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  • Writer's pictureAnjana Rajbhandary

10 Best Cruelty-Free Mascara For Your Eyes (And Your Conscience)


It is incredible to see so many brands choosing not to test their products on animals these days because it should be a beauty standard. Looking beautiful should not come at the expense of animal welfare. Though we have a long way to go till all the beauty products we use are cruelty-free, we are on our way.


What better place to start incorporating cruelty-free makeup than mascaras? You can find equally impressive mascaras that will curl, lengthen and volumize your lashes, which have not been tested on animals.

You can shop with a clear conscience and find the right mascara for you and your budget.

Here are the 10-best cruelty-free mascaras:


The hourglass-shaped brush is perfect for those who are looking for mascara to do everything. It curls, lengthens, separates, and volumizes each lash. It also has peptides to keep your lashes conditioned. It is also available in a waterproof formula.


Just one coat of this mascara will give you super volume, long length and lasting curl. It is super buildable if you want a more dramatic look. It also contains collagen and biotin to condition your lashes, and it is ophthalmologist tested for those who wear contacts or have sensitive eyes.


One of my favorite brands makes this creamy-textured mascara that doesn’t get clumpy to give you the blackest and longest lashes. It has honey extract to nourish those lashes and hairdensyl to stimulate eyelash growth.


This affordable brand makes this volumizing and lengthening mascara that won’t break the bank. It is perfect for those with short and straight lashes because it’s brush tapers at the tip and can catch every little hair.


This award-winning mascara is made of clean ingredients that can lift, lengthen, curl, and separate each lash. In addition, it has arginine to nurture, shea butter to condition and beeswax to nourish those lashes. It is also available in a mini travel size for those not ready to commit to a full size.


If you are a fan of clean beauty, this high-volume mascara by Milk Makeup is for you. It is vegan and has cannabis seed oil to condition those lashes. It is available in a mini size that is convenient for travel and also comes in a waterproof formula.


Infused with castor seed oil and peach extract to nourish, protect and prevent breakage, this mascara gives you significant volume and ridiculous length. This award-winning mascara is also smudge-proof, flake-proof and water-resistant.


If you are looking for long-looking defined lashes on a budget, this mascara is for you. Comfortably buildable and 100% vegan, this brand is also free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. If you are worried about it running in the summer, choose the waterproof version.


ColourPop is slowly taking over the world with its high-quality and colorful range of makeup. Their B.F.F. mascara comes in three colors: black, blue, and brown to fit any occasion. This mascara is volumizing, lengthening, and buildable without flaking.


CoverGirl’s most oversized mascara brush can max out each last to give you those Bambi lashes by grabbing every lash. It is hypoallergenic and suitable for contact lens wearers and won’t smudge for hours. It is available in three shades of black: regular black, black-brown, and very black to fit every event.


A bonus is cruelty-free mascara is often less expensive than those that are tested on animals. Choosing cruelty-free products is a socially responsible way to be kinder to the planet and its creatures.


Whatever your budget and whether you are looking for all black or some fun colors, there is cruelty-free mascara out there for you!

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