The list of cruelty free beauty brands is growing every year, and we are absolutely ecstatic! If you want to expand your beauty collection with more animal conscious brands, read below to find out which ones we recommend.
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills
Anastasia Beverly Hills creates some of the most beautiful color schemes for their eye shadow palettes, and if we could only recommend you to try one thing from their line it would definitely be their Modern Renaissance palette. The shadows blend lovely with one another because of their amazing formula, making even the makeup novice feel like a pro. You can also create a versatile amount of eye shadow looks ranging from neutral everyday eyes to berry smoky eyes. An absolute must have in your repertoire that will never become outdated!
2. Becca Cosmetics
If you are looking for a brand whose products will have you looking like you are glowing from within, Becca Cosmetics is the brand for you. Their Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, one of their most popular products, has 4.5 out of 5 stars online at Sephora. It doesn’t contain glitter and gives your face a natural glow that is easy to build up. Go from natural and soft during the day to blinding at night with ease!
3. Buxom Cosmetics
Buxom Cosmetics is well known for their lip products including their Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss which, as the name suggests, plumps your lips with a gentle tingle so that they appear fuller. Most importantly, they do not make your lips overly sticky or dry! This summer leave your matte lipsticks behind and pick up one, or a few, of Buxom’s new glosses to keep on trend.
4. ColourPop Cosmetics
The brand ColourPop Cosmetics boasts a vegan formula that could give more expensive brands a run for their money. Some of their most loved items are their Super Shock Shadows and Super Shock Blushes which are amazingly pigmented. At only $6 each and backed by reviewers all around the world, what have you got to lose? Use them to take your eye shadow game to the next level.
5. Drunk Elephant
Drunk Elephant is a skincare brand that is on the high end spectrum cost-wise, but for good reason. Skincare addicts all over Instagram and Reddit rave about their products, especially their Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer which is thick enough to leave your skin feeling refreshed without leaving you greasy. Another plus for the aesthetic lovers is that their product packaging is super minimal and cute, perfect for shelfies.
6. Jeffree Star Cosmetics
You wouldn’t know it by visiting their website now, but Jeffree Star Cosmetics began with only a few Velour Liquid Lipsticks whose vegan formula became a cult favorite and helped launch it into the major makeup line it is today. This lipstick formula is very long lasting so you can eat and drink without having to worry about reapplying or losing color throughout the day. Many of the colors are also eye safe meaning they can be used as a base for eye shadow or even as eyeliner. Their eye shadow palettes are also amazingly pigmented (also a vegan formula!), blend well, and have an awesome staying power. We would recommend Blood Sugar or Blue Blood to begin your collection.
7. Lush Cosmetics
When you think about Lush, your first thought is probably bath bombs, but they also have skincare, body care, hair care, and even a small line of makeup products. Personally, I would recommend their hair products as my favorites are their Curly Wurly Shampoo and R&B Hair Moisturizer. My hair is generally very frizzy and dry while my hair type is wavy and textured. The Curly Wurly shampoo is amazingly hydrating so it keeps frizz away. The R&B hair moisturizer is also a powerful conditioner that fights against frizz so the two combined are a match made in heaven. Wavy and curly haired girls should definitely give them a try!
8. Milani Cosmetics
Known for their beautiful, reasonably priced Baked Blushes, Rose Powder Blushes, and Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter, Milani Cosmetics has established themselves as a cult favorite. The most popular shades of their Baked Blushes are Luminoso and Rose D’Oro because of their naturally radiant appearance on the cheek after application. Also, their Rose Powder Blushes are beautifully crafted so that the powder looks like a rose in the pan; you will definitely want to keep them well within view on your vanity. Lastly, their Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter is a winner of Allure’s 2018 Best of Beauty Award so you can be sure this highlighter won’t let you down. Check out their collection online or at a drugstore near you!
9. Nyx Cosmetics
Nyx Cosmetics is another brand that exceeds drugstore makeup expectations. Makeup lovers love them for their surprisingly pigmented Butter Gloss and Soft Matte Lip Cream. Both lip products manage to feel light on your lips although they are stunningly creamy without ever feeling sticky or dry. The Butter Glosses range in price from $2.50 to $5.00 while the Soft Matte Lip Creams range from $3.25 to $6.50 so you won’t have to break the bank to get your hands on them. Do your lips a favor and give them some T.L.C. with these Nyx bestsellers.
10. Too Faced Cosmetics
Too Faced makes products that look just as beautiful as they will make you feel. Their eye shadow palettes, such as the Sweet Peach palette, are known for containing lush, pigmented matte colors that will make your eyes pop. It also has a sweet peach scent that will make you want to reach for it again and again. For those looking for some shimmer in their lives that won’t appear dull, the Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow palette contains mostly metallic shades perfect for neutral or intense looks (it also smells deliciously like chocolate!). Shop their collection online or in-store at Sephora.