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Bloody beauty? No thank you. Think only leather and meat are murder? Think again. Dead animal ingredients lurk even in your makeup, so watch out. Even if you’re not vegan, staining your lips with dead insects’ extracts won’t be appealing or truly aesthetic to say the least, so why buy it in a sanitized, attractive package?

A little education goes a long way. Watch out for non-vegan ingredients usually found in makeup such as:

  • beeswax (often found in lip products)
  • carmine (from cochineal or smashed bugs, usually added to red or pink blush-on or lip products)
  • pearl powder
  • allantoin (from the uric acid of cows/mammals, sometimes added to mineral makeup)
  • collagen (either from animals or human placenta)
  • silk powder
  • elastin (usually found in mascaras; derived from cows)

Also, companies that have vegan formulations but test their products on animals cannot be considered vegan because animals still suffer and die in the process. So…without further ado, we present to you a cruelty-free makeup list so that you can easily put your most compassionate face forward!

Makeup Brands
Concealer Emani, Urban Decay 24/7 concealer pencil, Urban Decay Surreal Skin creamy concealer, Eco Bella FlowerColor cover up, Tarte Smooth Operator waterproof concealer, Stript concealer pencil, Zuzu Luxe concealer, Beauty without Cruelty liquid concealer, CNaturals mineral fondation concealer powder, The All Natural Face natural concealer
Foundation Zuzu Kuxe dual pressed powder and foundation, Emani natural mineral powder foundation, Zuzu Luxe oil-free liquid foundation, Beauty without Cruelty ultra-fine pressed powder , Eco Bella FlowerColor liquid foundation, CNaturals mineral foundation powder, The All Natural Face foundation powder, The All Natural Face liquid foundation
Pressed face powder Eco Bella face powder compact, Emani pressed mineral powder, Eco Bella FlowerColor face powder, Beauty without Cruelty pressed powder, The All Natural Face pressed foundation powder
Loose powder (translucent/finishing) Emani, Urban Decay Surreal Skin mineral makeup, Stript translucent powder, CNaturals setting powder, Tarte Smooth Operator finishing powder Urban Decay Razor Sharp ultra definition finishing powder, Beauty without Cruelty ultra-fine loose powder, The All Natural Face natural veil
Eyebrow pencil/powder Urbanbrow precision-tip brow tint, Emani duo brow filler, Tarte EmphasEYES brow definition brow pencil, The All Natural Face brow powder
Eyeliner Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liquid eyeliner, Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil, Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter 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, Beauty without Cruelty eyeliner pencil, The All Natural Face eyeliner
Eyeshadow Emani duo eyeshadow, Urban Decay Vegan Palette, Emani, Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eyeshadow pencil, Urban Decay matte eyeshadow, Urban Decay cream shadow, Urban Decay loose pigments, Urban Decay deluxe eyeshadow, Urban Decay Stardust eyeshadow, Urban Decay Ink for Eyes cream eye shadow, Eco Bella The Elite Collection, Stript eyeshadow, Beauty without Cruelty dual powder eyeshadow, Emani Special FX glitter dust, CNaturals eyeshadow, Beauty without Cruelty satin eyeshadow, The All Natural Face eyeshadow
Eyebrow/lash mascara Urbanbrow styling brush and setting gel, Emani mascara, Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara, Eco Bella FlowerColor natural mascara, Tarte 4 Day Stay lash stain, Zuzu Luxe, Suncoat Natural Sugar-based mascara, No-Miss natural mascara, Beauty without Cruelty mascara, The All Natural Face mascara
Blush-on/bronzer Urban Decay baked bronzer for face and body, Emani natural mineral matte dust, Urban Decay Afterglow powder blush, Urban Decay Afterglow glide-on cheek tint, Eco Bella FlowerColor Dust, Eco Bella FlowerColor  bronzing powder, Tarte mineral powder bronzer, Stript mineral blush, Zuzu Luxe blush, CNaturals blushes, CNaturals bronzers, Beauty without Cruelty blushes, The All Natural Face blushes, The All Natural Face bronzers
Lip liner/crayon Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on lip pencil, Zuzu Luxe lip liner, Eco Bella lip crayons, Stript lipstick crayon, Naturals lip liner, Monave lip crayon, Beauty without Cruelty lip defining pencil
Lipstick Emani lipstick, Eco Bella FlowerColor lipstick , Zuzu Luxe lipstick, Aruba vegan lipstick, CNaturals lipstick, Monave lipstick, Beauty without Cruelty moisturizing lipstick, Beauty without Cruelty natural infusion lipstick, The All Natural Face lipstick
Lip gloss/stain/tint Urban Decay Lip Junkie, Emani lip gloss, Urban Decay Lip Envy lip stain, Urban Decay Pocket Rocket lip gloss, Urban Decay ultra-glide lip gloss, Urban Decay XXX Shine cooling lip gloss, Tarte LipSurgence natural matte lip tint, Tarte Double Dose Berry Boost lip gloss, Eco Bella Good for You lip gloss, Crazy Rumors Hibiscus Tints lip tints, 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, Beauty without Cruelty lip gloss, The All Natural Face lip gloss
Brushes Emani brush kit, Urban Decay Good Karma brushes, Stript brushes, Monave brushes

