Overhauling your diet is one thing, but it doesn’t just have to stop at what you’re ingesting. Beauty companies are wising up and adding more vegan-friendly products to their collections.
With the demand for vegan products increasing at a staggering rate, there’s now plenty of products to choose from to replace your existing favourites.
It’s ideal for beauty enthusiasts who’d sooner prefer to paint their faces with naturally derived, plant based products than fish scales, beeswax and even squashed bugs; yes, it’s a real thing and it’s called carmine – not so glamorous
If you’ve decided to ditch bug derivatives for plant extracts, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best vegan beauty buys to keep on your radar for 2020.
Best vegan beauty products to try in 2020
1. NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil
Eyebrows can make or break a face, if you’re looking for an affordable and vegan option to replace your existing brow-preening kit, the micro brow pencil from NYX is a great place to start.
The double ended brow pencil has an ultra thin tip at one end for filling in sparse areas and defining your brow shape. The other end has a spoolie brush, which is ideal for blending everything together for a long lasting and natural result.
There are eight pigmented shades to choose from to find the perfect match for your skin tone.
Price: From: £8.27, Amazon – buy here now
2. Nabla Major Pleasure Mascara
Looking for a mascara that will add some drama to your lashes?
This deeply pigmented mascara from Nabla is complete with a full-bristled brush, which isn’t only great for adding volume, but lovely length too.
The formula is enriched with a blend of waxes, spherical powders and Polynesian water – hydrating and revitalising lashes from root to tip.
Price: £16, Beauty Bay – buy here now
3. Cover FX Power Play Foundation
Cover FX’s Power Play foundation is an option to seriously consider if you’ve been yearning for a vegan appropriate foundation. The medium to full coverage foundation is buildable and oil free, giving you a flawless matte finish.
The formula is sweatproof and transferproof, so you’ll never have to worry about ruining clothes, bedding or anything else. It’s available in 40 shades making it a suitable option for all skin tones.
Price: £24, Look Fantastic – buy here now
4. Lime Crime Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette
Eye makeup enthusiasts are bound to love this one. Enjoy a collection of gorgeous tones guilt-free with this vegan friendly palette from Lime Crime.
It’s a fairly pricey buy, but with 18 shades including matte, metallic, foil and sheer iridescent finishes to choose from it’s not a bad ask.
Create an understated glam look or build up your shades for a dramatic smoky eye.
Price: £56, Cult Beauty – buy here now
5. Nailberry L’oxygéné Breathable Nail Polish
L’Oxygéné is Nailberry’s multi-award winning, luxury nail polish range, thanks to an increase in vegan beauty options, you can now ensure your nails are painted to perfection without any animal derived products.
Choose from over 50 stunning colours that are not only vegan, but are cruelty-free, gluten-free and Halal certified.
Price: £15, Nailberry – buy here now
6. Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick
We can think of loads of reasons to love this lipstick from Hourglass, the first one being the 100% vegan formula doesn’t compromise the long-wearing colour or shiny satin finish.
The lipstick is encased in a slim and chic golden applicator and can also be refilled, which is a nice, eco friendly touch. Refills are easy to assemble and can be found here.
With 30 sumptuous shades to choose from, your lipstick collection just got easier to replace.
Price: £31, Cult Beauty – buy here now
7. EcoTools Start the Day Beautifully Makeup Brush Set
There’d be no point replacing all of your makeup, only to slather it on with not so vegan-friendly brushes.
This set of five makeup brushes from EcoTools comes complete with essential brushes for all of your makeup favourites, including a foundation brush and eyeshadow brush.
The EcoTools products are PETA certified, meaning they are 100% cruelty free and vegan.
Price: £11.04, Amazon – buy here now
8. Cetraben Daily Cleansing Cream
If you’re looking for a vegan-friendly option for removing your makeup, this 2 in 1 cream from Cetraben is a top contender.
The lightweight formula can be used as a skin cleanser and just needs a splash of water to activate the gentle cleanser. If you suffer with dry skin use it as a leave on moisturiser by massaging into skin.
Price: £7.50, Boots – buy here now
9. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
To add the finishing touch to your makeup look, a little bit of highlighter never hurt anyone, especially not animals with this fabulous formula from Cover FX.
The drops can be used to create a buildable highlight or a sunkissed tint, add a couple of drops to your foundation for an all over the face glow or even to your body cream, for a body that glows.
The highlighting drops are suitable for all skin types and all skin tones, add as little or as many drops as you like for your desired look.
Price: £34, Feel Unique – buy here now
10. Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil
If you’re going for a fresh faced look, using minimal makeup – a face serum will give you a natural and youthful glow, witout the need for extra products.
Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil rejuvenates dull looking complexions and delivers an instant radiance boost, leaving skin looking luminous.
The serum is packed full of kind to skin ingredients, including vitamin C, essential amino acids and omega-3, 6 and 9. These ingredients all work uniquely together, along with natural UV shields and anti-inflammatories to produce a healthy and dewy glow for your skin.
Price: £27, Cult Beauty – buy here now