I just learned via Phyrra that L’Oreal will be buying Urban Decay Cosmetics. (Update: According to Reuters, the sale has already happened.)
I started replacing my L’Oreal products when I found out they weren’t a cruelty-free brand. I admit to still having some (like my Lancôme foundation), but I just don’t feel right about knowingly buying from a company that tests products on animals. There is a chance that Urban Decay will stay cruelty-free and I’ve heard rumours that L’Oreal will be going cruelty-free in 2013 due to the EU ban on animal testing. That remains to be seen, I guess.
I don’t own any UD products, but there are several that I’ve had my eye on. I think I’ll hold off on making any purchases until I know for sure one way or the other. If they do not remain cruelty-free, I’ll spend my money elsewhere.
(Slightly off topic: Any recommendations for replacing my Lancôme Teinte Miracle foundation?)