Huda Beauty

Last Updated: June 4, 2021

Is Huda Beauty Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Huda Beauty cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Huda Beauty’s policies.
Huda Beauty is cruelty-free. None of Huda Beauty’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals anywhere in the world.
Not all of Huda Beauty’s products are vegan, but they have some vegan options.
Huda Beauty does not claim or market itself as a sustainable company.
Huda Beauty claims “where possible we use U.S. based, responsibly sourced Mica.” However, it’s not clear what percentage of their mica is sourced from the US and it’s also unclear how they trace or audit to ensure no child labor was involved.
Huda Beauty products come in plastic packaging. I couldn’t find anything stating they’re working on reducing their use of virgin plastic in their product packaging.

About Huda Beauty

Huda Beauty is a cosmetic brand created by beauty guru, Youtuber, and influencer, Huda Kattan.
PRODUCTS MADE IN: Around the world including Italy and China
PRODUCTS: Makeup, Makeup Brushes, Lashes, Fragrances
CERTIFICATIONS: N/A

Huda Beauty

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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.

Huda Beauty has met all of our criteria in our Cruelty-Free Checklist and is included on our List of Cruelty-Free Brands.

You can find Huda Beauty’s cruelty-free products at Sephora and Cult Beauty.

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

Huda Beauty Vegan Makeup Brushes

Huda Beauty – Vegan Fragrances

Wishful Vegan Skincare


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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  1. Well USA buys the product MICA from India. So Huda should think where is USA sourcing it from…..?

    I am disappointed this is all her team have said about it

  2. Thank you for this article! Spent ages trying to find info about their mica and only found that it was “ethically-sourced” but without further info. I generally stay away from natural mica and was wondering if I should make an exception or not (I now won’t). Thank you for making it easy to make ethical decisions! 🙂

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