13 Vegan Makeup Products That Will Change the Way You Think About Beauty
If you're diligent about making sure your diet is free of animal-derived ingredients and byproducts, you shouldn't have to settle for anything less when it comes to beauty. Even if you're not vegan, it's always smart to add more plants (read: healthy antioxidants) into your routine. The good news is that more and more makeup brands are developing high-performance vegan products that mean you don't need to compromise.
We're not just talking fruit-dyed synthetic waxes and salt sticks here. We're talking one of the best mascaras you've ever laid eyes on, makeup brushes that feel even softer than bristles made from animal hair, and a high-intensity lipstick that will have your lips vibrating at a much higher (and happier) frequency. Read on for 13 of our top beauty picks, all amazing and 100 percent vegan.
Stellar Limitless Foundation
The paraben-, sulfate-, and oil-free formula of Stellar Limitless Foundation ($19) is buildable so you can layer it on for fuller coverage without the fear of having it appear cakey. Not only will it provide you with a natural-looking, almost-glowy finish, but it comes in a wide range of shades (30 to be exact).
Bite Beauty Agave Sugar Lip Scrub
The raw brown sugar in the paraben-free Bite Beauty Agave Sugar Lip Scrub ($18) works to slough off dry and dull skin, while the pineapple enzymes and agave syrup restore moisture. Not only will your lips look smoother and more hydrated after just one use, but they will also smell like a pina colada.
100% Pure Lipstick
100% Pure Lipstick ($28) lives up to its name since it's made up solely of natural ingredients, including fruit pigments, cocoa and shea butters, and vitamin E. Not only does the creamy formula feel like heaven, but it boasts intense color payoff. We're especially loving this hot orange-red shade for standing out.
Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
The paraben-free Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara ($16) came out this past Spring and has been receiving rave reviews ever since. Not only does it offer buildable, big coverage (it boasts up to 25x volume), but it also won't clump, stick, or flake off throughout the day. Your lashes will look as fierce as this gold cheetah-printed tube.
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.
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.
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 its products.
Beauty by PopSugar Be Smooth Sugar Lip Scrub
The best part about the emollient Beauty by PopSugar Be Smooth Sugar Lip Scrub ($22) isn't only that it doubles as a scrub and a balm (although it's a nice perk that you don't have to wipe it off after you've gently rubbed it across your lips), but rather that its formulated with completely vegan, cruelty-free ingredients.
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.
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.
EcoTools Six Piece Starter Set
EcoTools has made a name for itself by creating designer-worthy makeup brushes at drugstore prices. The Six Piece Starter Set ($20) in particular contains all the basics for creating the perfect everyday look, including a plush blush brush that delivers saturated yet even color. There's even a corresponding clutch to keep everything organized and clean at home and on the go.