Following a vegan lifestyle is not always easy, given that animal products pepper everything we touch, from clothing and household items to food necessities. However, one of the areas thatproves most complicated to overcome is vegan beauty products. Not only is it time-consuming to shop for cosmetics that don’t use any animal-sourced ingredients, but it’s also tricky given that not all brands a forthcoming and transparent. For a full list of all natural beauty products check out our, Top 35 Natural Beauty Products.

Trying to pair a red lipstick with your little black dress? Chances are your product contains carmine, which is essentially ground-up red beetles. Looking for a dramatic mascara? Careful now, that one probably contains beeswax. However, we’re happy to present to you some of the fantastic alternatives available on the beauty market. All of the items on our list have earned PETA’s seal of approval. For more vegan beauty products and brands, check out this handy list here.

1. Inika Certified Organic Vegan Lipstick

Natural beauty brand Inika is at the forefront of vegan cosmetics due to their extensive range of new products and colors. They also launched the world’s first certified organic vegan lipstick, which comes in 14 gorgeous tones. Unlike most lipsticks,Inika doesn’t get its pink and red shades from carmine. Keeping away from any animal derivatives, it still found a natural way to create rich colors that stay on your lips for hours. If you’re looking for a dramatic look for your late night parties, we highly recommend the Dark Cherry shade.



  • Made with certified organic ingredients
  • Argan and avocado oils create a smooth application for lipstick that lasts
  • Certified vegan
  • Certified cruelty-free

2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner

Kat Von D’s eyeliner simply cannot miss from your vegan handbag.Its bold, highly-pigmented color is all you need for a theater-worthy makeup and you haven’t even heard the best news yet. The eyeliner is completely lacking any chemical ickiness while the delicate brush tip doesn’t fray. What else do you need to achieve the perfect cat eye flick? The liner is available in two shades – Mad Max (brown) and Trooper (black) – and is water-resistant. It doesn’t run, smudge, or fade, which means you can wear it all day with confidence. Kat Von D gets extra points for the edgy packaging, and you won’t have to replace the product for a good three months of regular use.

  • A liquid eyeliner with an innovative brush tip for effortless, precise application.


3. Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint Foundation

The Velvet Matte Skin Tint is what you need to attain that natural looking skin. It also offers you total shine control and a great soft-matte coverage. Nars is a completely vegan French brand that you can totally trust with your sensitive skin. The transparent powder blurs any blemishes while also evening-up your skin tone. No need to worry about the flat or cakey effect with this velvet matte tint. The rose fruit extract reduces the appearance of pores, which can help build your confidence throughout the day.


4. Urban Decay Naked Skin Finishing Powder

Urban Decay wins in the packaging department, but that’s not all. We recommend their Naked Skin Finishing Powder Compact for a sleek and metallic look sans the animal ingredients. Featuring a durable puff in a separate compartment, the compact leaves your skin velvety to the touch and with a semi-matte finish. Thanks to its oil-free formulation, this product is especially popular among customers concerned about acne.

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder – Naked Medium Dark – 7.4g/0.26oz
  • A high-tech, jet-milled pressed finishing powder
  • Urban Decay

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