More and more, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free companies are taking over the beauty industry, from drugstores to high-end boutiques. While it’s undoubtedly so much fun to try them all for ourselves, we’ve scouted out some of our favorite beauty products to have on your radar and keep you naturally gorgeous from day to night.
1. Face: Rock Candy Beauty Airbrush Foundation and Finish
Airbrush makeup first became famous for professional use in movies, fashion shoots and runway shows. Now, it’s now available for the rest of us and thanks to Rock Candy Beauty, it’s vegan-friendly, to boot. Rock Candy is the only airbrush makeup brand that uses natural, organic, cruelty-free and vegan ingredients and creates a long-lasting, flawless finish.
The airbrush makeup comes in 16 different shades, so you’re guaranteed the perfect match for your skin tone, and also includes a variety of blushes, illuminators, and bronzers. It’s easy to use, and you can layer to ensure the perfect coverage to suit any occasion.
Rock Candy Beauty states “We are more than makeup.” True! The botanical ingredients that comprise the formulas have anti-aging and health-promoting benefits for all skin types.
Patented ingredient blend minimizes pores, reduces fine lines & wrinkles, improves collagen synthesis, moisturizes, calms, soothes, protects sensitive skin, and balances oily skin. And did I mention? Rock Candy is also more affordable than most of the other airbrush brands, with no compromise on quality. Win-win.
Also, this Vegan-friendly brand is definitely worth a second mention for “Finish”.
After years of trying irritating mineral powders and finishing sprays that slid right off my skin, I finally found my new obsession: Finish by Rock Candy Beauty! It sets my makeup, and it smells incredible! For an extra long-lasting look with a flawless finish, you can use as a primer AND a finishing spray. Who doesn’t love a product that can do double-duty?
2. Concealer: Milk Makeup Flex Concealer
We all have days that we want a “makeup-free look”….but need a little help. On these days, Milk Makeup’s concealer is my secret weapon, making it one of my favorite vegan brands to shop. Featuring tiny bendable spheres and elastic marshmallow root powder, it blends seamlessly without creasing or looking cakey. Plus, it’s infused with blue lotus to moisturize and chamomile to calm skin.
3. Blush: Elf Monochromatic Multi-Stick
With major raves from everyone I know, as well as Beauty Vloggers, to Makeup Artists, not only is this entire cosmetic line is vegan-friendly but one of the most affordably-priced products on the market. Every time I pass by a Target, I can’t help but stop in and pick up a new hue for the season…right now I love this multi-use stick that I can use on cheeks, lips and even eyes for a soft, glowy look on the go.
4. Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex
One of the biggest innovators in the beauty market, Too Face brings unapologetic glamor and femininity to the vegan beauty market.
When I read that not only was this rated one of America’s best-selling mascaras but also was vegan, I had to give it a try. While the name elicits a chuckle, this intensely black, volumizing mascara is perfect for sexy lashes, day or night. This brand is the holy grail of mascaras with a revolutionary formula featuring the Acacia Senegal tree extract for volume-packed lashes.
Please note: like many mascaras, the waterproof version is not vegan, as it contains beeswax. Good for all of us to know!
5. Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner
Vegan and cruelty-free, this jet-black, super-pigmented, ultra-sharp liquid eyeliner, look no further. Kat Von D has the one for you! This 24-hour-wear formula is also waterproof and transfer-resistant, sure to stay put, no matter what!
6. Eyeshadow: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette
Before I took the plunge to vegan beauty, I thought staying true to my vegan lifestyle would drearily commit me to a life of natural hues and palettes. Thankfully I was wrong!
This brand is known for creating some of the coolest, super-pigmented color palettes around, and lucky for us, every single product is vegan-friendly.
7. Lips: Tarte Color Splash Lipstick
Last but not least, every woman needs a red lipstick in her life.
A leader in Eco-Chic beauty, Tarte ensures all products are cruelty-free, vegan, and formulated without things like parabens, mineral oil, and phthalates. They have a great range of red lipsticks made with animal-derived pigments, and a plus, the packaging is super cute. Easy to shop for a lipstick to suit every mood!