I emailed Anastasia Beverly Hills asking if any of their products are suitable for vegans- I was having trouble finding anything online, so yeah. Their packaging shows they are cruelty free, but unfortunately that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s free of animal byproducts (which I find dumb but anyway~)
They said everything is cool except for the following three products (which contain beeswax):
Brow Fix/Brow Fix Primer (product name seems to vary depending where you are - it’s the colourless waxy pencil)
So yay for pretty eyebrows (and other stuff- their contour palette looks interesting).
EDITED TO ADD (I reblogged it with this, but the original post is what’s being reblogged so yeah): As tumblr user croakboard mentioned, “Many of their strictly eyeshadow palettes like the Maya Mia and Tamanna ones have carmine, though, but usually you can look on someplace like sephora’s website if they come out with other palettes and you want to know if they are vegan.”
Always remember to ask about insect ingredients as well when messaging companies!!! “Vegan-friendly/suitable for vegans” can sometimes be understood as “animal-derived”, so companies will sometimes fail to mention if there is carmine/honey/etc in their products.
I'm sure you've already been asked something along these lines, but I have a vegan friend considering getting a dog who is not "morally okay" with feeding an animal a non-vegan diet. I don't really know what to say??
It’s hard, because you don’t want to alienate your friend and when faced with cognitive dissonance and pressure people tend to make snap judgement to the side that’s most familiar and emotionally for them. Try to educate them about the realities first and then try to gently make your point.
First, talk to them about if they really understand the nutritional needs of a dog and how hard it is to keep them from being malnourished on a vegan diet. If they’re not, you can link them to this article that explains it.
Second, make sure they know none of the commercial foods are truly vegan - the supplements that make up for the lack of animal products are still, actually, derived from animal products. I chased down how those supplements are produced and using actually vegan supplementation would make the dog food so costly as to be prohibitive - they’d be competing with the human cosmetics market, which is impossible to do on a budget, so they use non-vegan supplements.
When people are really determined to feed animals that need animal products to survive vegan diets, I tend to frame it as an immediate ethics dilemma. If they feed a non-vegan food, they’re supporting the deaths of multiple animals who would die regardless of if they bought the food and whose welfare they have no personal influence over - but they’re providing the best possible welfare for an animal whose quality of life they have voluntarily taken sole responsibility for. If they choose to feed a vegan diet, they get the moral righteousness of not supporting an industry they don’t like… but the dog that they voluntarily took in and accepted personal responsibility for is going to suffer directly and they are entirely responsible for that. I think the good of one animal you have direct influence over is more important than taking a moral stand about an industry and multiple animal lives that the lack of one person’s business doesn’t do a damn to effect.
I am a very passionate person and one thing I am extremely passionate about is animal rights. Now, I am in no way a perfect human, I only began transitioning into this lifestyle 6 months ago and still have quite a ways to go. I compiled this list out of my own research and decided to share it, I can only hope it will be useful to someone ◕‿◕ I will update it as frequently as possible, but please feel free to edit, ask questions, or educate me and others. Thank you!!!
♡ Related Links: ♡
Leaping Bunny - Administers Cruelty-Free guidelines internationally and is the most reliable source for “…assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.”
Shop Cruelty-Free - Search brands to see if they are Cruelty-Free or Vegan.
White Rabbit Beauty - Sells only Leaping Bunny approved brands.
VitaCost - Has Cruelty-Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan sections to purchase from.
♡ Related Blogs/Youtubers: ♡
Veganmakeup - my favorite Cruelty-Free/Vegan beauty blog (let me know of any others!!!)
♡ Key: ♡
Obviously, everything on this list is currently Cruelty-Free (CF).
Ⓥ = Vegan
N = Natural
☆ = personal favorite!
100% Pure (Ⓥ N)
Afterglow Cosmetics (Ⓥ N)
☆ The All Natural Face (Ⓥ N)
Alythea (Ⓥ) Arbonne (Ⓥ) Aromi Beauty (Ⓥ) Au Naturale Glow (Ⓥ)
Avalon Organics(Ⓥ N)
☆ theBalm (CF)
Balm Envy (Ⓥ) Beauty Without Cruelty (Ⓥ) Beauty Secrets (Ⓥ)
☆ BH Cosmetics (CF)
BITE Beauty (CF) Cheeky Cosmetics (Ⓥ) Cherry Street Cosmetics (Ⓥ) Cosmic Tree (Ⓥ)
With the bee thing, all of those kinda services that humans do for animals, I'm so down for which is probably why I'll never be vegan because I know that there is value for humans in it. Like why waste the good honey? Why waste the unfertilised egg that'll rot in the chicken coup? (Obviously small scale not the big bad corps) If someone didn't like eating it, fine, but it's one of those unnecessary wastage things. I don't seek out honey to eat but I won't refrain from eating it.
Exactly! There are issues with large-scale industrial food companies, that’s very true, but…people have to eat. And letting those freely available things go to waste is completely ridiculous.
Not everyone can survive on a vegan diet. I have an iron deficiency that requires meat for me to remain healthy. Others can’t stomach fruits and veggies, or are allergic to the major substances that make up vegan replacement foods (wheat, soy, nuts, etc). Some folks needs nutrients that you just can’t find outside of animal products.
And vegan products are EXPENSIVE. The higher cost of the packaged foodstuffs and the constant need to keep buying fresh raw produce adds up very quickly, and plenty of folks just can’t afford to do that, especially if they have families to feed.
If vegans wanna do their thing for health reasons or by personal choice, I say more power to them. But trying to force that on others through guilt-tripping, misinformation, or holier-than-thou speeches is not only rude and wrong, it’s going to turn people OFF of veganism. The least they could do is fact-check their shit and think about the needs of human workers and the dietary requirements of other people before they start trying to tell everyone what they should and shouldn’t eat.
Vegans that feed cats only plant based is animal abuse, but this post is coming from a person that more than likely pays for dozens of animals to be killed for there pleasure. So you trying to bash a small percentage of vegans that abuse their cats is kind of meek in comparison to the animal abuse a non vegan causes. So best not to comment.
“Pays for dozens of animals to be killed for there pleasure”
???????? you mean for food??? Cause I think you’ll find food isn’t “killing for pleasure” boo
“Small percentage of vegans that abuse their cats is kind of meek in comparison to the animal abuse a non vegan causes. So best not to comment.
@Animal rescue organizations… stop hosting events at places that serve meat and animal products. It’s completely contradictory to your mission, which is helping animals. I honestly don’t know a single vegan who would attend an event like this where meat is being served, because it makes no fucking sense, and vegans make up a HUGE portion of animal rescue donors and volunteers. EVERYONE can eat at a vegan restaurant… but not everyone can eat at a conventional restaurant. In fact very few of them have many options for us. So just… stop that. You’re compromising your integrity and it’s embarrassing. A public park with homemade goodies is a better option.
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