Your guide to a vegan makeup routine

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Navigating the world of vegan beauty can be tricky.

Sure, there are wholly vegan beauty brands you could stick to for ease, but then there’s a chance you could miss out on a truly great product you had no idea was vegan. And nobody wants that.

To help you out, we’ve put together a 100 per cent vegan makeup routine, using some of our favourite finds and brands (minus any animal products).

BASE

Moisturiser:QV Face Moisturising Day Cream

All good makeup routines start with a hit of hydration, no matter if you’re dry, oily or both. It’s all about balancing the skin and creating a smooth canvas for your foundation. Had no idea QV’s face cream was vegan? Well now you do, go forth and slather. The gentle and non-greasy formula is ideal for sensitive skin and will keep your skin comfortable all day long.

Foundation:DB Longwear 24HR Foundation

Love full coverage but hate a heavy texture? This budget friendly foundation could be the one. Best applied with a dense buffing brush, wait until it dries down before deciding on a second layer, you’ll be surprised. 

Concealer: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer ($49, charlottetilbury.com/au)

Like ‘spanx for your under eye bags’ according to Charlotte. The luminous coverage and slightly tacky texture of this vegan concealer will hide all your sins.

CHEEKS

Bronzer: INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Bronzer

Whether you’re keen on a strong contour or like a sunkissed glow all over, INIKA’s organic (and of course, vegan) bronzers are rich in pigment, but blend like a dream.

Blush: The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips 

This little pot of creamy pigment gives the perfect amount of natural flush. Plus, it’s available in seven different shades so you can find the cheek and lip combo that suits your skin best.

Brush: Eco Tools Blending & Bronzing

All of EcoTools makeup brushes are 100 per cent vegan, so you’re spoiled for choice. But if we had to choose just one, this fluffy fella is a goodin’.

EYES

Eyeshadow:Nude By Nature Natural Wonders Eye Palette

This palette features 10 of the most wearable and versatile shades. From everyday peach and browns to a night time smokey eye or 80s-inspired blue, you’ll never get bored. And it just so happens to be vegan. 

Eyeliner:Mavala Switzerland Eye Liner

You may already be acquainted with Mavala’s nail products, but did you know they have a selection of makeup too? The liquid eyeliner is ideal for creating thin and precise lines, plus comes in six different shades. 

Mascara: COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara

COVERGIRL’s entire range has been Leaping Bunny approved for over a year, so not only does this mascara not contain any animal products, it hasn’t been tested on them either.  

Eyebrows:Raww Babassu Oil Brow Fix

This easy-to-use brow pencil deposits natural-looking pigment for hair-like strokes rather than overly structured brows. It adds fullness, with little fuss.

LIPS

Lipstick: Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick ($55, mecca.com.au)

As environmentally conscious as ever, Hourglass not only made sure their slim lipsticks looked chic, but the bullets are refillable too. Genius. 

Image credit: @patrickta

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