Look (and Feel) Good When You Pick Up This Cruelty-Free Makeup From Sephora
While there's still not a worldwide ban on animal testing, it's up to us as consumers to do our homework if we don't inadvertently want to end up using makeup that has been tested on furry friends of any kind, or that's sold in other countries where the practice is still allowed.
Now it may require some extra homework, but we're all for extra credit, and this is one project we're looking to get 100 percent right . . . and 100 percent cruelty-free.
We picked out our favorite products from Sephora where neither the finished products nor the individual ingredients were tested on animals. There's an option to cover every inch of your face, leaving any animal-lover looking and feeling good.
Check out the best cruelty-free beauty from Sephora ahead. And, while you're at it, perhaps pick up a vegan makeup brush, too?
Aether Beauty Crystal Grid Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette
Aether Beauty Crystal Grid Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette ($58) is full of shimmery shadows, rich in nutrients like coconut oil and shea butter. And, not only is this product cruelty-free, it's a fully recyclable paper palette with zero waste, plastic pans, or elastic wrapping.
KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
There are a whopping 1.2 million loves for this KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($21). Of course, it's also easy to love the fact that it's cruelty-free and comes in around 40 different colors, all infused with nutrients like vitamin E to help soothe dry, chapped lips, too.
Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH - MD Lash Enhancing Serum
If you're ready for "the best lashes of your life," it's time to try out this Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH - MD Lash Enhancing Serum ($34-$65). The vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids inside help your lashes grow longer and fuller naturally . . . while you can also rest assured that no animals were harmed in the product's creation or testing.
Tarte Something Wild Inside Vault
Tarte Something Wild Inside Vault ($105) is a treasure chest of beauty, including the brand's Tarteist PRO Cruelty-Free Lashes in Llama Lashes (with latex-free adhesive). None of the brand's products harm or were tested on animals, including the shimmery highlighter, metallic eye-shadow pot, and Big Ego mascara also inside this kit.
Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Full Coverage Concealer Fluid
The Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Full Coverage Concealer Fluid ($28) is a full-coverage concealer with argan oil to nourish skin as dark spots and circles get hidden away. It's a clean, cruelty-free option that's also noncomedogenic and ideal for sensitive skin.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner
Rihanna is not standing for any cruelty in the creation of her makeup line, and this Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner ($22) is no exception. The brand also encourages boldness in your beauty choices, too, with glitter, shimmer, metallic, and matte options to match literally any mood with a hyperpigmented color.
Bite Beauty Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon
The Bite Beauty Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon ($24) is clean, vegan, and cruelty-free, making it just as good on your mouth as something you'd put in your mouth. In fact, the lip crayon is packed with nourishing superfoods, so we won't blame you if you suddenly find yourself rather hungry.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette
The much-loved Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette ($29-$54) has a 4.7-star average rating from other Sephora shoppers, so it's safe to say there are many fond feelings toward it. This particular palette includes either six ($29) or 12 ($54) smoldering shadows, and our hearts are warmed by the fact that the brand's been cruelty-free since day one.
Cover FX Prime + Set Complexion Kit
Not only are you protecting your makeup when you choose this Cover FX Prime + Set Complexion Kit ($18, originally $25), you're also being considerate to animals. The cruelty-free set features a free radical-blocking primer, a talc-free setting powder, and a pollution-preventing setting spray, so you can make a lasting impression on others, too.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Often named on top mascara lists, this Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($13-$25) brings tons of oomph to your lashes (with a collagen-rich formula), and zero cruelty to animals (across the whole brand). Now, we're not saying that's better than sex . . . but it's pretty darn good.
Natasha Denona Love Palette
The new Natasha Denona Love Palette ($65) has matte, metallic, and chrome shadows, so if you're a fan of pink and purple, there are several textures to pick. What there is not is any testing of this palette on animals at any point in the creation process.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
Another favorite from a cruelty-free brand is this Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick ($46). Its pigment-rich formula adjusts to your body temperature to blend into skin and last all day long, too — while that done-good feeling lasts, too.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick
This Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick ($24) is water-resistant with oil inside to help lips stay soft. Know that any of the 30+ shades you choose are all cruelty-free, as are the other products from the Los Angeles-based brand.
Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Set
None of this brand's iconic highlighters have ever been tested on animals, including the two types in this Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Set ($20). There's a liquid luminizer to mix right into your moisturizer, primer, or foundation, and a compact buddy to add a sparkle to the high points of your face.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
No ingredients in the popular Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade ($21) were tried on animals, and its recommended partner, Brush #14 ($18) is made of only natural fiber bristles. In fact, the brand maintains a cruelty-free commitment in formulation, testing, and development of all their products.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
The antioxidant-rich Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 ($34) not only protects your skin from the sun, know that you're protecting animals by choosing this cruelty-free product. It's one of Sephora's bestsellers that evens out skin texture so makeup goes on smoothly, too.
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This oil- and paraben-free BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($33) happens to also be vegan, in addition to being cruelty-free. It does triple duty as sunscreen, moisturizer, and a lightweight foundation as well.