5 Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands You Need to Know

Navigating your way around the beauty industry is hard at the best of times. Whether it’s trying to seek out the best anti-aging cream, full-coverage foundation, or make-up tools, attempting to find the product best suited to you commonly leads to confusion. If you’re searching for cruelty-free products, that difficulty is multiplied. 

Yet, creating a full face using animal friendly products is easier than you think. 

Nowadays, more and more beauty brands are following the trend and becoming cruelty-free or vegan. So, if you’re thinking of venturing into the world of cruelty-free cosmetics, here are some brands to start with. 

Tropic Skin Care 

Produced in the English county of Surrey, Tropic offers a variety of skincare, makeup, hair products, and other beauty necessities. True to their name, Tropic sources their ingredients from tropical plants found in the Amazon rainforest, Polynesia, Australia, and more locations. The brand is also 100% vegan. 

Must haves: 

Super Greens Nutrient Boost Oil (£42) This super oil is jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients that fight redness, blemishes, and irritation to leave your skin looking younger and refreshed. 

Smoothing Cleanser complexion purifier + Bamboo face cloth (£16) – My favorite cleanser ever! Made to cater to any skin type, this cleanser dissolves makeup whilst providing a nourishing cleanse. It also comes with a handy bamboo cloth. 

Body Love Firming Buttercream (£20) – This body cream leaves your skin feeling better than ever. Using a blend of butter from across the world, this cream tones and firms the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite. 


Of course, you’re going to need some tools to create your desired makeup look. EcoTools offers a variety of wallet-friendly brushes which are 100% vegan. 

Must haves: 

Total Perfecting Blender Sponge (5.99) – If the beauty blender is your go-to for applying your foundation and concealer, you should give this sponge a try! 

On-The-Go Style Kit (9.99) – A perfect starter kit at the perfect price! This set contains a complexion blending brush, multitasking blush brush, micro-crease brush, and an angled liner brush. 

EcoTools Stippling Brush (7.99) – One of the most versatile stippling brushes around. Use this to apply foundation, cream blushes, bronzers, and powders. 

Skinny Tan 

Perfect for summer, Skinny Tan is a self-tanner that is easy to apply, smells like coconuts, and is cruelty-free.

Must haves: 

Instant Tanner (£15,$12.95) – Going on a night out but have no time to tan? This product is your life saver. Get a streak-free, golden-brown look in minutes. Best of all, one wash and it’s gone. 

Coconut Water Tanning Mist (£24.99,$29.95) – This tanning product is revolutionary. Not only will you have beautifully bronzed legs but, you’ll also smell of coconuts! Simply spray and go, no rinse needed. 

Duel Tanning Mitt (£5.99,$9.95) – This mitt will become your holy grail for avoiding a streaky tan. 

Kat Von D Beauty 

Offering make-up from foundations to blushes, and brow pencils to highlighters; Kat Von D Beauty offers products to create a full face. Kat Von D is currently in the process of making her products 100% vegan too. But, in the meantime, there is the handy #VeganAlert section on her website full of products that involve zero animal products, by-products or animal testing. 

She couldn’t make it easier for you to transform your makeup bag to a vegan-filled one. 

Must haves: 

Lock-it Liquid Foundation (£28,$36) – Available in 30 tones, this full coverage foundation delivers a flawless finish which is bound to last all day… and night! 

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (£11.39-£17,$10-$20) – The best on the market! This incredible liquid lipstick comes in a variety of colours to suit any occasion. 

Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner (£17,$20) – As its name suggests, this eyeliner is not budging. If you’re looking for a jet-black, dramatic, pigmented eyeliner then this is the one for you. 

Eylure False Eyelashes 

A good set of false eyelashes is essential to finishing off any look. It can be tricky to find vegan false lashes that look and feel amazing. However, Eylure lashes provide just that. 

Must haves: 

Eylure Volume False Lashes 101 (£5.39) – Perfect for a subtle evening look. These ultra-lightweight lashes give you just enough volume without overdoing it. 

Eylure Lengthening False Lashes 035 (£5.39) – Great for everyday wear, these false lashes provide a subtle and balanced finish. 

Eylure Texture False Lashes 157 (£5.65) – These medium weight lashes are perfect for those who like a more exaggerated lash but still a classy one.

Karis Nash

Lifestyle Writer

Aspiring writer and animal lover, Karis, is a 20-year-old media student from the UK. If not found indulging in a chai latte and reading Vogues latest edition, you may find Karis walking around central London with a camera in her hands. She loves to travel and wishes to discover all that the world has to offer.

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  1. Good research Karis – thank you – making choices with a conscience – a huge factor as to why I tried the Tropic products – best decision ever as they feel great, are easy to use and are helping my skin!! Also a Big fan of the ‘Greens’! Tropic also has a full range of makeup and body care products, following through with their ethos. I particularly like the Body Pebble and the creamy deodrant, oh and the shampoo and conditioner, and the lip gloss!! Nice one Karis – an important topic of which to raise awareness!

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