ENG March 2, 2022
Is Anastasia makeup vegan? No, not all ABH products are vegan as some of the brand’s makeup range contain ingredients derived from animals or animal by-products, and some of their makeup brushes are made with animal hair which means they are not vegan.
The cosmetic industry produces thousands of products. While these products are intended to make us feel good and boost our confidence, there is a lot of pain and suffering caused by the industry. People are often unaware that many of the products they know and love contain ingredients that were taken from animals.
Anastasia Beverly Hills does not test their products on animals which makes them “cruelty-free”, however, they are not vegan.
A vegan product is one that contains no animal products or substances that are derived from animals. Most people think of food when the word vegan is mentioned. Animal products can be found in many types of goods besides food.
This is especially true for makeup and other cosmetics. When you look at the ingredient list for your cosmetics, you will likely find items that are not only hard to pronounce but also hard to identify as an animal or non-animal product. While it is becoming more common to see companies using labels to identify vegan products, you may need to do a little research yourself.
The short answer to this question is no. A product labeled as vegan does not necessarily mean that it is cruelty-free. Why is that? While vegan refers to the ingredients or materials used to make a product, cruelty-free typically refers to the testing process. For example, a mascara that is labeled as vegan may contain no animal-derived ingredients but was tested on rabbits in a lab before it is sold.
For the cosmetics industry, testing is an important part of the process to ensure that companies are not releasing products to the public that could be harmful. Unfortunately, testing on animals is still a common practice in many parts of the world, even when alternative methods of testing are available and more reliable.
The best option is to find cosmetic products that are both vegan and cruelty-free. This will ensure that it doesn’t contain animal products and wasn’t tested on animals.
No, some of ABH makeup brushes contain animal hair which means they are not vegan.
There are hundreds of animal-derived ingredients that are used in products all over the world. Many of these make their way into cosmetic products. Here are some examples of common ingredients to watch out for:
Common Use: Lanolin is an emollient used to soften and moisten the skin. It is most commonly found in lip products, creams and moisturizers, and hair products.
Source: Lanolin is derived from sheep’s wool.
Common Use: Collagen is primarily used for anti-aging skin products.
Source: Collagen is a protein that is derived from the tissue, bone, ligaments, and skin of animals.
Common Use: Keratin is used in products to strengthen hair and nails.
Source: Keratin comes from the hair and horns of animals.
Common Use: Musk is used as a fragrance for some perfumes and other products.
Source: Although found in a handful of other animals, musk is most commonly taken from musk deer.
Common Use: Used to make nail and other makeup products sparkly.
Source: Guanine is created from scaping scales off dead fish.
Common Use: An anti-aging chemical used in lip balms, deodorant, and moisturizers.
Source: There are some natural sources such as olives, but can also be extracted from shark liver oil.
No, Anastasia products do not contain musk.
Many animal-derived substances are produced using extremely harsh methods. A disturbing example is musk. Musk is a fragrance that is most commonly extracted from Himalayan Musk Deer located in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma (Myanmar). The musk is produced by a “musk sack” located near the deer’s genitals.
There are two ways that musk is extracted. First, musk sacks can be cut off a dead musk deer. This has led to many musk producing animals to become endangered. The alternative method is to restrain the live deer and insert a metal tool into the small opening on the musk sack. The tool is then used to scrape the contents out of the sack. While this does not kill the deer, it is extremely painful and terrifying.
Anastasia Beverly Hills contain the following animal-derived ingredients/materials:
With the hundreds of animal species that are used in the production of cosmetics, it seems that no type of animal is safe. A wide variety of animals including mammals, fish, birds, and insects create substances that are coveted by the cosmetic industry.
Also, hundreds of thousands of animals are used to test cosmetic products each year. The most common animals used in the testing process are mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and dogs.
Is Anastasia Beverly Hills vegan? No, but fortunately we’ve sorted the Anastasia Beverly Hills range of makeup and makeup brushes into lists of vegan and non-vegan. To search for the product you are after, hit Command, then F to search the page for either products or ingredients.
Please check on the ABH website as well as the product packaging for the full list of ingredients before purchasing as they are subject to change.
