More and more people are choosing plant-based, vegan options in their diet. If you’re one of them – or even if you’re not – consider giving your cosmetics bag a vegan makeover too.
While you might assume your favorite cosmetics are automatically vegan, the surprising truth is that a lot of them contain a range of animal products.
If the thought of smearing processed animal parts across your face and body grosses you out (yuk!) then you’ll be pleased to know that more and more beauty lines are either including clearly-labeled vegan options, or changing all their products to be vegan-friendly.
Here’s our list of the makeup brands to keep on your radar if you want to incorporate vegan habits into your beauty routine as well as your diet.
Read on to get your ve-glam on.
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- Kat von D/KVD Vegan Beauty
Since the tattooist stepped away from her eponymous makeup brand in 2019, it has been renamed as KVD Vegan Beauty to reflect the fact it’s now fully reformulated to be 100% vegan, as well as cruelty-free.
- Jeffree Starr
Youtube makeup guru Jeffree Starr, although not a vegan himself, only offers makeup which is vegan and cruelty-free, via his website, so you can shop with a clear conscience.
Cool-girl cosmetics brand Milk makeup is not only free of sulfates, formaldehyde, mineral oil, and talc, it’s also 100% vegan.
- Charlotte Tilbury
British brand Charlotte Tilbury, known for high-end glam and uber-luxe packaging is cruelty free with no animal testing on its products. The range isn’t (yet) 100% vegan, but the dedicated vegan page on their website shows that a number of the most lusted after products are – including the Filmstar Bronze & Go palette.
- Cover FX
All of Cover FX’s products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and PETA-approved, making them a leader in the world of vegan beauty. Their innovative products come in a huge range of color-matching shades for every ethnicity too, so everyone can find something to suit them.
Australian brand INIKA, is not only 100% vegan and cruelty-free, 70% of their products are also certified organic. Using natural botanical ingredients wherever possible, this brand has quickly become a go-to for fans of clean beauty.
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