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Best vegan eyeshadow palettes! – You can’t miss out on!

Finding the best vegan eyeshadow palettes in the shopping aisle can be a little time-consuming and annoying to say the least, but luckily that’s not the case online. It’s much simpler!

You know what I mean, a beautiful eyeshadow palette, sitting on the shelf catches your eye, you run to it, grab it and then frown.

You frown because you find out that the eyeshadow contains carmine or other animal derived ingredients and so you begin the process again until you find the one.

Eyeshadows are available in a range of different forms, in palettes and in individual sets, I personally prefer palettes as that way I don’t need to carry many little pots.

Best vegan eyeshadow palettes
Eyeshadow palettes are pretty useful!

You can get eyeshadows in various finishes too, whether you are looking to add a little sparkle or just a simple matte, there’s something for everyone to like.

Okay let’s get into it now!

Quick Overview 

  • Makeup revolution eyeshadow palette fortune favours the brave
  • Pacifica animal magic eyeshadow palette
  • Illamasqua artistry palette experimental
  • Beauty bay bright 42 colour palette
  • Elf every day smoky eyeshadow palette
  • KVD vegan beauty shade + light eye shadow palette
  • I heart revolution tasty marshmallow wonderland eyeshadow palette
  • I heart revolution burger eyeshadow palette

Makeup revolution eyeshadow palette fortune favours the brave

Makeup revolutions, fortune favours the brave eyeshadow palette has a whopping 30 vegan friendly and cruelty free shades to pick from! You can select mattes, glimmer and sheen finishes.

This affordable palette comes with a handy brush that’s double ended, so all you need is yourself and this palette, no excuses!Best vegan eyeshadow palettes

It’s priced at around £10 or $13

It has a great mixture of colours consisting of mainly deep shades like dark purples and blues, along with a good amount of neutral colours such as light pink, browns and cream, for the base, to help you get that desired look, whether it be evening or day.

Pacifica animal magic eyeshadow palettePacifica animal magic eyeshadow palette

This 100% vegan and cruelty free eyeshadow palette by Pacifica comes with 28 different mineral shades. And guess what? They don’t just come in one finish, you get shades in matte, reflective and shimmer finishes.

I also love that they are formulated without nasties such as Parabens, phthalates, talc and mineral oil!

With this palette you can easily pull off a great smokey eye as well as day and evening looks. It has a mixture of neutral hues, deeper ones and even a few bright shades too!

Want to know more? Then click here for a full review on the magic eyeshadow palette!

Illamasqua artistry palette – experimental

Love experimenting with colours? Then you better have a look at this artistry palette by Illamasqua.

With 12 bright coloured shades, this palette literally consists of the whole colour wheel, primary, secondary and tertiary tones!

At the top row you have sunset like colours such as yellow, oranges and reds, with the bottom being greens, blues and purples.Best vegan eyeshadow palettes

You definitely won’t go unnoticed with these eye popping complementary and contrasting shades!

But beware they are on the higher end when it comes to cost, just over £30 or $40.

Beauty bay bright 42 colour palette

Another one for those bright colour loving peeps, this palette has every colour under the spectrum! Literally! You can create any look to your imagination.

The 42 colour palette features finishes in matte and shimmer. As well as bold colours, there are also deep shades such as dark green, deep blue, deep purple and much more.

Apparently it’s super high pigmented and has great stay power too!Best vegan eyeshadow palettes

You might be thinking it comes at a higher cost but your wrong! It’s available at around £23 or just over $31! Great pricing right?

Elf everyday smoky eyeshadow palette

As the name suggests, this eyeshadow palette by elf cosmetics is perfect for the smokey look!

This 10 shaded palette has all the colours you need to build a smokey eye look, for the day or evening. You could even just go for one or two shades to add a little colour to your lid.Best vegan eyeshadow palette

The palette starts with light and neutral colours which you can use as a base or highlight, and gradually gets deeper towards the end, laid out neatly, making it easier to build your look.

You can also use this palette for highlighting and defining the eyes as well as a liner. And for how much? $10 or just over £7!

Tap here for a full review on this palette!

KVD vegan beauty shade + light eye shadow palette

If you love to go for the everyday natural look then you probably might want to take a glance at the shade + light eyeshadow palette by the one and only KVD.

I don’t think you would need another palette to help you pull off a great natural look with this one!Best vegan eyeshadow palettes

There are three different types of shade undertones, neutral, warm and cool.

The deeper shades help to define the eyes where as the light shades are of great use for highlighting and using as a base. There are contour shades too!

They apparently feel just like soft silk and are as easily blendable too!

At least you don’t have to worry where they came from thanks to KVD’s motto, ‘makeup made with love, not with animals’!

