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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
27 Responses
  • vegangel
    September 20, 2017

    Thank you so much! I tried the link to Wet n Wild’s vegan list, and it was broken. Here’s a link to the updated list on their new website: http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/vegan-products.html.

    • Vicky Ly
      September 21, 2017

      Thank you so much for letting me know!! I updated the link =)

  • Kelly van Gemert
    June 22, 2017

    Thank you for clearing things out! I think that there has to be something done about the ‘cruelty-free’ title. I think that brands that use animal products are not allowed to say that their products are cruelty-free, just because there is no animal testing involved. Exploiting animals and using their bodies for any purpose is cruel!

  • April
    February 8, 2017

    Why is PETA then calling NYX cruelty-free AND vegan?
    “We’re now happy to announce that NYX has confirmed its dedication to its cruelty-free policy and will remain 100 percent cruelty-free under L’Oréal’s ownership. This means that NYX does not and will not allow, conduct, commission, or pay for tests on animals for its ingredients, formulations, or finished products anywhere in the world. No animals will suffer for NYX products, and to celebrate, we’re sharing with you our favorite vegan and cruelty-free NYX products:”

    • Puppy Mommy
      March 27, 2017

      The leaping bunny logo does NOT mean a item is vegan; it ONLY means they did NOT test on animals. I know a lot of vegan who are confused by this and it drives me crazy that PETA has not made this more clear. If you’re looking for vegan makeup/hair/etc products, don’t use the bunny logo as your definitive guide to vegan products. It’s a place to start doing research, but it doesn’t mean the product is vegan. Look for the “V” that designates certified vegan. Many products won’t have this though, so do a search on Pinterest, Google, etc, and see which companies are vegan or have specifically designates products. I know it sucks, but more and more companies are adding vegan products and/or being transparent with their ingredients. Personally, I love elf for inexpensive veggie makeup!

    • Denise
      January 22, 2018

      I recently bought eye liner from nyx because they are supposed to be cruelty free. I looked at the eye liner when I got home and it says made in China. I know Chi a does test on animals. I’m confused.

  • Stacy Ellis
    November 22, 2016

    Thank you very helpful article.
    I too got a similar response when reaching out to IT Cosmetics on whether their products have animal derivatives.

  • Virginia Jimenez
    September 21, 2016

    Thank you for this post Vicky! Go vegans!

  • Pamela
    September 18, 2016

    So glad I found your site. I used to use NYX until L’Oreal took over. Now ELF AMD W n Wild are my favorites, as they were before. But too bad NYX isn’t began and sold out to that monster cosmetic giant L’Oreal. They want to grab all of it.

  • Alexus
    June 8, 2016

    Is NYX allergy tested?

  • C
    January 5, 2016

    Thank you for clearing up the confusion I had over NYX, I have only recently become vegan and am finding this new lifestyle challenging (in a good way!) more in regards to beauty and fashion than even the diet restrictions really, so this post (and many others on your site) are helping enormously on my newfound path to a cruelty free life! 😀 xo

    • Vicky Ly
      January 5, 2016

      Glad to hear you are having fun exploring the wonders of a vegan lifestyle! =) and I’m extremely happy to read that you’ve found this post helpful. If you ever have any questions, just shoot them my way and I’ll be happy to help you answer any at info@ethicalelephant.com =)

  • Ingrid
    November 24, 2015

    Hi Vicki,

    Thank you for the clarification of NYX and its lack of vegan purity. I had just been on Peta’s site looking for vegan makeup recommendations and one of them on Peta’s site is NYX. Maybe they need the education so they do not mislead other visitors looking for the same thing? Again thank you for the clarification 🙂

    • Vicky Ly
      November 24, 2015

      Hey Ingrid! =) Glad to help clear things up for ya! It seems as though the resource list from PETA is focused mostly on products that are cruelty-free and not tested on animals. There is a difference between cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics, if anyone is wondering what the difference is, check out my post explaining it here >> https://ethicalelephant.com/crueltyfree-vs-vegan/

      I think PETA tries to cater to a wider audience and promote brands that are not tested on animals and not necessarily all vegan. Whereas on my blog, I focus on both cruelty-free and vegan beauty products! If it was up to me, I’d redefine the term ‘cruelty-free’ to include no animal ingredients. I can’t see how it’s possible to obtain animal derived ingredients in a manner that isn’t cruel to the animals.

      • just sayin
        July 26, 2017

        >I can’t see how it’s possible to obtain animal derived ingredients in a manner that isn’t cruel to the animals.

        from dead bodies after natural death, from urine, excrements

        • vegangel
          September 20, 2017

          Yes, but until that natural death, they are held captive–and in what kind of conditions? Same for “products” that come from animals: Someone somewhere is holding animals against their will & their nature, just to collect their urine, excrement, milk, eggs, etc.

  • […] wird. NYX gehört ebenfalls zu L’Oréal. Es gibt keinerlei Vegan-Listen und folgender Beitrag NYX Cosmetics Is Not Vegan-Friendly hat mich letztendlich dazu veranlasst diese Marke NICHT in die Liste aufzunehmen. Persönlich […]

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