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Gift Guide: Cruelty-Free Vegan Cosmetics for Pet People

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Veganism sometimes feel like a minefield since animal products are everywhere, particularly makeup. A lot of cosmetic companies test their lines on animals and their makeup contains animal products or byproducts, such as beeswax. But there’s no need to scour the internet on Cyber Monday. We whipped up this gift guide, perfect for the vegan makeup mavens on your shopping list. All these cosmetics and beauty products are cruelty-free and vegan and guaranteed to keep you off Santa’s naughty list.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

This cosmetics brand originated in Beverly Hills (who woulda guessed from the name!) and features several vegan beauty must-haves.

Brow Powder Duo

Channel your inner Brooke Shields or Cara Delevingne. Bold brows are IN. Get some here.

Bi-colored brow powder

Contour Kit

Sharpen up your cheekbones – without a scalpel – or animal byproducts. This contour kit will give you a drop-dead gorgeous jawline too. Find it here.

Anastasia contour kit

Too Faced

This brand started as a revolt against the dark flat hues in the ‘90s. The founders are totally pro pink and offer products that have cute packaging, cheeky names and fun hues.


Ditch the dried-out drugstore mascara. Big, fanned-out Hollywood lashes are all the rage these days. Brighten up your peepers with this cult favorite mascara. Buy it here.

Black mascara wand with pink top


La Creme Lipstick

Totally creamy and in a wide range of colors, this lipstick won’t dry out your pout. Our current fave shade is the holographic “Unicorn Tears.” It looks great by itself or layered over a matte lip. But don’t worry – no unicorns were harmed in the making of this product. It’s 100% vegan. Snag it here.

Uncapped Too Faced lipstick

Kat Von D

“Kat Von D Beauty never tests on animals – and never will,” promises this makeup brand with an edge. Started by celebrity tattoo artist, Kat Von D, this cosmetics line specializes in long wear, rock ‘n’ roll packaging and bright hues that pack a punch. Look for KVD cosmetics marked #veganalert or #shopvegan.

Lock-It Foundation

This creamy matte foundation comes in 32 shades and won’t budge, even through the hottest of heat or the hardest of workouts. Find it here.

Kat Von D foundation bottle next to black box

Limited Edition Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set

How do you pick the perfect color for someone other than yourself? You don’t. You buy them all! These mini liquid lipsticks come in hues ranging from soft neutrals to in-your-face brights and bolds. Plus all eight colors are vegan. Get the limited edition set while it’s still available here.

Kat Von D liquid lipstick collection


Korres is a Greek beauty line founded in 1996. Most ingredients are all natural and many of their products are vegan.

Lip Butter

Leave the bold lip colors to Kat Von D. This subtle lip balm soothes chapped lips and leaves a slight flushed tint – perfect for when you only have 5 minutes to get your face on in the morning. Get it here.

Uncapped dark red Korres lip butter in white pot

Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil

This brightening oil won an Allure Magazine Best of Beauty award in 2016. It brightens your face and softens skin. Buy it here.

Bottle of Korres wild rose serum

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