I'm sad to report that Hourglass has sold their brand to Unilever, who not only tests on animals but also has actively tried to interfere with the success of vegan competitive brands. (Unilever attempted to sue Hampton Creek over Just Mayo.) For these reasons, I am no longer able to support Hourglass products since I do not purchase from brands with parent company testers.
As an overall note, Hourglass is one of my favorite brands. I love a ton of their products, especially their liquid lipsticks and ambient light powders. While Hourglass is 100% cruelty free with no parent company testers, I will say their vegan products can be difficult to identify because the website and packaging aren't always consistent with the "vegan" label. And in this rare case, it actually works in our favor because they seem to have more vegan products than what's actually labeled. Make sure you double check the ingredients on the package and if you still aren't sure, you can e-mail their customer service team for clarification.
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