I heart revolution tasty marshmallow wonderland eyeshadow palette

Be careful not to eat it! The tasty marshmallow wonderland palette by revolution beauty is one of the brands ‘ sweetest collection‘ created especially for a ‘winter treat’.

This palette consists of 18 warm winter nudes as well as a few bright shades. The best of both worlds!

The mixture of mattes and shimmers can help you pull out a ‘chilled daytime’ look or even a ‘full-on winter glam’.

The eyeshadow palette comes in a beautiful, pink coloured tasty marshmallow wonderland themed design, along with a handy mirror on the inside perfectly made for a winter collection!

I heart revolution burger eyeshadow palette

Another revolution beauty product, this palette is quite unique, it basically is a burger with even a cute outer packaging, in the form of a take out box!

I know it might seem like I’ve just added this palette on here for fun, which is partly true but there’s actually more to it than its delicious packaging!

The burger palette contains 8 ‘mouth watering matte and shimmer’ shades which are all vegan and cruelty-free!

What’s cool is that each filling holds shades similar to its colour. For example the cheese layer is packed with golden shadows whilst the vegetables holds the greens.

Apparently revolution beauty state this palette is the ‘happiest meal you’ll ever have!’

Do you have a favourite palette or individual eyeshadow shade which you like? Let me know in the comment section below!

And if you’re a fan of neutral shades then check out ethical elephants post!

You can view neutral eyeshadow palettes here!

Or prefer eyeshadow sticks then tap here!

Have a great day!?

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  • Nuttanee

    Thanks so much for your review on a cruelty free make up reviews. I try my best to support companies that do not harm animals. I love Pacifica animal magic eye shadow palette. I love all the colors that they offer! I also love to have my smokey eye so I will definitely check elf cosmetic out. Thanks again for the reviews! 

    • Sariyah

      You are welcome 🙂

      elf cosmetics are awesome in the sense that they are affordable and still provide great quality products. I myself have a few elf items. And pacifica too!

      Have a great day!

  • Chuck Adkins

    Hi there, You have written a great review on vegan eyeshadows. Although, I personally do not use eye shadow since I am a guy. I will pass this information on to my lady. She is always looking for a vegan eyeshadow in stores and can’t seem to find any. Thank you for the insight on where to get the best selection 

  • Jean

    Hi, it’s my first time hearing of vegan eyeshadow, a great review nevertheless. I love the fact that it’s cruelty free and I always try my best to support cosmetic companies that don’t harm animals. I love the smoky eyeshadow palette by elf cosmetics. I really enjoyed this article. Take care!

    • Sariyah

      Hi Jean thanks for the comment!

      That’s the way to be! Thankfully vegan eyeshadows do exist as well as many other products in the makeup industry and beyond.

  • LineCowley

    I have been a member of Beauty without Cruelty for many years, so do not buy products that have been tested on animals. But I have gradually been switching over to vegan cosmetics, so it is great to find this selection of eyeshadow palettes that are all vegan friendly. 

    I wear a lot of blues, so will have a closer look at the palettes from Makeup Revolution. 

    • Sariyah

      I would recommend taking a look at makeup revolution as well as other brands that create a few bright colours as that’s where the blues will most likely be situated.

      Thanks for the comment!

  • Geoff

    Finding vegan based products in shops I’d difficult.  You have to search hard and read so many labels that it takes ages.  And then at the end of the day you might find one item, or none.  You certainly won’t find that you have much of a choice I’m sure.

    So it is great that you have not only saved us the hunt, but you have given us a choice as well.

    Thanks for bring these to our attention.

    • Sariyah

      Your totally welcome! It sure can take a while when you decide to read every ingredient to make sure it’s the perfect one!

  • Aly

    It is fantastic that more companies are offering vegan and cruelty-free products for those of us who don’t want our purchases harming any animals at any step in the manufacturing process. The Beauty Bay palette has such a bright, gorgeous palette of colors! That looks perfect for fun nights out during the Summer!! I haven’t tried that brand yet but I’m really loving the look of that palette and the easy price point!

    • Sariyah

      Beauty bay is a great brand which I have found out offer a wide range of products at a suitable price like you have pointed out. If you are a lover of bright colours then that palette is probably the most suitable. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jannette

    Vegan makeup is important to factor in shopping and using cosmetics daily. I am glad that came across your review of the best vegan eyeshadow palettes as it helps me make a decision for my next new eye style. I’m going to go with ELF cosmetics as consumers trust their brand. I would also like to share your list with my social media followers. 

  • MIchel

    I never even knew there were vegan eyeshadows. I had no idea that in the making of eye shadows, some cruelty to animals could be done.

    I like the look of the Pacifica animal magic eyeshadow palette, as there are no parabens in them, they are vitamin E infused, and I love having a palette of so many colors to choose from. I looked at your review and it suggests using a good primer. I am sure somewhere on this site you must have a recommendation for this that is also vegan.

