11 Brands That Will Make You Want to Switch to Vegan Makeup

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.

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Read on to get your ve-glam on.

Essential supplies for looking after makeup brushes

Electric Makeup Brush Cleaner

Electric Makeup Brush Cleaner

The pro choice for seriously clean brushes
Eco Tools Brush Shampoo

Eco Tools Brush Shampoo

Effective and eco-friendly? - We're seriously on board with this brilliant brush cleanser
Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat

Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat

A weirdly therapeutic way to clean your makeup brushes, rub the brushes over the plastic scrubby areas with your favorite brush cleaner

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Milk
    Cool-girl cosmetics brand Milk makeup is not only free of sulfates, formaldehyde, mineral oil, and talc, it’s also 100% vegan.
  4. 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.

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  6. 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.

  7. INIKA
    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.

Beauty finds we love

Color Remover Sponge

Color Remover Sponge

A lifesaver when you're layering colors and need to remove a shade from your brush pronto - a few swipes and your brush is ready to go again!
Real Techniques Makeup Blender Sponge

Real Techniques Blender

You need to replace makeup sponges regularly, so it makes sense to choose ones like these that are both effective and won't break your budget either
Ultrasonic Makeup Brush Cleaner

Ultrasonic Makeup Brush Cleaner

If you pride yourself on the cleanliness of your brushes, ultrasonic tech is known for loosening the very last bits of dirt and grime

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