These days, it's more important than ever to find companies who are compassionate to animals when choosing to buy a product. For some, it's not an issue that even crosses their mind. After all, it's not like it's easy to distinguish which products haven't actually been tested on animals...or is it? By selecting products that display the cruelty-free and vegan logo, you're guaranteed that the brands you are buying from didn't test these products on our furry best friends. Vegan and cruelty-free products are not only extremely pigmented, (as much, if not more than their animal-tested counterparts!) but they're also incredibly kind for your skin.
Best of all, you can wake up every morning and start your beauty routine absolutely guilt-free. For products that are vegan, you get a double bonus because not only would these products have not been tested on animals, but they don't contain any ingredients that are animal-derived. Now, in order to make shopping a little easier, many cruelty-free and vegan products say that they are just that on the brands' label and on their websites. A lot of people assume that just because a product is vegan and cruelty-free, it automatically has to be sub-standard, but that isn't the case at all. Check out this list of incredible vegan and cruelty-free beauty products that are trending hard on Sephora. You'll find everything you need to wake up, makeup, and pamper your beautiful self without harming a single furry creature!
20 Anastasia Beverly Hills Dream Glow Kit
The highlighter palette of our dreams is a gift that keeps on giving. You get a collection of awesome full-spectrum highlighters containing metallic and iridescent finishes that blend beautifully with every skin tone. The palette itself offers six shades of the brand's buildable, metallic-luster highlighters, which you can wear together or apply separately to the face, eyes, and body using a damp makeup brush.
The shade "unicorn" alone makes this product worth adding to your collection.
It's perfect when you need something a little more vibrant! Plus, all of these amazing colors are pretty versatile. Just dab a little in the center of the lid for an extra-snatch halo eye look.
19 Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
This flawless foundation stick comes in warm beige, medium beige, or neutral undertones and offers full coverage while staying natural. In fact, you don't even need to use concealer with it, which saves you an extra step. While it is a high-end product that can be a bit costly, the great thing about this foundation stick is that a little goes a long way, so you do end up using less product. Despite giving a lot of coverage, the formula is so lightweight that you don't feel like you're wearing a ton of makeup, which is always a plus.
18 Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
If you're looking for the holy grail of foundations, then you might want to give the Born This Way Foundation a shot. The coverage is simply spot on, (which is why so many beauty gurus are raving over it!) and you get a slightly dewy finish that isn't thick on the skin.
Oh, and if you live in an area where it's very humid, then you're in luck because this foundation will hold on for hours.
Plus, it gives you that "Instagram Goddess" flawless finish that looks good on every selfie. If you happen to have sensitive skin, then this foundation will be your new bestie. Plus, you'll get that healthy glow without worrying about discoloration.
17 IGK Foamo Holographic Hair Foam
The holographic glitter hair foam changes colors as your hair passes through the light, so you'll feel like a freaking rock star, making their way to Coachella. And it works great with any hair type like straight, curly, wavy, or coiled. You might have to apply a couple of layers to get the right opaque effect, especially if you have thick dark brown hair, but you'll finally get that unicorn hair mane you always dreamed of once you blend it and pack it on. Just remember that it's a foam, not a hair dye, so it's temporary. But as long as you have it on you, know that your unicorn locks will turn heads. Be prepared!
16 FARSÁLI Jelly Beam Illuminator
When you apply this creamy highlighter, it will feel like a gel, but once it sets, it will be more like a powder that is full of concentrated pigmentation to give your face that sun-kissed XXL-shine effect you're looking for.
It is seriously pigmented but also super easy to blend.
What you'll love about this cruelty-free vegan product is that it's not oily at all, so you won't end up looking like a frying pan after a few hours. Your skin will shimmer with a natural shine that highlights every bone in your face. Get ready to dazzle the world!
15 Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
This is the only liquid foundation you'll need for the next 24 hours, and it comes in 30 shades for pretty much every skin tone and undertone. It's not only fade-proof but waterproof too, which is awesome during the summer when you sweat or take a dip in the pool. All you have to do is apply a thin, even layer using a flat top brush to spread and brush across your face. It's also oily and fragrance-free, so if you're prone to acne, you won't have to worry about any breakouts. Kat Von D knows what she's doing, there's no doubt about that!
