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Best Cruelty-Free & Vegan Makeup

... plus a few nail polishes


A few days ago I created a poll on my Instagram, asking my readers whether they wanted to hear about my current cruelty-free and vegan beauty favorites. 91% voted YES, so here we are! To keep this article short and sweet, I have decided to split it into two parts: makeup (+nail polish) and skincare (+bodycare, haircare).

Curious? Then please keep on scrolling.

Bite Beauty

bitebeauty makeup review

Aside from always being cruelty-free and gluten-free, Bite Beauty have recently become 100% vegan!

Here are my top recommendations:

  • Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation (39.50 USD; Made in Italy) - looking for that second skin, "no makeup" makeup, eye-deceiving base? This is it. 32 shades of high performance, creamy and long-wearing foundation with a buildable coverage. Not only does it look like you are wearing no makeup, but it also feels featherlight and hydrating. Vegan 🍃

Complete review here

  • Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon (24 USD; Made in Canada) - vegan successor of the brand's iconic Matte Lip Crayon, this little beast is here to slay. 20 shades of uber pigmented, comfortable matte lip pencil that will condition and nourish even the most sensitive lips. Enjoy their creamy sheen or blot it down to reveal a kissable satin pout. Vegan 🍃

Complete review here (unedited arm/lip swatches of all 20 shades included)

  • Agave+ Intensive Lip Mask (26 USD; Made in Canada) - while it is technically a very potent lip mask, rose-gold shade called Buzzed is every lip gloss' biggest rival. Why? It is just as cushiony and high-shine, yet with many other added benefits (antioxidant-rich, extremely nourishing and lightweight). If you want to rock a bit of color and shine [plus condition your lips at the same time] this is the one. Vegan 🍃

Fenty Beauty

fentybeauty makeup review

Fenty Beauty is proudly cruelty-free with some of their products being vegan. As of September last year, the brand bypassed China's animal testing regime, by only selling their products in cities that do not requite animal testing such as Macau and Hong-Kong.

Here are my top recommendations:

  • Pro Filt'r Hydrating Foundation (35 USD; Made in Italy) - think medium-buildable coverage with whopping 50 shades of fabulousness to choose from. Enriched with Grape Seed Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate, it blends like a dream and wears comfortably for up to 8 hours (while still remaining lightweight and semi-hydrating). If you have normal or dry skin, you are going to love this one! Vegan 🍃

Complete review here

  • Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer (32 USD; Made in Italy) - a newer discovery, but oh-so-amazing. Hello new favorite cream bronzer, you make my faux tan look so snatchural. Choose from seven shades and three undertones (cool, warm, neutral) to bronze or contour; it is called "freestyle" for a reason, since you can easily build it up and it will still look just like your skin. Plus it is sweat- and water-resistant. Chalky bronze who? Vegan 🍃

Complete review here