Top 15 Best Surprisingly Vegan Cosmetics – Lipstick, Eyeshadows & Tanners

Vegan cosmetics have been growing in popularity because we demand better from the companies we are purchasing from.

We want better products for ourselves yes but not at the risk of damaging the environment or the animals either.

For this article we stuck to three categories of products

  • Lipsticks
  • Eyeshadows
  • Tanning Solutions

If you like our breakdown of these products be sure to visit our website for future articles going over different categories!

So let’s get started!

Top 5 Vegan-Friendly Lipsticks

The perfect pout is longed for by vegans everywhere, but finding a lipstick that doesn’t harm our furry friends can provide a challenge for many.

Whether it’s nourishing those lips or a wild dash of color, here are five tried and tested vegan-friendly lipsticks that won’t break the bank.

Luscious lips ahoy.

Axiology – Vegan Lip Crayon

Applied using a crayon-like applicator Axiology, ‘Vegan Lip Crayon’ provides high coverage with one coat.

A soft, melt on your lips application makes this lipstick easy to wear and almost feels like your lips are naked.

Great for day to day wear.

Ingredients are all natural and organic with rave reviews of customers backing this as one of the best.

Products from this company are Peta Certified as well as being free from

  • Synthetic Fragrance-Free
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Soy Free
  • Vegan

Inika – Certified Organic Vegan Lipstick

Certified Organic Vegan Cosmetic Lipstick

The first certified organic vegan lipstick, Inika have gone the extra mile for their customer and our friends of the Earth.

They are a company based out of Sydney, Australia in 2006.

Since starting the company has won numerous awards for their vegan cosmetic products.

This lipstick we are featuring is loaded with shea butter and jojoba oil, lips are left feeling nourished and soft.

This lipstick is an excellent addition to the make-up bag for those among us who have issues with cracked, chapped lips.

All products made by Inika are all 100% naturally derived, Certified Vegan & Cruelty Free.

Bareminerals – Barepro Lipstick

BAREPRO Long Lasting Vegan Cosmetic Lipstick

With 20 matte shades to choose from, Bareminerals ‘Bare Pro Lipstick’ offers a fantastic range of choices for those who love to play with color.

Bare Minerals has taken extreme measures to make their products some of the best in the vegan cosmetic marketplace.

The buttery-smooth gel formula glides on with creamy, 1-swipe color in neutrals and wearable brights.

Even better, this beauty has long-lasting color and no fade, making it stay put, no matter what tests it endures.

Great for the office, a night out, or just Netflix and chill.

Do not worry they are free of smudging and budging as well.

Too Faced – Melted Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced - Melted Long Wear Lipstick

If a lipstick with a shine is more suited for the collection, then Too Faced’s ‘Melted Long Wear’ lipstick is the one to invest in.

This glossy gal maintains pigment and shines for the duration of wear.

The lucky owner can be assured that this product looks good all through the day.

In addition the have a huge variety of creative named colors like

  • Drop Dead Red
  • Hopeless Romantic
  • Chihuahua
  • Chocolate Honey

Perfect for the sultry pout.

E.L.F – Velvet Matte Lipstick

e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick

While a budget brand E.L.F’s ‘Velvet Matte’ gives much more than expected in the price tag.

A combination of argan oil rose, and Vitamin E offers lips some tender love and care and soothes while softening, and that is not all.

The unique matte formula locks this gorgeous lipstick in place–ideal for puckering those lips up.

Finding the perfect lipstick that is vegan-friendly no longer needs to be a mammoth task.

With these five lipsticks all suitable for vegans, there is something to fit everyone’s style and budget.

From bold, beautiful lips to a sensual, soothing lipstick, it’s all covered here and all without any animals being harmed in the process.

Top 5 Vegan-Friendly Eyeshadows

Whether it is smoky and sultry or bold and beautiful, eyeshadow plays a large part in our beauty routine, but finding a vegan-friendly option can be challenging for many vegans among us.

Here are five tried and tested vegan-friendly eyeshadows that are the perfect addition to all makeup kits. 

Kat Von D – Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Vegan Cosmetic Palette

It should come as no surprise to most that vegan ambassador Kat Von D’s ‘Alchemist Holographic Palette’ offers vegan’s everywhere ethically produced eyeshadows.

With four colors built into this palette, eyeshadow lovers can layer eyes with each color to create a variety of styles that look out of this world.

The colors were inspired by the ancient science of Alchemy.

Which is the art of transforming natural materials into a precious elixir, this holographic makeup palette is part shimmer highlighter, part topcoat, and part transformer.

As a result this is perfect for customizing finishes and exploring your self-expression.

The perk of this kit is you get great colors for perfect customization in minutes of using the product that took her 7 years of perfecting to create.

Another fantastic product by a vegan-friendly brand.

N.Y.X – Hot Singles Eyeshadow

With more than 80 shades available, N.Y.X’s ‘Hot Singles Eyeshadow’ gives a wide variety of vegan approved shadows.

Their products are certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand.

As a result, they are committed to producing cruelty-free cosmetics and do not test any of their products on animals.

As a budget brand, the large volume of colors available is every makeup lover’s dream.

Mix and match the full range of shades without breaking the bank when you get to the checkout.

They do also offer kits that have more than one color as well you can see them by clicking here.

Blinc – Extreme Longwear Gel Eyeliner

If playing with darker colors is more your thing, then Blinc’s long-wear gel eyeliner might be a better fit.

This one featured here is a soothing dark brown color.

Blinc produces are for anyone who likes a ultra long wearing with effortless glide on application.