    • Sariyah

      The Pacifica animal magic eyeshadow palette sure has many options to pick from. I also love the ingredients used. You can view my post on the best vegan primer depending on your skin type. There is primer suggestions for oily, mature and sensitive skin!

      Thanks for the comment!

  • Carolyn

    It does make you sad to think of the pain and suffering so many helpless animals suffer just to make us pretty. I like the idea of being able to be healthy and allow the animals that priviledge as well. It is great that there are brands available that are cruelty free makeups.

    • Sariyah

      Cruelty-free and vegan products aren’t just allowing animals to live freely but also allows us humans to live healthier, junk free!

  • Alejandra

    Thanks so much for sharing a great article to learn more about the best vegan eyeshadow palettes, I stop using any eyeshadows as I learn about animal cruelty when making these type of products, but it’s great to know that there’s now on the market some products that cares about this, next time I go to the store I will pay attention to the brands you mention on your article, and if I don’t find them at the store, I can come back to your post and buy them online, I guess this will be easier. 

    • Sariyah

      Hey Alejandra thanks for stopping by!

      Isn’t it great we have come such a long way that now there are so many options of vegan as well as cruelty-free products out there!

  • Lily

    I totally love that smoky look but have avoided buying eyeshadows as they make my eyes cry and I hate the idea of the chemicals and animal testing. You’ve solved all my problems in one fell swoop with these lovely vegan palettes. I will be buying the Elf palette and have a try to see if they give me a nice look without problems. The price is excellent, I can’t go wrong.

    Thanks so much for your great review.

  • Toplink

    Wow you have some very nice products that you are promoting and some excellent points that you have made. I did not know that there were so many vegan eye shadows that I could buy. I have never used the product myself but I thought it might be a wonderful gift for my wife. As a man though who does not use these products, I have difficulty making a choice without proper guidance from lady consumers of these products. Do these products have consumer ratings? This information would be truly appreciated. I hope to find consumer ratings so I can make a purchase on your website, after all, you have provided much advice and help.

    • Sariyah

      Awww that would be a nice surprise!

      Of course, each product has its own ratings, if you head to their site you’ll see how many stars purchasers have made along with what they liked about the product. You can also go on sites such as Amazon and check the ratings. Anywhere on the web really once you hit the search button!

      Do know that everyone’s experience varies so what one might not like another will love! You could take notes of what your wife or you are looking for in a product and then go from there!

      Thanks for the stopping by!

  • Gail

    These look great! I’ve never heard of vegan eye shadows before, but I definitely think they need more exposure and I love the colours, especially the Elf everyday smoky eyeshadow palette which are more of the colours I would go for rather than the brighter ones – but my daughter would love those. Do you know if they are easily available in the UK which is where I am based? 

    • Sariyah

      Hey Gail thanks for stopping by!

      You learn something new everyday! The elf everyday eyeshadow palette is great for anyone who loves smokey eye or wants a palette which can create day and night look in one. As for the availability in the UK, elf is sold at boots or superdrug, you can also directly purchase from the elf website.

  • Jenny Hennig

    Being a huge animal lover, I only look for and use products that are cruelty-free.  It is nice to know that there are many options available, and so many vegan eyeshadows.

    I am a fan of Elf cosmetics and have quite a few of their make-up products, including their eyeshadow palette.  I love the range of colours and their price point.  

    The Makeup Revolution palette that you have featured here really catches my eye.  I love the plum colours and neutral palette, and the price is great too!  I have never tried this brand, I just might have to!

    Thanks for your great review.


    • Sariyah

      Hey Jenny thank for stopping by and your welcome!

      That’s good to know, cruelty free is the way to be! Elf definitely wins price wise and as for makeup revolution, I think they did a awesome job in creating the marble purple plum design! I think you should definitely give them a go!

  • Remote Vagabond

    For the love of animals, I think it is great that you wrote an article about the best vegan eyeshadows. There are so many ‘wrong’ products out there, but it is nice to know that there are many good options available. The prices are also not too bad and t know that it is cruelty free is great!

  • Bojana

    A magical combination of highly pigmented makeup colors that enchants everyone. Impressive quality of bright colors from a make-up palette that lasts all day. Why choose a vegan base? I was wondering the same as you, but with the first use you will see the difference. No chemicals or artificial colors.

  • Diane

    Thank you for this post!

    I don’t put on make-up a lot, but I do enjoy eye-shadow from time to time. I used to buy the colors separately, but I would keep losing them, so I agree with you on the palette thing.

    Moreover, it’s great to know I’ll be using make-up that wasn’t tested on animals or that sort of thing.

    The question is : how can I choose? Well, I guess, I would go with the first one, I like to keep things simple: the make-up revolution palette

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