In recent years, we’ve seen a shift in the beauty industry. Many are now making the switch to vegan makeup and for a good reason. Ditching animal by-products for cruelty-free cosmetics is the new trend and brands are catching on. While not too long ago, you would have been lucky to find any ethical beauty companies, now there are plenty of vegan products to choose from. We’ve rounded up our favourite vegan makeup brands for animal-friendly beauty lovers.
1. Charlotte Tilbury
If you’re ready to cut animal-derived products from your beauty routine, then look no further than Charlotte Tilbury’s vegan range. The brand has a variety of choice from long-lasting foundations to matte lipsticks to lengthening mascaras. Not only do they provide vegan-friendly makeup, but skincare products, fragrance and makeup brushes, too.
2. Cover FX
Created by former chief chemist at MAC cosmetics, it’s no wonder why Cover FX products have become so popular within the beauty community. The brand offers an extensive range of vegan and cruelty-free products formulated with antioxidants and vitamins. Plus, they are free of parabens, mineral oil, fragrance, talc and gluten, so you can feel good about wearing them! With 40 shades to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect match for your skin tone at Cover FX.
3. Milk Makeup
Milk Makeup boasts an extensive line-up of products that are cruelty-free, vegan and paraben-free. Their ultra-hydrating formulas ensure a flawless finish every time. In addition, each product is designed for easy application, no brushes required, so you can look great without spending hours in the bathroom getting ready.
A well-loved animal-friendly makeup brand, Inika creates its formulas with natural, organic ingredients. Their products are vegan, cruelty-free and halal, containing botanical ingredients which aim to quench your skin’s thirst. Plus, all packaging is made from material that is recyclable. The brand also stocks a range of ultra-soft makeup brushes, including everything from foundation brushes to kabuki brushes to powder brushes.
5. Kat Von D Beauty
After recently deciding to reformulate her entire cosmetics range, all Kat Von D Beauty products are now in the process of becoming vegan. Kat Von D has been wowing the beauty industry with artistry-inspired makeup products for some time now. The brand boasts long-lasting, cruelty-free products with a range of illuminating highlighters, waterproof liners, makeup brushes and more.
6. Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Receiving plenty of praise since its launch in late 2014, Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ product formulas are cruelty-free. The brand is known for creating colour palettes containing some of the most pigmented, vivid shades on the market. Their long-lasting, flawless products give consumers endless possibilities to create and explore.
7. E.l.f. Cosmetics
As if we needed another reason to love E.l.f. Cosmetics. Not only is the quality excellent, but the product range is extensive. E.l.f. Cosmetics provides you with everything you need for eyes, lips and face, and everything is super affordable. Above all, the entire cosmetic range is vegan-friendly!
8. Everyday Minerals
Everyday Minerals products are not only all-natural, but they’re also 100% vegan, sustainable and cruelty-free. Their versatile shades, pigment-packed eye and cheek colours, and high-quality concealers and finishing powders contain only the finest ingredients. In addition, the products are reasonably priced and come in eco-friendly, recyclable packaging.
9. Lime Crime
Lime Crime is known for starting beauty trends, from their famed Velvetines, one of the first liquid matte lipsticks on the market, to their best-selling Venus palettes. They pride themselves on creating products that provide long-lasting wear and stand-out pigment. What’s best is their makeup is 100% vegan and all of its ingredients are cruelty-free.
Axiology is a vegan lipstick brand producing creamy, pigmented lipsticks in a variety of shades from jet-black to vibrant hot pink. Their products are non-toxic, formulated with natural ingredients like organic coconut oil and avocado butter. Above all, the brand is committed to supporting vegan, cruelty-free organisations, donating a percentage of their annual profits to partners like Orangutan Foundation International and PETA.
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