Blinc’s Gel is Smudge-proof, flake-proof, sweat-proof eyeliner as well.

They do offer this long-wear gel in black as well.

The company makes their makeup inside the United States for anyone who was curious.

In addition, the product is also

  • Gluten-Free Makeup
  • Fragrance-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Oil-free
  • Sulfate-free
  • Phthalate-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Talc-free
  • Free of mineral oil

Urban Decay – Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay - Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette Vegan Cosmetics

Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.

This kit above comes with 12 Shimmer plus matte shades.

The formula is super-creamy vegan formula with tourmaline crystal.

This palette is infused with genuine tourmaline to

  • block bad energy
  • create good vibes
  • and elevate your look.

Comes with a double-ended vegan and cruelty-free double-ended brush included for blending and diffusing shadows, especially the matte shades.

E.L.F – Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Eyeshadow Palette

Smoky eyes are a favorite of many makeup lovers around the world, and whether you are vegan or not, E.L.F’s ‘Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette’ is a must-have.

This palette is home to 10 colors that allow easy layering to create the bold and dramatic or soft and subtle smoky eye. E.L.F is another budget brand that provides high-quality products without the hefty price tag.

Whether it is individual shadows or an extensive palette, there are several options out there for the ethically conscious vegan.

There no longer needs to be a compromise in quality as more brands are expanding their range to include vegan options.

Top 5 Vegan-Friendly Tanning Solutions

Sunless tanning is popular the world over with many people choosing this option to braving the harmful rays of the sun, but finding the perfect vegan-friendly tan can be tough.

Whether the desired look is a golden goddess or tanned temptress, here are five vegan-friendly tans for those looking for sunless tanning.

Great news for us and even better for our furry friends.

Skinny Tan Vegan Cosmetics –  Skinny Tan Coconut Water Tanning Mist

Skinny Tan Vegan Cosmetics

With its fantastic coconut scent is made with 95% naturally derived ingredients.

They are certified cruelty-free, gluten-free & suitable for Vegans

Provides a glow with a refreshing, hydrating tropical scented coconut tanner packed with skin kind super nutrients.

Great for any age, this amazing mist will give you a flawless lasting tan every time.

Lasting up to two weeks, it is best to exfoliate before applying to get the most out of each use.

Eco By Sonya – Face Tan Water

Eco By Sonya Face Tan Water

If the thought of a thick lotion or mousse discourages you from sunless tanning, then look no further for the perfect solution.

Eco By Sonya’s ‘Face Tan Water’ is a gradual tanner that doesn’t block the pores.

It is recommended for those whose skin is prone to acne flare-ups or those that have naturally oily skin.

The weightlessness of this tan leaves the skin feeling rejuvenated–an excellent find.

Most importantly, this gradual face tanner has lightweight moisturizing properties, so your skin is left feeling soft and hydrated, never greasy!

Tarte Vegan Cosmetics – Brazilliance

Tarte Vegan Cosmetics

Tarte has outdone themselves again by continuing to offer vegan-friendly products in its product range.

These are infused with nourishing skin-loving ingredients like aloe, coconut, jojoba, avocado & vitamin C.

The formula they have created blends seamlessly for a natural-looking tan that’s not streaky or orange!

Tarte’s ‘Brazilliance’ sunless tan develops in around 2 hours with their express tanner to give a natural-looking deep tan without harming our friends of the earth.

Simply, apply onto skin with application mitt (sold separately), blend & wait 2 hours for your darkest tan to develop, then rinse!

This one is a keeper!

Prtty Peaushun’s – Skin Tight Body Lotion

If an uneven skin tone is something that regularly gives cause for concern, then Prtty Peaushun’s ‘Skin Tight Body Lotion’ can dispel these worries.

Their line of products were created by celebrity makeup artist Bethany Karlyn.

The ingredients are all ingredients source from nature with a blend of avocado, pomelo, and shea moisturizers.

With unique light-reflecting pigments, this tan helps even out skin tone and gives a subtle glow for everyone, which is an excellent use of tanning technology. 

As a result, the ingredients help nourish your skin with the infusion blends of natural botanical extracts.

Their products are cruelty free, vegan, certified gluten free along with being synthetic fragrance free.

They are also paraben free, toxin free, and PETA Approved!

Which makes this an amazing vegan cosmetic company to add to your cosmetic bag.

The Fox Tan – Natural Tanning Lotion & Accelerator

Another Australian company hit our list in this section with this 100% Australian made & owned company, created in Melbourne.

The Fox tan formula has active amino acid with other simple ingredients.

The formula and ingredients are great to nourish and hydrate your skin whilst tanning.

No only that a the whole company is vegan friendly.

The brand proudly says “Hell Nah” to animal testing” in their company motto.


For anyone looking for vegan cosmetics these are sure not to let you down.

With a wide variety of brands on the market, these will have you looking stunning as ever without giving up your morales of not being vegan friendly.

We hope you found this list informative and join us on the next one!

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3 thoughts on “Top 15 Best Surprisingly Vegan Cosmetics – Lipstick, Eyeshadows & Tanners

  1. This is really good to see. My sister is a vegan and she has lost it all when it comes to actually picking what to blend and how to ensure she maintains the use of cosmetics without contributing to animal brutality. Hence, seeing something like this is just amazing to see altogether too. Surely good to see here

  2. Hi there again Christopher! It always is a pleasure seeing your articles. As it always presents a lot of information, and things to be learnt. Prior to this, I have never heard anything about Certain vegan lipsticks. They all seem good. I would share, you never know who may find this helpful

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