Animal testing is an ugly part of the makeup world, and it’s sad to see so many brands involved in the practice. If you’ve decided to make the switch to animal-friendly makeup, it can be a daunting task. This is particularly true when it comes to finding a lip color that’s cruelty-free and natural, while still delivering on color. Here’s a list of the top vegan lipsticks to make your search easy. Making the switch to cruelty-free makeup can get a little overwhelming, especially when it comes to understanding which brands are animal-friendly.
#1: 100% Pure
100% PURE® believes in providing the purest of pure when it comes to their products. They also make it their mission to promote clean and healthy living. Their mantra of never wanting women to choose between safe products and enviable results transfers into their line of products, including their lipstick. Their lip color line is colored by using fruits, vegetables, tea, and other pigments. Even better? They are cruelty-free.
#2: Ilia Beauty
Ilia Beauty believes that there’s truth in transparency—it’s their company motto. Their workflow balances product performance with safety and they never compromise one over the other. They believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on product performance, ever. They also believe that while natural is good, not every natural ingredient is good for your body. Their lipsticks are a cult favorite and for a good reason. The ingredients used in the color act as a lip balm, providing lips with deep conditioning, while the color is out-of-this-world. It finishes sheer, also, so you won’t feel like you’re being weighed down when you wear it.
#3: Bite Beauty
Bite Beauty is an all-natural brand that focuses on creating clean and safe products. They use food-inspired ingredients to create their products because they believe these products provide nourishment. They refrain from testing on animals and stay away from things like sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. Their lipsticks are what many know them for. Their Amuse Bouche is their most popular product and is made from natural and organic ingredients. The result is a creamy color formula that lasts for hours. Their Multistick delivers on color and versatility. It’s an all-in-one formula works to conceal, contour and highlight your whole face. It’s available in two different finishes. Head over to the site’s website to order yours today. Your all-in-one, one-and-done makeup must-have: All you need to highlight, conceal & contour gorgeous lips, cheeks, and eyes, in two silicone-free fab finishes.
#4: Lime Crime
Lime Crime is known for creating cult-status colorful trends. They created one of the first liquid matte lipsticks and since then, they’ve created a lot more. The brand was founded in 2008, and their mission is to create high-quality products that are clean and cruelty-free. Their products are manufactured, designed and assembled in the United States. All of their products are made with globally-sourced ingredients that help deliver quality results and performance. As previously mentioned, this brand created the first liquid matte lipstick, Velvetine, and industry experts can’t get enough of it. Head online to find out where you can purchase this product and more.
#5: Pacifica Beauty
Pacifica Beauty describes themselves “…the most innovative, creative natural beauty brand on the market with a full range of cosmetics, perfumes, and skin care. Brook has elevated natural beauty with her unwillingness to accept substandard performance in natural products and has made it her personal mission to uplevel the perception of natural beauty products.” All of the brand’s products are vegan, cruelty-free and super effective. You can find them online or at a local drugstore. Its lipsticks are super affordable and high quality. And, you’ll love the packaging even more. It’s such a bummer when you find a brand that you love, but the packaging is just, for lack of a better word, blah. The packaging on this brand is almost worthy of as much excitement as the products themselves!
#6: Milani Beauty
While Milani isn’t a vegan brand in and of itself, it’s lipsticks consistently make the top vegan lipstick lists all over the internet. While there are two different lipsticks lines produced by Milani, but the most popular line is the Matte Lip Crème. You can either choose a metallic or regular finish. Both are easy to apply and long-lasting. Another good thing? It’s not as drying as other matte lipsticks are. Their color power is unheard of. A quick internet search will reveal this to you. People go nuts over how true the color power holds up for hours with this brand. The best thing is that it’s inexpensive, so you don’t have to break the bank so you can get a good color.
#7: RMS Beauty
RMS Beauty is a brand that’s dedicated to creating nontoxic products using organic ingredients. They want to use chemistry to transform how women use makeup. RMS Beauty strives to break away from other natural makeup brands by using the organic ingredients in their natural state. This means that their products are in their purest form, which encourage the highest potential of their healing and anti-aging effects. Their products are chemical-free and are also free from synthetics and GMOs. What’s even cooler? The live products activate when you touch them, so the nutrients begin to work with your skin and touch. Their Lip2Cheek formula is another example of an all-in-one product, as you can use it on either your lips or your face. It comes in nine different shades for you to try, and can be ordered online or purchased at some beauty stores.
Finding high-quality and high-performance vegan makeup can be tricky. But, it’s definitely worth the effort when you find a product that’s amazing, that’s also cruelty-free. If you’re ever in doubt that a product may or may not be cruelty-free, remember to look for the logo. That is, the CCIC’s Leaping Bunny logo or PETA’s bunny logo, which shows you instantly that a product is cruelty-free and also vegan. Happy shopping!