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NYX Cosmetics Is Now Vegan-Friendly!

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NYX Cosmetics are sold in most drugstores and they’re incredibly affordable where you can buy a NYX lipstick for as low as $4!

NYX Cosmetics was acquired by a non-cruelty-free giant cosmetic brand, L’Oreal in 2014, but thankfully NYX Cosmetics has maintained their commitment to a strict no animal testing policy and is a cruelty-free brand. They’re just now owned by a parent company that continues to test on animals.

If you choose to look pass NYX’s affiliation with L’Oreal and want to know which of NYX’s makeup products are considered vegan, then you’ll be happy to know that recently NYX has started labeling some of their makeup as being vegan.

This post originally (dated Sept 4, 2015) included a statement from NYX claiming that none of their products were considered vegan but this post is updated to reflect NYX’s recent changes.

NYX Vegan Product List (2018)

NYX’s vegan product list can be viewed on their website here.

The following is a list of NYX vegan products that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products:

Face – NYX Vegan


  • BB Cream
  • DH Studio Photogenic Foundation
  • Pro Foundation Mixer
  • Total Control Drop Foundation

Face Primer & Setting

  • #NoFilter Blurring Primer
  • #NoFilter Finishing Powder
  • Angel Veil – Skin Perfecting Primer
  • Blotting Powder
  • First Base Primer Spray
  • High Definition Finishing Powder
  • High Definition Primer
  • Hydra Touch Oil Primer
  • Makeup Setting Spray – Dewy
  • Makeup Setting Spray – Matte
  • Mineral Finishing Powder
  • Pore Filler
  • Shine Killer
  • SFX Setting Powder
  • Soft Focus Tinted Primer
  • Studio Perfect Primer
  • Total Control Drop Primer


  • Color Correcting Powder
  • Concealer Jar
  • Dark Circle Concealer
  • Gotcha Covered Concealer
  • HD Photogenic Concealer Wand

Bronze, Contour & Highlight

  • Born to Glow Highlighting Palette
  • Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
  • Bronzer & Blusher Combo
  • Cream Highlight & Contour Palette
  • Dose of Dew Face Gloss
  • Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
  • Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
  • Highlight & Contour Pro Singles
  • Matte Bronzer
  • Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo
  • Wonder Stick


  • Bronzer & Blusher Combo
  • Ombre Blush
  • SFX Creme Colour
  • Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette
  • Whipped Lip & Cheek Souffle

Eye Makeup – NYX Vegan


  • Cake That! Powder Eyeliner
  • Collection Noir
  • Colored Felt Tip Liner
  • Epic Ink Liner
  • Faux Blacks Eyeliner
  • Gel Liner and Smudger
  • Liquid Crystal Body Liner
  • Matte Liquid Liner
  • Super Fat Eye Marker
  • Super Skinny Eye Marker
  • Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner
  • Vinyl Liquid Liner
  • White Liquid Liner


  • 3-in-1 Brow Pencil
  • Auto Eyebrow Pencil
  • Build Em Up Brow Powder
  • Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
  • Eyebrow Cake Powder
  • Eyebrow Marker
  • Eyebrow Push-Up Bra
  • Micro Brow Pencil
  • Precision Brow Pencil
  • Tame & Frame Brow Pomade


  • Big & Loud Lash Primer
  • Proof It! Waterproof Mascara Top Coat

Eye Primer

  • MultiTasker Mixing Medium
  • Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer

Eyeshadow & Palettes

  • Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette
  • Face & Body Glitter
  • Faux Whites Eye Brightener
  • Glazed & Confused Eye Gloss
  • Lid Lacquer
  • Lid Lingerie
  • Metallic Glitter
  • Nute Matte Shadow
  • SFX Creme Colour
  • The Natural Shadow Palette
  • The Smokey Shadow Palette

Lips – NYX Vegan

  • #ThisIsEverything Lip Oil
  • Butter Lipstick
  • Duo Chromatic Lip Gloss
  • Epic Ink Lip Dye
  • Faux Marble Lipstick
  • Lip Primer
  • Plush Gel Lipsick
  • Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream
  • Simply Pink Lip Cream
  • Simply Red Lip Cream
  • Simply Vamp Lip Cream
  • Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil
  • Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream
  • Strictly Vinyl Lip Gloss
  • Whipped Lip & Cheek Souffle


  • Be Gone! Nail Lacquer Remover Wipes
  • Nail Lacquer

Makeup Remover

  • Be Gone! Makeup Remover Wipes
  • Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
  • Stripped Off Cleansing Balm
31 Responses
  • A Abena
    November 25, 2018

    If nyx cosmetics is owned by a non cruelty fee company (L’Oreal) then even though nyx make up is ‘vegan’ wouldn’t some of the money fund cruel animal experiments?
    Very unfortunate and annoying…everything is connected

  • Sissi
    May 12, 2018

    Thank you for putting the list together. I needed to know if the Epic Ink Eyeliner was vegan & Cruelty-free and it is!!! Yeaaah!!!

  • Liz
    March 23, 2018

    Hi- I buy basically ONLY NYX products. I love the quality but the cruelty-free part was essential to me. I happened to notice that in stores (as of the past two weeks), the newest stocked products no longer have the little “bunny” symbol or the words “cruelty free” anywhere on the packaging. Do you happen to know why?

  • Jay
    March 18, 2018

    The stay matte not flat foundation contains beeswax sadly.

    • Vicky Ly
      March 21, 2018

      Hi Jay,
      I just checked the ingredients and you’re right, the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation does indeed contain beeswax. Thanks for catching that and for letting me know! I’ve now removed it from my list and have emailed NYX to inform them that this foundation shouldn’t be on their vegan product page =)

      • Sukh
        March 26, 2018

        Hi Vicky…. can u please tell me that is the nyx vegan+cruelty-fee or just the vegan

      • Nuria
        September 1, 2018

        Do YouTube know ahout the Suede martes Lipstick? It seems ok jut the glycerin i Sony know if its from vegetal por animal origin. Aldo i sentía antes email asking ahout the Slip Tease full color laquer but i havent Hot antes answer. Thanksgiving YouTube!

      • Nuria
        September 1, 2018

        Do You know about the Suede matte Lipstick? It seems ok but the glycerin i dont know if its from vegetal or animal origin. Also i sent an email asking ahout the Slip Tease full color laquer but i havent got any answer. Thanks You for tour amazing job

  • jaime
    March 17, 2018


    I’m wondering how pure and safe NYX products are and how compliant to their cruelty free stance considering some of their products are being manufactured in The People’s Republic of China.

    I think it is absurd that China requires products entering into China from foreign countries with high standards of purity and quality control to be tested on animals. The horror stories coming out of China with respect to the lack of quality control, the addition of impure and hazardous materials to everything from baby formula to animal treats (and being exported to the countries they demand testing from!), and the counterfeiting of myriad products goes unchecked. Hypocrisy of the highest level.

    Personally, I think companies should care more about their domestic clientele and refuse to sell to a country that is forcing them to abandon their core beliefs. The companies that are capitulating to the inhumane demands of this country are potentially losing more customers than they are gaining, if for no other reason than putting a higher value on profits rather than ethics.

  • Maria Palma
    March 13, 2018

    I just started researching more about vegan products and didn’t realize all the different nuances there are in this industry. I love that NYX is vegan because they offer such affordable products.

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