You're going to want ALL of these
Words – Sarina Munro and Lucy Abbersteen
Vegan beauty has completely blown up this season, with every skincare and make-up enthusiast wanting to get their hands on good quality vegan bauty products that are also animal friendly.
But if you’re new to the world of vegan beauty, you’re going to want to know the brands you should start with and the best products they have to offer. What make-up and hair buys do you really need to be making?
Scroll through our round up to find your new vegan beauty heroes…
Kat Von D
Kat Von D Beauty has a ‘Vegan Alert’ on the website, boasting several vegan products including brushes. We’re hooked on the ‘Lock-it’ Foundation, which promises up to 24 hours of amazing coverage – ideal for a night out or day events where you need your base to go the distance.
Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara is a make-up bag essential that’s rightly earned cult status in the beauty world, and rightly so. The hourglass-shaped brush is designed to curl and lengthen every single lash. It’s quite a big brush so it’s ideal for really plumping and exaggerating the all-important top lashes.
Want personalised beauty recommendations? Powder can provide just that – why not start by finding your perfect mascara?
Odylique is well-beloved for their skincare products, but they’ve also got a killer vegan make-up range too. We’re particularly in love with their mascara, which comes in black and brown shades, and is totally free from synthetics. Besides defining and lengthening, their mascaras are also made with aloe vera, calendula and sea buckthorn fruit to condition your lashes as well.
Shop now: Odylique Mascara fo £17.50 from Odylique
Vegan blushers are a bit harder to source. Watch out for carmine (also known as natural red 4, cochineal and crimson lake), which is made from crushed insects. Also be careful of guanine – actually fish scales – which is often used to add shimmer to make-up.
PHB Ethical Beauty has a range of Loose Mineral Blushers and Pressed Mineral Blushers. Their Sienna Mineral Blusher is a warm, neutral peach shade with brown undertones and the perfect shade to naturally contour the cheeks.
Vegan make-up brushes can be tricky to find – good vegan make-up brushes are even harder to find. The Glam Clam provides you with a full set of brightly coloured, cruelty free make-up brushes that come in a fun clam-shaped case, meaning you can take them on the go. We’re thinking you should treat yourself before that summer holiday…
As well as providing you with a flawless, demi-matte base, PUR’s latest face and body foundation also helps to correct some of the biggest skin concerns over time. In terms of coverage it really goest the distance, lasting for 12 hours. Winner!
You probably recognise their cupcake bath bombs, aka Bath Melts, which are a serious treat for when you need a bit of relaxation.
Pai’s Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser comes with a dual-effect sensitive skin cloth. The cleanser is rich in omegas 6, 9 and vitamin E and the dual-textured cloth allows you to switch between a gently exfoliating muslin and an ultra-soft terry side.
Ethical beauty has been at the core of Dr Hauschka ever since they launched in 1967, and it’s been a cult favourite of vegan beauty lovers ever since. The Almond Soothing Body Wash has a sweet, delicate natural aroma from the almond fruit, and the creamy foam moisturises skin with its high concentration of plant oils.
As well as taking off all of the day’s make-up and impurities, NYASA’s all-natural cleansing balm also works to give you a much more radiant and glowing complexion. The perfect way to give your pores a deep clean and get the perfect luminous skin for summer.
Vegan hair care
Rahua haircare is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and uses ethically sourced rainforest-grown 100% natural symbiotic ingredients. Your hair will feel noticeably softer and more bouncy. Their shampoo contains coconut and shea-butter betaines, while the conditioner contains aloe and rice-bran wax.
This sweet smelling shampoo will not only make your colour look more vibrant than ever before, but it’s seriously good for the environment, too. Their formulas are 100% vegan and are sulphate and paraben free, while the packaging is 100% CO2 compensated.
For a regular beauty treat that’s cruelty-free, look no further than TheVeganKind‘s Beauty Box.
Each box contains between five and eight items from brands such as Green People, Dr Organic, faith in Nature, The Konjac Sponge Company and many more.
It’s sent out quarterly (giving you a chance to use up what was in the previous box), in February, May, August and November.