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I know you don't want to hear it again but gurl please, put on your sunscreen!!β˜€οΈ And to make sure you don't have any excuses for not wearing sunscreen every damn day, here's a list of cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens for UNDER $16! πŸ‰ Find the full list with product descriptions and links on my blog, link in bio! 🌞 
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List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Sunscreens:
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β›± @albabotanica Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 ($6.35)
β›± @kissmyfaceusa Vegan Face Sunscreen ($10.78)
β›± @goddessgarden Mineral Sunscreen Stick ($7.84)
β›± @barerepublic Mineral Face Lotion SPF 30 ($14.99)
β›± @jasonnaturalcare Vegan Sunscreen ($9.23)
β›± @thinksport Safe Sunscreen ($12.11)
β›± @livecleanusa Mineral Sunscreen ($12.79)
β›± @babobotanicals Sheer Zinc Sunscreen ($13.29)
β›± @allgoodbrand Sport Vegan Sunscreen ($12.89)
β›± @mychellebeauty Sun Shield Sunscreen ($13.60)
β›± @pacificabeauty Sun + Skincare Mineral Sunscreen ($16)
β›± @dermae Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Sunscreen($15.80)
β›± @attitude_living Natural Care Mineral Sunscreen ($14.99)
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Keeping it cool as a cucumber πŸ₯’
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Look at how pretty @lovemissfrankie’s nail polishes are! 🌸✨ loving this pale grey lilac nude color called I Prefer Champagne! 🍾  all of Miss Frankie nail polishes are cruelty-free, vegan, 10-free, breathable, and made in Australia! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ₯‚βœ¨ #veganmanimonday #missfrankie

Look at how pretty @lovemissfrankie’s...

@callitspring is committed to going fully vegan! ✌🏻🌱 Starting from their spring 2019 collection, all new shoes, handbags, and accessories will be entirely animal-free! ✨🌸
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Tag someone who knows u this well πŸ₯°β€οΈβœ¨ // πŸ“· via @sirkornflakes

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Unilever Acquires Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Tatcha for a Reported $500 Million 
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Tatcha is still considered to be cruelty-free (as of right now and we'll be closely monitoring any updates to their animal testing policies) however, Unilever is definitely NOT cruelty-free as their products/ingredients are tested on animals when required by law in 2019. 
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For those of you who choose to boycott CF brands that are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free, then sadly Tatcha should be avoided. However, if you choose to support these CF brands and want to know which of Tatcha skincare products are also vegan, you can find a vegan product list below! 
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Tatcha isn't a 100% vegan beauty brand however they do offer some vegan options πŸ’œ

Tatcha Vegan Products (2019):
❁ Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm
❁ Cherry Blossom Lip Balm
❁ Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
❁ Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
❁ One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
❁ Red Camellia Lip Balm
❁ The Essence
❁ The Water Cream
❁ Violet-C Brightening Serum
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πŸ“Έ via @tatcha

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"Passion is energy, feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you” ~ Oprah Winfrey ❣️ This is 𝓹π“ͺ𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷 by @siennabyronbay , an intense vermilion red creme nail polish color ❀️ #veganmanimonday
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All of Sienna Byron Bay nail polishes are Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Water Permeable & Breathable, Non-Toxic: No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, No DBP, No Synthetic Camphor, No Formaldehyde Resin, No Xylene, No Tosylamide and No Benzophenone-1. πŸ’…πŸ»

"Passion is energy, feel the...

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Most Affordable Cruelty-Free & Vegan Make-up Brands

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List of 9 affordable vegan-friendly makeup brands!

One of the most popular comments I hear is, “I want to go cruelty-free with my makeup but it’s so expensive!” and “Why does vegan makeup have to be so expensive!”

I will admit the drugstore is full of products from giant cosmetic brands that sadly do continue to test on animals like L’Oreal, Rimmel, Maybelline, etc.

And if you don’t really know what you’re looking for, it’s sort of hard to spot the small shelf of cruelty-free makeup! But as I always like to do, I’m here to make that process a whole lot easier for ya!

Here’s a list of the most affordable cruelty-free and vegan make-up brands. Please note that most of these brands are not entirely 100% Vegan because they also do carry products that contain beeswax, lanolin, carmine, and other animal-derived ingredients. I’ve provided links to where you can find more information on which of their products are vegan.

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Makeup Brands

wet n wild beauty is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

wet n wild (some vegan options!)

Update: May 2019. wet n wild is no longer considered cruelty-free as they were recently caught selling their products in mainland China where post-market animal testing may be conducted on their products. We no longer recommend any of wet n wild products as a cruelty-free option.

Jordana is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

Jordana (some vegan options!)

Jordana cosmetics is another affordable cruelty-free brand and you’ll be happy to hear they have over 30 vegan products! For a full list of Jordana’s vegan-friendly products,Β  find it here! It seems as though Jordana cosmetics is limited to only US customers where you can easily find Jordana in-stores at Walgreens or Wal-mart however they do ship to Canada through their website!

Glamour Dolls is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

Glamour Dolls (100% Vegan!!)

