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. 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!

    1. 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!!

      1. hotveganhannah

        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!

        1. 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.

        1. 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 =)

    2. 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?

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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!

    2. 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! =)

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

    1. 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! =)

    2. 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.

  4. 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!

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