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Comfortably chic πŸ’• loving my @bcfootwear vegan therapeutic sandals in white ✨ the cushioned sole keeps my walking feet happy while the white vegan leather woven straps adds a touch of elegance to complete any summer outfit πŸ‘ŒπŸ» and they’re only under $100 too! πŸ”₯ All of @bcfootwear shoes are now 100% VEGAN!πŸŒ±πŸ’›πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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Check this cruelty-free and vegan beauty subscription box by @medusas_makeup! πŸ’– This month, in particular, is a special edition box as Medusa's Makeup celebrates their birthday with their BIGGEST and most EPIC box of the year!! πŸ₯³πŸŽπŸ§ The monthly vegan beauty box starts at $16.95/mo, cancel anytime!
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🧁 Sweet Cheeks in Double Dare
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🧁 Liquid Eyeshadow in Audrey
🧁 Glitter in Mystique
+ Includes bonus items:
πŸŽ‰ Motel Keychain
πŸŽ‰ Rawganic Facial Wipe
πŸŽ‰ Medusa Sticker Sheet (not shown in pic)
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Get your hands on @medusas_makeup Birthday Beauty Box while you still can! πŸ’œ
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This is one of their reversible vegan belts for women. That's right, you get two belts for one! One side is pink and the other is brown (also available in other colors) You can dress this belt up or down; casual or for work/professional attire.
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Use coupon code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT10' to receive 10% off order $50+
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π’±π’Ύπ’Έπ“‰π‘œπ“‡π“Ž! πŸ™ŒπŸ» Illinois Becomes Third State to Ban Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics! πŸ‡
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SB 241, sponsored by Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) and signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 9, prohibits the import or sale of any cosmetic if the final product or any ingredient was tested on animals after January 1, 2020.
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Last year, California became the first state to enact β€œhumane cosmetics” legislation, followed by Nevada in June. Illinois’ new law provides additional incentives for cosmetics companies to invest in non-animal alternatives to help them stay competitive in a changing global market while sparing animals from painful tests. (Source: Animal Welfare Institute)

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Cruelty-free Makeup doesn't have to be expensive! 🐰 There are so many affordable + high-quality cruelty-free makeup brands now available at most drugstores so that you can easily make the CF switch even if you're on a budget! πŸ’‹ πŸ’–
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Love this illustration by @timetogetclean of some CF drugstore makeup brands πŸ‡βœ¨
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And there's many many more!! πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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100% Vegan + Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands:
🌱 ELF Cosmetics – 100% Vegan
🌱 Pacifica – 100% Vegan
🌱 B. - 100% Vegan
🌱 Emani – 100% Vegan
🌱 EcoTools – 100% Vegan
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Cruelty-Free Brands with Vegan Makeup Options:
(Updated: Aug 14)
πŸ’„ Pixi Beauty
πŸ’„ Essence
πŸ’„ Barry M
πŸ’„ Physicians Formula
πŸ’„ Milani
πŸ’„ Mineral Fusion
πŸ’„ BH Cosmetics
πŸ’„ ColourPop
πŸ’„ CoverGirl
πŸ’„ L.A. Girl
πŸ’„ theBalm
πŸ’„ Makeup Revolution
πŸ’„ GOSH Cosmetics
πŸ’„ Jordana
πŸ’„ Flower Beauty
πŸ’„ Catrice
πŸ’„ Makeup Academy (MUA)
πŸ’„ Lottie London
πŸ’„ Real Techniques
πŸ’„ Ardell Lashes
πŸ’„ Eyelure
🏒 NYX Cosmetics (owned by L’Oreal)
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What are some of your fave cruelty-free drugstore makeup brands? πŸ’ž

Cruelty-free Makeup doesn't have to...

List of 30+ Vegan Makeup Brushes

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If there’s one time where the term “cruelty-free” doesn’t mean anything, it’s gotta be when you’re shopping for makeup brushes!

