Animal testing paints a horrible picture for all of us. It not only shows the horrible side of the beauty industry, it also shows how far people would go for convenience. The hardest thing to understand for most people, is why? Why do companies still test on animals when there is a sea of cruelty-free makeup out there that are actually really good?
We love companies that actually go all out to use vegan and all-natural ingredients as well. Trust us, all of these brands are fantastic and worth every penny. Support the cruelty-free makeup industry with these Top 10 Vegan or Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands That Are Amazing!
#1 DOSE OF COLORS
Dose of Colors has some of the best liquid lipsticks on the market with iconic colours such as ‘Truffle’ and ‘Stone’. All of their makeup items are cruelty-free and they also have a section on their site for vegan products.
Hourglass is a luxurious brand that is 100% cruelty-free. They are known for their amazing ambient lighting powders and other illuminating products. You can easily find them at Sephora stores. Their brushes are 100% vegan and so are a number of their best-selling products.
ILIA is an organic and natural makeup brand that offers high-end multipurpose makeup. While they are known for the excellent lipsticks, they also have multi-purpose face sticks that are really handy to use.
#4 JANE IREDALE
We love Jane Iredale for her natural makeup products that have really nourishing skincare qualities, making it an all-in-one product. The products in her line are generally very ‘natural’ and ‘fresh’, giving you the ‘no makeup makeup look’, but she also has some shimmery and colourful items that you can play around with.
#5 MAKEUP GEEK
Makeup Geek is an affordable makeup brand that is known for that really value-for-money eyeshadows that cost about $6 a pop (and up). Their brushes are completely vegan and cruelty-free as well.
#6 MELT COSMETICS
Melt Cosmetics has some of the most stunning eyeshadows and lipsticks on the market. Their shadows are very pigmented and blendable and their lipsticks come in a range of rainbow colours. They are especially known for their handy eyeshadow stacks.
#7 RMS MAKEUP
RMS Makeup is widely known for their ‘natural’-style minimalist makeup. They have little paint pots that can be used for multiple purposes. RMS Makeup is also completely organic.
Sugarpill is a fun and exciting makeup brand, focusing on high-quality colourful makeup for everyone. They not only have face makeup, they also have a good range of lashes and 100% vegan brushes.
#9 W3LL PEOPLE
W3LL PEOPLE is as natural as it gets as their products do not include petrochemicals, artificial preservatives, GMOs, parabens, dyes, fragrance, sulphates, phtalates, glycols, and nano particles. They are particularly well-known for their mineral items.
ZOEVA’s brushes are one of our favourites for a reason. They are gorgeous, high-quality and most of all, their brushes are vegan. ZOEVA can easily be found online and in Sephora stores.