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@nclabeauty now has vegan lip scrubs + lip balms!! πŸ’‹βœ¨ π™Žπ™π™‚π˜Όπ™ π™Žπ™π™‚π˜Όπ™ is a 100% natural, vegan lip scrub formulated with organic beet sugar and agave nectar to gently exfoliate and cleanse your lips. It also contains Vitamin C and E to help hydrate and brighten lips! 😘

π˜½π˜Όπ™‡π™ˆ π˜½π˜Όπ˜½π™€ is a 100% natural, vegan lip balm formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil. I'm obsessed with this lip balm! It smells like watermelon candy πŸ‰ and keeps my lips hydrated and smooth without leaving a waxy residue behind! πŸ’•

NCLA has so many colorful flavors of Sugar Sugar and Balm Babe including:
πŸͺ Almond Cookie
πŸͺ Horchata
πŸͺ Red Velvet
πŸͺ Watermelon
πŸͺ Pink Champagne
πŸͺ Lavender
πŸͺ Matcha Tea
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NCLA is a cruelty-free and 100% vegan beauty brand ✌🏻🌸
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#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #sugarsugar #veganlipbalm #veganlipscrub #gifted

@nclabeauty now has vegan lip...

Right?! πŸ˜’βœ¨ (via @hummusmem3s)

Right?! πŸ˜’βœ¨ (via @hummusmem3s)

Choosing cruelty-free DOES matter to the hundreds of thousands of animals that are routinely blinded, poisoned, and killed each year for cosmetic testing πŸ’‰πŸ€πŸ‡ Vote with your consumer dollars and help put an end to these inhumane, outdated, and unnecessary tests by choosing to only buy cruelty-free cosmetics and products 🐰🌿✨
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Thank you to all the amazing and incredible cruelty-free companies for committing to never test their finished products, ingredients, or formulations on animals, anywhere in the world πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–βœ¨ Together, we CAN make a difference! ✊🏻
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(πŸ“Έ via @still___london)

Choosing cruelty-free DOES matter to...

What are some of your fave cruelty-free + vegan skincare brands? 🐰🌿✨ with literally hundreds of vegan options to choose from, making the switch to a cruelty-free skincare routine has never been easier! πŸ’– (πŸ“Έ via @livekindlyco)

What are some of your...

The best things in life are CRUELTY-FREE! πŸ’žπŸŒΏβœ¨ (via @inthesoulshine)

The best things in life...

Weekend mood πŸ’žβœ¨
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Weekend mood πŸ’žβœ¨ . ....

πŸ†• VEGANCUTS FALL MAKEUP BOX IS HERE! πŸ‚πŸ’›πŸ“¦ If you're just getting into cruelty-free + vegan makeup or you're like me, a vegan makeup addict, then you'll LOVE @vegancuts seasonal makeup boxes! πŸ’„ (Get $5 OFF with coupon code: ETHICALELEPHANT)
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Here's a peek inside this season's box:
πŸ’‹ Powder Contour Kit from @aestheticacosmetics
πŸ’‹ Cherry Matte Setting Spray from @pacificabeauty
πŸ’‹ Eyeshadow in the color Garden Rose from @rmsbeauty
πŸ’‹ Makeup blending brush from @labeautesoi
πŸ’‹ Eyeliner pencil in the shade: Bright Eyes from @100percentpure
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The scoop: 5 full-size cruelty-free + vegan makeup products with a total value of $100. You can customize the box by picking your choice of eyeshadow and eyeliner pencil colors! ✨ This season's box supports Sofi and friends at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN. 🦁🌿
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Have you tried any of these vegan goodies before? 🧑 I’m obsessed with the cherry setting spray, it smells sooo good!! πŸ’
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#vegancuts #vegancutsmakeupbox #vegancutsbox #gifted #affiliate

πŸ†• VEGANCUTS FALL MAKEUP BOX...

πŸ”₯ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand, Drunk Elephant for $845 Million! 🐘
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What’s the current situation with Drunk Elephant’s cruelty-free status?πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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Shiseido is NOT a cruelty-free corporation, they DO test on animals when required by law and the brand, as well as, some of their subsidiary brands (like NARS) are sold in mainland China and are required by law to test on animals.
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Shiseido does own two cruelty-free brands, bareMinerals and BUXOM.
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So.. will Drunk Elephant remain Cruelty-Free?
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YES! According to Drunk Elephant, they'll remain cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified!!! βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ»βœ¨Swipe πŸ‘ˆπŸ» to read their response when asked about their cruelty-free standing after the announcement.
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TL;DR - Shiseido (a non-cruelty-free corporation) acquires Drunk Elephant but they’ll remain committed to being cruelty-free. Drunk Elephant is not sold in-stores in China and has no plans to.
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenews #drunkelephant #shiseido

πŸ”₯ BREAKING NEWS: Shiseido acquires...

