Beauty products

Treat yourself to the best vegan beauty products with this handy guide

The world is waking up to the cosmetics industry, which for years has cruelly tested products on animals and heavily used animal products. Fortunately, there are plenty of big names and celebrities that are helping to turn the tide in favor of sustainable, vegan, and otherwise eco-friendly beauty products. Whether you’re looking for gifts for a glamor-obsessed, eco-conscious friend or just looking for vegan alternatives to your favorite makeup brands, look no further than this guide to eco-friendly makeup.


There is no shortage of choices in the market if you are looking for vegan lipstick, eye shadow, foundation, face powder, eyeliner, and mascara. If you are interested in branded items, discover the vegan and ecological cosmetic lines of celebrities such as Doja Cat, Ariana Grande or Youtubeuse Liza Koshy. Halsey, Selena Gomez and Iggy Azalea are other stars who have launched vegan makeup lines.

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Not interested in celebrity run lines? Check out brands like Beauty Without Cruelty and Tarte for a wide selection of vegan products. If you’re looking for lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks, try Clove + Hollow’s cruelty-free, vegan, and PETA-certified cosmetics. The company offers a variety of lip products in a ton of vibrant colors. You can also check out Folly Fire for lots of chic, vegan options from a cool independent brand.

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Three makeup brushes.

Beauty tools

Good brushes of different sizes are always needed. Look for eco-friendly makeup tools to go with your vegan makeup, and you’re sure to delight the environmentalists on your gift list. We suggest that you look for bamboo-based brushes and companies like EcoTools, which use recycled and renewable materials.

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Nail polish

You may have heard of the ‘free five’ movement in the nail polish community, but if you haven’t, here’s the gist. A lot of nail polish uses chemicals that can be bad for you and the planet. Five-free nail polish excludes five of the main offending agents, such as toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and / or camphor.

Brands like Ella + Mila go further by being 17-free, vegan and environmentally conscious. The company also offers nail care tools, so you can buy everything you need for a beautiful, eco-friendly manicure.

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Even the scent comes in vegan and cruelty-free blends. Need some suggestions for good lines to try? Ellis Brooklyn Rrose Eau de Parfum is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. You can also try Quw’utsun’Made, a brand founded to help preserve the traditional knowledge of the Coast Salish Nation. She even offers her scents in soy wax candles!

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