Companies that use natural ‘animal-hair’ bristles to make their brushes are now labeling them as “cruelty-free” claiming that the process in which they obtain the animal hair are done in a humane and cruelty-free manner where the animals aren’t harmed.

The truth is, cruelty-free and animal hair brushes should not be used in the same sentence unless it’s to say “animal hair makeup brushes are not cruelty-free.”

There are no regulations or laws that protect the welfare of fur animals that are used to make brushes. So even when a company claims “no animals are harmed”, there is no one checking up or verifying how these animals are being treated. “Cruelty-Free” makeup brushes that use animal hair is all just a marketing gimmick.

If you want truly cruelty-free makeup brushes that are in itself free of animal cruelty– opt for vegan makeup brushes instead! Vegan makeup brushes are made with synthetic fibers.

So instead of looking for makeup brushes that are “cruelty-free”, you’ll want to find ones that say they’re made with synthetic bristles. Or you can simply use this list of 100% Vegan makeup brushes!

100% Vegan Makeup Brushes (Synthetic)

Eco Tools Vegan Makeup Brushes

Eco Tools

Affordable | Eco-Friendly

Eco Tools– incredibly soft bristles, sleek renewable bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules, and are 100% vegan.


Furless Vegan Makeup Brushes

Furless

Swoon-Worthy!

Furless –Β  A large selection of countless makeup brushes, all 100% vegan.


MOTD Vegan Makeup Brushes

MOTD Cosmetics

MOTD Cosmetics – premium quality vegan taklon bristles, so you can use them with cream, powder, and liquid formulas.


Antonym Vegan Makeup Brushes

Antonym

Eco-Friendly

Antonym – made of synthetic bristles (Taklon & Nylon) and sustainable bamboo handles. All 100% Vegan brushes!


INIKA Vegan Makeup Brushes

INIKA

INIKA – all makeup brushes are vegan and high performing too.


Too Faced Vegan Makeup Brushes

Too Faced

Swoon-Worthy!

Too Faced – Created using our luxurious β€œTeddy Bear Hair” that feels identical to the soft and silky smooth hair of real animals without the cruelty involved in making traditional β€œanimal hair” brushes. **please note: Too Faced was recently acquired by Estee Lauder (a parent company that still tests on animals)


Alima Pure Vegan Makeup Brushes

Alima Pure

Alima Pure – Made with 100% cruelty-free Taklon synthetic bristles. Duo-color fibers for precision product loading. Sturdy sleek black handles for a comfortable, stablizing grip.


Everyday Minerals Vegan Makeup Brushes

Everyday Minerals

Eco-Friendly

Everyday Minerals – all vegan including eye and face brushes, 100% renewable bamboo handles paired with outrageously soft fur-free synthetic bristles. Luxury with a conscience!


OCC Vegan Makeup Brushes

OCC

OCC – feature custom-blended synthetic fibers for a super soft brush texture perfect for all your makeup needs. 100% Vegan.


Wet N Wild Vegan Makeup Brushes

Wet N Wild

Affordable

Update: May 2019. wet n wild is no longer considered cruelty-free as they were recently caught selling their products in mainland China where post-market animal testing may be conducted on their products. We no longer recommend any of wet n wild products as a cruelty-free option.


Makeup Geek Vegan Makeup Brushes

Makeup Geek

Makeup Geek – The bristles include all synthetic fibers for a cruelty free (& guilt free) makeup application!


Kat Von D Vegan Makeup Brushes

Kat Von D

Swoon-Worthy!

Kat Von D – All brushes are vegan made with superb-quality soft, synthetic bristles!


Dose of Colors Vegan Makeup Brushes

Dose of Colors

Dose of Colors – all brushes are made with synthetic bristles


Nanshy Vegan Makeup Brushes

Nanshy

Nanshy – Antibacterial synthetic brushes are friendly to your skin and friendly to animals.


Luxie Vegan Makeup Brushes

Luxie Beauty

Swoon-Worthy!

