I saw this post today that had all this info about makeup products that are vegan and cruelty free. I decided that I should check if my makeup staples are vegan or not.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am a little bit. CoverGirl, according to wired.com, tests their mascara on live rabbits to see if it’s irritating to the eye!
If you didn’t want to click on the link provided, the exact excerpt is:
Ammonium acrylates copolymer:
Listed as “practically nonirritating” when tested on the eyeballs of live rabbits, this emulsifier and pigment disperser gives a nice glossy coating to the eyelash and enhances flexibility under the weight of all that iron oxide.
Practically nonirritating? What’s “practically”? This slightly disturbs me.
Another makeup product that I use every day is by Bare Minerals. And this is what I found out about them:
…they are cruelty free, but their parent company is not. They also have some makeup brushes that are not cruelty free.
So the question here is, do you buy it because the product itself is cruelty free or do you not buy it because you’re supporting their parent company that isn’t cruelty free?
Well, it looks like my vegan lifestyle has swindled its way into the beauty department of my life.