Glamour Dolls is a relatively new cruelty-free brand I just heard about and when I found out that their entire makeup line is 100% VEGAN.. I nearly lost it because they’re all super inexpensive too!! YAAAAS. See for yourself, yo! Check out their website here.Β  They also ship worldwide!

elf cosmetics is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

e.l.f. cosmetics (some vegan options!)

e.l.f. cosmetics is one of the most popular and accessible cruelty-free and vegan make-up brands, you can find their products at your local drugstore, many online shops also carry e.l.f. products like iHerb, Amazon, and Well.ca

All of e.l.f. cosmetics are vegan and they’re switching over to making only synthetic makeup brushes however you may find some of their animal hair brushes still available from select retailers.

bh cosmetics is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

BH Cosmetics (some vegan options!)

BH cosmetics is well-known for their quality yet affordable makeup palettes. When I say affordable, I really do mean it– you can get a 28-pan eyeshadow palette for only $12!! I was also pleasantly surprised to learn BH cosmetics has over 40 vegan products and they now offer a full line of vegan makeup brushes! For a full list of their vegan products, click here!

Barry M is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

Barry M (some vegan options!)

Barry M is well-known in the UK for being a cruelty-free makeup brand with several vegan options! You can spot which of their products/shades are vegan simply by clicking the “ingredients” tab on each product page and you’ll want to see this green VEGAN symbol at the end of the list.

You can also find Barry M cosmetics at Superdrug!

Milani is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

Milani (some vegan options!)

Milani has really stepped it up in recent years, not only is there makeup reasonably-priced but the quality of their products have continued to be a favourite among beauty gurus and have even been compared to high-end brands! With their sleek packaging and quality formulas, you wouldn’t be able to tell Milani was an affordable cruelty-free brand!

They usually have a list of their products that are considered vegan on their website but currently it says they’re updating this list. In the meantime, you can use this list from Vegan Beauty Review.

Colourpop is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

ColourPop (some vegan options!)

Colourpop has really taken the beauty world by storm in the last couple years! With their super affordable range of makeup that is growing on a daily-basis, which also means their list of vegan-friendly products continues to grow! They’ve kindly listed which of their products are not vegan on their FAQ page, here.

GOSH cosmetics is a super affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup option!

GOSH (some vegan options!)

Although GOSH cosmetics is a little hard to come by in the US and Canada, but their cruelty-free products (with several vegan products) is well-known elsewhere in the world! For a full list of their vegan products, check out this list right here!

You can also find GOSH cosmetics at Superdrug!

Not-So-Vegan-Friendly Affordable Makeup Brands

Remember how cruelty-free and vegan doesn’t always mean the same thing? Sadly the following brands are cruelty-free however they’re not-so-vegan-friendly. I’ve been in contact with each brand and they were unable to give out generalized information about the source of their ingredients.

Therefore I cannot categorize the following cruelty-free brands to be vegan-friendly.

  • Physicians Formula
  • NYX Cosmetics (although owned by L’Oreal, a company that does tests on animals)
  • essence cosmetics
  • Flower
  • MUA
  • Sonia Kashuk
  • Marcelle
  • Bonne Bell
  • Annabelle

I’d love to know, which of these affordable cruelty-free and vegan makeup brands are your favorites?


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6 Comments
  • Rumissa Khan
    August 3, 2018

    can u please suggest a complete 100% vegan brand easily available in india……
    even online u suggest please

  • Jordan Takacs
    March 12, 2018

    Some of these sites were great and helpful, but keep your eyes out for carmine in the lip colours. Carmine is a crushed bug to make the red colour in lipsticks. Which would make the product not vegan.

  • ValΓ©rie Paquette
    November 28, 2017

    I’ve been using E.L.F lips products for a long moment, same as ColourPop, and I’m a huge fan! The prices are great, there’s some nice “free shipping” and some “low prices” days, which is even better. Really recommand.

  • Ashley Ward
    January 24, 2017

    Hello! I need a little help in reading ingredients. I’ve been researching affordable vegan products, because I’m working on transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. I was looking at blushes and highlighters on ColourPop’s website because I love that they are Peta certified and have a lot of vegan options. I noticed that all of the shades list carmine in the ingredient section, but not all of the shades are listed in their “Not Vegan” list on the FAQ page. It looks like this: [+/- and then they will list numerous ingredients including Carmine]. Did ColourPop change their formula for the blushes and highlighters, or do they have to list that for every single shade? Thank you for all of the hard work you have put into this site!

  • helen
    August 18, 2016

    Currently Superdrugs own brand B (everything is vegan) is all better than half price, i dont know if this means they are discontinuing the range but theres some really good bargains to be had!

    • Vicky Ly
      August 18, 2016

      I saw that! =) Have you tried their products before? I was trying to decide whether to add them to the list or not because I’ve never personally tried their products before.. so I wasn’t sure about the quality of them and if they were worth a mention! They’re definitely super affordable.. especially with the crazy awesome deals going on as you mentioned!

β€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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