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Posted On: 1 August 2017 12:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:58 pm

The top 10 cruelty-free makeup brands you can buy in Qatar!

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The beauty community has endlessly been growing over the past few years thanks to the rise of social media. You have to admit, we all love watching those satisfactory tutorials, hauls and reviews made by our favorite beauty vloggers—and eventually spending our entire paychecks at our favorite makeup stores. But it can be a little challenging when you’re also an animal lover and don’t want to buy products that you know might be tested on animals.

Well, we have the solution for you! Below, you can find a list of several brands sold in Qatar that are all cruelty-free so you can do your makeup shopping guilt-free!

We also provide you with higher-end options and some slightly more affordable ones. So girls, if you’re on a budget, don’t worry, we’ve got you!

High end brands:

1. Urban Decay:

Urban Decay has been certified cruelty-free and does not test on animals. You can buy the brand at your local Sephora!

Popular products: Naked palettes, Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.

2. Tarte:

Tarte, also sold at Sephora or on is cruelty-free but is owned by a parent company that does animal-testing. Tarte itself, however doesn't practice animal testing. It also has a range of vegan products and products that do not contain a lot of the chemicals most makeup is composed of.

Popular products: Shape tape contour concealer, Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette, Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush.

3. Kat Von D:

Owned by American tattoo artist, model and entrepreneur Kat Von D, the brand has always been cruelty-free. You can buy her unique collection that screams tattoos at Sephora.

Popular products: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, Tattoo Liner, Lock-It Foundation

4. Becca Cosmetics:

Becca Cosmetics is yet another raved-about brand that does not test on animals. Their website claims that they never have and will stay true to this principle. Becca recently started selling their products at select Sephora stores in Qatar. You are sure to find them at the Sephoras in Villaggio and Landmark Mall.

Popular products: Shimmering Skin Perfector, Under-eye Brightening Corrector, Backlight Priming Filter

5. The Balm Cosmetics:

According to their website, The Balm Cosmetics is cruelty-free. The brand is sold at the Pearl Qatar and at kiosks in Ezdan Mall and Mall of Qatar.

Popular products: Mary Lou-Manizer Highlighter, Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks, Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow and Contour Powder

Affordable brands:

1. NYX:

NYX Cosmetics is 100% cruelty-free and has been acknowledged by organizations like PETA for the very same. NYX Cosmetics is available at City Lifestyle in Centrepoint in Qatar.

Popular products: Soft Matte Lip Creams, Lip Lingerie, Jumbo Eye Pencils

2. Wet N Wild:

Wet N Wild is also 100% cruelty-free and one of the newest affordable makeup brands to be sold in Qatar. You can buy it at Virgin Megastore and Carrefour!

Popular products: Color Icon Eyeshado Palettes, Color Icon Blushes, MegaGlo Contouring Palette

3. The Body Shop:

The Body Shop is quite vocally against animal testing and does not practice it. In fact, if you were to visit their website, that’s the first thing that pops up. The Body Shop has several stores in Qatar, including at some of the biggest malls like Villaggio, City Center and Gulf Mall. This is also a great brand to consider if you want some natural skincare and fragrances.

Popular products: All-in-one Face Base, All-in-one BB Cream, Tea Tree Oil Products

4. Ardell:

Ardell is one affordable fake eyelash brand that is cruelty-free and acknowledged by PETA. They have some amazing lashes that you can get without straining your wallet or your conscience! Ardell lashes are available at Boots pharmacies in Qatar.

Popular products: Demi Wispies, Natural Lashes, Demure Black

5. Gosh:

Gosh makeup products are cruelty-free and quite underrated. The brand deserves more love for giving love to animals. It is available at City Lifestyle stores around Qatar.

Popular products: Wonder Volume Mascara, Prime ‘N Set Powder, Infinity Eye Liner

Do you know of any more cruelty-free brands available in Qatar? Let us know what your favorites are! And don't forget to give us a like and a share—it keeps us going!