QUESTION: Did we miss any of your favorite cruelty-free makeup brands or products? Let us know in the comments section below and help us build this list!

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27 comments on “Guide: Vegan Makeup”

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10 Months Ago

This list is deceiving. Urban Decay is owned by L\'Oreal who does animal test. Check the parent company. You are fueling the torture of animals by buying products that are owned by companies that test via the parent company.

1 Years Ago

The Gabriel range is vegan and is sold at my local health food store. I have only tried their mascara and lipstick. Mascara has mediocre staying power but the lipstick is awesome.

Ann-Marie McDonough
3 Years Ago

IT Cosmetics are also vegan

Michelle ONeill
4 Years Ago

Every Arbonne product is 100% vegan certified and never test on animals. Arbonne has a CF, Cruelty Free rating from PETA. Arbonne has a full line of cosmetics, skin care, baby care, & nutrition. All products are toxic free and gluten free as well.
Please feel free to email if you have any questions. [email protected]

4 Years Ago

The Miessence range from Australia is excellent and mostly organic and I believe Neways has some if not vegan, non-toxic.

M Butterflies Katz
4 Years Ago

In your list of cruelty-free - I wonder if any of them really are not vegan, so therefore not cruelty-free. The term cruelty-free only applies to NOT testing on animals, but for some weird reason some of those that are called cruelty-free still contain ingredients derived from exploiting animals and therefore are not cruelty-free. So make-up or cosmetics and toiletries need to be both "not tested on animals or the term cruelty-free as well as no animal ingredients - and then the product is vegan. Vegan products and practices have nothing to do with exploiting animals.

Madison Thompson
4 Years Ago

Younique has AWESOME vegan products!!! Our Moodstruck Concealers, Moodstruck Blushers, Refreshed Rose Water, and BB Flawless.

We also have Gluten-free products! Some of our Gluten-free products are the Moodstruck Minerals Concealers, Moodstruck Minerals Blushers, Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powders, Glorious Face & Eye Primer, Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, Lucrative Lip Gloss, Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel, Awake Facial Cleanser, and BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer.

It\'s a pretty fantastic (and quickly growing) company. Check us out at www.youniqueproducts.com/madisonthompson
I\'m a presenter, so feel free to email me any questions: [email protected]

4 Years Ago

Urban Decay was bought by loreal, I wouldn\'t consider that vegan friendly anymore. Just thought I would let everyone know :)

Kayla Norman Jake Holladay
4 Years Ago

Younique Products are vegan and cruelty free: Moodstruck Concealers Moodstuck Blushers BB Flawless foundation Refreshed Rose Water Go here to view or order: https://www.youniqueproducts.com/jakeandkayla/party/67365/view

4 Years Ago

What about Silk Naturals?


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