From ice cream to tattoos, vegan products are all the rage right now, even with what we’re putting on our bodies as opposed to in. You might think most of your lipsticks and blushes couldn’t possibly contain any animal byproducts – but a surprising number of product lines’ ingredients list includes items like beeswax, honey, collagen, guanine, and more – all of which are derived from our furry (or insect-y or fishy) friends. We don’t even want to tell you how they got that “estrogen” found in your restorative cream. Seriously, you don’t want to know.
Luckily for us, vegan makeup is the latest beauty trend that we’re psyched to get on board with. With natural ingredients, minerals, and cruelty-free testing, what’s not to love about it? Check out our favorite vegan makeup brands that you’ll be committed to after you find out all the wacky crap they’ve been putting in your cosmetics.
With natural ingredients such as almond oil, shea butter, vanilla fruit extract and an assortment of other oils, Inika’s products (and makeup brushes!) are totally guilt-free and are pure, indulgent, bliss. What’s MORE, with such a wide assortment of shades and colors, it’s literally never been easier to find the perfect one for you, so you can (finally) ace your contour. They also have powder brushes, chic paddle brushes, fan brushes, angle brushes and more: applying your favorite products has never been easier.
Elf’s products are perfectly pigmented and insanely affordable. Your wallet (and face) will thank you. With products starting at just $2 (not a typo!), Elf is perfect for anyone ballin’ on a budget. Elf carries everything from basic blush, bronzer, and highlighter to more fun products such as a magnetic face mask kit, which is a blast to put on and will leave your skin hydrated, clear, and #flawless. We are dreaming of summer so we can rock these bright colored blushes all day long. Until then, we’ll just keep staring at them.
14. Jeffree Star Cosmetics
It’s no surprise that the Jeffree’s makeup line is as fabulous as the makeup mogul himself. This spring, be bold and experiment with fierce, statement-making eyeshadows, lipsticks and more. Stunning mattes, vibrant neons, and gorgeous metallics will capture your eyes (and your heart). In addition to his statement-making lipsticks, Jeffree also has three eyeshadow palettes to choose from, which feature different varieties of colors in both matte and glitter, so you can have fun creating and rocking every eyeshadow look imaginable. Before you check out, head to the Skin Frost section for gleaming highlighters and bronzers.
13. Au Naturale
Your skin is begging you for Au Naturale’s all-organic and vegan products. Their cosmetics are lightweight, long-lasting, and pack a powerful punch. Creating a contoured cheekbone has never been easier using their creme highlighters and multi sticks, for a flushed, dewy look. With summer around the corner, try out a turquoise eyeliner, a more subtle pop of color that’ll take you from work to happy hour effortlessly. Plus, made with organic ingredients, you won’t feel as guilty going to bed without taking off your makeup and passing it off for your ~lewk~ the next day (don’t worry, we won’t tell!).
12. Lime Crime
Rock your inner unicorn this festival season (or, any season) with any one of Lime Crime’s bright colored products, from hair tints to nails to glistening neon highlighter. This makeup brand is all about having fun, experimenting, and encouraging you to come out of your comfort zone. Try out their ultra-glittery lip toppers for the ultimate Insta selfie. We promise, within two minutes of browsing their site, you’ll have a full shopping bag. Their lip plushies are to die for and will last all day. What are you waiting for?
11. Modern Minerals
The name says it all: each product is chock full of minerals like titanium dioxide, iron oxide, and more. With just one swipe of any of their makeup, you’ll instantly feel a little more put together than you did a minute before. Plus, summer weekend getaways can be a pain to pack for when it comes to the struggle of lugging your entire makeup bag, but Modern Minerals makes it easy with a travel set of three blendable eyeshadow colors. Three looks in one – for just $6! Win-win for everyone.
