Huda Beauty is a cosmetic brand created by beauty guru, Youtuber, and influencer, Huda Kattan. Huda Beauty has become one of the most popular and fastest-growing makeup brands but is Huda Beauty cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable in 2021? I’ve got the answers here!
Is Huda Beauty Cruelty-free?
Huda Beauty is Cruelty-free! None of Huda Beauty’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Huda Beauty’s Animal Testing Policy
In an email response, Huda Beauty confirmed to me that they do not test their ingredients or products on animals; they do not ask or hire any third parties to test their products or ingredients on animals on their behalf; their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals and they have manufacturers certifications to confirm this; they do not sell their products in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing by law.
Is Huda Beauty Sold in China?
Most imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals in 2021. However, Huda Beauty has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
Is Huda Beauty Vegan?
Not all of Huda Beauty products are vegan as some of their products contain carmine, beeswax, or other animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, Huda Beauty does have some vegan options.
Please reference below for a list of Huda Beauty vegan products.
NOTE: Huda Beauty is no longer selling Mink Lashes anymore!
Huda Beauty now also has a Vegan product page listing all of their vegan products. I recommend checking this page on their website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on what products are vegan or not. Additionally, all of their vegan products are now clearly marked as ‘vegan.’ See below for an example.
Huda Beauty Vegan Product List
As of 2021, I will no longer be regularly updating this list of Huda Beauty 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.
Below is a list of Huda Beauty products that are marked as ‘vegan’ and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Huda Beauty Vegan Makeup
- #FAUXFILTER Foundation – all shades
- #FauxFilter Skin Finish Foundation Stick – all shades
- Demi Matte Cream Lipsticks – all shades
- Diamond Lip Balm – Seductress, Negligee, Dirty Thoughts, Censored
- Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder – all shades
- Glow Coco Hydrating Mist
- Life Liner Duo Pencil & Liquid Eyeliner
- Lip Contours Matte Pencil
- Gossip Gurl
- Iron LC
- Spice Girl
- Lip Strobe Metallic Gloss
- Makeup Remover Balm
- Matte & Metal Liquid Eyeshadows
- Ca$hmere Robe & Penthouse Suite
- Matte Perfection Pre-Makeup Base
- N.Y.M.P.H. All Over Liquid Highlighter – Luna
- Obsession palettes
- Overachiever Concealer – all shades
- Power Bullet Metallic Lipstick – NYE
- Resting Boss Face Setting Spray
- Sticky Tack Lash Glue – Clear Tone
- Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream – all shades
Huda Beauty Vegan Makeup Brushes
- Bake & Blend Brush (Face)
- Blur & Glow Body Brush (Body)
- Buff & Blend Brush (Face)
- Build & Blend Brush (Eyes)
- Conceal & Blend Brush (Face)
- Sculpt & Shade Brush (Face)
Huda Beauty – Vegan Fragrances
Wishful Vegan Skincare
- Chin Lift – Sculpting Sheet Mask
- Clean Genie Cleansing Butter
- Get Even Rose Oil
- Thirst Trap – Cocoon Mask
- Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub
Is Huda Beauty Sustainable?
Huda Beauty’s headquarters is based in: USA
Huda Beauty’s products are manufactured in: Around the world, check packaging labels to see where their products are made. I was told their Obsessions Palettes are made in China and their Foundation is made in Italy.
*Note: Cosmetics made in China are not required to be tested on animals. Only cosmetics that are sold in physical stores in mainland China are required to be tested on animals according to China’s animal testing laws.
Huda Beauty does not claim to be a sustainable company.
Additionally, I wasn’t able to find any available information on Huda Beauty’s sustainability, environmental, and social initiatives.
Giving Back Initiatives: Huda Katten donated $100,000 to makeup artists financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: No product claims on Huda Beauty cosmetics and products.
Wishful Skincare claims they use responsibly and ethically sourced ingredients where possible, and they comply with Sephora’s Clean Program, which means their products are formulated without: Parabens, Triclosan, Triclocarban, SLS, SLES, Phthalates, Formaldehydes, Retinyl Palmitate, Aluminum Salts, Benzophenone, Resorcinol, Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Coal Tar, Mineral Oil, Fragrance over 1%. (Source)
Is Huda Beauty’s Mica Ethically-Sourced? Huda Beauty claims they use “responsibly-sourced” mica sourced from the US when possible. But it’s unclear whether their mica that’s sourced from other countries are audited or traced to ensure no child labor was involved.
“We are very aware of the global concerns and impact of using Mica from socially and economically challenged regions where there is a risk of unsafe working conditions. As a company we are committed to ensuring transparency throughout our supply chain, and supportive of local organizations who are working to improve the living and working conditions in the region. Where possible we use U.S. based, responsibly sourced Mica. “
I hope this article helped you to understand Huda Beauty’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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