Are brushes made from animals? Makeup brushes are commonly made from squirrel, mink, sable, horse (sometimes called “pony” or “camel”), or goat hair. Mink and sable brushes are products of the cruel fur industry.
Are animals harmed in the making of makeup brushes? Though many companies claim that no animals are harmed in the manufacturing of ‘natural’ brushes, the truth is, that this is simply impossible.
What is a makeup brush made of? The bristles are made out of plastic, nylon, or other synthetic fibers, and may be dyed. Synthetic bristles are often used with liquid and cream products, as they tend to blend out products more easily and will not absorb product as much as a natural bristle brush. Synthetic brushes are cruelty-free.
What animal is used to make brushes? Brushes can be made of hog bristles, badger, mongoose, pony, squirrel, sable, wolf, goat, ox, camel, raccoon, rabbit the list goes on.