The three different types of logo stating that the product is cruelty free.
The three different types of logo stating that the product is cruelty free.

What do makeup users think of animal testing?

December 19, 2017

Graphic: The three logos stating a makeup product is cruelty-free. From left, the Leaping Bunny logo (international), PETA cruelty-free logo (USA), and the Choose Cruelty-Free rabbit logo.

Many makeup brands, drug store and high end such as Revlon and Mac, test on animals to create their well-known products. It’s not only drugstore makeup brands, it’s sometimes also well-known makeup brands you see at the mall such as ESTEE LAUDER. Although, Revlon and ESTEE LAUDER only test when required by law as said on their official websites, they are still funding animal testing which makes their foreign products non-cruelty-free.

Of course, the majority of makeup users do not agree with testing on animals for there are well-known makeup brands that are cruelty-free that do well in business such as Too Faced and Fenty beauty. If they’re doing so well, why can’t the makeup brands that test on animals change their ways and go cruelty-free?

I just don’t want to be giving my money to people who don’t care about animals.”

— Lesly Avendano

There have been explicit photos of torture towards animals during the process of makeup testing circulating social media, such a Twitter, bringing awareness of animal testing. Angry makeup users on Twitter continue to try to bring awareness and convince customers not to give those companies profit.

A clerk who works in the makeup department at Macy’s has a negative view on MAC, one of the big name brands who test animals.

“The foundation breaks out your face so bad. If you care about your skin and don’t have much of a skincare routine, MAC isn’t for you. If the foundation itself harms your skin, imagine a full face just using MAC,” the clerk says.

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