Vegan makeup to help you sparkle and shine

Vegan makeup to help you sparkle and shine

Whether you’re looking for some full-on sparkle for a party on NYE, or you just want a healthy glow in the cold winter months, there are plenty of products out there that provide what you need without using any animal products or testing on animals.

When it comes to choosing vegan makeup, it’s essential to do your research. While many vegan-friendly products will be labelled as vegan, it’s important to check the ingredients list carefully and look out for any animal-derived ingredients like lanolin, beeswax or carmine, and others. If you're unsure of an ingredient you come across, do some research online to make sure it fits within your vegan lifestyle before purchasing.

Also, bear in mind that formulas can change and so can ingredients, so even if you’ve been using something for a while, it’s best to check that it’s still vegan-friendly.

The best vegan makeup to sparkle in

We’ve done the leg work for you with these products that will bring a bit of sparkle into your life.

vegan make up - Urban Decay space cowboy eyeshadow

Subtle shimmer eyeshadow

If OTT glitter isn’t your thing, you can still shimmer and shine with an eyeshadow like this one from Urban Decay. Packed full of shimmer, it looks great swept across the eyeshadow for a subtle shine or build it up and add a slick of eyeliner for a great party eye.

Buy: 24 7 Moondust Shadow in Space Cowboy, £18, Urban Decay


Vegan makeup to shimmer in - Vieve highlighter


Created by makeup artist and influencer, Jamie Genevieve, Vieve products are all 100% vegan and cruelty free. The highlighter is a great way to add a shimmer across brows, cheekbones and even legs. It has the texture of a powder, but the finish of a cream, which means it applies like a dream. Also available in three shades to suit most skin-tones.

Buy: Nova Glow Highlighter, £27, Vieve


 Vegan make up to shine in - Collection glitter eyeliner in gold

Glitter eyeliner

This iridescent eyeliner is a great way to add a party touch to any eyes. Wear on its own for a subtle sheen or layer over black eyeliner for a sparkly blast, which is perfect for parties. It comes in three pretty shades and proves that vegan makeup needn’t cost the eart.

Buy: Collection Glam Crystals Metallic Eyeliner, £3.99, Sephora


 Vegan make up to shine in illustrated with an e.l.f clear lip gloss with glitter in

Shimmery lip gloss

This lip gloss will not only give your lips a lovely shimmer, but also smells delicious thanks to its vanilla mint fragrance. The clear colour means it can look super subtle on its own but can also be worn over your favourite lipstick – the perfect way to take your makeup look from desk to dawn!

Buy: Mini Melt Gloss in Mint Sprinkle, £3.20, e.l.f


vegan make up - born to glow foundation by NYX

Glowing Foundation

Available in 25 shades, this foundation is one for every make up bag. It delivers expensive results for just a tenner. It’s highly blendable and creates a lovely glow, without any excess shine and is one of our favourite vegan makeup products.

Buy: Born to Glow foundation, £10, NYX


Vegan makeup illustrated by Lumene all over highlighter

All over glow

While this liquid highlight can be used on select areas such as cheekbones, it works really well when worn mixed in with your favourite foundation to give a luminous-looking complexion. It also contains antioxidant-rich Cloudberry help to hydrate and enhance your skin’s natural radiance.

Buy: Instant Illuminizer, £24.90, Lumene


Vegan make up illustrated by a bottle of Noughty Shimmer body oil 

Body shimmer

It’s not just your face that gets to glow with these vegan makeup products! Don’t worry, this isn’t about covering your body in glitter but instead, giving it a super sexy subtle sheen with a body oil. This one contains a blend of argan, sweet almond and jojoba oils, which help to plump up the skin with intense moisture for a silky-soft finish.

Buy: The Saviour Shimmer Body Oil, £9.50, Noughty



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