Charlotte Tilbury is a cruelty-free company. They don’t test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers. Their products are not sold in mainland China.

Regarding the last question, the representative is claiming that Charlotte Tilbury is not a vegan company. They do have vegan options, but they currently use some animal ingredients such as Carmine.

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Dear Suzi,

So sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, I wanted to make sure I gave you a correct and concise answer, so I forwarded your message onto our Head of Product Development.

1) At this current time, are your finished products or ingredients tested on animals?


2) At this current time, do you buy ingredients from suppliers who are involved in animal testing?


3) Do you sell your products in mainland China, or do you intend to do so in the near future?


4) If the answer to all of the above is no, could you tell me when the company has made the decision to go cruelty-free?

Although the answers to the above are no we do not consider ourselves to be an entirely cruelty-free brand. We used an animal-derived product, Carmine, sometimes referred to as Lake, as a pigment in some of our products. We are currently in the process of updating our product information to make it easy for consumers to identify what products are without this colouring and therefore suitable for vegans etc, and we are always searching and working towards using synthetic alternatives.

You can find Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom’s if you live in the US, or Beautylish for international shipping.

Here’s a list of their vegan products:

  • Magic Foundation
  • Full Fat Lashes
  • Brow Lift
  • Mini Miracle Eye Wand
  • Wonderglow Primer
  • Take It All Off
  • Goddess Skin Clay Mask