Friday, 26 August 2016

Is Primark Makeup Cruelty Free?

I've been investigating again, guys.

Why do brands make it so hard to find out whether they test on animals? Especially when they don't test on animals? Like... What? Why is it hard to find out if Primark makeup is cruelty free?



My "Is Topshop Cruelty Free" info post is one of my highest viewed posts, so hopefully it is helping some of you! I thought I'd post my findings on another high street favourite whose cruelty free status is a bit more difficult to verify.

I sent them my standard list of questions (which you should definitely check out and ask to brands if you want to do some investigating of your own), and this is the reply I received:

"Primark does not conduct and does not commission any animal testing. 
Our terms of trade with our suppliers make it clear that cosmetic products 
and their ingredients must not be tested on animals. We trust this has answered 
your queries and we thank you for taking the time to contact us."


Well that hasn't bloody helped at all.  No mention of whether products are sold in China, which is often the deal breaker as testing is illegal in the EU but mandatory in China. So I asked again.

"Primark does not conduct and does not commission any animal testing.  Our terms of 
trade with our suppliers make it clear that cosmetic products and their ingredients
 must not be tested on animals.  Please also note we do have outlets in China.
 We do not have any Primark stores in China."

Well this didn't make any sense to me at all. What does that mean? No Primark stores in China but outlets? What? So I asked again.

It turns out that the woman I was chatting to made an error and there are no Primark stores OR outlets in China. So I'm happy to say that Primark cosmetics ARE cruelty free! Which is pretty great because it looks like they're really stepping up their make up game!

Teri-May xx
 
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15 comments

  1. I really like their lip pencils and found out they are cruelty free last year! I still feel bad shopping there, it's definitely not an ethical store. Clothes should not be that cheap :/

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  2. Wow I did not know they were cruelty free, I am really surprised I assumed they wouldn't be as they are cheap. Well found out 👍😀 xx

    https://aklfreebeauty.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is really interesting. I had no idea they were cruelty free.

    Thanks for finding out.

    Kayleigh
    http://hazelnutmusings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Ah, amazing! Literally no idea they were cruelty free.

    Jordan
    www.cupcakesandcoasters.com

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  5. Ah, amazing! Literally no idea they were cruelty free.

    Jordan
    www.cupcakesandcoasters.com

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  6. Ah, this is great to know! I haven't yet tried any makeup from Primark x

    www.itsmeganelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. So happy about this! I like their lipliners :)

    http://psychologyfoodandfitness.blogspot.co.uk <3

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  8. Thank you so much for all of your posts! They have helped me a lot in buying make up products, as well as helping with choosing right products that are cruelty free! Please keep up the good work :D

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    1. Thank you very much I really appreciate it!

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  9. Hey so you know whether the makeup products are vegan? Do they contain any animal products? please do let me know

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    1. Hi I'm sorry for the delayed reply! I am not aware of how much of their range is vegan as they didnt and answer that question when put forward to them. This would lead me to believe that they are not but I wouldn't want to say! Sorry about that

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  10. Yay this makes me really bloody happy! I've always held off buying their stuff just in case.

    You're right though, why do brands make it so difficult to find out if they test on animals or not?

    Iamfoxxtailz | Alternative Style Diary

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  11. I also read this where it says primark are cruelty free but I was shocked to find that they produce some of their products in china! Which if I'm correct do still test on animals, but if you ask me they should be testing on humans as there's too many people in China! Anyway I bought some tooth whitening gel there in April 2017 and it clearly states on the back produced in China so that means it is tested on animals am I right here??

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    1. Ironically if a product is produced in China it is exempt from their animal testing laws as that is only mandatory for imported products that have been manufactured elsewhere! I hope that answers your question

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  12. I'm really glad you found out about this.
    I try to ask brands and they do just give you the same generic messages just skirting on the EU rules to satisfy the qu, but don't really mention anything else regarding their sales in China.

    Anyways, very happy about this! I actually really love Primark's makeup, their matte liquid lipsticks and lipliners are fab.

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