When it comes to striving towards a vegan and more green-friendly lifestyle, it isn’t just about the foods you eat, it’s about the shopping choices you make too. And where better to first address this than with the beauty products you buy into.
Our round up of vegan makeup, skincare products and beauty brands that are kinder to nature and animal-friendly is sure to have something for you to start doing your bit.
Keep your bathroom shelf in check with this range of vegan, cruelty-free makeup and beauty products.
When it comes to maintaining that healthy glow, it’s safe to say it’s been pretty difficult as of late with so much time spent indoors. Never fear, there’s a vegan friendly beauty buy to combat that. This iconic self-tan mist from iconic Aussie brand The Fox Tan consisting of all-natural ingredients has been formulated to rapidly speed up your natural tanning process.
Coco & Eve boast ethically sourced and cruelty free beauty care with the power of Bali ingredients. Everything you need to get unbelievable great hair and skin with their beauty products. This ‘Like A Virgin’ hair mask is made up of a 5 in 1 formula and works by locking moisture into the cuticle to ensure a luminous shine whilst repairing hair from the inside-out.
Cruelty free, fragrance free and vegetarian, this collagen boosting face cream from new cult face Q+A is made up of a unique vegetarian formula. Use this as a luxurious night cream to sleep in, this collagen cream is wrinkle-preventing and helps to improve skin firmness, suppleness and elasticity. We’re sold.
The brand is all about quick, fresh makeup with edgy pops of colour and cheeky product names. Milk has been cruelty-free since its launch, but in 2019 the brand announced that all its products are now completely vegan. A good place to start is with the OG Lip + Cheek Sticks or the newly launched Vegan Milk Moisturiser.
A super affordable option, Pacifica offers a huge range of vegan cosmetics, skin care, nail polish, hair products, and body care. The brand is also earth-conscious—it has its own recycling program—and is also cruelty-free. Pacifica is nature-inspired, from the ingredients to the shade names, and has a feminine, dreamy vibe. The offerings are so expansive, you could really get everything you need but for now we suggest trying there sultry shimmery Get Lit Multi-High Light or the Lavender Moon Body lotion.
If you love bright colours, whimsical packaging, and lots and lots of glitter, check out Lime Crime. The unicorn-inspired brand has been cruelty-free since it launched and made the transition to being fully vegan in 2012. The choice is absolutely endless and you'll be stuck for choice for sure - here's one of our product faves the Venus 3 Eye shadow Palette for the perfect pop of colours.
For all the lipstick collectors out there, this one’s for you. Bite is hyper-focused on lip products and makes some of the best lipsticks available that happen to be vegan, clean, cruelty-free, and gluten-free. The lipsticks are extremely pigmented yet comfortable to wear, and the lip balms can soothe even the most chapped lips. The Power Move Lip Crayon is a great starting point, with it's seriously smooth application and long wearing pigment.
Chances are you’ve seen Herbivore’s gorgeous packaging while scrolling Instagram, but the brand has more to offer than just being extremely photogenic. It was founded by a couple in their kitchen who were dedicated to creating products with no filler, meaning every ingredient has a purpose. The result? Super-potent skin-care products made with organic, food-grade ingredients. Its range of oils put Herbivore on the map, but we especially love its exfoliators. Try the Blue Tansy Fruit Enzyme Resurfacing Clarity Mask for serious exfoliation with a side of skin-soothing ingredients.
Created by the former chief chemist at MAC Cosmetics, Cover FX has been committed to effective, clean, vegan products since its launch. The brand is based on the idea that makeup isn’t one-size-fits-all, and the products are made to mix and match based on what works for you. This is most apparent in the primers, which are specially formulated for every skin type.