Do you ever wonder just what is vegan makeup exactly? Veganism is probably a concept you consider more in terms of eating and drinking things, as the vegan diet is the facet of veganism that most folks intersect with. However, while many choose to follow a vegan diet, there is a crowd that chooses to live a vegan lifestyle as much as they possibly can.
Not only do they not eat or drink anything that has animal parts or products in the ingredients or foods used, they will not wear leather, nor would you find leather furniture in their home. There are varying degrees to how far a person chooses to take their vegan lifestyle, but wearing vegan makeup would certainly be their preferred choice if they do use makeup personally.
There is no official textbook definition of vegan makeup, but most vegans do agree that two primary attributes define the concept. First and foremost, no animal parts or products are used in the manufacture of vegan makeup. Secondly, animal testing is not done in the production and development of vegan makeup products.
That second part is important for many. A vegan diet is sometimes adopted just for health reasons or to make an environmental statement, but an actual vegan lifestyle seeks to live a cruelty-free way. Things can get a little fuzzy though, as some are content that a particular vegan makeup avoids animal testing, but more fundamentalist interpretations say that vegan makeup can only come from a company that does not use animal testing or related laboratories at all for any product, ‘vegan’ or otherwise.
If you live a vegan lifestyle or are adopting it, then a move to vegan makeup is inevitable if you use makeup. Unfortunately, you can not trust any label that proclaims itself as ‘vegan’ as you must do your research to see if it fits your personal definition and style of veganism.
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