Are some of the makeup brands in your vanity made in China? For nearly 99% of all makeup enthusiasts, the answer is YES. With recent news of asbestos and toxic metals in makeup manufactured in China, it is important now more than ever to be an educated consumer. I’ve researched and devised a list of brands that uses all or most of their ingredients from China. Some of these brands may surprise you!

  Makeup Brands Made in China

Youtube has created a cosmetic BOOM for the beauty industry. Stars like Nikkie Tutorials, Nicole Guererrio, Jaclyn Hill, and Carli Bybel have nearly 20 million followers combined worldwide. These woman have all partnered with big-named makeup companies to move huge quantities of product that sell-out quickly. With the sudden influx of customers and demand, brands have outsourced, increased production, lowered the quality, and increased the cost – all for the mighty dollar.

What they’re not taking into consideration ultimately is consumer’s health. With potential ingredients like lead, asbestos, arsenic, toxic bacteria, mercury, or aluminum, consumers can become sick or die and no-one would even realize the culprit. Below is a list of makeup brands made in China. If you know of more that should be added to the list, please let me know by commenting below.

  • Airspun
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • BH Cosmetics
  • Becca
  • CK Calvin Klein
  • Cargo
  • Circa Beauty
  • Coastal Scents
  • ELF
  • Essence
  • Eve Pearl
  • Forever 21 Beauty
  • Hard Candy
  • Iman
  • It Cosmetics
  • Justice Brand
  • Juvia’s Place
  • LA Girl
  • Lorac
  • Luna Cosmetics
  • Makeup Revolution
  • Mally Beauty
  • Maybelline
  • Morphe Cosmetics
  • MUA Makeup Academy
  • NYC
  • NYX
  • Pixi Beauty
  • POP Beauty
  • Profusion
  • Quo
  • Revlon
  • Sephora Brand
  • Shany
  • Sigma
  • Sleek
  • Smashbox
  • Stila
  • Tarte
  • The Color Institute
  • Too Faced
  • Urban Decay
  • Violet Voss
  • Wet n Wild

It is virtually impossible to track down the manufacturing plants for every beauty product made in China, but one analytical testing company says “Harmful ingredients have been found many times before and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down.”

Use your best judgement when buying makeup manufactured from other countries, particularly from China. Thanks for reading!


    • You’re right! I just saw something about do toys a few days ago containing trash. There’s no telling what they put in products. 🙁

  1. I recently received a free bronzer as a gift from Ulta that was labeled Made In China, their brand. Yet I have other Ulta cosmetic items that are made else where. I guess it is a matter of buyer beware.


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