The Ultimate Vegan Makeup Guide!

September 5, 2013By 27 Comments

ultimate vegan makeup guide

Animal ingredients are not only cruel but they’re NASTY! Here are just a few WTF examples:

  • Beeswax and honey (bee barf)
  • Lanolin (wool grease)
  • Squalene (shark liver oil)
  • Carmine (crushed beetles)
  • Tallow (animal fat)
  • Collagen (placenta-derived)
  • Allantoin (cow pee)
  • Elastin (from animal connective tissue)

I’m not cray for NOT wanting pee in my makeup—am I right or am I right?

Fret not, homegirls, we still have tons of vegan makeup options. Checkity-check check ‘em out:

Makeup Primer: Tarte Clean Slate 12-Hour Perfecting Primer, Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin-Smoothing Face Primer, Hourglass Veil Primer, The All Natural Face Vegan Eye Shadow Primer, Emani Primer Serum, e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer, Firestarter Cosmetics eye primer

Concealer: Desert Essence Blemish Touch Stick, O.C.C. concealer, Monave concealer, Emani HD Corrective Concealer, Tarte Smooth Operator Waterproof Concealer, Stript concealer pencil, Zuzu Luxe concealer, Beauty without Cruelty (BWC) liquid concealer, Cnaturals mineral fondation concealer powder, The All Natural Face natural concealer, Christopher Drummond Duo Phase concealer, Gabriel Cosmetics concealer

BB Cream: Andalou Naturals, derma e Evenly Radient BB Crème, Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream, Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream, Lavera Beauty Balm, DeVita Moisture Tints Beauty Balm, Tarte Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20, Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm

Makeup Brushes: Emani Brush Kit, Stript brushes, Monave brushes, IT Cosmetics, Furless Cosmetics, EcoTools, e.l.f. Studio brushes, O.C.C. makeup brushes, Purely Pro, Cozette, Pirouette Professional, Real Techniques, Morphe brushes, Bdellium makeup brushes, Larénim Mineral makeup brushes

Liquid Foundation: Zuzu Luxe Oil-free Liquid Foundation, Emani Hydra Wear 12-Hour Foundation, Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation, Pür 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation, Alva Fluid Foundation, Eco Bella FlowerColor Liquid Foundation, The All Natural Face liquid foundation, BWC Ultimate Natural Liquid Makeup, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 15, Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15

Powder Foundation: Eco Bella face powder compact, Emani pressed mineral powder, Eco Bella FlowerColor Face Powder, BWC pressed powder, The All Natural Face pressed foundation powder, Everyday Minerals powder foundation (in matte and semi-matte), e.l.f. Mineral foundation with SPF 15, Zuzu Luxe dual pressed powder and foundation, Emani natural mineral powder foundation, Cnaturals mineral foundation powder, The All Natural Face foundation powder, Monave mineral foundation, Everyday Minerals loose foundation, BWC Ultra-Fine Pressed Powder, Christopher Drummund Versatile Pressed Powder

Finishing Powder: Stript Peek-A-Boo Mineral Veil, Cnaturals setting powder, Tarte Smooth Operator finishing powder, BWC ultra-fine loose powder, The All Natural Face natural veil, Lavera Fine Loose Mineral Powder, DIY Finishing Powder

Blush: Eco Bella FlowerColor Dust, Stript mineral blush, Everyday Minerals blush, Zuzu Luxe blush, Cnaturals blush, BWC blushes, The All Natural Face blush, Tarte Blush/Brozer Palette, e.l.f. Studio HD Blush, Everyday Minerals blush, Arbonne blush, Emani blush, Gabriel Cosmetics blush

Bronzer: Emani Natural Mineral Matte Dust, Eco Bella FlowerColor bronzing powder, Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer, CNaturals bronzers, The All Natural Face bronzers, Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Mineral Powder Bronzer, e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder, Everyday Minerals bronzer

Eyeshadow: Emani duo eyeshadow, Eco Bella The Elite Collection, Stript eyeshadow, Manic Panic Collection, BWC dual powder eyeshadow, Emani Special FX glitter dust, CNaturals eyeshadow, Beauty without Cruelty satin eyeshadow, The All Natural Face eyeshadow, Tarte, Monave, Everyday Minerals, Arbonne eye shadow, e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eye Shadow, Sugarpill Cosmetics loose eye shadow, Everyday Minerals eyeshadow, Firestarter Cosmetics eyeshadow

Eyeliner: e.l.f. Essential Liquid Eyeliner, Tarte’s Amazonia Clay Waterproof Eyeliner, Eco Bella soft eyeliner pencils, Tarte EmphasEYES aqua gel liner, Stript eye pencil, Zuzu Luxe eyeliner pencil, Zuzu Luxe liquid eyeliner, CNaturals eyeliner pencil, BWC eyeliner pencil, The All Natural Face eyeliner, Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Liquid Liner, Arbonne Liquid Eyeliner, Gabriel Cosmetics eyeliner

Mascara: Manic Panic Collection Raven Mascara, Emani Organic Soy Infused Mineral Mascara, Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara, Eco Bella FlowerColor Natural Mascara, Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain, Zuzu Luxe mascara, Suncoat Natural Sugar-based Mascara, No-Miss Natural Mascara, BWC mascara, The All Natural Face Mascara, e.l.f. mascaras, LUSH Fresh Wheatgrass Mascara, Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

Eyebrow Pencil/Shadow Urbanbrow Precision-Tip Brow Tint, Emani Duo Brow Filler, Tarte EmphasEYES Brow Definition Brow Pencil, The All Natural Face brow powder, e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit, e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Lifter and Filler

Lip liner: Zuzu Luxe lip liner, Eco Bella lip crayons, Stript lipstick crayon, Naturals lip liner, Monave lip crayon, BWC lip Defining Pencil, e.l.f. Mineral Lip Liner

Lipstick: O.C.C. Lip Tar, Lime Crime, LUSH Lips, Lippy Girl Vegocentric Organic Vegan Lipstick, Emani lipstick, Eco Bella FlowerColor lipstick, Zuzu Luxe lipstick, Aruba vegan lipstick, Cnaturals lipstick, Monave lipstick, BWC Moisturizing Lipstick, BWC Natural Infusion Lipstick, The All Natural Face Lipstick, Zosimos Botanicals Lipstick, Manic Panic Collection lipstick, e.l.f. mineral lipstick, Firestarter Cosmetics lipstick

Lip Gloss: Emani Lip Gloss, Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint, Tarte Double Dose Berry Boost Lip Gloss, Eco Bella Good for You Lip Gloss, Kuumba Made Lip Shimmers, Green Beaver Organic Gluten-free Lip Shimmers, Emani Organic Lip Gloss, Zuzu Luxe lip gloss, Cnaturals Lip Glaze, Monave Lip Glaze, BWC lip gloss, The All Natural Face lip gloss, Manic Panic Collection lip gloss, e.l.f. Studio Glossy Gloss, Arbonne Lip Polish, Gabriel Cosmetics lip gloss

Lip Balm: Crazy Rumors, Hurraw, The Merry Hempsters, My Lip Stuff, Eco Lips, Firestarter Cosmetics lip balm, LUSH None of Your Beeswax, DIY lip balm

This list is a work in progress. I’ll continue to update it with more vegan cosmetics as they come to mind. Feel free to add to this list in the comments below! xo

About Sunny ()

Longtime vegan, hardcore compassionate beauty junkie, serious cake aficionado, and lover of all things floofy and sparkly! If there's something in particular you'd like me to review, drop me a line at Sunny@VeganBeautyReview.com. You can also find me on Google +.

Filed in: vegan makeup Tags:

Comments (27)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Lily says:

    inika cosmetics from australia, they provide stockist on UK and USA, check their FAQs, on “What makes INIKA different to other mineral cosmetic companies?” i’m more than happy they says, they are VEGAN, CRUELTY FREE, and HALAL certified, wowowo….
    INIKA products are pure and natural, made from crushed mineral pigments and contain absolutely NO harsh chemicals, nanoparticles, fillers, talc, bismuth oxychloride (a known skin irritant and by-product of refined lead and copper), GM ingredients, parabens, preservatives or fragrances.

  2. Ashley says:

    Great list! I love Urban Decay’s Revolution lipstick too. :)

  3. Allison Jacobson says:

    I LOVE your list! Unfortunately, Tarte was just bought by Kose who tests on animals. It is killing me because I just found them recently and I LOVE their products. :-(

  4. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve been looking for something like this! YAY!

  5. Tracy Lyn says:

    Just found your site through pinterest – Love your blog – thank you for all the work you put into it! Josie Maran products are cruelty free and many are vegan as well.

  6. Thais Lopes says:

    That´s great!!! THANK YOU!! Cheers from Brazil

  7. Ellie says:

    CoverFX also has some great all-vegan options!

  8. Reut says:

    Hi,I’m a huge fan of your blog and I was wondering if you have ever tried, or are planning to do review of, Juice Beauty. I am considering trying out some of their cosmetics, but was wondering about your opinion on it.

    • Sunny says:

      I’ve tried their skincare products and I love them. I believe I have a review or 2 on my blog. I’ll try to link them here when I’m on my computer. :)

  9. Liza says:

    great article! I literally laughed out loud in the beginning (pee in your makeup). I just love the tone of this article and haven’t really seen anyone put it that way before. and no you are not “cray” I totally get it. I have been a vegetarian since I was a teen (in my 30s now) and it has been super easy for me because I am super disgusted by eating meat. it’s amazing how we are kept in the dark about what is in our products and how ingredients list different names so we don’t know what we are actually getting without a little research. great post!

  10. Marsha says:

    Juice Beauty has a line of vegan personal care and is coming out with more makeup any day now.

  11. Mary D says:

    Eco Bella FlowerColor Cover Up has beeswax

  12. Sandy says:

    I just discovered Lip-Ink. Their website says their products are organic, kosher, vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free. I tried the long-lasting lipstick and I like it a lot.

  13. Leah says:

    THANK YOU!!!

  14. DawnW says:

    Thank you so much for this list! I’m going to pin it on my “Pretty Me Up” Pinterest board.Trying to keep track of vegan companies gets confusing,so this will be very useful.

    P.S.,I ordered the Sept.Vegan Presence box(as a trial) and I can’t wait to get it!

  15. kary says:

    i love this!!! so helpfull…also Arbonne is a botanical vegan and cruelty free line..amazing products!

  16. Julie says:

    Thank you so much for this list! I am so stoked to find out all Elf’s cosmetics are vegan! I’m super broke right now and spending $30 for mascara I only wear once in a blue moon is way out of my budget. Their products sound perfect for me :)

    Alima Pure’s cosmetics, with the exception of their lip colors, are vegan. Their brushes are also vegan.

    Booda Butter lip balm is vegan (and awesome).

  17. Katie says:

    I think for a lot of these it would be easier to list the company, for example ELF makes like five studio mascaras, so it would just be easier to say that all of their cosmetics are vegan (minus the dollar brushes). Too Faced also has a BB cream. Oh, and you might want to specify the loose eyeshadows from Sugarpill since only a few of the pressed ones are vegan.

    Lime Crime is a horribly unethical company with a history of lying to its customers so I would never take their word that they’re vegan or cruelty-free.

  18. Malarie says:

    HOLY MOLY. This is incredible!

  19. Katherine says:

    I would add that for every product category that has Zuzu Luxe, Gabriel makes the same thing (foundation, concealer, pressed powder, blush, eye shadow, eye liner (pencil & liquid), mascara, lip liner, lipstick & lip gloss. Both lines are made by Gabriel Cosmetics. Difference is the Gabriel line has… less glitter. haha It’s their daytime & more “mature” line (think more muted tones & no glitter in your lip gloss), great for work. Whereas Zuzu is more night time & youthful (lots of bold colors & shimmer), fun for going out. I use products from both lines for different things.

    Thanks for the comprehensive list!

  20. Amanda says:

    Firestarter Cosmetics is vegan and cruelty free.
    eye primer
    lipbalms and lipscrubs
    lipsticks
    eyeshadow

Leave a Reply

Vegan Cuts

Problem retrieving data from Twitter

Sign up for Vegan Beauty Review

Instagram
Follow on Bloglovin