11 vegan makeup brands you need to know about

Victoria Jowett
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1. Cover FX

Created and developed by former chief chemist and MD at MAC cosmetics, it's no surprise that Cover FX products have become some of our most-reached for makeup. The entire range is cruelty-free and vegan (with the exception of MintTint FX & MintGlaze FX).

Hero products: The in-cred-ible Custom Enhancer Drops, more on them here.

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2. Inika

Arguably one of the most popular vegan makeup brands, Inika has tonnes of choice from liquid foundations to highlighting creams and super-pigmented lipsticks.

Hero products: Liquid Foundation with hyaluronic acid, gives dreamy coverage and hydrates the skin. Win, win.

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3. Axiology

Axiology is a vegan lipstick brand that's dedicated to producing creamy, pigment-packed lipsticks in a spectrum of shades from jet-black to poppy red.

Hero products: The shade Noble is one of the prettiest corals around.

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4. Spectrum

Not only are Spectrum makeup brushes oh-so instagrammable, but they're also 100% vegan. YAY.

Hero products: The glam clam makeup brush set has three face brushes and seven eye brushes housed in a cute AF mermaid clam case.

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5. Kat Von D Beauty

Last year, Kat Von D announced plans to reformulate her entire cosmetics line to ensure every product was vegan. While the process takes a while, she already has a section of her website titled #VeganAlert which is full of products that do not contain any animal products or by-products, and have not been tested on animals.

Hero products: The Lock-It Foundation is guaranteed to stay put ALL day long.

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6. B. Beauty

A bargain vegan beauty brand, B. is exclusive to Superdrug, which means it's totally wallet-friendly. Their website explains that B. "does not contain any animal derived ingredients or by-products, even beeswax which can often be found in mascara."

Hero products: The contour kit is a firm fave in our makeup bag.

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7. PHB Ethical Beauty

PHB pride themselves on making cosmetics with safe, natural, organic ingredients, their products are cruelty-free, vegan, and 100% halal certified, plus the products come in some killer shades.

Hero products: It can be tricky to find a really great vegan mascara, but the PHB Natural Mascara lengthens and thickens lashes in just a few swipes. Genius.

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8. Jeffree Star Cosmetics

The brand are known for creating some of the coolest colour palettes around, and lucky for us, every single product is vegan-friendly.

Hero products: It's no surprise that the Velour Liquid Lipsticks and Skin Frost Highlighters get ALL the likes on Instagram.

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9. Eco Tools

Purse-friendly makeup brush brand, EcoTools, offer a huge selection of brushes, all of which are vegan.

Hero products: The Start The Day Beautifully Kit includes everything you need if you're starting out in makeup, there's a fluffy powder brush, a concealer brush, two eyeshadow brush, and an angled liner brush.

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10. ELF Cosmetics

Affordable makeup brand, E.l.f, is a firm fave with everyone from Beauty Vloggers, to Makeup Artists. Luckily, the entire cosmetic line is vegan-friendly, however, not all the skincare and brushes are - so be sure to check the listed ingredients before making a purchase.

Hero products: Be sure to check out our top five favourite products out below...

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11. Pacifica

Not only are Pacifica Cosmetics all natural, but the makeup line is also 100% vegan.

Hero products: There's a load of products to choose from, but the eyeshadow palettes take the crown. With pretty, wearable colours in an a rich, blendable formula, these shadows could rival most high end counterparts.

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