ENG August 14, 2021
Is MAC Cosmetics cruelty-free? No, MAC is not cruelty-free. MAC products are tested on animals, and their products are sold in China where animal testing is required by law.
You can have a look at our list of cruelty-free brands.
No, not all MAC products are 100% vegan meaning some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.
MAC Cosmetics sells makeup like the MAC Prep and Prime Fix, Studio Fix Foundation, Prep and Prime Skin, Strobe Cream, Retro Matte Lipstick, Mineralize Skin Finish, Pro Long Wear Concealer, foundation, concealer, lip gloss, mascara, lashes, lip liner, eyeliner, blush, and bronzer.
Who owns MAC? MAC is owned by Estee Lauder, a parent company that tests on animals.
Does MAC sell in China? Yes, MAC is sold in China where animal testing is required by law.
The official MAC animal testing policy on their website states they test their products on animals where required by law.
M•A•C does not test on animals. We do not own any animal testing facilities and we never ask others to test on animals for us. While some governments conduct animal testing to prove safety before they will allow us to sell our products, M•A•C has never tested on animals and we continue to be a leader in the movement to end animal testing globally. To this end, we are proud to partner with IIVS (INSTITUTE FOR IN VITRO SCIENCES) to expand the use and acceptance of non-animal testing methods.”
Do MAC test on animals? Yes, MAC tests their products on animals where required by law.
Do MAC products contain palm oil? Yes, MAC products contain ingredients derived from palm oil which means this brand is NOT palm oil free.
MAC creates amazing makeup products and there is a lot of love for the brand. Try reaching out and respectfully asking the brands you love to reconsider selling in the Chinese market until the post and pre-market animal testing laws have changed.