Quench your skin with natural, healthy nutrients to ensure your products are safe and nourishing, such asthis serum Say goodbye to irritated pores and cakey contours. Check out their soy-infused mascara which will naturally darken, enhance and strengthen your lashes naturally so you can toss away your falsies. Bonus: The mascara is safe for contact-wearers, so no more worries about painful burning in your eyes.
9. Sunday Riley
Sunday Riley’s all about flawless skin, and their products have everything you need (and everything you don’t), so you can achieve a perfect canvas for any makeup look you desire. With oils that literally work overnight while you sleep, their products are miracle workers and will provide you glowing, youthful skin in no time.
9. Kat Von D
Kat Von D’s namesake makeup brand is currently reformulating all of their products to ensure the entire line is 100% vegan, and we couldn’t be happier or more excited to try them all out once they do. In the meantime, there is a section on the site where you can shop the vegan products available now. One of our current obsessions is the MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette which has five matte shades and five shimmery shades in a tiny compact that will fit comfortably in your purse. For a more adventurous look, pair with one of the studded kiss creme lipsticks in a bright shade like seafoam green.
7. PHB Ethical Beauty
With cosmetics made from plant-based formulas, every product from this line will work wonders even for the most sensitive of skin, while providing you with tons of nutrients, too! They also ship to the US and if you spend over $55, they will send you their signature Skin Perfect Gel made from Aloe and Rose for a luxury skin treatment you will definitely not be able to resist. Plus, all of their products are good for sensitive skin, are allergy-friendly and gluten-free!
Axiology is solely a lipstick and lip-crayon line so they specialize in making the best of the best for your pout. The brand is all about providing customers with the most ethical, well-sourced products without sacrificing quality or affordability. Try out their lip crayons for an exciting, fresh twist on lipstick that’ll leave your pucker silky smooth. If you’re feeling more of a classic look, try out their signature lipsticks that use nourishing formulas that won’t dry out your lips. With yummy ingredients like orange and avocado, who can resist? We’ll take one of each color, please.
Finding the perfect match has never been easier: With a wide range of shades and colors along with personalized advice from specialists at the brand, Adorn is Australia’s best-kept secret. Buy products in whole sets, starter kits, or individually – depending on what products you’re looking to add to your collection (hint: all of them!). Plus, if you’re dying to try a shade or color but are unsure about how it’ll look, buy a sampler kit so you can try out multiple ones and find your perfect match.
4. Georgie Beauty
In addition to their killer vegan false lashes, Georgie beauty is also renown for their tinted blush pots and creme gel eyeliners. The brand’s mission is reinventing beauty classics for a new generation in the form of “eco-luxe beauty” by using only safe, clean ingredients while maintaining design and quality. Reinvent your own classic look by adding a bold liner along with a voluminous false lash to your Friday look and become the star of the bar during your night out.
Cover FX’s products are a beauty junkie’s ultimate dream. Many of their products allow for customers to personalize their own look. For example, use their Custom Enhancer Drops two ways: either mixed into foundation for an all-over glow, or wear alone and swipe for a perfectly highlighted cheekbone. Either way, your glow will be the statement accessory you’ve always wanted. Need another reason to shop? All online orders come with three free samples. Count us in!
Shop Tarte’s wide assortment of vegan products, and bask in the glory of finding the perfect guilt-free addition to your makeup bag. We love the two-piece lip sculptor, which is one part lipstick and one part lipgloss so you can pick and choose whether you want a matte or glossy look. Speaking of two-in-one products, we’re losing it over the tight and bright clay multi mask jar. Talk about a perfect custom in-home facial. Spa not included, though.
1. Milk Makeup
Although Milk has been around for a while, they just became fully vegan, which means their products just got a whole lot better. With Matcha being all the rage right now, we’re dying to try their Matcha toner, made with Kombucha, witch hazel, organic cactus elixir, and more – just nothing animal-derived. This product is like a trendy superfood just for your face and it’ll deliver even-toned skin in no time. Be sure to also try their cooling water to help combat tired, swollen eyes and dark circles on those terrible Monday mornings.