Makeup Geek are a US cruelty free makeup brand.
I contacted Makeup Geek via email to ask which of their products are vegan friendly and they replied to my email so fast with such amazingly helpful information!
Here is copy of their email response…
“Thank you so much for contacting us with your interest in Makeup Geek. We are passionate about producing high-quality products that are animal-friendly and cruelty-free. Makeup Geek, our labs and manufacturers, as well as the ingredient suppliers do not test on animals, guaranteeing NO third-party animal testing. This is something we obtained in a written statement of commitment from each of our partners before we would work with them.
Most of our products are vegan, but there are a few exceptions as they contain Carmine (used to achieve certain red hues). The following products are not considered vegan:
Blushes in the shades Covet, PDA, Puppy Love, Rendezvous, Romance Soulmate, and XOXO contain Carmine.
Eyeshadows in the shades Americano, Beaches and Cream, Bitten, Carnival, Cherry Cola, Chit Chat, Concrete Jungle, Cosmopolitan, Country Girl, Cupcake, Curfew, Desert Sands, Drama Queen, Duchess, Fashion Addict, Hot Pants, Mango Tango, Morocco, Motown, Pillow Talk, Poppy, Razzleberry, Rebel, Simply Marlena, Sin City, Sorbet, Taboo, Tuscan Sun, Twilight, Unexpected, Unicorn, Vintage, Wild West and Wisteria contain Carmine.
Duochrome Eyeshadows in the shades Phantom, Ritzy, Blacklight, Secret Garden, Mai Tai, Karma, and Havoc contain Carmine.
Makeup Geek X MannyMUA Palette – the shades in Aphrodite, Beaches & Cream, Cosmopolitan, and Mars contain Carmine.
Duochrome Pigments in the shades of Wild Fire and Hologram contain Carmine.
Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencils – the shades of Orchid and Royal contain Carmine.
Sparklers in the shades of Zodiac and Halo contain Carmine.
Foiled Eyeshadows in the shades Center Stage, Caitlin Rose, Whimsical, Daydreamer, High Wire, and Masquerade contain Carmine.
Contour Powders – all our Contour Powders are carmine free and vegan.
Pigments – all our current loose pigments are all Carmine-free
We here at Makeup Geek, do not claim to be Vegan experts, however we have worked with many cosmetic enthusiasts that value Vegan standards and have reviewed our complete ingredient decks ensuring our accuracy. We can confirm that the Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate and Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride ingredients that we use are both synthetic and not animal-based. We do not currently use Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil or Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax in any of our products.
Makeup Geek is a private company, please note that statements herein apply to Makeup Geek Cosmetics only, for information on our third-party brands, please see their company website.
Makeup Geek, LLC does not sell products in China. As we stated we are proudly a cruelty free company and do not perform animal testing, as is required by law in China. However, a resident of China can purchase products from the Makeup Geek website based in the United States and can be sent to them in China.
Hope this helps!”
Thank you Makeup Geek for such an informative and simplified reply. It just makes it so much easier when makeup/cosmetics brands are up front about what products are/are not vegan friendly. It just means you can shop straight away and do not have to email to ask or research ingredients every single time when you want to buy a products.
Love & peace, SBB. Xo