In July of last year, I finally made the decision to go completely cruelty free. This meant with my makeup, skincare, and even household products. I’ve learned so much over the past months about cruelty free brands I love as well as new ones to try. And bet your bottom dollar I’ve done my fair share of research on cruelty free lipstick brands. As a (self-proclaimed) lipstick connoisseur, I tested each of these cruelty free lipstick brands to make sure they met my standards. That meant each one has a formula I trust, applies easily, and has strong staying power!
MY TOP 5 CRUELTY FREE LIPSTICK BRANDS
Does anyone else’s mom fuel their lipstick obsession? My mom is always seeing and recommending new lip colors for me to try and I LOVE it. That’s exactly how I found out about Glo Skin Beauty. My mom found the perfect bright magenta lip crayon at this amazing beauty supply store in Austin. It was a fast fave first for the color and then for the formula! The crayon applies so precisely and the color is perfectly matte. The pigment lasts longer than most liquid lipsticks I’ve tried without drying your lips! I’ve since added many more colors to my collection. Glo is one of the cruelty free lipstick brands that really delivers on quality while being extremely affordable at the same time.
- Sorbet (bold, bright pop of magenta)
- Bombshell (traditional red)
- Crimson (deep burgundy)
- Crush (corally red)
Maybe it’s the rose gold packaging or Charlotte’s love for the luxe life, but I am obsessed either way. Her products deliver on all fronts: pigment, quality, effectiveness. Her lipsticks are no exception. I have found that the pigments are rich and very unique. They apply creamy, so they keep your lips feeling moisturized. The color does last for about 2-3 hours before I need to reapply!
- Love Liberty (pinkish berry)
- Penelope Pink (my FAVORITE nude lip of all time)
- Night Crimson (plum/burgundy)
Stila: The brand itself is cruelty free but their parent company is not.
Initially liquid lipsticks can be intimidating, but they’re actually great to add to your makeup bag. It’s nice to not have to think about reapplying your lip color! Getting the formula right for a liquid lipstick isn’t easy, but Stila has done a great job with theirs. The applicator allows you to apply the color precisely and my lips don’t get dry and creased as the day goes on. Try the two shades I mention below; you can’t go wrong with either!
- Beso (coral take on traditional red)
- Baci (matte nude pink)
Urban Decay: The brand itself is cruelty free but their parent company is not.
There’s just something magical about an amazing lipstick formula for under $20 ($17 to be exact). This collection of lipsticks can be overwhelming because I think there are over 100 color options. I recommend watching YouTubers swatch their favorite shades or googling the swatches to see color info. I got the shade ‘Naked’ from a beauty blogger’s rec and have loved it. This color is one of the creamier formulas. I prefer matte formulas for longer lasting color and creamy formulas when my lips feel dry. This creamy formula delivers strong pigment without it feeling or looking too sheer or too mushy on your lips.
This is one of my new favorite cruelty free lipstick brands! Their lipsticks are 100% vegan and natural meaning no unhealthy or toxic ingredients. I love that this is one of the cruelty-free lipstick brands that I can wear with confidence knowing that it’s 100% safe. The pigment on the lipsticks I received is creamy and more on the sheer side. This is a good way for me to break up my use of super matte lipsticks! The formula is very moisturizing, and I just love that it’s healthy on my lips.
- I received Bliss, Vibration, and Noble courtesy of Axiology. They are perfect peachy/coral hues for the spring season and I can’t wait to wear them nonstop!