14 BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
This highlighting powder provides a high-impact glow that feels creamy, (not cakey at all!) when applied. The Moonstone and Champagne Pop shades are the most popular in this line, and pretty easy to work on any skin tone.
They'll give you a nice, dewy finish that'll make you stand out pretty much everywhere.
Just make sure to apply lightly and in a room where the lighting is great so you don't overdo it, (guilty as charged!) It's very pigmented and can make your skin glow and shimmer in a way that's really dramatic too if you're looking to wow people. So, if you've heard every YouTuber overhype this product, then it's because it's worth the $38 bucks you'll spend.
13 SUNDAY RILEY Auto Correct Brightening And Depuffing Eye Contour Cream
This is the eye cream you'll want if your eyes are looking puffy and could use a little lift, (without actually getting surgery, that is!) It also gets rid of the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and most of all, dark circles, our cruel, cruel enemy. This cream works wonders when you need an extra "pick me up." And with the help of the antioxidant lutein, as well as the cocoa and Shea butter, the skin around your eyes will instantly look radiant and smooth. It's almost like Photoshop in a bottle. Who can say no to that?
12 Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner
This smudge stick eyeliner was designed to be reliable, so the color and its resilience won't fade away or budge, even if some moron breaks your heart and makes you cry!
Its moisturizing ingredients are waterproof.
Plus, it also glides on smoothly. The Stila smudge stick waterproof eyeliner doesn't get too clumpy either, but the formula is so pigmented that it'll instantly make your eyes pop out. You'll also get a decent range of colors that go from super basic colors to super intense. And while the eyeliner won't crease or smear, you can smudge it if you need to when applying or taking it off if you made an oopsy.
11 Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer
This creamy liquid highlighter comes with 100 percent pure Argan oil, which is ideal for people with normal, oily, dry, sensitive, or combination skin. Seriously, Argan oil is like Jesus. It has the power to heal your every pore, skin ailment, and can even completely restore your hair. As for this Argan-packed liquid highlighter, you'll absolutely fall head over heels with the luminous radiance pearls that reflect light and give you a lovely and healthy glow, (true to Josie Maran's spirit!) You can mix it with your foundation if you'd like to get a dewy look too. Just be careful with the pump, as it tends to expel way too much of the product all at once.
10 Blinc Mascara Amplified
If you're looking for a mascara that is water-resistant and will take your lashes from "meh" to "OMFG!" then this product is perfect for you. The Blinc Mascara Amplified also builds length and adds glossiness to your lashes, and you won't have to worry about any clumping, smudging, flaking, or running makeup.
This mascara is especially useful for those of you who struggle with allergic reactions to makeup.
Now, the eyes can be the most allergy-prone areas, so the fact that this product doesn't cause such a reaction is a major bonus for people who tend to tear up a little every time they apply mascara.
9 Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer
If you want a healthy-looking skin, then this hydrating, color-neutralizing primer is your best ally. Its cruelty-free ingredients like lavender pearl and the Cool Light Technology complex reduces imperfections and dullness, so your complexion will look nice and refreshed. Plus, it leaves your makeup looking soft and lustrous. This primer is also perfect if you suffer from dry skin because it has hydrating benefits. So, essentially, it gives your whole face a boost and blends out any redness without making your face look all cakey. Heck, it gives your skin such a natural even tone that you can just skip foundation and concealer and just use this as a base!
8 Bite Beauty Everyday Agave Lip Collection
Want smooth, kissable lips? Hum, who doesn't? Then try this collection that comes with a mask, a scrub, and a balm to keep your lips exfoliated, hydrated, and super duper nourished.
Not only does it taste wonderful, but it leaves lips feeling silky smooth and deeply hydrated.
If you have chapped and dried lips, this balm will repair them almost instantly. It's perfect during the winter when your lips tend to get dry because of the cold harsh winter. It's a miracle lip product for people who are prone to suffering from chapped lips all the time and can't find lip balms that ease their discomfort. Been there, done that!
