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Huda Beauty Cruelty-Free and Vegan Status

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Is Huda Beauty Cruelty-free?


Yes. Huda Beauty is cruelty-free with some vegan options.

Huda Beauty’s Animal Testing Statement (2018)

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 their behalf; their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals and have manufacturers certifications to confirm this; and they do not sell in Mainland China.

Therefore I would consider Huda Beauty to be a cruelty-free brand.

Huda Beauty Vegan Product List

When it comes to vegan Huda Beauty options, they have a rather small selection.

It should also be noted that some of Huda Beauty lashes are made from real mink hair. They do offer silk lashes for an animal-free option.

The following Huda Beauty products are vegan and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients:



25 Responses
  • Sameeha
    November 17, 2018

    Is the Huda Beauty demi matte liquid lipstick vegan and cruelty free?

  • Victoria
    November 2, 2018

    Hello, do you know whether their Easy Bake Loose Powders are vegan? 🙂

  • hope lye
    September 14, 2018

    Is the Rose Gold Edition eye shadow pallets vegan?

  • Natasha
    August 4, 2018

    Hey there,

    Would love to know if her new demi matte liquid lipsticks are vegan. Do you think you could email them and find out? Thanks!

  • Heather
    May 26, 2018

    Obsessions line is made in china. I thought anything made or sold in china had to be tested on animals by their laws?

    • Vicky Ly
      May 27, 2018

      Hey Heather,
      Cosmetics that are SOLD in Mainland China are only required to be tested on animals, which means companies can make or manufacture their cosmetics in China but just as long as they’re NOT selling in China, they are not required to test on animals.

      I have a post explaining this further, which you can read here: https://ethicalelephant.com/china-animal-testing-laws-cosmetics-made-china-vs-sold-china/

      Also, I just updated this list and confirmed which of Huda Beauty’s obsession palettes are vegan! =)

    • A
      September 26, 2018

      Heather – things made in China dont have to be tested. It’s specifically things that are NOT made in China, but are sold in China.

  • Pixelwink
    May 25, 2018

    I was about to purchase the New Coral Obsessions Palette, but the ingredients said it contained carmine. The new Gemstone Obsessions palette is also not vegan because it contains carmine. It would deinitely help updating the post listing each palette that is vegan as they continue coming out with more, to avoid any confusion 🙂

    • Vicky Ly
      May 25, 2018

      I try to keep all my posts as updated as possible so if there’s new information available, I’ll update this post as frequently as I can! =)

      I was informed that all of Huda Beauty’s obsession palettes are vegan and I take what brands tell me at face value in regards to vegan product lists. I unfortunately can’t verify if the coral and gemstone palettes are vegan because they don’t list the ingredients online =(

      Do the new obsession palettes list carmine as an ingredient under “May contain”?? If this is the case, then they might be using the same label across multiple palettes or it’s listed under “may contain” because they share and use some equipment and machines that make other products that contain carmine.

      I just sent an email to inquire about their new palettes so I’ll update this post as soon as I hear back from them!

    • Vicky Ly
      May 27, 2018

      Hiya! I reached out to Huda Beauty and they confirmed to me which of their obsession palettes are vegan: Mauve, Smokey, Electric, and Warm Brown.

      Thanks for letting me know about their new palettes not being vegan! =)

      • salma
        May 28, 2018

        Hi Vicky please list huda beauty vegan products if u can please

    • Ashley
      September 28, 2018

      Isn’t that so annoying, they could substitute one ingredient and they don’t 🙁

  • Madison
    May 3, 2018

    Are all the obsessions palettes vegan then????

    • Vicky Ly
      May 3, 2018

      That’s what they told me! 🙌🏻😊

      • Madison
        May 3, 2018

        Did they provide any information to confirm that?

  • Shelby
    May 1, 2018

    Wow! I thought that Huda Beauty wasn’t cruelty-free. A lot of cruelty-free beauty bloggers think she isn’t and have stating that. Good to know!

    • Vicky Ly
      May 1, 2018

      Yah me too!!! Then I received a surprisingly detailed and cooperative response from them which totally changed my mind about their cruelty-free status! I think some people also don’t consider Huda Beauty to be cruelty-free because they have mink lashes, which I totally understand. But in regards to the issue of animal testing, I’m happy to report Huda Beauty doesn’t test on animals! YAY!!

      • hotveganhannah
        May 17, 2018

        I never understood why people think a brand isn’t cruelty free because they have mink lashes! In my mind cruelty free just refers to animal testing, and they’re in the same category as cruelty free brands that use snail secretion or carmine. BTW, I’ve been loving the obsessions palettes!

        • A
          September 26, 2018

          Snail goo can be harvested ethically. Mink fur is absolutely not ethical. It’s not the same thing. Honey and certain snail goo are vegetarian, nothing animal derived through any means are vegan, but mink eyelashes are straight up cruelty.

      • salma
        May 27, 2018

        Hi Vicky ly I m a Indian girl. I just want to know that is huda beauty faux foundation really vegan pls
        yar answer me please

        • Vicky Ly
          May 27, 2018

          Hi Salma.
          At the date of this post, Huda Beauty told me that their Faux Filter Foundation doesn’t contain any animal derived ingredients. Please note that formulations can change without my knowledge. I take what brands tell me about which of their products and shades are vegan at face value and I share that information on my blog.

          I am not an official vegan certification organization so I’m unable to verify every product and its ingredients to determine if there are absolutely no traces of animal-derived ingredients in said products. I just reach out to brands and share that information on my website to hopefully save some consumers the time and effort of contacting and waiting to hear back from brands themselves.

          If you have any information that suggests their Faux Filter Foundation isn’t vegan, I would be happy to look into it and update this post =)

          • salma
            May 29, 2018

            Thanks Vicky

      • salma
        May 27, 2018

        And did they provide any confirmation about this

    • Miri
      October 7, 2018

      The problem is:
      She also stated (on her website and personally on instagram) that the mink lashes are cruelty free, hand collected from “free range zoos” That’s a lie. There is no such thing as cruelty free mink fur products! Why I am certain about that, you may ask? She (or other companies) never provided pictures of those “zoos”. And if it was true, it would be super expensive (mink are loners and need a huge territory).
      So how can I trust the statement, that her make up is not tested unless it’s certified?

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