If you’ve watched beauty Youtube for a while, you know back in the day beauty gurus raved about the Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palettes. They’re a neutral lover’s dream and the shades are stunning. Lorac is still a smaller brand but they make some gorgeous products with a fantastic price point. They aren’t talked about too often so here’s what you need to know about their cruelty-free and vegan status.
It’s very unclear if Lorac is cruelty-free or not. Lorac has not provided adequate information to prove that they are cruelty-free. They don’t have any cruelty-free statements on their website and they don’t have a PETA certification. This leads us to believe that they are not cruelty-free. As of now, if you use cruelty-free cosmetics, Lorac is not a brand you want to include in your routine.
When we reached out to Lorac to inquire about their cruelty-free and vegan status, we received no response from the brand. In the past, they have stated in private emails that they are unclear if any of their manufactures test on animals. They have also shared that their final products are not tested on animals. Emphasis on final because their wording implies they could test the beginning phase of products on animals.
Any formal cruelty-free statement on Lorac’s website is non-existent. The only products that come up on their site when you search cruelty-free are 4 different Pro Eyeshadow Palettes. Again, they have no evidence to prove this so who knows if it’s factual. Also, most brands are either 100% cruelty-free or not at all. It’s weird to only have a handful of cruelty-free products.
From another perspective, is Lorac saying what all other brands know but won’t say? That they can’t confirm if their suppliers or ‘suppliers of suppliers’ are not testing on animals? Their whole attitude towards their cruelty-free status is very relaxed and even non existent. They definitely fall in a gray zone and it doesn’t look like they have any desire to identify as a cruelty-free brand.
It’s worth noting that Lorac is owned by Markwin Beauty who owns Wet n Wild and Physician’s Formula.
No, Lorac does not make any claims that they are vegan. Their products contain carmine and lanolin which are not vegan. If you’re looking for a similar vegan brand, try KVD Vegan Beauty.
No, Lorac is not organic and they have no claims to be. If you’re looking for organic eyeshadows try Lawless Beauty. They make some gorgeous, pigmented eyeshadows that remind us of Lorac.
Lorac is a Los Angeles based brand. Their products are manufactured in China.
No, Lorac is not sold in Mainland China. It would make sense for them to become cruelty-free certified because being sold in China is what holds many brands back. Since they are owned by Markwin Beauty, they could move into China without any notice or statement. Their sister brands, Wet n Wild and Physicians Formula did this in early 2019.
Yes, Lorac for the most part is paraben-free! They are sold at Kohls and a good majority of their products are marked paraben-free. We’re uncertain if they are 100% paraben-free as the Lorac website doesn’t share any information on that.
After doing some digging, here are their popular paraben-free products we found:
- Lux Diamond Palette
- Alter Ego Matte Lipstick
- Tantalizing Bronzer
- Light Source Megabeam Highlighter
- Liquid Lipstick
- Satin Lip Color
Again we see their unsureness in their suppliers. It’s almost like they don’t want to accept full responsibility. If you need gluten-free makeup, Lorac is not the safest bet you can go with so definitely be careful.
Like many other ingredients, Lorac does not state if they are phthalate-free. Phthalates are linked to endocrine disruption and are often present in formulas as ‘fragrance’ or ‘perfume.’ The FDA has approved phthalates in small amounts. But, if you can avoid them you’re not missing out on anything and you won’t regret it.
No, Lorac is not non-comedogenic. Non-comedogenic means non-pore clogging. They are oil-free which can be a good thing for acne prone, oily skin.
No, Lorac is not PETA cruelty-free approved. They have no information about their cruelty-free status on their website. This leads us to believe that they aren’t cruelty-free and it’s not an area of importance for them.
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Lorac’s cruelty-free status is very unclear. They fall in the grey zone because they provide no evidence that they don’t test on animals. Since they don’t even have a cruelty-free statement or acknowledgement on their website, it doesn’t seem like it’s an area of concern for them. Most brands that test on animals still have a formal statement on their website. Lorac has nothing.
If you’re cruelty-free with your makeup, it’s better to stay away from Lorac till they provide more clarity.