You might be here for many reasons, maybe you are wondering if vegan makeup does exist and if it does then you are questioning what is vegan in makeup?
Or you are deciding to make the switch so need a handy little guide, whatever the reason, if you want to gain an insight into veganism in beauty then sit tight and let’s get going!
So what is vegan in makeup?
So you know what vegan in diet is, it’s basically when you don’t eat products extracted from animals whether pain is involved or not.
You see beauty products around with the usual ‘v’ logo or ‘vegan’, ‘vegan-friendly’, or ‘100% vegan’, which by the way all mean the same thing, means exactly the same thing, these products do not contain any and I mean any (well at least they shouldn’t) animal by products or animal derived ingredients, that’s including beeswax, honey etc.
Many people are in the thought that a vegan friendly product automatically means cruelty-free but the truth is it doesn’t, as you are about to read up ahead.
If you want to view the most commonly used animal ingredients hidden in our beauty products then click here! (Prepare to be shocked)
Are vegan and cruelty-free the same thing?
So you know what vegan is in the beauty kingdom but does that mean it’s automatically cruelty-free?
People would assume that something with the vegan label sticked on it would mean that no animals have subjected cruelty but that is far from correct.
If you see a vegan product but no cruelty-free labels to it, it means that the product has gone through some form of tests on poor animals. Whether that be the individual ingredient or the product as a whole even if it doesn’t contain animal matter.
Cruelty free is when a product hasn’t been through tests on animals but this doesn’t mean there isn’t animal derived ingredients used, these produce can still have animal by products inside them.
To summarize vegan and cruelty-free don’t mean the same thing! A product can be vegan and not cruelty-free and vice versa.
If you would like some more information on the differences between vegan and cruelty-free then tap here!
How to be 100% sure it’s vegan
This leads me to answer how can one be 100% sure that what they are holding is definitely vegan.
Luckily there are a few easy ways to be certain the product is actually vegan, these include:
# looking out for the vegan certified logo which are as follows:
– the vegan society
– the vegetarian society
– vegan action
# Directly contact the brand/company
# Head to the brand’s website and check
# Read the ingredients and see if you can identify animal ingredients, you can use the internet to help you!
Now that we have a better understanding about vegan makeup let’s see some awesome brand’s that cater to our needs!
First up it’s inika, this brand is not only vegan but cruelty-free as well as natural. They offer a wide variety of products for the face, eyes, lips, and even skin care.
Elf a 100% vegan, budget friendly brand that sells products for the eyes, face, lips, skincare and guess what? brushes and tools such as sponges and applicators too!
Charlotte Tilbury as you may know, isn’t a totally vegan brand however they do sell quite a wide range of vegan makeup products, this includes items on the face, lips and eyes categories.
Just like a vegan diet has its pros and cons, vegan makeup does to, but we are here for the benefits so let’s begin!
# No dead animal matter or by products such as crushed beetles, animal fat and much more.
# Better for the environment!
# Tend to be more natural
# Great for sensitive skin due to fewer chemicals being present.
# And much more!
Vegan brushes too?!
Yes that’s right! If you didn’t know, there is such a thing as vegan and cruelty-free brushes.
There are two main types of brushes, natural and synthetic.
Natural brushes are commonly made from animal hair and fur whereas synthetic brushes are man made and typically created from fibres such as nylon and polyester.
Synthetic brushes are the ones with the vegan and cruelty-free option.
For vegan brushes click here!
Or if you want more detail on what your make-up brush are made of then click here!
So peeps hope that answered some of your questions and you have learned what is vegan in makeup, if not then comment down below and I’ll get back to them!
Have a great day!?