Beauty products that are vegan and cruelty-free have gained popularity in recent years. Many seek ways to lessen their impact on animal welfare and the environment. False eyelashes and other beauty goods that are vegan, cruelty-free and reusable are widely available under the Ardell brand.
Ardell is renowned for producing various high-quality goods; the history of Ardell goes back to 1971 when Arnold and Sydell Miller founded it. Arnold was a hairdresser, and Sydell was his client. Now, the company is multinational and owned by American International Industries.
Back in the early 70s, the lashes were handmade by the couple using human hair, it sounds crazy now, but their first foray into this industry developed at the kitchen table. Today, Ardell sells lashes for all tastes and styles, including vegan and cruelty-free false lashes.
Let's go back to basics and clarify what 'vegan' means and how it applies to false eyelashes.
What does vegan mean when it comes to false eyelashes?
Someone vegan will not eat any food derived from animals and typically does not use other animal products. Therefore, in the context of false eyelashes, the product can't contain anything from an animal or even a bee.
So are Ardell lashes vegan? Some Ardell lash products contain beeswax and carmine, both animal products. Because beeswax is a naturally occurring byproduct of bees and serves as the foundation for honeycombs, beeswax is not vegan.
In addition, beekeepers remove the queen bees' wings to stop worker bees from fleeing a colony. Beeswax is a byproduct of the manufacture of honey. Still, it also has potential ethical repercussions because of the wing clipping. Although most people do not consider bees as animals, strict vegans don't entertain the wax because of potential cruelty issues.
What's the definition of cruelty-free?
According to PETA (People 4 the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the largest animal rights organisation in the world, cruelty-free means precisely that. No animal should be used in the testing or producing products, no matter the definition of those products.
So that explains what we mean by vegan and cruelty-free, but the burning question is, are Ardell lashes vegan and cruelty-free? The answer is yes and no…
About 15% of Ardell lashes are truly vegan, but all are cruelty-free, and many are re-useable, depending on which lash you buy. Truly reusable lashes are generally magnetic, although, with care, you can reuse strip lashes and pre-stuck lashes.
Here are our suggestions for Ardell vegan, cruelty-free lashes you can reuse.
- Ardell Eco Lashes 454
When worn, Ardell Eco Lashes in style 454 provide a delicate flare to the outer corner, lifting your eyes. These lashes accentuate your eyes with their wispy natural strands of V-shaped flares, encouraging natural fullness and creating definition. These natural and lightweight Ardell Eco Lashes are ideal for daily usage.
The Ardell Eco Lashes 454 are made with natural materials on a natural cotton band and are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Moreover, the box they come in is 100% biodegradable, both tray and carton.
The environment was considered when creating Ardell Eco Lashes in style 453. They comprise V-shaped clusters of sustainable fibres added for thickness and dimension along the organic cotton lash band in uniformly spaced-out V configurations.
Ardell sells these lashes in 100% biodegradable packaging, and you can reuse these vegan-friendly and cruelty-free strips lashes if you care for them correctly. Read more about lash care.
- Ardell Light As Air Lashes 521
If you're looking for ultimate comfort, look no further than Ardell Light As Air Lashes in style 521. These vegan and cruelty-free lashes offer volume and length without harming you or the planet. Ardell Light As Air Lashes has an invisible band perfect for a natural, seamless finish. With careful application and removal, it's possible to reuse these lashes.
Ardell Magnetic Lashes Naked 420 are cruelty-free but not vegan. They are also reusable, lightweight natural, airy, and wispy. Ardell Magnetic Naked Lashes in style 420 are perfect for the daytime. These lashes are thin and perfectly blended. It's best to use Ardell's magnetic liner, but it isn't vegan.
Some even better news, Duo lash adhesive is made by Ardell and is vegan and cruelty-free. According to Beauty Without Bunnies, a PETA organisation, Duo lash glue covers both bases. Check out the complete DUO collection.
Just because you're a vegan who wants cruelty-free false lashes doesn't mean you always want to look natural, demure or lowkey. Sometimes you want to 'show out,' in the words of Mel and Kim, and get fresh for the weekend. Living in the fast lane brings me to the tricky subject of mink lashes.
Are Ardell lashes mink?
Thankfully, Ardell employs synthetic or artificial mink fur lashes rather than real ones. Premium synthetic lashes called faux mink lashes are created to look like real mink lashes, but no minks have been hurt in the process.
- Ardell 3D Faux Mink Lashes Black 853
The multidimensional design of the Ardell 3D Fake Mink Lashes in style 853 enhances volume and curl. Stacking delicate, tapering fibres produces a medium volume and light, feathery feel. The eye-opening appearance is effortless because of the longer length in the centre of the lash, and the invisible band guarantees a perfect blend after application.
These lashes are reusable and cruelty-free, but they are not vegan. Here is a link to all our vegan-friendly lashes.
Ardell vegan, cruelty-free, and re-useable lash – Summary
Although not 100% vegan, Ardell lash range is cruelty-free. Even though Ardell is known for offering vegan-friendly eyelashes, they are not called 100% vegan because they continue to market products that include animal products.
Carmine and beeswax were some animal substances used to produce their lashes. But, they have a good assortment of products suitable for vegans. Depending on your hardline, most vegans can choose Ardell because it is also a cruelty-free and PETA-approved brand.
So to answer your questions:
Q: Are Ardell lashes vegan?
A: Some are, and some aren't, but it states each product's credentials on the packaging. If you're not sure, stick with Ardell's Eco Lashes.
Q: Are Ardell lashes cruelty-free?
A: Yes, yes! They are cruelty-free – great news, and we love them for it.
Q: Are Ardell Lashes reusable?
A: With careful use, you can reuse most Ardell strip and magnetic lashes.