My Must-Have Cruelty-Free Beauty Products from the Sephora VIB Sale

My Must-Have Cruelty-Free Beauty Products from the Sephora VIB Sale

A couple of times a year, Sephora has a huge sale that lets VIB and VIB Rouge members save some serious cash on their favorite beauty items. Whenever these sales happen I get a lot of readers asking me what my must-have cruelty-free beauty products sold at Sephora are. While I have already shared a list of the cruelty-free brands at Sephora (all of which have vegan options), a lot of my favorite brands happen to be sold at Sephora.

This is the perfect time to stock up on items you know you love, and a chance to try items you may have been on the fence about. To make this easier for you, I am going to split this into a couple of lists – cruelty-free beauty products that I think everyone should get, cruelty-free beauty products on my wishlist during this sale, and cruelty-free beauty products that are nice-to-have splurges.

Some of my must-have cruelty-free beauty products from the Sephora sale are:

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Cruelty-free products that I think everyone should pick up during this sale are:


These are some of my must-have cruelty-free beauty products that I find myself reaching for often and think every beauty lover should try.

Cruelty-free products that are on my wishlist are:


These are some cruelty-free products that I really want to try. I try to keep my orders simple during the sale, and some of these products will likely be in my order.

Cruelty-free products available during this sale that are nice splurges:

These products aren’t necessarily some of my must-have cruelty-free beauty products that I re-order, but they are nice-to-haves that are worth the money if you can afford them.

These sales are a great time to stock up on staple items that you know you use often. What will you be grabbing during this years Sephora VIB sale?

* This brand is cruelty-free but its parent company is not. At the end of the day, I would rather people purchase from a cruelty-free brand with a parent company that is not cruelty-free than purchase from a brand who tests on animals themselves. I encourage everyone who supports cruelty-free brands to let the brand know that being cruelty-free is important to you.

Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora

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(43) Comments

  1. Hi Tashina,

    Because there are Sephora stores in China, and China requires animal testing for all cosmetics sold there, wouldn’t all Sephora products have had animal testing at some point?

    1. The Sephora house brand is not cruelty-free and brands sold at Sephora stores in China are not cruelty-free, but different regions carry different brands. Since not all brands sold at Sephora are sold in their locations in China (or anywhere in China for that matter), a lot of them can still be cruelty-free.

      1. Beautyblender sells at sephora in china and so does Nudestix. They both claim to be cruelty-free but if they sell to Sephora China aren’t their products being testes on animals? Therefore they are not cruelty-free, right?
        Best regards.

        1. I haven’t confirmed if Nudestix is cruelty-free, but I can say that the products beautyblender sells there are exempt from animal testing. They only make the sponges and a soap and soap is not required to be tested on animals, but a lot of makeup still is.

  2. Hi Tashina,
    I’m going to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills stick foundation during this sale. However, I was wondering what do you use to set the foundation. Does ABH have a vegan setting powder? Thanks!

    1. They don’t have a setting powder, but I have used a lot of other brands without issue. RCMA and Cover FX are my favorites!

  3. I am looking for a replacement for the oil cleanser I currently use as I have since become vegan since I last purchased. Since I usually stock up on cleanser during this sale is there one that you can recommend?

  4. Lindsay Dougan says:

    Ahhh! I didn’t know Pinrose was at Sephora. Might have to try! I would totally try ABH or Hourglass foundation sticks but I already have the Au Naturale one. Also I bought the DryBar blow dryer two years ago and it’s like NASA technology magical. Im going to have some fun since I’m a rouge (but won’t be next year since I basically shop indie and green beauty now).

    1. The DryBar blow dryer is life changing!

  5. Great list! How are we to know which Anastasia Beverly Hills products are vegan? I don’t see an ingredients list on their website and when I asked them for a list of vegan offerings, they said they could not gaurantee any of their products were free from beeswax or other animal products.

    1. Hi Danna,

      Whenever I have spoken to them, they have told me that the only non-vegan ingredients used are carmine and beeswax. They are both clearly labeled in ingredient lists on their packaging. I don’t know why they don’t list the ingredients online but, you can check the Sephora and Ulta sites for ingredient lists of the ABH products.

      The reason they told you that about beeswax is because they use the same production equipment for all items (like most brands). It’s similar to vegan food that says it may contain traces of dairy due to shared equipment too. It doesn’t necessarily mean those ingredients are actually in the products. 🙂 Hopefully this helps explain.

    2. When you search a product on their website they usually say if it is Cruelty-free and Vegan or just cruelty-free.

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