If you’re against using cosmetics that have been tested on animals, then you’ll know how hard it is to find a cruelty-free alternative. To speed up your search, we’ve tried out some of the best beauty buys that haven’t been tested on animals.
From The Body Shop to Urban Decay, these are the vegan-friendly products you should know about.
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel
When it comes to natural skincare, The Body Shop never fails to impress. For a deep cleanse, slather on this exfoliating gel-to-peel formula to remove impurities and pollutants in a jiffy. We tried this in the evening after removing makeup and went to sleep with baby soft, glowing skin. A must-try for those who live in polluted cities.
£18, The Body Shop, Buy it now
Nailberry 5 Free Breathable Luxury Nail Polish
Prettify your talons while nourishing them with Nailberry’s salon-style nail polish. As well as providing long-lasting colour with a glossy finish, the chemical-free formula allows nails to breathe and protects them from discolouration. Available in a selection of candy colours and deep hues, it also dries super-quick.
£14.50, Feel Unique, Buy it now
Urban Decay Cream Vice Lipstick
Your search for a comfortable, super-pigmented and long-lasting lippy is over. The Vice Lipstick range from Urban Decay comes in a vast lineup of over 100 shades in 6 finishes, including the indulgent Cream Vice. We can’t get over the intense colour: just one swipe will completely brighten up your pout. The formula is loaded with nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil and vitamin E. Our favourite shade is Bang – a versatile warm orange.
£15.50, Urban Decay, Buy it now
Illamasqua Beyond Powder
The lack of sun doesn’t mean you have to lose your glow. This beautiful baked highlighter is perfect for illuminating the high points of the face and can also be used on the body. With an incredibly lightweight texture, its iridescent finish is subtle but can be intensified with extra product. Best applied with a medium-sized highlighter brush.
£34, Illamasqua, Buy it now
Eco Tools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set
Whether it’s for grooming buxom brows or getting that eyeliner #OnFleek, every girl needs a good set of makeup brushes. The synthetic taklon bristles on these tools are completely cruelty-free, making them perfect for vegan beauty aficionados. Each set includes five quality brushes and a natural cotton and hemp case.
£15.99, Boots, Buy it now
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Too Faced has come up with the dreamiest product for anyone who’s a makeup and chocolate lover. Created with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, the matte Chocolate Soleil bronzer is our go-to for contouring and smells good enough to eat. Sweep across the jawline and temples to add depth to your complexion or all over for a deep tan.
£22.50, Debenhams, Buy it now
Neal’s Yard Remedies Lengthening Mascara Black
This curl-enhancing mascara has been proven to lengthen lashes by up to 85 per cent. It features a gently tapering flexible brush that catches even the tiniest lashes, creating a dramatic wide-eyed look. Thanks to its nourishing formula containing organic argan oil and white tea, it won’t leave your lashes feeling stiff or flaky either.
£16, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Buy it now
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation
For total coverage without cakiness, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay foundation is unbeatable. As well as being comfortable on skin, it’s also long wearing and is made with vitamins A and E. The oil-free formula is great for most skin types, including acne-prone and dry.
£30, Tarte Cosmetics, Buy it now
Dr Hauschka Facial Toner
This misting toner is specially formulated to nourish oily or blemished skin. The Anthyllis and Witch Hazel extracts help to refine the pores after cleansing.
£25.50, Feel Unique, Buy it now
Hurraw Grapefruit Lip Balm
Treat your lips to some fruity hydration from this refreshing lip balm by Hurraw – which is made with fresh cold pressed organic oil from grapefruit peel.
£4.99, Look Fantastic, Buy it now