Our Favorite Cruelty-Free Brands

SLH Makeup Editor : 

For many people the idea of testing on animals for products is a serious issue. Nearly 40 countries have banned cosmetics testing on animals, and just recently California has proposed the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act which if passed could make it illegal to sell cosmetics in California that have been knowingly tested on animals after January 1, 2020. Most recently, several brands big and small have taken things a step further and removed any animal products from their cosmetics line, essentially making them “Vegan-friendly”.

Because it’s not required by law for brands to state whether they test on animals or not, it can sometimes be confusing to determine which brands do or don’t.

At SLH we like to empower people to make their own decisions, so our editors put together a list of some of our favorite products by brands that proudly support a Cruelty-Free and/or Vegan policy with their products. For easy identification, we’ve identified each brand with a “CF” for Cruelty-Free, a “VG” for Vegan or both (Editor’s Note : Check out the Eyes & Brows for our SLH Staff’s Favorite). This way both your look, and conscience, can be beautiful!


Shop This Look : Cake The Soft Serve Cream Rinse Conditioner $12.99, Cake The Posh Wash Sulfate Free Swirl Shampoo $12.99, Dr. Hauschka Neem Hair Strengthening Oil $29.96


Shop This Look : Onomie Brighter Eyes Combo – The Bright Concealing Elixir & A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment $55, Murad Vitamin C Infusion Treatment 15 Pack $48.50, Lancer Skincare Anti-Aging Heros Set $125.00


Shop This Look : bareMinerals 4-Pc Get Started Mineral Foundation Kit $34.00, Nyx Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation $14.00, NARS Holiday 2018 High Voltage Highlighting Palette $42.00


Shop This Look : LimeCrime 10th Birthday Palette $44.00, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix Primer $21.00, Too Faced Chocolate Brow-nie Cocoa Powder Brow Pencil $23.00



Shop This Look : Stila Holiday 2018 ‘Kiss Me Stila’ Lipstick Set $20.00, MAUVE SUGAR by Nitraa B, IGXO Cosmetics $17.00, Urban Decay Naked Cherry Vice Lipstick $18.00


Shop This Look : Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer $18.00, JINsoon & GOOP Collaboration Classics 2 $48.00, Kester Black – My Girl Ella $20.00 (Editor’s Note: My Girl Ella  was one of 137 racehorses that died on the track in the lead up to the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival.  This watermelon pink polish is Kester Black’s tribute to that beautiful filly, and all her fellow racers who lost their lives. $1 of every sale of this polish goes to The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. For more information on this Charity and their Mission, visit their site here)


Shop This Look : LimeCrime 10th Birthday Brush Set $38.00, Wet N Wild Contour Brush $0.98, Tarte Cosmetics – Let’s Flamingle Brush Set $44.00

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