Putting harsh ingredients on our face is no longer a price we have to pay for luxurious makeup products.With everything we know today in terms of cosmetic-creations, there's no need to continue using products that aren't kind to your skin. We're 100 percent behind these 10 completely vegan makeup brands.
1. Kat Von D
As one of the biggest names in the beauty business, we love that Kat Von D has decided to reformulate all of her products to be totally vegan. Obviously this process takes a while, but the products under her #VeganAlert list (items that don’t contain any animal products or by-products on the site) continue to grow, and we are loving it. Her Rock Candy Studded Kiss Lipstick set is definitely a loud lip-perfecting set that you don’t want to miss out on.
Try: Kat Von D Rock Candy Studded Kiss Lipstick Set, Sephora, $30
2. Cover FX
Founded and developed by former chief chemist and MD at MAC cosmetics, Cover FX products have created a huge following since its creation. While all of Cover FX’s products are high quality, we love its best-selling custom enhancer drops that allow you to customize your skin to your ideal glow.
Try: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops, Cover FX, $42
3. Inika Organic
The perfect smokey eye is possible with our 'Black Sand' Pressed Eyeshadow Duo. This must have duo can create a deep smokey eye or a natural everyday look by sweeping the rose gold shade over the lid and just lining the lash lines with the black shade. Made with #love and no nasties like talc or bismuth, every INIKA beauty needs one of these in her kit. #Healthyisbeautiful #INIKAOrganic ✔️🌿 📷:@vanilla_bloom
Between its popular foundations and mineral-infused products, Australian-based makeup brand Inika is a widely known and trusted brand for organic and natural products. Inika’s pressed mineral eye shadow duos should definitely be on your must-try list.
Try: Inika Organic Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Duos, Inika Organic, $29
Not only are Axiology’s lip products totally vegan, but the brand’s packaging is made of fully recycled paper, gathered from waste on the island of Bali. Axiology’s lipsticks are also made with coconut oil and avocado butter to keep lips moisturized and healthy.
Try: Axiology Natural Lipstick, Sephora, $30
5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Since the beginning, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has promised to never use animal-derived ingredients nor test on animals. While the brand is known for its quirkiness, it is also notorious for highly-pigmented and long-lasting products. For example, the lip tar is not only extremely smooth to apply, but it comes in a wide variety of fun colors, too.
Try: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, Nordstrom, $17
6. PHB Ethical Beauty
@phb_ethicalbeauty mascara contains valuable plant oils and extracts and mineral colouring pigments. Due to its gentle water-resistant formula, the mascara is long-lasting, never smudges and thanks to that is also very suitable for swimming and beach days! #repost: @attariat #vegan #crueltyfree #mindfulbeauty #phb #phbethicalbeauty #ethical #ethicalbeauty #natural #naturalbeauty #mascara #water #holidays #summer #swimming #beachdays #vegalinda_com
PHB Ethical Beauty’s stance on products is in the name. It claims to offer the world’s largest range of natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and Halal-certified beauty products, but our favorite part about this brand is that 20 percent of net profits go to charity. We love the all-in-one award-winning mascara that is formulated for sensitive eyes to lengthen, thicken, and volumize lashes.
Try: PHB All In One Natural Mascara, PHB Ethical Beauty, $15.95
7. Lunatick Labs
YES! We love you @shayxtreme 🌛Our Pro contour palette double as great eyeshadow palette. There are zero limitations or restrictions. Single refills (for those of us that just want one or two shades) for Contour Vol 2 are underway for September! Stay tuned boils and ghouls 📺. #lunatickcosmeticlabs #Repost @shayxtreme ・・・ Yeah baby ..loving the New,Vol 2 CONTOUR BLUSH palette by LUNATICK COSMETIC LABS... I use as Eyeshadow as well... #lunatickcosmeticlabs #lunatickcosmetics #contourpalette
This USA-based brand is meant for the wild child, the classic beauty, and all of those in between who want to make sure they’re putting only the kindest products on their faces. We particularly are obsessed with Lunatick Cosmetic Labs’ contour books. Shade, highlight, and enhance with its Pro Contour Book Volume 1 palette that ranges from dark to light to help you get your perfect glow, with none of those negative reaction-causing products.
Try: Pro Contour Book Volume 1, Lunatick Cosmetic Labs, $74
8. Adorn Cosmetics
Founded in 2009 by environmental advocate, Briony Kennedy, Adorn Cosmetics has grown into a well-known pioneer in the cosmetics industry, priding itself on not compromising product quality while staying dedicated to the mission of #GuiltFreeBeauty. Try out one of its universally-flattering shades of loose mineral blushes.
Try: Adorn Cosmetics Eco-Luxe Loose Mineral Blush, Adorn Cosmetics, $45
9. Au Naturale
We're excited to introduce our new Anti-Powder-Bomb technology (amongst many other things)...& happy to answer your questions about our new powder sprayer! Your powder products have not changed, nor will they when packaged in our new sprayer. The only difference is that, you no longer have to open a cap to apply your product...eliminating mess! How to use it!? Spray on the back of your hand and work with your brush from there or spray directly into your face or brush! We'll be sure to post more videos demo-ing our new products & colors in days to come! More questions? Comment! #CleanBeautyRevolution
Created by a former nuclear analyst who wanted to find a makeup that would leave her skin as happy as a week of going bare-faced would, Au Naturale Cosmetics was born. And not only is its mission of a #CleanBeautyRevolution one that we absolutely love, but its semi-matte powder foundation is the future of face coverage.
Try: Au Naturale Cosmetics Semi-Matte Powder Foundation, Au Naturale Cosmetics, $32
10. Georgie Beauty
A classic and feminine look for your Valentine's Day plans starts with Georgie Beauty's lightweight lashes, the non-toxic clear-drying adhesive that will keep them in place, waterproof eyeliner (for any happy tears) and a warm and sultry creme blush. . . . . #makeupoftheday #instamakeup #perfectlyposh #valentinesday #blush #eyeliner #fauxlashes #falsies #falselashes #crueltyfree #beauty #veganbeauty #datenight #facebeat #pink #classicbeauty #wakeupandmakeup #nontoxic #greenbeauty #cleanbeauty
While sisters Megan and Abbey loved the classic beauty of their grandmothers’ ’50s and ’60s makeup, they weren’t at all for the harsh ingredients, animal-tested products, and environmentally-unfriendly packaging. So they set out to reinvent the classics for a new generation. Georgie Beauty’s créme gel eyeliner is a fan favorite, in the waterproof, smudge-proof formula.
Try: Georgie Beauty Créme Gel Eyeliner, Georgie Beauty, $15