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Looking for a pigmented vegan lipstick that’s also long-wearing, weightless, and comfortable on the lips? In this guide, I’m sharing the best vegan lipsticks. Whether you prefer traditional bullet lipstick, liquid lipstick, high-shine, matte, satin, or sheer, there’s something for you in this list!
Unfortunately, most drugstore and high-end lipsticks are from brands that still test on animals, like Dior, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Clinique, Lancome, Revlon, Kevyn Aucoin, Tom Ford, Nars, MAC, Guerlain, and should be avoided when looking for a cruelty-free and vegan lipstick.
In addition, some lipsticks may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Common animal-based ingredients found in lip color formulas may include beeswax, carmine, lanolin, and animal-based glycerin or stearic acid.
All lipsticks and lip colors mentioned in this post are from brands that have been verified as being truly cruelty-free and don’t test on animals. Note that I’ve included some options from cruelty-free brands that are owned by an animal-tested parent company. If you choose not to purchase from these brands, avoid the ones marked with an * asterisk.
All lipsticks have been verified as vegan-friendly and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients at the time of writing this. However, always check the manufacturer’s website for the most up-to-date information, as ingredients and formulations may change.
Signature Lip isn’t a tinted lip balm or a traditional lipstick – it’s a hydrating, buildable formula of sheer, satin color that feels so lightweight you’ll forget you’re wearing it. Use one swipe for a sheer finish and three swipes for rich color.
Stunna Lip Paint delivers high-impact color with low-maintenance, long wear in a range of universal shades handpicked by Rihanna. With one stroke of its lip-defining precision wand, Stunna’s weightless, comfortable, soft-matte formula stays kissably smooth all day.
Meet NYX’s ultra-pigmented high-shine lip color, with up to 16hr no transfer wear. Lightweight & comfy on the lips, this vegan formula delivers one swipe of loud color with an ultra-glossy, non-sticky shine finish.
A clean, handcrafted lipstick with high-impact color and supreme hydration for all-day wear and care. This full-coverage vegan lipstick is handcrafted with custom pigments made from castor seed oil—giving you four times the intensity and a creamy finish. Get bold, long-wearing lip color that stays smooth. This lipstick comes in a range of ultra-wearable nudes, reds, and berries.
This lush, creamy vegan lipstick saturates lips with decadent color for a pout that makes a statement. The nutrient-rich formula applies and wears like silk, hugging the curves of your lips while delivering deep moisturizing benefits. Choose from 10 color-rich vegan shades.
Crafted in Italy, this exceptionally comfortable formula combines the high shine effects of a gloss with the rich, even coverage of a lipstick. It is easy to apply and creates an even finish that is shiny but never sticky. Lip Chic leaves lips fuller and decidedly more youthful in appearance but never irritated.
Lip-to-Lid Balmies are plastic-free, multi-use crayons for eyes, lips and cheeks. Packed with oils, butters, and antioxidants such as hemp, and plum oil to nourish and hydrate skin. Made with 9 natural, palm-oil-free ingredients.
An innovative cocoa butter matte vegan lipstick that keeps lips moisturized all day long while providing stunning, long-lasting color. Formulated with chocolate and antioxidant-rich fruit pigments like cherry, blueberry, and peach. Made with a nourishing blend of cocoa butter, shea butter, and vitamin E to moisturize and protect delicate lips from dryness.
This rich refillable vegan lipstick with a skincare twist contains concentrated active ingredients that impart creamy, long-lasting, and weightless color. It contains powerful botanicals that smooth the lips and deliver a fuller look, oil-dispersed hyaluronic acid that visibly plumps, and vitamin E that creates a soft and supple finish.
The ultra-comfortable, non-drying formula features duo seed oil, which moisturizes and softens lips for a super-sensorial, addictive glide. Blur-filter technology in the form of smoothing gels offers smooth-matte, soft-focus coverage in a single stroke. Twenty gorgeous shades serve all skin tones.