There is no trend lighting up faster in 2019 than cruelty-free, vegan makeup, and it’s likely that you’re already wearing it! Cult favourites such as Urban Decay and Anastasia Beverly Hills include vegan and cruelty-free options in their range, so living ethically doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the hottest beauty releases. Though lots of well-known and luxury brands are expanding and updating their ranges to include ethical options, these top five vegan makeup brands highlight independent stores that you will not want to miss out on!
Glossier has soared in popularity in recent years thanks to their drool-worthy packaging for skin-friendly options such as their milky jelly cleanser, cloud paint blush, and “balm dotcom” lip salve, which are vegan and cruelty-free! Help save the bunnies when you buy these totally gorgeous products, and perfect that no-makeup makeup look when you wear their natural, minimalist line. When 10 million innocent animals suffer and die due to cosmetic testing every year, there’s no excuse not to make the switch to vegan products and rock a new mascara or blush this season.
Those who pay close attention to the online makeup scene will know about Sugarpill’s amazingly colourful and hyper-pigmented eyeshadows, perfecting for creating looks just as bright on camera as they are IRL. All their products are made in the USA, which keeps down air miles and ensures proper quality control, which is super important for anything that goes near your eyes! They offer a cute set of brushes that are 100% vegan and also supply a wide variety of great quality false eyelashes that perfectly complement their shadows.
- BH Cosmetics
We totally get that not everyone can drop hundreds of dollars on brand-new makeup while trying to make the shift to vegan brands, which is where the SUPER affordable products from BH Cosmetics come in handy. Their Nude Rose palette is considered to be a cheaper alternative to Urban Decay’s Naked palette, and their contour palettes will have your cheekbones turning heads!
Another cool and affordable vegan brand is Colourpop, with the only downside being that their range currently only includes lip products and eyeshadows. Known for their great quality and high pigmentation, Colourpop rivals cult brands such as Jeffree Star with their bold eyeshadows, which are available in loads of different shades! The opportunity to create tons of unique looks is endless with Colourpop – finally, an artist-quality, vegan brand that won’t break the bank! To get your hands on other great products that won’t empty your pockets, look online to snag a great deal.
- Kat Von D
Higher-end and on the pricier side, Kat Von D makeup is worth it for the versatile cruelty-free range with tons of vegan options. The best-known products include the Tattoo Liner and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, both of which are vegan, and the whole line is currently being reformulated to be vegan-friendly, too.