Being vegan isn’t easy. And we’re not just talking about giving up eggs and cheese.
If you’re truly committed to the cause, you’ll also want to try and bypass animal products in other everyday items, such as fashion and beauty.
A few years ago, the idea would’ve been impossible. But now there’s more and more vegan-friendly brands to turn to; here to take the worry out of shopping, as you can pick up any item and know it’s a-ok (some of our beauty faves include
INIKA Organic, A’kin and EcoTools).
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But while other brands may not be vegan across the entire offering, it turns out some singular products (and cult ones at that)
are vegan-friendly. And this is why it’s always worth checking the ingredient list… Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Arguably the most talked about mask of 2019, the Jet Lag masked that launched the success of Summer Fridays is, in fact, vegan. Slather this on before bed or in the morning (it sits well underneath makeup) to watch dry skin disappear.
$74, mecca.com.au Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Making a vegan-friendly mascara can be tricky, let alone making one of the best-selling mascaras of all time, that just so happens to also be vegan. Yet another reason to get on the Better Than Sex bandwagon.
$34, mecca.com.au Batiste Dry Shampoo – Original
Everyone’s favourite hair saviour also makes the cut. Phew.
Batiste Dry Shampoo – Original reviews here. The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
Say hello to glowing skin in a jar. This guy came runner up in the
2019 Best In Beauty Awards and is also vegan-friendly. Win-win.
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask reviews here. Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Away! Concealer
Charlotte’s ‘spanx for your under eyes’ isn’t just amazing for disguising tiredness -iIt also contains zero animal products or derivatives. In fact, there’s a good portion of Charlotte Tilbury products that are 100 per cent vegan. Just make sure to double check the ingredient list.
$49, charlottetilbury.com/au Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover Foundation
This everyday vegan hero is ideal for those looking for lightweight, breathable coverage. Don’t want to take our word for it? How about from over 500 people…
Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover Foundation reviews here. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
This full-coverage favourite causes a frenzy every time there’s a Sephora sale. Be sure to keep an eye out!
$40, sephora.com.au Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam – Dark
Fun fact: Most of your favourite tans are likely to be vegan. DHAs don’t
need animal derivatives to provide a golden glow. Glorious.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam – Dark reviews here. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
As far as stick foundations go, this one has a huge fan base. Hourglass are planning to be fully vegan by 2020, but until then, this is our top pick.
$70, mecca.com.au Weleda Skin Food Body Butter
Weleda Skin Food is loved by many celebs, including the one and only
Victoria Beckham. The good news for vegans? The body butter version is just as fab AND friendly.
Weleda Skin Food Body Butter reviews here. Fenty Match Stix Matte Skin Stick
This multi-tasking matte product can be used for coverage, contouring, colour-correcting and more.
Top tip: Warm it up by applying it to the back of the hand first for easier blending.
$37, sephora.com.au Circa Home 1979 Oceanique Hand & Body Lotion
Even if you’re not vegan yourself, you may have friends who are and will appreciate a vegan-friendly handwash and lotion in the bathroom.
Circa Home 1979 Oceanique Hand & Body Lotion reviews here Synergie Skin LipGlo
Vegan-friendly lip products can be hard to find, but this one is a true (and super shiny) diamond in the rough.
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Synergie Skin LipGlo here. ELEVEN Australia Deep Clean Shampoo
This vegan-friendly shampoo is excellent for removing product build-up and giving oily scalps a thorough clean.
ELEVEN Australia Deep Clean Shampoo reviews here. COLOUR By TBN Certified Vegan Lipstick
We’re already big fans of Colour By TBN’s affordable lipstick ($4 is insane!) and turns out, they don’t charge extra for vegan-friendly ingredients either.
COLOUR By TBN Certified Vegan Lipstick reviews here. HANDSOME Shave Gel
This shaving gel scored a 2019 Glosscar and provides a smooth, close shave with nothing but a clean ingredient list.
HANDSOME Shave Gel reviews here. em&mary Coastal Naturals Facial Cleanser
em&mary have all of your bases covered with this vegan-friendly cleanser that’s also Made in Australia and 100 per cent recyclable.
em&mary Coastal Naturals Facial Cleanser reviews here.
What vegan beauty buys do you love?