Luxie Beauty – 100% Animal Cruelty Free brush set with high quality synthetic hair bristles that are soft to the touch


Au Naturale Vegan Makeup Brushes

Au Naturale

Au Naturale – Au Naturale Makeup Brushes are animal-free with plush, luxury vegan bristles.


Barry M Vegan Makeup Brushes

Barry M

Affordable

Barry M –Β  make-up brushes are synthetic and animal friendly, guaranteeing you a high performance, super-soft product to create a flawless look.


Beauty Without Cruelty Vegan Makeup Brushes

Beauty Without Cruelty

Beauty Without Cruelty – made with Professional Processed Nylon. Providing exceptional spring-back, strength and fine tips.


GlamHer Vegan Makeup Brushes

GlamHer Booth

Swoon-Worthy!

GlamHer BoothLuxe Handcrafted Vegan Makeup Brushes


Pirouette Professional Vegan Makeup Brushes

Pirouette Professionals

Pirouette Professionals – Every brush is made with the ultra-soft Taklon bristles


Bellapierre Vegan Makeup Brushes

Bellapeirre

Bellapeirre – made of 100% synthetic fibers that will not shed during makeup application


100% Pure Vegan Makeup Brushes

100% Pure

Eco-Friendly

100% Pure –Β  Made with antibacterial synthetic fibers and recycled plastic bottles, these makeup brushes are perfect for your skin and the environment!


Spectrum Vegan Makeup Brushes

Spectrum

Swoon-Worthy!

Spectrum –Β  These brightly colored makeup brushes are all registered Vegan!


Emani Vegan Makeup Brushes

Emani

Emani – all Emani brushes are 100% vegan.


Real Techniques Vegan Makeup Brushes

Real Techniques

Affordable

Real Techniques – All Real Techniques brushes are made with synthetic fibers!


OFRA Vegan Makeup Brushes

OFRA

OFRA – all of OFRA brushes are synthetic!


LAB2 Vegan Makeup Brushes

LAB2

LAB2 – All of LAB2 vegan brushes are made with FiberLuxeΒ technologyβ„’; cutting edge synthetic fibers specially designed with the softest and highest quality filaments


ELF cosmetics Vegan Makeup Brushes

ELF Cosmetics

Affordable

e.l.f. cosmetics – Now all elf makeup brushes are all 100% synthetic. However you may see their old animal hair makeup brushes still circulating around. But all of their brushes sold on their website are vegan and synthetic!


Modern Minerals Vegan Makeup Brushes

Modern Minerals

Modern Minerals – Chic and clean makeup brushes that say “U R GORGEOUS”, all synthetic, hand-made, hypoallergenic, veganΒ andΒ animal fur-free.


Beauty Blender

Beauty Blender

Beauty Blender – this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the original makeup sponge by Beauty Blender. They also carry a few makeup brushes which are also cruelty free, synthetic, and non-porous!


illamasqua-vegan-brushes

Illamasqua

Illamasqua – All Illamasqua brushes are hypoallergenic and uses advanced synthetic hairs instead of animal products, they’re completely vegan.


I wanna know, what are some of your favorite vegan and synthetic makeup brushes?

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30 Comments
  • Lauren
    February 20, 2017

    Kelley Quan brushes!

  • Gretel
    December 18, 2016

    The Body Shop makeup brushes are cruelty-free/vegan?

    • Vicky Ly
      December 18, 2016

      Yes! You’re absolutely right, The Body Shop’s makeup brushes are made from synthetic fibers and therefore are vegan! =) But it should be noted that The Body Shop is owned by L’Oreal, a parent company that has admitted to testing on animals till this day =(

      • Jane
        June 28, 2017

        So frustrating that some sites are creating posts with such reach that are not 100% clear on the different between cruelty free and Vegan. You seem to be well aware of he difference thankfully.

