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Vegan Makeup: Your Guide to These Cosmetics

Going vegan has transformed from a passing trend to a major lifestyle change that many people are implementing into their lives. Although veganism has been growing in popularity in the past several years, we can see an especially large spike in interest in veganism in 2020, during which Google searches for vegan-related topics increased by a shocking 47%. Clearly, a whole lot of people are making the change and going vegan. Living a vegan lifestyle means more than just avoiding animal-based ingredients; it should impact every sphere of your life, including your beauty products. There is so much to love about vegan makeup; not only do they contain only plant-based ingredients and no animal-based ingredients, but they are also completely cruelty-free, meaning that vegan makeup products are not lab-tested on animals. Vegan makeup is great for your skin and body, too, as the plant-based ingredients are jam-packed with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients that are beneficial to your skin and your body. Vegan makeup products are perfect for everyone who wears makeup, no matter what kind of lifestyle they have. 

Today, we are here to give you a brief guide on the different vegan makeup products. We’ll tell you more about why making the switch to vegan cosmetics is so important, and by the end of this article, you’ll be ready to throw away all your non-vegan makeup products and replace them with plant-based, cruelty-free makeup. To learn everything there is to know about vegan beauty products, keep on reading. 

BB Cream 

BB cream is the ultimate makeup staple for every person who enjoys wearing makeup but prefers the natural makeup look. This magical makeup product can help conceal pores and fine lines in a subtle way while still giving your skin room to breathe, unlike most full-coverage foundations. Vegan BB creams are the cream of the crop. Some ingredients we love that are found in plant-based BB creams are coconut water and plant stem cells. Your skin will look and feel great with vegan BB cream.


With an impressive“ ability to darken eyelashes and lift them to make the eyes look more awake, mascara is a must-have for most people who wear makeup. Many people opt for mascara-only makeup looks on casual days when they don’t want to put on a full face. Unfortunately, non-vegan mascara is tested on animals and also contains questionable animal-based ingredients. One of these ingredients is shellac, which is a glaze secreted by lac insects. Another undesirable ingredient is guanine, which is essentially crushed fish scales. We’re sure you don’t want to be putting things like insect secretions or fish scales on your eyelashes, so opt for vegan mascara instead, which uses fully plant-based ingredients such as plant waxes, fibers, and oils. 


If you’re feeling a little bit pale and want to add some color to your skin, all you’ve got to do is brush on a little bit of bronzer around your cheekbones and the sides of your face, and you’ll find that you’ve added just the right amount of color. Bronzer is also great for contouring, adding shadows to your face to make it appear more chiseled. Bronzer can come in either powder or liquid form. While you might have a preference for one form of bronzer over the other, the most important thing to consider is whether or not it is vegan. Vegan bronzer is above and beyond non-vegan bronzers when it comes to quality and benefits for your skin. While non-vegan bronzers contain chemicals that can harm your skin and have potentially long-term negative effects, plant-based bronzers will only help your skin out. We can’t get enough of vegan bronzer, and once you try it for yourself, you won’t be able to either. 

Lip Gloss 

Think about it; your mouth is the part of your body that eats food and takes in all kinds of nutrients. However, it is also capable of ingesting chemicals and other undesirable ingredients, so why would you risk putting non-vegan lip products on your mouth when you know it could be seriously harmful to you? The best option is to go for fully plant-based, vegan lip products. That way, you won’t have to worry about putting ingredients like horse urine or whale stomach on your lips. Vegan lip gloss is not only plant-based and cruelty-free, but this type of lip gloss also has ultra moisturizing ingredients, such as coconut oil and cocoa butter. All-natural ingredients like these two make vegan lip gloss so much juicier and more moisturizing than non-vegan lip products. Kiss animal-based ingredients goodbye by buying vegan lip gloss instead. Muah! 


We hope this article has given you some insight into vegan makeup and has inspired you to try vegan cosmetics for yourself. You just might be surprised at how much you love it. Plus, the prices for vegan makeup is very comparable, if not even more affordable, than non-vegan products. Make the switch today to see what a big difference vegan makeup can have on your skin and body.