Make-Up Made From Animals

March 13, 2009 by Krystal Ann  
Published in Beauty Products

There are may different cosmetic products made from different animal by-products. Here is a list of what they are.

Many women are slaves to make-up using it to make themselves more beautiful. It can probably be assumed that most women don’t think about what is making their lips shine, their eyelashes thick and beautiful, and their eye shadow sparkle. Little do they know, some of these well know products are produced with the help of animals (more than they might want to know).

“Bat” Those Luscious Lashes

Mascara application is a morning ritual for make-up wearing women. This liquid makes the eye lashes dark and long, but what in it helps this process? Nothing other than bat guano, that’s right, bat feces.  A derivative from bat guano is used in mascara for thickness and shine.

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Shimmer and Shine

Not only is the guano derivative used in mascara, there are a few other daily products its’ in. This same guano is used in some nail polishes, shampoos, and eye shadows. It creates the pearly shine that these products are known for.  Guano from seabirds is also used.

Sperm Gloss?

The latest make-up rumor is that lip gloss is made from whale sperm. This rumor has proved to be a little bit of a mix up. Lip gloss is not made from whale sperm, it is made from sperm whale. The blubber from sperm whale is used in lip gloss for its oil and it’s wax which provide a good substance for lip gloss.

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Fish Lips

On the ingredient list of some lipsticks and nail polishes there is something called pearl essence or sometimes pearlecsence. This is actually an ingredient made from fish scales. These fish scales are what create the shimmer in these products.  So think of fish next time you pucker up.


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18 Responses to “Make-Up Made From Animals”
  1. Natural Cosmetics Says:

    I have always gone to to find the perfect beauty supplies. I have never had any problems with them and their beauty supplies and make up is all natural. I like knowing that the cosmetics that I am applying to my face are not harming my skin. I try to stay as natural as I can but when I need to cover blemishes on my face I only use mineral cosmetics so that I know my face is taken care of.

  2. CutestPrincess Says:

    thanks for this, this is such an interesting info…

  3. crystal Says:

    ur lies are so rude and wrong and stop hurting animals STOP NOW!!!!!

  4. Joo, Jessii, Kaylaa, Caazz Says:

    Hey There :)
    This Is Sick Man, I Cant Believe The Every Day Must Haves Are Made From Animals! ‘Whale Sperm’ Eeeew !!

  5. natural cosmetics Says:

    I personally love mineral cosmetics and natural cosmetics because the thought of absorbing all of the chemicals into my skin does not interest me. The typical woman absorbs over five pounds of chemicals through her skin into her body from makeup.

  6. ahhhh Says:

    that is gross

  7. UNDAUNTED Says:

    You dont know what your talking about. Lip gloss was made from the Sperm Whale and mascara does not contain bat feces. Check your facts before everyone who reads this becomes as misinformed as you.

  8. Juliana Says:

    O my god I will neber use make up againg aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  9. jayella Says:

    omg its rudeadige like leave animals alone from jayella xxx

  10. Daisy Says:

    use arbonne (call me! i sell it) its natural and great for your skin!!

  11. melissa Says:

    this is so sick… i understand it might work good but whales are being killed to make these little products…. THIS NEEDS TO STOP FOR REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u people make me sick!!

  12. Yoli Says:

    It’s because America is so greedy that they only think of products. People cover up their true beauty deep inside. Hey, I don’t use make-up and because of all these things. It’s discusting man. All these people are too afraid to show their natural beauty and rely on cosmetics to cover up who they really are. How sad. How sad… But, it’s not only U.S. (corrupted), it’s also other places. duhh. : ) Whatevers man, all these cosmetics are not worth it for they suck out ur skin color and leave you looking old in the future. YOU MIGHT LOOK PRETTY WHILE YOUR “YOUNG” BUT WAIT TILL’ YOU SEE HOW YOU LOOK WHEN YOUR OLD. Well, anyways, I’m outzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  13. gabriela Says:

    vc usam animais pra isso
    se vor isso e feio animais sao nossos amigos

  14. VEGGIEGIRL Says:

    welll…… after reading this piece of information , i am now completely sure that we the human beings dont care of nothing or no one else but ourselves and its such a shame that in this marvelous world full of beautiful plants, animals, etc… we dont meditate about what we have in our surroundings; about what this world can offer us. but as well known we will continue to destroy our only home.

    i am actuallly vegetarian, i dont drink milk or any derivated from milk such as cheese, i dont eat egg or throw garbage in the streets. if we just put a bit of interest in some one else more than ourselves we could move on to something else, something better, something that we can enjoy of.
    DO SOMETHING FOR YOU, DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. sun789 Says:

    I think its disgusting that makeup is made out of animals.

  16. Logan Says:

    @crystal your a retard
    @everyone else Don’t be retards.

  17. chloe7 Says:

    wow thanks, i officially hate make-up. -.-

  18. Sally Says:

    This is a little gross im no longer going to use lipstick.

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