Vegan beauty products: The cult finds you had no idea were vegan-friendly

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Vegan beauty products: The cult finds you had no idea were vegan-friendly

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.

Read 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. 

Read 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… 

Read 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.

Read 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.

Read 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.

Read 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.

Tried it? Review 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.

Read 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. 

Read 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.

Read 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.

Read em&mary Coastal Naturals Facial Cleanser reviews here.

What vegan beauty buys do you love?

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