Our top vegan beauty picks
We’ve rounded up the (plant-based) cream of the crop. Enjoy!
It's no secret that veganism is on the rise, but ‘going vegan’ is no longer just about the contents of your fridge. Oh no, it’s about what’s in your beauty bag, too.
Gone are the days when you were limited in terms of vegan beauty products, now there’s a whole host of brands bringing the buzz. From The Ordinary and Urban Decay to Garnier and Mark Hill, some of the biggest names in the game have raised the bar with vegan-friendly products that don’t compromise on results.
What does vegan-friendly mean?
When something is free of all animal products and by-products (we’re talking things like beeswax, milk substance, egg whites and honey), it’s classed as ‘vegan-friendly’.
And what about cruelty-free? That means that neither the products, nor their ingredients, have been tested on animals at any point in the development process. Look out for the ‘Animal Test-Free’ logo or the ‘PETA Approved Global Animal Test Policy’ logo.
Curveball though – something that’s vegan is not necessarily cruelty-free (although lots of products are both), so it’s important to read up.
To help make your next vegan beauty haul that bit easier, we've handpicked some much-loved products. Let’s get to it!
KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner
The holy grail of liquid liner
KVD’s high-pigment, waterproof and smudge-resistant Tattoo Liner features a teeny tiny tip to make application super precise. Whether you’re a bit of a newbie or a total pro, perfecting a cat eye has never been so easy.
The Hair Lab by Mark Hill Smoothing Serum
Introducing your hair’s new BFF…
Enriched with plant extracts and essential oils, Mark Hill’s weightless serum nourishes locks and controls frizz. For a totally smooth and shiny finish, apply through towel dried hair or use directly on dry hair.
Garnier Ultimate Blends 3-in-1 Hair Food
Hangry hair? Dig into this!
Whether you use it as a leave-in conditioner, a normal conditioner or a hair mask, Garnier’s 3-in-1 treatment helps nourish and revive locks. Choose from five scents (we’re talking banana, papaya, aloe, coconut or goji), designed for five unique hair types, including dry, damaged, coloured, normal and frizzy.
E.l.f. Camo CC Full Coverage Foundation
Natural-looking complexion, this way!
Infused with collagen, peptides and niacinamide, E.l.f.’s colour correcting cream helps hydrate and smooth, all while providing full-coverage. Oh, and did we mention it’s complete with SPF30 to help prevent against UV damage?
Botanics Organic Overnight Facial Oil
Take your beauty sleep to whole new heights…
Complete with a calming blend of lavender, geranium and chamomile, this little hero works to nourish and restore skin. Warm a few drops between your hands and gently press onto your cheeks, forehead and chin before massaging. Bliss!
The Ordinary Buffet Serum
It’s time to embrace scientific skincare
Infused with hyaluronic acid, Matrixyl 3000 and 11 skin-loving amino acids, The Ordinary’s iconic serum helps target multiple signs of ageing at once. The result? Nourished and youthful-looking skin. Apply to the entire face in the AM and PM after cleansing et voilà!
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Say goodbye to make-up meltdowns!
Suitable for all skin types, Urban Decay’s weightless setting spray features Temperature Control Technology to help keep make-up looking ‘just applied’ for up to 16 hours. We’re talking no cracks, no fading and no setting into fine lines. Oh, and did we mention it’s the UK’s #1 Premium Makeup Setting Spray?*
Isle of Paradise Hyglo Hyaluronic Acid Self-Tan Face Serum
Get your glow on all year round
Hailed as an all-in-one serum, Isle of Paradise’s multi-tasking formula intensely hydrates, smooths, plumps and adds a natural glow to your skin. Apply between four and 12 drops directly to your face each day for a post-holiday glow that’s going nowhere! You know the drill… more drops = deeper tan.
MyMood Nail Polish
Insta-worthy mani? You know it!
Ombré glitter. Statement tips. Gradient nails. Whatever your style, get a professional-looking mani from the comfort of your home with MyMood. Designed with a wide hugging brush for flawless application, each polish promises rapid dry results and flawless colour pay off.
XX Revolution XXpress Eyeshadow Palettes
Ready to take your look from good to goals?
From mossy greens to warm rusts, use your fave XX Revolution palette to create the smokey eye of your dreams. Not your thing? Keep things simple with a dialled down daytime look. With creamy matte, shimmer and foil-effect finishes, there’s something here for every babe and every occasion.
Boots Ingredients range
Supercharged skincare that won’t break the bank
Offering targeted solutions to a whole range of skin concerns (we’re talking ageing and pigmentation), the Boots Ingredients collection is hard-working and affordable in equal measures. Packed with the industry’s most-loved ingredients, including glycolic acid, bakuchiol and niacinamide, these gamechangers are definitely worth adding to your regime.
Iconic London Brow Silk
Ready to put the WOW in brow? Thought so!
Inspired by the old Hollywood trick of using soap to set brows in place, Brow Silk creates a clear film over your brows, giving next-level lift and hold without crunchiness. From fluffy and feathered to groomed and sleek, customise your look day in, day out. Wear it alone or over your fave brow products – we’ll leave that one with you.
There you have it! Vegan beauty has never been bigger, better, brighter or bolder than it is right now. It’s about time you got in on the action, right?
*Source: The NPD Group. Value and Unit product sales of Total Prestige All Other Face segment, January to December 2019. To verify visit https://www.urbandecay.co.uk/en_GB/terms-of-use/terms.html#allnighter