Kick-off Veganuary with our top picks of some of the best vegan beauty products and brands that you just HAVE to try…
Veganuary: The Best Vegan Beauty Products
While the vegan beauty products available were once few and far between, the sector has evolved immensely and gone mainstream.
Veganism as a whole is on the rise and has expanded into lots of fields, including beauty. Who knew animal-derived products were in so many of our beauty buys? That said, there’s a multitude of vegan beauty products available to buy and all are equally as good, if not better, than your everyday products.
Here, we pick out some of our favourite vegan beauty products and brands to give your collection an animal-friendly makeover!
Best Vegan Makeup Brands
Love by professional makeup artists globally, Charlotte Tilbury has a huge selection of vegan-friendly makeup. If you’re looking for some pretty wedding day or engagement party makeup products, Charlotte Tilbury has your back. We especially love the Hollywood Flawless Filter, wear alone or underneath foundation for a healthy glow.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, £36
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Seduction, £19
Coined as one of the best celebrity makeup lines EVER, Rare Beauty is the brainchild of musician and actress Selena Gomez. A makeup brand with cutting-edge formulas, Rare Beauty is inclusive to all complexions, skin types and is certified by PETA as being cruelty-free and free of any animal derived products.
The liquid blush went viral on TikTok thanks to it’s unmatched, pigmented formula – a must-try.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, £22
Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer, £24
Initially founded as Kat Von D Beauty by the famous American tattoo artist, KVD Beauty released it’s first vegan product in 2010, the cult-favourite Tatoo Liner, and by 2016 it compeltely overhauled its formulas and was fully vegan by 2016. Try the liner in the brown shade for a softer look on your wedding day.
KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown, £19
KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full Coverage Concealer, £23
Not only is all of e.l.f’s beauty range vegan-friendly, it is also super affordable! The brand is really having a moment right now on TikTok, with products such as their Camo Concealer and Putty Bronzer having the beauty influencers going wild…
e.l.f Cosmetics Putty Bronzer, £6
e.l.f Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer, £6
Edgy, New York-Based makeup brand Milk has a fantastic range of longlasting makeup, including the Hydro Grip Primer, the ultimate makeup base for your wedding day to ensure your glam doesn’t budge from exchanging vows to the reception dance floor…
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer, £31
Milk Makeup Mini Rise Mascara, £13
While Too Faced isn’t a 100% vegan brand, many of their products are free of animal-derived ingredients and they are fortunatley cruelty-free! We can’t get enough of the cult-favourite mascara…
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, £25
Too Faced Lip Injection Power Plumping Lipgloss, £22
Missguided Beauty is a cosmetics range from the well-known fashion brand helping you unlock self-expression, with a focus on making makeup products that are vegan, cruelty-free, and inclusive of all skin tones and gender expressions all at a budget-friendly price point!
Misguided Beauty Frecks Appeal Freckle Pen, £8
Misguided Beauty Super Fix Setting Spray, £10
Not only is Lime Crime 100% vegan, it is also a cruelty-free and PETA approved makeup brand offering stand-out eyeshadow pallettes, eyeliners, lip products and much more.
Lime Crime Venus XL Eyeshadow Pallette, £48.50
Lime Crime Bushy Brow Gel, £13
While Trigwell Cosmetics isn’t fully vegan, their vegan lip oils are worth an honourable mention. Formulated using the most hydrating ingredients including; Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Argan Oil & Coconut Oil, the new oils offer high shine, voluminous shape and enhanced lip lines! Choose from four scrumptious flavours including creamy coconut, refreshing grape, summery watermelon or marvellous mango!
Trigwell Cosmetics Hydrating Lip Oil, £10
Best Vegan Skincare and Bodycare
For skincare that targets multiple issues, champions clean beauty and remains vegan and cruelty-free, Versed is the go-to. For glass-like skin in a tub, try the Doctor’s Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask.
Versed Doctor’s Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask, £16.50
Recently launched into Harrods, Monday Muse is the luxury vegan skincare brand with a range of multi-purpose products formulated with quality ingredients purposely chosen to ensure the lowest risk of irritation. We reccomend trying The Nectar to repair and enrich the skin barrier – it will also look gorgeous on display in your bathroom!
Monday Muse The Nectar Vitamin Facial Oil, £48
Monday Muse The Cleanser Soft Milky Gel, £28
Standing for ‘By Beauty Insiders’, BYBI is a 100% vegan, cruelty-free and natural brand created by two beauty bloggers. In the range, you’ll find everything from facial oils and cleansers to face mask and moisturisers. We love the Bakuchiol Serum, which is a natural alternative to retinol, providing an effective anti-aging and resurfacing treatment for all skin types.
