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8 of the Best Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands: From Drugstore to Sephora

In 2019, it’s easier than ever to build a cruelty-free beauty routine. Besides, there’s no reason companies should test on animals. Studies have shown that it's medically inaccurate and expensive in comparison to other testing methods. Countless companies have vowed not to let animals suffer for their products, from drugstore to high-end brands. Here is a list of just a few cruelty-free companies worth checking out. 

Disclaimer: While a company might not test on animals, it does not mean their products are all free of animal byproducts (collagen, beeswax, carmine, etc). Each brand on this list offers a selection of vegan products. * Brands are 100% vegan, as well as cruelty-free.

  1. 1. Drugstore: Wet n Wild 

    Your favorite middle school gloss is still unmatched by other drugstore brands. Try: Photo Focus Foundation

  2. 2. Drugstore: Covergirl 

    The most recent addition on this list, Covergirl has one of the best affordable mascaras out there. Try: Lash Blast Volume Mascara

  3. 3. Drugstore: NYX 

    NYX is well-known for their vibrant pigments in lip, eye and even face products. Try: Soft Matte Lip Cream

  4. 4. Drugstore: Flower 

    Drew Barrymore's affordable brand focuses on high-quality products and is only available at Walmart. Try: Supernova Celestial Skin Elixir

  5. 5. High-End: Anastasia Beverly Hills 

    If you love makeup, odds are you've already used ABH's Brow Pomade. Try: Brow Wiz

  6. 6. High-End: Fenty 

    Rihanna's groundbreaking makeup line makes glam inclusive with their impressive shade range. Try: Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer

  7. 7. High-End: Milk *

    Milk Makeup is dedicated to creating cruelty free and vegan products using natural oils and no parabens. Try: Lip + Cheek 

  8. 8. High-End: Glossier 

    Skincare meets beauty when you shop Glossier. They've perfected the no-makeup makeup. Try: Cloud Paint

If you're interested in learning more about the anti-animal testing movement, be sure to check out Cruelty-Free International and The Humane Society. Click here for a more detailed list of cruelty-free makeup brands.