        Vegan = no animal products used but may NOT be cruelty free as may be tested on animals.
        Cruelty free = not tested on animals at any stage of production or end product but may have real animal hair and therefore the farming and fur removal is far from cruelty free.
        This misunderstanding is misleading well meaning consumers into buying ‘cruelty free’ that is NOT cruelty free.
        The only way to be cruelty free is to purchase Cruelty free AND Vegan certified brushes like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) as an example…

  • FTLA Apparel
    October 25, 2016

    My personal favorite Vegan and Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes are from FitGlow Beauty.
    There are some companies that state they are Vegan and cruelty free brushes, that aren’t. I don’t remember the names but I’ll see if I can find out which ones they were.
    Definitely checkout FitGlow Beauty!

  • Victoria
    October 16, 2016

    Hi Vicky,

    Thank you for sharing there are a lot to choose from..

    In addition to your list of vegan, cruelty free synthetic brushes, i would like to mention that BH cosmetics has vegan line of makeup brushes..

    • Vicky Ly
      October 18, 2016

      Hiya Victoria!

      Yes, you’re absolutely right! How exciting that BH Cosmetics came out with a whole range of vegan makeup brushes! I was going to add them to this list but they also sell a bunch of animal-hair makeup brushes so I didn’t want to confuse anyone.

      I’m hoping one day they’ll stop production of their animal-hair brushes and ONLY carry vegan brushes! hehe =)

  • Alexandra ruck
    October 6, 2016

    Are bh cosmetics cruelty free?

  • Holly
    August 26, 2016

    Hello, thank you for this post. I am on the Ecotools website & I can’t find anywhere that they claim to be vegan brushes. They simply say “cruelty free synthetic brushes”, which is likely a synthetic material that contains an animal product? I was hoping to use your guide to take some of the work out of my search for true vegan brushes. Could you please let me know if you have looked into this? Are the brushes in your guide vegan or just not made of animal hair?

    • Vicky Ly
      August 26, 2016

      Hiya! If you’re looking for animal-free makeup brushes.. you want to look for brushes that say they are made from synthetic fibers. This means that no real animal hair are used and therefore no animals are harmed or killed.

      synthetic brushes = vegan brushes

      So all 30+ makeup brushes that I mention in this post, including Eco Tools, are indeed VEGAN!

      Hope that clears things up for ya! =)

      • Jane
        June 28, 2017

        The synthetic brushes may also be tested on animals! So cruelty free AND vegan is what is important…

  • Cloe Trepanier
    August 13, 2016

    I was JUST looking for exactly this kind of information!!!
    When I clicked on the link I was expected to find 4-5 choices but damn
    31!!!

    thank you! exactly what I was looking for xoo

  • Chantal Azamian
    August 6, 2016

    Thank you so much for sharing with your readers about M.O.T.D Cosmetics! We appreciate the support!

  • Katherine See
    July 26, 2016

    Thanks for this! Been on the hunt for some new brushes and now I have a ton to choose from πŸ™‚

  • Jordana
    July 23, 2016

    Excellent post Vicky! I’m always on the hunt for new synthetic brushes to try so this will be very helpful to me πŸ™‚ Real Techniques are my favourite affordable brushes that I’ve tried so far. Look Good Feel Better make lovely synthetic brushes too!

    • Jane
      June 28, 2017

      I don’t think their full range is vegan AND cruelty free, they also sell to China where it is automatically a requirement to test all products on animals before it is sold in that country. Authentic cruelty free companies dont sell to China for this reason. Also cruelty free does not mean they are synthetic and synthetic does not mean cruelty free….

      Vegan = no animal products used but may NOT be cruelty free as may be tested on animals.
      Cruelty free = not tested on animals at any stage of production or end product but may have real animal hair and therefore the farming and fur removal is far from cruelty free.
      This misunderstanding is misleading well meaning consumers into buying ‘cruelty free’ that is NOT cruelty free.
      The only way to be cruelty free is to purchase Cruelty free AND Vegan certified brushes

      • Lisa
        September 29, 2017

        Jane, sweetie, we get it. X

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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