All good things are wild & CRUELTY-FREE! 🐰✌🏻🌿

All good things are wild...

How often do u do your nails?πŸ’…πŸ» I like to do mine 2-3 times a week. ✨ I find it so therapeutic and I just love changing nail polish colours depending on my mood and the season! πŸƒ

These are some of my cruelty-free and vegan manicure essentials:
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🌿 Soy nail polish remover (acetone-free) by @786cosmetics - love how gentle, yet effective this nail polish remover is!
🌿 Nail cuticle oil - β€˜So Rich,  Love Potion’ by @nclabeauty - love the smell of ALL their cuticle oils!! They have travel-size ones too now!
🌿 Non-Toxic Base Coat by @siennabyronbay, the best sticky base coat I’ve ever used!
🌿 Clear Top Coat by @lovemissfrankie, love this because it’s got a nice, wide-tapered brush which makes application quick and easy!
🌿 Hydrating vegan hand cream by @cakebeauty which smells like French vanilla cupcakes!!
🌿 And the color (swipe πŸ‘ˆπŸ») I have on today is from @siennabyronbayβ€˜s latest collection, the color is called Serenity ✨
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#crueltyfree #crueltyfreenails #vegan #veganbeauty #vegannails #vegannailpolish #missfrankie #ncla #nclabeauty #siennabyronbay #786cosmetics #cakebeauty #gifted

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Is Sleek MakeUP Cruelty-Free?

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Sleek MakeUP is an affordable drugstore makeup brand owned by Walgreens.

I’ve been curious to know whether Sleek MakeUP is cruelty-free and if any of Sleek MakeUP products are tested on animals?

Sleek MakeUP’s Animal Testing Statement (2017)

In my research, there was virtually no information found on Sleek MakeUP’s website about their animal testing policy, except for this underwhelming statement:

I sent them an email asking if they test their products or ingredients on animals, if they commission animal test to any third parties, if any of their raw ingredient suppliers test on animals, or if they sell in foreign markets that may require animal testing (ie. Mainland China)?

Below is the response I received from someone on their customer service team:

“Thank you for your enquiry regarding Sleek Makeup products and animal testing.
Sleek Makeup and our parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) make it our responsibility to ensure that none of our products are tested on animals during any stage of the product development process.
This also applies to the raw materials used.
Due to this, we are therefore able to declare that all of our products comply with the Directive 2010/63/EU and are not in any way tested on animals.
Sleek Makeup has a legal obligation to ensure that its products are safe; we therefore endeavour to carry out a safety assessment on every single product prior to placing them on the market.
The safety of a cosmetic product can be assessed on the basis of the safety profile of the ingredients used within a formulation.
All of the ingredients used within our products possess well established safety records, due to this they do not require animal testing on a routine basis.
We do not sell our products directly in China (this would require animal testing) and we do not plan to until China changes its laws on animal testing.”

Overall, I’m pleasantly satisfied with the response I received from Sleek MakeUP.

They addressed all my questions and I’m happy to hear that none of their products are tested on animals during any stage of product development and this goes for their raw materials as well, and they also refuse to sell in China until China changes its laws on animal testing.

My Concerns with Sleek MakeUP

It should also be noted that Sleek MakeUP is NOT certified cruelty-free by any organization like the Leaping Bunny or PETA. This means that no one else is verifying or looking into Sleek MakeUP’s animal testing claims other than themselves.

Also, another thing that caught me off guard is Sleek MakeUP’s parent company, Walgreens, is on a couple of “Companies that DO test on animals” list, like PETA’s and Logical Harmony’s.

Some cruelty-free shoppers choose to avoid buying from cruelty-free brands that are owned by a parent company that test on animals because they feel as if the money from their purchases will indirectly support and fund more animal testing done by the parent company.

Read more on Parent Company Animal Testing here.


Sleek MakeUP is Cruelty-free!

Based on their email response, I would consider Sleek MakeUP to be cruelty-free but owned by a parent company that tests on animals.

I hope Sleek MakeUP will look into becoming certified cruelty-free by a third party organization like Leaping Bunny sooner rather than later!

How do you feel about Sleek MakeUP’s Animal Testing Statement?

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3 Comments
  • Lisanne KΓΆlzow
    May 29, 2018

    Hey girl, awesome article. I just have one more question: is sigma vegan or at least some of their products?

  • texas_glitterati
    December 26, 2017

    Thanks for the article. I’m new to Sleek Makeup & recently purchased some of their products. I couldn’t find the cruelty-free logo anywhere on the packaging or the Leaping Bunny logo so I was concerned. I’m not sure why they can’t just work on that.

  • Abeer Hussain
    October 31, 2017

    Hi. I needed this article right now. Thank you so much for this recent update about Sleek

β€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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