7 Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Finally! A product that lets you party all night long without it showing on your face! If you want to ensure that your makeup stays on for hours, then you definitely need to add this weightless setting spray to your makeup bag. When you apply it, it last as long as 16 hours. In fact, the spray lowers your makeup's temperature so that your eyeshadow, blush, concealer, and foundation are not disrupted by humidity, heat, cold, or wind. Everyone who's tried this product claims the spray has helped their makeup last all night and remain smudge-free, even when they danced the night away or screamed their lungs out at a concert.
6 LAVANILA Sport Luxe Healthy Body Wash 3-In-1
You can use this body wash to create an intense body washing experience that won't harm your skin. The product doesn't contain synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, or silicone, which would otherwise cause irritation.
You can also use it to have a silkier and smoother shave.
It's perfect after a workout too because it offers a strong natural fragrance that smells great but doesn't have a flowery scent that's too overpowering. Also, because it's sulfate-free, it won't dry out your skin. So, if you're looking for a guilt and cruelty-free product that produces a nice lather and has a great consistency, then give it a shot. It smells heavenly!
5 BAREMINERALS Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
This gel cream is essentially a lightweight foundation, which will enhance your beautiful skin while treating it at the same time. Double bonus, I know! When applied, it hydrates your skin and gives it a healthy, radiant glow too. So, if you're looking for a product that enhances your natural beauty instead of covering it, then you've found your new BFF. It's ideal for girls who prefer a more natural approach. You won't have to deal with oily skin residue afterward, but your skin will remain moisturized and plumped. It's super easy to apply too, so you can just dab it with your fingers as you would any regular moisturizer.
4 BUXOM Full-On Lip Polish
Get gorgeous, plumpy lips a la Kylie Jenner with this liquid lipstick that offers a shiny polished look. There's a little something for everyone, as they come in all types of shimmer-sheer finishes like prismatic top coat shades, and even holographic colors.
You'll also infuse your lips with some vitamins A and E, as well as hyaluronic acid boosters and peptides that support your lip's natural collagen.
You'll get lips that look naturally plump and volumized without actually having to plump them up. But the best thing about this product is that unlike regular lip gloss, this one won't wear off after a few hours, and it won't leave your lips feeling all sticky either.
3 Natasha Denona Lila Eyeshadow Palette
If you're looking for an eyeshadow palette that works on any skin tone, then you've found the holy grail of high-end makeup palettes. Natasha Denona is known for its high-pigmented versatile shades that are on everybody's makeup bucket list. The Lila Palette comes with 15 eyeshadow shades that range from cool violet tones to fuchsia colors, but it also offers a few cool-toned brown shades that are perfect as transition shades. The palette also includes the chroma crystal, metallic, creamy matte, and innovative duo chrome finish that will make your eyes pop. In terms of quality, pigmentation, and lasting power, this palette is da bomb! Yes, the cost might be a bit steep, ($129!) but it'd make for the ideal birthday gift. Start dropping hints!
2 First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum
If you suffer from fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness, then this water-based serum is the answer to your problems.
You can use it on dry, sensitive, combination, oily, and normal skin types.
It'll leave the skin looking youthful, soft, and smooth as silk. You'll definitely benefit from this product during the winter time because the serum will keep your skin hydrated, but it'll also allow you to pack on foundation and concealer on top of it, as it's super lightweight. But during the summer, you'll find that it can repair bumpy dry skin and painful or itchy irritation caused by sunburns as well, so it's all-year-round beauty elixir.
1 Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
This cleansing product does more than remove makeup. It also gets rid of impurities without getting rid of your skin's natural moisture. In fact, it can leave your skin soft and silky thanks to the Japanese camellia oil, which is rich in oleic acid, and contains Omegas 3, 6, and 9. The cleanser doesn't leave any kind of residue either. With this product, you probably don't need to double cleanse anymore. You can also use this on any type of skin like normal, oily, drive, and sensitive.