Is theBalm Cruelty-Free?

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Is theBalm Cruelty-Free?

theBalm is cruelty-free. The brand has confirmed their cruelty-free status with CFK. They don't test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. We've also verified that their products are not tested on animals anywhere in the world, including mainland China.

When you shop through the above links, we donate 15% of our proceeds to animal charities!

  • Finished products tested on animals


  • Ingredients tested on animals


  • Suppliers test on animals


  • Third party animal testing


  • Sold where animal testing is required by law


Is theBalm owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

theBalm is not owned by any parent company that tests on animals.

Is theBalm sold where animal testing is required by law?

No, theBalm is not sold where animal testing is required by law.

Is theBalm certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, theBalm is not certified by any organizations.

Is theBalm vegan?

theBalm is cruelty-free but not 100% vegan, meaning that some of their products contain animal-derived ingredients.

How do you determine that brands like theBalm are cruelty-free?

We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their full animal testing policy. If brands answer all our questions and confirm that no animal testing is happening at any point during production and beyond, they're added to our cruelty-free list. All brands we add have confirmed the information above.

theBalm Vegan Product List

Although theBalm is not 100% vegan, they do offer a selection of vegan-friendly products. The following products are vegan and contain no animal-derived ingredients:

  • Read My Lips Lipgloss
  • Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick
  • Pickup Liners
  • BalmĀ Shelter Tinted Moisturizer
  • PhotoBalm- Powder Foundation
  • TimeĀ BalmĀ Primer
  • Put A Lid On It
  • Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain
  • Cheater Mascara
  • Whats Your Type Mascara
  • Mad Lash Mascara
  • Schwing! Black Liquid Eyeliner
  • Mr. Write Now
  • Overshadow All Mineral Eyeshadow
  • Sexy Mama Translucent Powder
  • Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder
  • InStain Blush
  • BalmĀ Beach
  • BalmĀ Springs
  • Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter and Shadow
  • Highlite ‘N Con Tour Palette
  • Meet Matte Ador
  • How ‘Bout Them Apples? Lip Palette
  • Scuba Mascara
  • Even Steven Whipped Foundation
  • InĀ the BalmĀ of Your Hand Volume 2
  • SmokeĀ BalmĀ Volume 4
  • Meet Matte Hughes Mini Kit 3
  • Bonnie-Lou Manizer Highlighter and Shadow
  • Foiled Againā€¦
  • Single Shadows Columbia
  • Single Shadows Classic (not all shades are vegan)
  • Mr. Write Seymour (not all shades are vegan)
  • Bonnie-Dew Manizer
  • Mary-Dew Manizer
  • Furrowcious Brow Pencil
  • Take Home the Bronze Bronzer
  • Plump Your Pucker (not all shades are vegan)
  • theBalmJour
  • Betty-Dew Manizer
  • Cindy-Dew Manizer PYP/TBJ Mini Kit 2
  • Meet Matte Hughes Mini Kit 1
  • Meet Matte Hughes Mini Kit 2
  • Meet Matte Hughes Mini Kit 4
  • Priming is Everything

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