effects. Made from the highest quality faux mink: a synthetic material that is comparable to silk – without the worms! Our cruelty-free, vegan eyelashes are so well made, they can be worn up to 20 times.  Keep it ethical and say no to mink, with these vegan eyelashes.”

Price: £9.99

Where to buy? joliebeauty.co.uk

Feline Lashes - Vegan False Eyelashes
Feline Lashes – Vegan False Eyelashes

Feline Lashes

Feline Lashes are hand-made to perfection where each pair is truly unique! Their eyelashes are made out of vegan and cruelty-free synthetic silk. Feline Lashes come in a range of flirty, full, or dramatic lash styles.

Price: $27/each

Where to buy? felinelashes.com

Lorum Lashes Vegan Lashes
Lorum Lashes Vegan Lashes

Lorum Lashes

Lorum Lashes was started to bring customers luxury false lashes that are cruelty-free, super easy to apply and most importantly affordable. All of Lorum Lashes are made out of 3D Faux fur which is synthetic fibers that are made to look and feel like fur, but aren’t. We do not use animal fur in any of our products and we never will, making us 100% cruelty-free and vegan. We aim to bring you the best quality lashes at the lowest prices.”

Price: $10-15

Where to buy? lorumlashes.com

True Glue Natural False Lashes
True Glue Natural False Lashes

True Glue Natural False Lashes

True Glue luxury lashes are eco-friendly, sustainable, vegetarian and cruelty-free! Our 100% silk lashes feature bands that are a handmade cotton thread for easy peasy application. Re-use up to 20 applications per lash.” True Glue is also a Canadian brand based in Toronto!

Price: $7-25

Where to buy? true-glue.com and Amazon (CA) 🇨🇦


I’d love to know, have you tried any of these cruelty-free and vegan eyelashes before?

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12 Comments
  • Aurelle
    May 23, 2020

    Do you know if there’s any vegan and fair-trade eyelashes?

  • Nika
    April 7, 2020

    Absolutely in love with House of Lashes 😀

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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