Urban Decay is a popular American makeup brand, most known for their Naked Collection, but is Urban Decay cruelty free and vegan?
Is Urban Decay Cruelty Free?
Yes, Urban Decay is Cruelty-free! None of Urban Decay’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
However, it should be noted that Urban Decay is owned by L’Oreal, a parent corporation that does test on animals when required by law.
Urban Decay has confirmed they do not test their products on animals, nor allow others to test on their behalf, and they require their suppliers to certify that the raw material used in the manufacture of their products are also not tested on animals.
I also asked Urban Decay if any of their products are sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing and they responded saying “please be advised that none of Urban Decay’s products are sold in China.”
Below is a screenshot of what is currently stated on Urban Decay’s website:
Urban Decay Acquired by L’Oreal
In 2012, Urban Decay was acquired by L’Oreal, a corporation that does test on animals where required by law.
Many cruelty-free consumers have since chosen to stop buying from Urban Decay as they feel their purchases are indirectly supporting and funding more animal testing done by their parent company, L’Oreal. To read more about some of the reasons to buy or boycott cruelty-free brands owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company, check out this post here.
Although Urban Decay is owned by L’Oreal, Urban Decay remains committed to being a cruelty-free brand.
Urban Decay is included on our List of Cruelty-Free Brands.
Is Urban Decay Vegan?
Not all of Urban Decay’s products are vegan as some of their products contain beeswax, carmine, lanolin, or other animal-derived ingredients but Urban Decay does have some vegan products.
Please reference below for a list of Urban Decay vegan products.
Which of Urban Decay Products is Vegan?
Below is a list of Urban Decay’s 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 their website.
- All Nighter Face Primer
- All Nighter Liquid Foundation
- All Nighter Pollution Protection Makeup Setting Spray
- All Nighter Setting Spray
- All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer
- All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder
- B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray
- Beached Bronzer
- Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray
- De-Slick Complexion Primer
- De-Slick Mattifying Powder
- De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray
- Naked Illuminated
- Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid
- Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector
- Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
- Optical Illusion Complexion Primer
- Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray
- Scented Sparkling
- Stay Naked Correcting Concealer
- Stay Naked Lightweight Liquid Foundation
- Stay Naked Pro Customizer
- Stay Naked The Fix
- Stay Naked Threesome
- The Ultimate Brush Off
- The Velvetizer
Eyes & Brows
- 24/7 Velvet Black Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil
- Brow Beater
- Brow Blade
- Brow Endowed
- Brow Finish Gel
- Double Down Brow
- Eyeshadow Primer Potion
- Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
- Inked Brow
- Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen
- Wired Transforming Liner
- Lip Plumper
- Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
- Moondust Lip Eclipse
- Vice Lip Chemistry
- Vice Lipstick Chemistry Trio
- Wired Vice Lip Chemistry
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 email@example.com to let me know.
Is Urban Decay Ethical?
Based in: US
Products Made in: Urban Decay 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 Urban Decay’s sustainability and environmental initiatives.
Giving Back Initiatives: Urban Decay launched, The Ultraviolet Edge, our global initiative to empower women by helping to fund organizations that fight for the rights of women everywhere. Urban Decay claims they have donated $1.28 million to women’s empowerment nonprofits. In addition, by purchasing their Fix Eyeshadow Primer Potion, you’re helping to provide literacy programs and microloans to women in Uganda. However, I no longer see this product available for purchase on their website. Not sure if they’re sold out or this program is no longer running.