In recent years, there was a huge shift in the beauty industry. Many brands, now are 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 ethical beauty companies, now there are plenty of vegan products to choose from. We’ve rounded up our favorite vegan makeup brands for animal-friendly beauty lovers.
Ready to embrace a vegan lifestyle? It’s never been easier. Yup, more and more beauty brands are jumping on the vegan hype and ditching animal-derived ingredients all together. If you’re thinking about making the switch, here’s where to start…
Created by a 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.
Created and developed by former chief chemist and MD at MAC cosmetics, it’s no surprise that Cover FX products have become some of our most-reached for makeup. The entire range is cruelty-free and vegan (with the exception of MintTint FX & MintGlaze FX).
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.
Guys, Milk makeup is here and now we have yet another dreamy vegan makeup brand to shop from. You will be obsessed with everything from the Kush Mascara to the Blurring Foundation.
A well-loved animal-friendly makeup brand, Inika creates its formulas with natural, organic ingredients. Their products are vegan, cruelty-free, containing botanical ingredients that aim to quench your skin’s thirst. Plus, all packaging is made from a 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.
Arguably one of the most popular vegan makeup brands, Inika has tonnes of choice from liquid foundations to highlighting creams and super-pigmented lipsticks.
The brands are PETA certified and cruelty-free; they don’t test any of their products on animals and all products are vegan.
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.
Last year, Kat Von D announced plans to reformulate her entire cosmetics line to ensure every product was vegan. While the process takes a while, she already has a section of her website titled #VeganAlert which is full of products that do not contain any animal products or by-products and have not been tested on animals.
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 color 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.
The brand is known for creating some of the coolest color palettes around, and lucky for us, every single product is vegan-friendly.
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!
Affordable makeup brand, E.l.f, is a firm fave with everyone from Beauty Vloggers, to Makeup Artists, luckily, the entire cosmetic line is vegan-friendly.
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 organizations, donating a percentage of their annual profits to partners like Orangutan Foundation International and PETA.
This lipstick brand is dedicated to producing creamy, pigment-packed lipsticks in a spectrum of shades from jet-black to poppy red.
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BY SNEHA BHARDWAJ | DKODING MEDIA