Is NYX Vegan or Cruelty-Free? | NYX Vegan Product List

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NYX Cosmetics is a popular affordable makeup brand available at most drugstores in the US, Canada, and the UK but is NYX cruelty-free and vegan?

Is NYX Cruelty-Free?

Yes, NYX is Cruelty-free! None of NYX’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.

However, it should be noted that NYX is owned by L’Oreal, a parent corporation that does test on animals when required by law.

NYX has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not allow others to test on their behalf, their suppliers also do not test on animals, and their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing by law.

Below is what’s currently stated on NYX’s website:

NYX Animal Testing Policy

NYX Acquired by L’Oreal

In 2014, NYX was acquired by L’Oreal, a corporation that does test on animals when required by law.

Although NYX is owned by L’Oreal, the brand has remained committed to being a cruelty-free brand.

NYX is included on our List of Cruelty-Free Brands.

You can find NYX products at, at most drugstores like Walmart, CVS, Target, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, as well as on Amazon.

Is NYX Vegan?

Not all of NYX’s products are vegan as some of their products contain beeswax, lanolin, carmine, or animal-derived ingredients or by-products. However, NYX does have some vegan options.

Please reference below for a list of NYX vegan products.

NYX Vegan Product List

Below is a list of NYX products that are suitable for vegans and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

You can also find out which of their products are vegan on NYX’s website.

Face – NYX Vegan

Face Primer & Setting



Bronze, Contour & Highlight


Eye Makeup – NYX Vegan



Eye Primer

Eyeshadow & Palettes


Lips – NYX Vegan

Makeup Remover

This vegan product list is updated as frequently as possible, please be aware that formulations may have changed since the publication of this post. If you have new information to suggest one of the above products isn’t vegan, please email me at to let me know.

Is NYX Ethical?

Based in: US

Products Made in: NYX Cosmetics can’t specify where their products are made, stating “Please be advised that our products are created all over the globe, making it difficult to know where exactly a certain product is manufactured.”

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any public information on NYX’s sustainability, environmental, or social initiatives.

NYX Mica Sourcing Response: When I emailed NYX to ask about whether the Mica used in their cruelty-free cosmetics is ethically-sourced without the use of child labour, they responded stating:

“Regarding your question on which Mica we use in our cruelty free makeup products, please look at the link we have provided down below regarding our sustainable sourcing for mica:

I hope this article helped you to understand NYX’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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  • zara
    July 5, 2019

    the wonder stick does not contain beeswax?

    • Vicky Ly
      July 8, 2019

      Hey Zara,

      You’re right. I just checked the ingredient list for The Wonder Stick from NYX and it does list beeswax. I’ve now removed it from this list. Thank you for catching that! =)

  • 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

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