MAC is NOT cruelty-free.
This means that this brand tests on animals or finances animal testing. Some brands that fall under this category test on animals where required by law, which means they're not cruelty-free.
MAC is owned by Estée Lauder, a company that tests on animals.
The Estee Lauder Companies is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country where our products are sold.
We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.
The Estee Lauder Companies fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives.