We reveal our favourite vegan beauty products this Veganuary
If the thought of giving up cheese this month is too much to bear, why not explore a different side of #Veganuary and start making the move to cruelty-free and 100% vegan beauty products? We’ve put together our top ten vegan beauty products, meaning you can get up to speed with your new favourite vegan brands quicker than you can say sweet potato spaghetti.
1. Cover FX – Power Play liquid foundation
Cover FX’s makeup range is 100% vegan, so you know you’re getting cruelty-free options right from the off. Their Power Play liquid foundation is just one of their highly-rated foundations and offers full coverage while still being lightweight and non-cakey (this one comes well recommended for dry skin). With 40 shades to choose from, Cover FX Power Play is one of the most accessible vegan foundations on the market.
Get it from Beauty Bay: https://www.beautybay.com/p/cover-fx/power-play-foundation/p10/
2. Kat Von D – ‘Everlasting’ liquid lipstick
Finding a long-lasting liquid lipstick that offers a high pigment and staying power that doesn’t flake can feel like mission impossible. Kat Von D’s ‘Everlasting’ liquid lipstick is the dream dry-to-matte lip colour. Kat Von D’s beauty brand was built on a platform of cruelty-free ethics and has recently made efforts to extend those values to include being 100% vegan. With colours ranging from bright orange to soft pink to black, Kat Von D’s ‘Everlasting’ has a shade to suit every mood.
Get it from Debenhams: https://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_123016003399_-1
3. Milk Makeup – Lip + Cheek
We love this handy lip and cheek colour stick from Milk Makeup. This NY-based brand has been hyper-aware of what went into its products from day one. Not only are all their products 100% vegan, but they’re also paraben, sulphate and talc free (among other things).
Get it from Cult Beauty: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/milk-makeup-lip-cheek.html
4. Nailberry – L’Oxygéné breathable nail polish
We’ll be honest, we never even considered that nail polish might contain animal by-products! Luckily, Nailberry was created to address the lasting damage caused by typical nail polishes and committed to creating a range of breathable polishes that we’re also cruelty-free and 100% vegan. We’re particularly fond of Peony Blush, Pink Sand and Noirberry.
Available online: https://www.nailberry.co.uk/
5. Lush – Floating Flower bath bomb
Lush’s brand is synonymous with cruelty-free and environmentally-conscious products; and while their range is not 100% vegan just yet (it is 100% vegetarian), they do have an extensive range of bath, body, hair and makeup products that are vegan – including completely vegan gift sets. The ‘Floating Flower’ bath bomb is packed with lavender and almond oil – perfect for a long day and a good night’s sleep.
Available online and in-store: https://uk.lush.com/products/bath-bombs/floating-flower
6. Skincare by Superdrug – B. Radiant Night Cream Phase 2
Investing in quality vegan skincare and makeup doesn’t have to be expensive, and Superdrug’s B.Beauty and B.Skincare is proof of that. Their B. Radiant Night Cream (Phase 2) has been rated five stars by customers for its luxury feel and visible results.
Available online and in-store: https://www.superdrug.com/B-Skin/B-Skin-Phase-2/B-Radiant-Night-Cream-Phase-2-50ml/p/470502#pdp__details
7. Skinny Tan – Gradual Tanner
With summer feeling like a lifetime away, a sun-kissed glow might be in order to brighten up the grey days. Skinny Tan has a variety of gradual and instant tans to suit your preference and boasts a completely vegan product range. As far as recommendations go, you won’t find a single product that isn’t packed with five-star reviews.
For a gradual glow, get the Gradual Tanner here: https://www.skinnytan.co.uk/collections/singles/products/gradual-tanner-new
8. Lime Crime – Venus XL II eyeshadow palette
Another firm favourite amongst the cruelty-free brand seekers, Lime Crime has long been commended for it’s animal-friendly roots and ethos – LC is 100% vegan. We’re big fans of their phenomenal eyeshadow and highlighter palettes. The Venus range is the epitome of luxury with its warm gold, rose and sage tones.
Available from Cult Beauty: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/lime-crime-venus-xl-ii.html
9. Sukin – Hydrating Treatment Oil
Australian brand Sukin goes above and beyond its cruelty-free message with an all-natural ingredient list, carbon neutral project investment and a partnership with Greening Australia to support their Reef Aid Program as part of their company ethos. This Hydrating Treatment Oil is perfect for when your hair’s feeling a little thirsty.
Available at Holland and Barrett and online at: https://sukinnaturals.co.uk/collections/natural-hair-care/products/hydrating-treatment-oil-hair-50ml
10. l.f – Professional Set of 12 Brushes
When it comes to make-up brushes, even brands that claim they’re ‘cruelty-free’ can lack proper regulation when it comes to using animal fur/hair. Synthetic brushes are the only way to guarantee no animals were harmed in the creation of your brushes. Cult makeup brand e.l.f discontinued their horse-hair brushes back in 2016 and has since become 100% vegan. This full set of brushes is great for anyone looking to replace their makeup tools – and it’s super affordable!
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