List of 30+ Vegan Makeup Brushes

Vegan Makeup Brushes are made with synthetic fibers instead of animal hair, check out this list of 30+ vegan makeup brushes!

If there’s one time where the term “cruelty-free” doesn’t mean anything, it’s gotta be when you’re shopping for makeup brushes!

Companies that use natural ‘animal-hair’ bristles to make their brushes are now labeling them as “cruelty-free” claiming that the process in which they obtain the animal hair are done in a humane and cruelty-free manner where the animals aren’t harmed.

The truth is, cruelty-free and animal hair brushes should not be used in the same sentence unless it’s to say “animal hair makeup brushes are not cruelty-free.”

There are no regulations or laws that protect the welfare of fur animals that are used to make brushes. So even when a company claims “no animals are harmed”, there is no one checking up or verifying how these animals are being treated. “Cruelty-Free” makeup brushes that use animal hair is all just a marketing gimmick.

If you want truly cruelty-free makeup brushes that are in itself free of animal cruelty– opt for vegan makeup brushes instead! Vegan makeup brushes are made with synthetic fibers.

So instead of looking for makeup brushes that are “cruelty-free”, you’ll want to find ones that say they’re made with synthetic bristles. Or you can simply use this list of 100% Vegan makeup brushes!

100% Vegan Makeup Brushes (Synthetic)


Eco Tools– incredibly soft bristles, sleek bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules, and are 100% vegan.


Furless –  A large selection of countless makeup brushes, all 100% vegan.


MOTD Cosmetics – premium quality vegan taklon bristles, so you can use them with cream, powder, and liquid formulas.


Antonym – made of synthetic bristles (Taklon & Nylon). All 100% Vegan brushes!


INIKA – all makeup brushes are vegan and high performing too.


Too Faced – Created using our luxurious “Teddy Bear Hair” that feels identical to the soft and silky smooth hair of real animals without the cruelty involved in making traditional “animal hair” brushes. **please note: Too Faced was recently acquired by Estee Lauder (a parent company that still tests on animals)


Alima Pure – Made with 100% cruelty-free Taklon synthetic bristles. Duo-color fibers for precision product loading. Sturdy sleek black handles for a comfortable, stablizing grip.


Everyday Minerals – all vegan including eye and face brushes, 100% renewable bamboo handles paired with outrageously soft fur-free synthetic bristles. Luxury with a conscience!


OCC – feature custom-blended synthetic fibers for a super soft brush texture perfect for all your makeup needs. 100% Vegan.


wet n wild – all wet n wild brushes are now vegan! Two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers that mimics the consistency of natural hairs


Makeup Geek – The bristles include all synthetic fibers for a cruelty free (& guilt free) makeup application!


Kat Von D – All brushes are vegan made with superb-quality soft, synthetic bristles!


Dose of Colors – all brushes are made with synthetic bristles


Nanshy – Antibacterial synthetic brushes are friendly to your skin and friendly to animals.


Luxie Beauty – 100% Animal Cruelty Free brush set with high quality synthetic hair bristles that are soft to the touch


Au Naturale – Au Naturale Makeup Brushes are animal-free with plush, luxury vegan bristles.


Barry M –  make-up brushes are synthetic and animal friendly, guaranteeing you a high performance, super-soft product to create a flawless look.


Beauty Without Cruelty – made with Professional Processed Nylon. Providing exceptional spring-back, strength and fine tips.


GlamHer BoothLuxe Handcrafted Vegan Makeup Brushes


Pirouette Professionals – Every brush is made with the ultra-soft Taklon bristles


Bellapeirre – made of 100% synthetic fibers that will not shed during makeup application


100% Pure –  Made with antibacterial synthetic fibers, these makeup brushes are perfect for your skin and the environment!


Spectrum –  These brightly colored makeup brushes are all registered Vegan!


Emani – all Emani brushes are 100% vegan.


Real Techniques – All Real Techniques brushes are made with synthetic fibers!


OFRA – all of OFRA brushes are synthetic!


LAB2 – All of LAB2 vegan brushes are made with FiberLuxe technology™; cutting edge synthetic fibers specially designed with the softest and highest quality filaments


e.l.f. cosmetics – Now all elf makeup brushes are all 100% synthetic. However you may see their old animal hair makeup brushes still circulating around. But all of their brushes sold on their website are vegan and synthetic!


Modern Minerals – Chic and clean makeup brushes that say “U R GORGEOUS”, all synthetic, hand-made, hypoallergenic, vegan and animal fur-free.


Beauty Blender – this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the original makeup sponge by Beauty Blender. They also carry a few makeup brushes which are also cruelty free, synthetic, and non-porous!


Illamasqua – All Illamasqua brushes are hypoallergenic and uses advanced synthetic hairs instead of animal products, they’re completely vegan.

I wanna know, what are some of your favorite vegan and synthetic makeup brushes?

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Vicky Ly

I'm Vicky! I've been a vegan for 4 years and want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place. When I'm not on my laptop creating or designing, I enjoy running, vegan chocolate chip cookies + ice cream, and the occasional Simpsons marathon.

  • March 16, 2017

    Vicky I just love your blog and all of your information. I have been a makeup artist for 28 years, and over the last 5 I have completely stopped using anything that is not 100% cruelty free, with a cruelty free parent company.. you have inspired me and taught me so much. I just want to say thank you. I will be promoting your site on all forms of social media and all 4 of my business web-sites. thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Lauren
    February 20, 2017

    Kelley Quan brushes!

  • Gretel
    December 18, 2016

    The Body Shop makeup brushes are cruelty-free/vegan?

  • October 25, 2016

    My personal favorite Vegan and Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes are from FitGlow Beauty.
    There are some companies that state they are Vegan and cruelty free brushes, that aren’t. I don’t remember the names but I’ll see if I can find out which ones they were.
    Definitely checkout FitGlow Beauty!

  • Victoria
    October 16, 2016

    Hi Vicky,

    Thank you for sharing there are a lot to choose from..

    In addition to your list of vegan, cruelty free synthetic brushes, i would like to mention that BH cosmetics has vegan line of makeup brushes..

  • Alexandra ruck
    October 6, 2016

    Are bh cosmetics cruelty free?

  • Holly
    August 26, 2016

    Hello, thank you for this post. I am on the Ecotools website & I can’t find anywhere that they claim to be vegan brushes. They simply say “cruelty free synthetic brushes”, which is likely a synthetic material that contains an animal product? I was hoping to use your guide to take some of the work out of my search for true vegan brushes. Could you please let me know if you have looked into this? Are the brushes in your guide vegan or just not made of animal hair?

  • Cloe Trepanier
    August 13, 2016

    I was JUST looking for exactly this kind of information!!!
    When I clicked on the link I was expected to find 4-5 choices but damn

    thank you! exactly what I was looking for xoo

  • August 6, 2016

    Thank you so much for sharing with your readers about M.O.T.D Cosmetics! We appreciate the support!

  • July 26, 2016

    Thanks for this! Been on the hunt for some new brushes and now I have a ton to choose from 🙂

  • July 23, 2016

    Excellent post Vicky! I’m always on the hunt for new synthetic brushes to try so this will be very helpful to me 🙂 Real Techniques are my favourite affordable brushes that I’ve tried so far. Look Good Feel Better make lovely synthetic brushes too!

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