Whoever said you can’t find good vegan makeup is living in the past!
As more and more people are turning to veganism and opting out of using products which contain animal-based ingredients, the need for vegan makeup has risen. Companies are changing their style to be known as vegan makeup brands and cruelty-free as a bid to stop the exploitation of animals.
If you’re thinking it’s impossible to find good vegan makeup, we are here to prove you wrong. Below are just some of the vegan makeup products you can find, and there are still countless more.
Mineral Fusion Mattifying Primer, $28.99
Infused with oil-absorbing Kaolin Clay which reduces unwanted shine and minimizes the appearance of pores, this primer is perfect for oily skin. It is hypo-allergenic, free of gluten, paraben, phthalates, and artificial colors.
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer, $34.00
This primer’s hydrating, smoothing and brightening properties will give your makeup a dewy finish, and it is perfect for dry skin. It is infused with coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers that work to boost your skin’s radiance, and promote elasticity while also hydrating.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Blemish Control Primer, $2.99
Infused with Salicylic Acid, Vitamin E, and Tea Tree this primer helps control breakouts and blemishes, which makes it perfect for acne-prone skin. It promises to give you a “flawless, smooth canvas ideal for long-lasting makeup application,” and is super budget-friendly.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation, $25.00
This foundation will not budge even if you have oily or combination skin type. It is buildable, so you can go from sheer to full coverage, and comes in 26 shades. Its practical packaging makes it perfect for touch-ups. It is also free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.
Smash Box Studio Skin 15-Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, $36.00
A liquid foundation with medium coverage that’s suitable for all skin types and has a natural-matte finish which promises to last for up to 24 hours. It’s also free of parabens, phthalates, and fragrance, and comes on 40 shades.
Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation, $42.00
This is a water-based, medium coverage liquid foundation which works well for sensitive, normal, and dry skin types. Other than being vegan, it is also fragrance, gluten, mineral oil, and talc free, it contains vitamin C and vitamin E, and comes in 40 different shades.
NYX Concealer Wand, $10.00
This is a lightweight, medium to heavy coverage which comes in 7 different shades. You can use it to conceal any imperfections as well as under the eyes.
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer, $3.99
A full-coverage concealer which has been tested under seven different photo-lighting conditions not to give off a cast. Creamy, luminous, and budget-friendly.
Pacific Beauty Transcendent Concentrated Concealer, $16.00
This liquid concealer can be used for all skin types and contains no parabens, phthalates, silicone, mineral oil or petroleum. Some of its notable ingredients include ginseng root extract, coconut water, kelp extract, and sweet iris extract.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Powder Blush Palette, $4.99
This blush set gives you four different pigments, which you can also mix up and create new colors for all your vegan, blushing needs. And it’s budget-friendly!
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush, $30.00
A trio of blushes all packed into one pretty heart-shaped box. You can either swirl them all together or apply each individually for a shimmering peachy flush.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, $29.00
Infused with Amazonian clay, this blush will last for a long time. It also helps control oil and infuses moisture to give you a more seamless blending and a more balanced skin. It is also paraben and phthalates-free and contains no mineral oil, triclosan, or gluten.
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e.l.f. Studio Baked Bronzer, $8.93
This bronzer offers you a long-lasting formula which promises to nourish and hydrate your skin while giving you a healthy, shimmering sun-kissed look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer, $28.00
If you want a matte, more natural look which will blend seamlessly and can be built up, then this face and body bronzer is for you.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, $30.00
This is a rich, matte bronzer infused with 100 percent real cocoa powder, which can be built up and will give you a warm, long-lasting look. And it smells like cocoa!
e.l.f. Baked Highlighter, $ 4.00
This budget-friendly highlighter can be applied wet for a radiant application or dry for a more subtle one. It includes Vitamin E, jojoba, rose hip, sunflower, apricot, and grape oils for nutrition and hydration.
Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder, $9.99
This highlighter promises to make “strobing and highlighting easy for beauty novices to experts alike”, and will give you a pearlescent, radiant finish and a healthy glow.
Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter, $30.00
Coming in three different shades, and adorable heart-shaped packaging, this highlighter has a silky smooth and buildable texture. It is free of gluten, parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Rose Gold, $10.00
This palette includes 10 different nude colors, with the perfect mix between matte and shimmery options so you can use it for any occasion. The colors are beautiful and wearable.
Pacifica Pink Nudes Mineral Eyeshadows, $18.00
If you’re looking for an everyday-use palette, with beautiful nude colors ranging from light pinks, to corals, to warm browns, then look no further than this. It includes coconut water and mineral colors and has ten gorgeous wearable shades.
Pacifica Crystal Matrix Mineral Infused Eyeshadows, $18.00
This palette will give you ten slightly shimmery colors, if you’re not the “go big or go home” type of person. You can wear them on their own or combine them with mattes.
If you want to go really bold, Jeffree Star Cosmetics offers a range of vegan-friendly colorful and bright eyeshadow palettes.
e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner, $ 3.00
This eyeliner comes in four different shades (black, brown, blue and purple)and is budge-proof and water-resistant – and you don’t hear anyone complaining about the price.
NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner, $7.50
This black liquid eyeliner comes with a precision brush tip to give you the sharp cat eye of your dreams – with a matte finish and budget-friendly price.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $20.00
If you want to splurge a little on your liner, this one by Kat Von D is a beauty-blogger favorite. With its 24-hour-wear, waterproof, and transfer-resistant formula, it is a makeup-lover must-have!
Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara, $4.99
This mascara’s tapered, thin brush will make sure to get each individual lash and give them a defined, dramatic volume.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $12.00–$24.00
It comes in either a 0.17 oz or 0.27 oz packaging and has an hourglass-shaped brush which will separate, coat and curl each lash. It is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and gluten, and is safe for contact-lens wearers.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, $23.00
This mascara is ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested, can be safely used by contact-lens wearers, it is hypoallergenic and free of mineral oil, triclosan, parabens, phthalates, and gluten.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $21.00
Anastasia Beverly Hills is known for its fan-favorite brow products. This retractable brow pencil will offer you precise detailing and allow you to create hair-like strokes. It is free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates and has 10 different shades.
Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade, $18.00
If you’d prefer a brow pomade, this is just as good as the pencil and it works amazing if you have oily skin or live in a humid climate.
Kat Von D Brow Struck Dimension Powder, $21.00
And if you’re more of a brow powder kind of gal/guy, then Kat Von D’s Brow Struck Dimension Powder is a long-wear, waterproof, two-in-one primer and powder formula which will last for up to to 12 hours.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, $22.00
If your brows just need a bit of taming and no filling in, this is the product for you.
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick, $3.00
Infused with shea butter and vitamins this is a satin finish lipstick which comes in three gorgeous shades: light pink, blush, and berry.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, $20.00
This lipstick comes in a whopping 42 shades you can choose from depending on your mood, from nudes to bright teal.
Or just visit Axiology, which is a lipstick brand that offers all vegan-friendly lipsticks and lip balms, because we all know you can never have too many lipsticks.
And, of course, no makeup routine can be completed without a good set of brushes. Thankfully, there are countless vegan-friendly brushes and brush sets you can choose from for all your needs. Here are some brands that offer some good ones: