Friday, 16 March 2012

MAC Cosmetics UK - Carmine free products

***UPDATE, 19th January 2012***
Estée Lauder, the owner of the brand MAC Cosmetics has recently been found to be paying to conduct animal testing in China. I highly recommend reading the links below for further information -

I won't delete the list of products below that do not contain carmine, but the list will not be updated either.


After emailing Mac Cosmetics U.K. back in January and enquiring if they had a list of products without the ingredient Carmine readily available, the answer was that unfortunately, they didn't. However, the lovely lady I wrote to asked if I could provide a list of items I would be interested in, and she would consult the laboratories. A little over a fortnight later I was kindly advised which of my list do and do not contain Carmine. The results are as follows -

The following DO NOT contain Carmine -
Paint Pots - Bare Study, Painterly
Tinted Lip Conditioner - Fuchsia Fix, Petting Pink
Lipstick - Chatterbox
Powder Blush - Well Dressed, Desert Rose, Tenderling

The following DO contain Carmine -
Lipstick - Pretty Please, Speed Dial
Cream Colour Base - Improper Copper, Shell

Accurate as of 12th January, 2012.

Hopefully this will be of help to some people out there. I know I was getting frustrated with the lack of online ingredient lists! I would be interested to know if anybody has any other products from MAC that do not contain Carmine. If you're interested in knowing about any other MAC products, their customer service team was great and I would highly recommend contacting them. Be sure to stick the results in a comment below!


  1. Hi! I'm a vegetarian and I hate it that so many cosmetic products are still being tested on animals! So I will follow to take these information into consideration when I go shopping from now on!
    Could you check out my blog too? I'm going to do reviews on natural products like Lush soon - I think you'll like that!

  2. Mac ruby woo lipstick does contain carmine as well eyeshadows(all that glitters, naked lunch, expensive pink)

  3. Hi there,
    I am looking for some makeup without carmine and went to the Mac shop. Guess what! Even their eyeliners got carmine and all the nude colour lipsticks! Please let me know if anyone can find any good product lipstick without carmin.