BYBI Bakuchiol Booster Serum, £13
Mallows Beauty is a UK-based small business founded by Laura following her own battles with self-image, acne, and anxiety. Mallows has received the TikTok viral stamp of approval following the sell-out of their Pineapple and Mango Enzyme Mask. We also love the Shave Butter, perfect for prepping your pre-wedding pins!
Mallows Beauty Pineapple and Mango Enzyme Mask, £19.95
Mallows Beauty Unicorn Shave Butter, £13.95
Another amazing celebrity brand, Fenty Skin by singer and entrepreneur Rihanna is 100% vegan-friendly!
Fenty Skin Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Detox Face Mask, £27
Fenty Skin Renew N Recover Face + Eye Hydration Essentials, £36
This vegan, female-led award-winning skincare, spa and wellness brand was conceptualised alongside the five-star Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall Hotel in Devon, and is now enjoyed at 30 spas and hotels across the UK (including Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds, Cloud Twelve and the new Inhabit Queen’s Garden in London).
Gaia Crystal Purifying Mask, £38
While Farmacy isn’t 100% vegan, they are cruelty-free and offer a great variety of vegan products within their range. You just have to try the Green Clean Cleansing Balm, a vegan beauty product that effortlessly melts make-up away in an instant.
Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm, £32
Best Vegan Haircare
Haircare lovers rejoice! The famed brand Olaplex is 100% vegan! This brand has complteley revolutionised haircare with it’s one-of-a-kind patented technology. Try the No.3 Hair Perfector to answer all of your hair prayers.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, £28
Award-winning haircare brand FFØR, which stands for ‘Free From, Original, Real’ offers professional-quality vegan and cruelty-free hair products to suit many hair types. The brand champions sustainability and is working to abolish gender stereotypes within the beauty industry. For a boost of hydration, try the conditioning mask that works to seal split ends and protect hair from frizz.
FFØR Re:Plenish Conditioning Mask, £20
Uniquley forumlated with scientists and consumers, Indie’s offering of vegan haircare is full of ingredients that your locks will love – including natural fragrance. Using 99% less plastic than traditional shampoo and conditioner, try the Indie Starter Duo including a reusable bottle and refill pouches.
Indie Starter Duo, £48
Looking for everyday vegan beauty products for your hair? Aveda is 100% vegan and cruelty-free! Try the shampoo and conditioner below to gently cleanse and nourish your hair to leave tresses feeling silky and smooth.
Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo & Conditioner Duo, £33
Vegan Makeup Brushes
When it comes to vegan beauty products, EcoTools has really hit the mark with their range of beautiful makeup brushes and tools. The brand’s products are all vegan and cruelty-free as well as made with renewable and recycled materials! Try the essential brush kit complete with reusable storage tin.
EcoTools Start The Day Beautifully Kit, £13.99
Founded by model Rosie Huntington-Whitely, the Rose Inc makeup brushes feature vegan-friendly bristles. Try the set below, high-quality and aesthetically pleasing!
The Complexion Brush Gift Set, £64
Real Techniques have been the leaders in high street makeup brushes for well over a decade now. They are fantastic quality and make makeup application a dream. Whatsmore, Real Techniques as a brand is proudly 100% vegan! Try this great starter set full of everyday essentials, including the cult beauty blender sponge.
Real Techniques Everyday Essentials, £20.99
Vegan Fake Tan
Coco & Eve
Coco & Eve are fully vegan and PETA certified cruelty-free! Try their bestselling Sunny Honey tanning foam for a golden, streak-free glow. Plus, the products contain a gorgeous tropical scent, so don’t worry about that lingering biscuit-smell that gives fake tan a bad name!
Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam, £25.75
Filter by Molly Mae
The neutral, instagram-worthy packaging of Filter by Molly Mae is very remenicent of the Love Island influencer and business woman that we all know and love. Filter by Molly Mae tan gives the luxury feel without the hefty price tag. Try the Sunkissed Bundle which features the classic mousse and mitt for a flawless finish.
Filter by Molly Sunkissed Bundle, £27
Isle of Paradise
All Isle of Paradise products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free and organic! If you prefer a more subtle glow and want to be in control of the intesity of your fake tan, try the best-selling tanning drops by Isle of Paradise. Simply add a couple of drops to your favoruite body lotion or directly to your face for a bespoke, natural-looking glow.
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops, £19.95
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