Sephora bans mink lashes

The beauty giants join the likes of Tarte, Too Faced and Urban Decay in the step towards a more animal-friendly future
Sephora bans mink lashes
RUBEN CHAMORRO
Cosmopolitan Middle East -

Sephora has officially banned mink fur lashes after receiving over 280,000 emails from concerned shoppers and a campaign by PETA that highlights the severe conditions of mink farms.

The beauty giants join the likes of Tarte, Too Faced and Urban Decay in the step towards a more animal-friendly future, and will now only sell synthetic or faux-fur lashes.

"There's nothing pretty about the fur industry: whether it's a pair of false eyelashes or a coat, if you buy a product made of mink, you're supporting cruelty," says PETA Senior Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker. "PETA celebrates Sephora's decision to leave mink-fur lashes off its shelves."

PETA released an undercover exposé showcasing the extremely distressing living conditions of minks and how they were being treated.
Bravo, Sephora!