|VEGAN BROW PRODUCTS
|VEGAN MAKEUP PRODUCTS
|VEGAN MAKEUP BRUSHES & TOOLS
|ABH PRODUCTS THAT ARE NOT VEGAN
|NON-VEGAN LIQUID LIPSTICKS
|BLUSH KIT | GRADIENT
|A1 PRO BRUSH | FLAT DEFINER BRUSH
|A10 PRO BRUSH | DIFFUSER BRUSH
|BROW POWDER DUO
|BLUSH TRIO | ALL SHADES
|A2 PRO BRUSH | PRECISE CONCEALER BRUSH
|A12 PRO BRUSH | SMALL CONTOUR BRUSH
|CONTOUR CREAM KIT | ALL SHADES
|A3 PRO BRUSH | FIRM SHADER BRUSH
|A13 PRO BRUSH | MEDIUM SHADER BRUSH
|BROW PRO PALETTE
|CORAL CRUSH LIQUID LIPSTICK SET
|A4 PRO BRUSH | CREAM SHADOW BRUSH
|A14 PRO BRUSH | PENCIL BRUSH
|DEWY SET SETTING SPRAY
|A5 PRO BRUSH | SMALL BLENDING BRUSH
|A16 PRO BRUSH | LARGE SHADOW BRUSH
|CLEAR BROW GEL
|A6 PRO BRUSH | BUFF AND BLEND BRUSH
|A18 PRO BRUSH | ANGLED CHISELER BRUSH
|EYESHADOW SINGLES | AMBER, AQUA, BROWNIE, CHAI, CHIFFON, CHOCOLATE CRUMBLE, COMFORT, DEEP BROWN, EMERALD, FRESH GREEN, GLISTEN, GOLD RUSH, METALLIC, PEACH SORBET, PRUSSIAN BLUE, STONE, TEAL SHIMMER, VICTORIAN, VERMEER
|A7 PRO BRUSH | LARGE BLENDING BRUSH
|A19 PRO BRUSH | BLUSH BRUSH
|PERFECT BROW PENCIL
|FALSE LASHES | ALL STYLES
|A26 PRO BRUSH | CREASE BLENDING BRUSH
|A20 PRO BRUSH | LARGE POWDER BRUSH
|A27 PRO BRUSH | SMALL FIRM SHADER BRUSH
|A22 PRO BRUSH | POINTED CHEEK BRUSH
|TINTED BROW GEL (EXCEPT AUBURN)
|GLOW KIT | AURORA, DREAM, MOONCHILD, NICOLE GUERRIERO, THAT GLOW, SUN DIPPED, SWEETS, SUGAR, ULTIMATE GLOW
|A28 PRO BRUSH | PRECISE EYELINER BRUSH
A23 PRO BRUSH | LARGE TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH
|HALLOWEEN LOOSE GLITTER | ALL SHADES
|A30 PRO BRUSH | DOMED KABUKI BRUSH
|A24 PRO BRUSH | MEDIUM SHADOW BRUSH
|HALLOWEEN LOOSE GLITTER LAUNCH EDITION
|BRUSH 3 | LINER BRUSH
|A25 PRO BRUSH | TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH
|BRUSH 7B | DUAL-ENDED ANGLED BRUSH
|ALYSSA EDWARDS EYESHADOW PALETTE
|ILLUMINATOR | RIVIERA
|BRUSH 12 | DUAL-ENDED FIRM ANGLED BRUSH
|LIP GLOSS | ALL SHADES
|BRUSH 15 | MINI ANGLED BRUSH
|BRUSH 14 | DUAL-ENDED FIRM DETAIL BRUSH
|BRUSH 18 | PRECISE CONCEAL BRUSH
|CARLI BYBEL EYESHADOW PALETTE
|BRUSH 20 | DUAL-ENDED FLAT DETAIL BRUSH
|DARKSIDE WATERPROOF GEL LINER
|LIQUID GLOW | ALL SHADES
|DAYTIME COLLECTION EYESHADOW PALETTE
|DAYTIME SET, THE
|LIQUID LIPSTICK | MOST SHADE
|LOOSE GLITTER | ALL SHADES
|JACKIE AINA EYESHADOW PALETTE
|LOOSE HIGHLIGHTER | ALL SHADES
|SWISH LINER BRUSH
|HIGHLIGHTING DUO PENCIL
LOOSE HIGHLIGHTER FALL LAUNCH EDITION
|MINI NORVINA PRO PIGMENT PALETTE VOL. 1
LOOSE HIGHLIGHTERS SPRING LAUNCH EDITION
|MINI NORVINA PRO PIGMENT PALETTE VOL. 2
|LOOSE PIGMENT | ALL SHADES
|MODERN RENAISSANCE EYESHADOW PALETTE
|LOOSE PIGMENT LAUNCH EDITION
|NORVINA EYESHADOW PALETTE
|LOOSE SETTING POWDER | ALL SHADES
|POWDER DUO (HOLIDAY 2019)
|LOVE LOOSE GLITTER | ALL SHADES
|RIVIERA EYESHADOW PALETTE
|LUMINOUS FOUNDATION | ALL SHADES
|SOFT GLAM EYESHADOW PALETTE
|MATTE LIPSTICK | ALL SHADES
|SUBCULTURE EYESHADOW PALETTE
|MINI LIQUID LIPSTICK 3-PIECE SET
|SUNSET COLLECTION EYESHADOW PALETTE
MINI MATTE LIPSTICK 4-PIECE SET | PINKS & BERRIES
|SUNSET SET, THE
|MINI MATTE LIPSTICK 6-PIECE SET
|SULTRY EYESHADOW PALETTE
|MINI MATTE LIPSTICK SET
|TINTED BROW GEL IN AUBURN
MINI METALLIC LIQUID LIPSTICK 3-PIECE SET
|NORVINA GLITTER LAUNCH EDITION | PINK
NORVINA GLITTER LAUNCH EDITION | PURPLE
|NORVINA LOOSE GLITTER | ALL SHADES
|NORVINA PRO PIGMENT PALETTE VOL. 1
|NORVINA PRO PIGMENT PALETTE VOL. 2
|NORVINA PRO PIGMENT PALETTE VOL. 3
|POWDER BRONZER | ALL SHADES
|POWDER CONTOUR KIT | ALL SHADES
|PRO PENCIL | ALL SHADES
|STICK FOUNDATION | ALL SHADES
|WATERPROOF CREME COLOR | ALL SHADES
NON-VEGAN EYESHADOW SINGLES
|TOUCH OF LILAC
|DARK CHOCOLATE SHIMMER
SURFACE OF THE SUN
The list below is not exhaustive, however, we have done our best to include many of the common cosmetic ingredients derived from animals. Most of them have plant-derived alternatives which means that a product that contains a certain ingredient may or may not be vegan.
To find out whether the product you are interested in has an ingredient that comes from a plant, animal, or synthetic origin, it is always best to contact the brand/manufacturer directly.
The most significant thing that you can do is to stop purchasing cosmetics or makeup that contains animal products. Fortunately, this is becoming easier to do. More and more companies are finding alternatives and making an effort to properly label their products as vegan.
First, check out the label and look for markings that will indicate the product is vegan. If the product isn’t clearly labeled, you may need to do a little research by inspecting the ingredient list. Keep in mind that many ingredients can be sourced from non-animal sources. When in doubt, do without, or choose an alternative product.