Veganuary: Vegan Makeup Essentials

The growing veganism trend goes beyond what we put on our plates, more and more of us are seeking out cruelty-free options when it comes to cosmetics and skincare, too. So, this Veganuary I thought I’d round up a few of my favourite vegan makeup essentials that are worth adding to your collection.

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Veganism has come a long way in the last few years, with more and more people opting for plant-based diets, and demanding vegan-friendly alternatives in other areas of their lives as well. So, in line with Veganuary, the perfect time to try a vegan lifestyle on for size, I thought I’d round up some of the best vegan makeup essentials worth investing in. It used to be hard to get your hands on good vegan mascara and foundation options, but not anymore! The following products are all worth adding to your makeup bag, whether or not you’re going fully vegan for 2022.


The Best Vegan Makeup

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

As well as being dedicated to remaining cruelty-free, Cover FX are also committed to provided colours for all skin tones, so they have plenty of options for everyone. Their Custom Enhancer Drops are really great – you can use them on their own to bronze and illuminate, or add to your liquid foundation for an all-over glow.

Axiology Lip Crayon in Keen

This vegan lipstick and lip crayon brand produces really high pigment lip colours without any animal products. This Keen hue really makes a statement.

Inika Certified Organic Cream Illuminisor in Spice

If you’re looking for vegan makeup products that are also kind to your skin, look no further than Inika’s cream illuminisor. Containing organic coconut oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E and argan oil it is nourishing as well as providing a natural-looking shimmering highlight wherever applied.

B. Blusher Make Me Blush

Suitable for vegans, Superdrug’s super-affordable line of makeup is worth checking out, especially if you’re looking to get experimental with colour. The powder blushers come in really wearable shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

A firm favourite with Charlotte Tilbury fans, her Magic Foundation is one of her vegan-friendly products so it’s a great Veganuary buy. As well as offering a full coverage, it also boasts anti-ageing properties.

Elf Complete Coverage Concealer

A blogger favourite, E.l.f has a fully vegan-friendly cosmetics collection, all available at affordable prices. This little concealer palette is great for custom-making your perfect shade to hide dark circles or imperfections.

bareMinerals Bare Pro Lipstick

Completely vegan and cruelty-free, this sheer lipstick by bareMinerals comes in 20 gorgeous shades that would also work well blended on eyes or cheeks.

Ilia Beauty Limitless Lash Mascara

Finding the best vegan mascara is no easy task, as they can have a tendency to drop or flake. But Ilia’s is made with moisturising vitamin E and aloe, so it conditions lashes as it defines them.

3ina The Cream Eyeshadow 303

Vegan beauty brand 3ina has a host of gorgeous colour options at really affordable prices. The gorgeous Maddi Waterhouse first told me about these shimmering colours as she loves to wear them for nights out and I’m a convert!

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