There is a lot of misunderstanding and controversy when we hear the word; ”Vegan”. The assumptions and stereotypes usually are that if you use vegan beauty products you will have to settle for an ”off-putting” scent or a crunchy package. Instead, it is completely the opposite and nowadays vegan brands deliver great products which offer long wear, creamy formulas with great pigmentation without the need of involving animals during the creation and testing process.
The point that we are trying to make is that you don’t need to exclusively be vegan to wear vegan makeup products. Think about it, the same way that we like to implement in our daily routines the buzzwords of beauty such as; Organic, Green, Plastic free and Eco Friendly ; why not introducing this new word in our cosmetic lifestyle and achieve a natural shine?
Without further due, the A-Z Bible has compiled the best quality Vegan Beauty products and brands that you can possibly find to help informing you about which decisions to make and which products will be more suitable depending on your complexion.
We have been able to test all of these three products belonging to the KVD Vegan Beauty line. In terms of texture, performance and long-wear the brand has successfully achieved the same as when it comes to their non-vegan products, which is an absolute winner. The iconic tattoo eyeliner is as inky, the mascara creates this volumising effect and the translucent setting power is our very favourite. In fact, in comparison to other non-vegan makeup brands this one is the best one which the A-Z Bible team has been able to try so far.
When it comes to lipsticks Axiology has got you covered. ”Planet-friendly, wear-anywhere crayons that hydrate like a balm”. Their products are creamy, well pigmented and offer a wide range of different shades. Our favourite one is ”Strawberry”, which you can apply it in your eyelids, cheeks and lips to create a youthful look.
The brand is 100% Vegan, Halal and Cruelty Free, which probably makes it one of the most well- known vegan cosmetic label.
Inika offers almost everything and an extensive variety of different tonnes of choice. From liquid foundations, creams and eyeshadows, take your pick! Our favourite one is ”Blush and Go’‘ which delivers a long-lasting healthy flush without clogging the pores.
It can be quite difficult finding vegan cosmetics that is not expensive. However, Pacifica beside owning an earth conscious program, it offers quite of an affordable range of products, such as; Skin moisturisers, cleansers, mists… We love this brand because is very nature driven and focuses on offering different types of skin treatments.
We would like to highlight its foundations, which apart from offering a Foundation Shade Guide, it leave a seamless finished look and undetectable full coverage.
Baring in mind that the brand is not a 100% completely vegan. Hourglass offers a great range of vegan makeup, which still preserves its sleekness and beautiful packaging .
6. B. Beauty
Wallet- friendly, found exclusively in Superdrug. B.Beauty offers all the grooming essentials, from skin care products to brushes and tools. Their prices are not excessively high and the quality is superior. Definitely a bargain.
7. Mecca Max
It is official! Mecca Max is now 100% Vegan. As Ellie Hockey, the brand manager said: ”In going vegan, it was important to us that the quality of our products continue to live up to our Beauty Junkies’ impeccable standards without sacrificing on pigment, payoff or value”. We love the ‘‘Lala Retro Whipped Cream’‘ from Drunk Elephant, which while its texture is thick and creamy, the formula does not leave the skin oily. Instead, it leaves it perfectly smooth.
This article was written by Claudia Villarrubia, the Chief Creative Officer here at The A-Z Bible.