Animals are used in nearly all aspects of human life, so it's not too surprising that make up brushes can be made from animals and/or tested on animals!
Who's in your make up brush
Did you know that make up brushes are commonly made from squirrel, mink, sable, horse, or goat.
Life behind the brush
PETA sheds a light on cruel industries that abuse animals, they shared that "Mink and sable brushes are products of the cruel fur industry. Every year, millions of animals are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death in the wild and strangled, electrocuted, or beaten and skinned alive on fur farms. Horse hair is commonly obtained from horses who are slaughtered for their flesh. Squirrels are hunted or trapped, and goats are shorn like sheep. Workers are often paid by volume, so they shear the goats quickly, which can result in serious injuries."
Thankfully there are many vegan options by companies such as: