After going through a long and arduous Makeup Detox,and researching the difference between vegan and organic beauty products, I put all of my knowledge to the test and opted to buy vegan beauty products that are both economical and accessible. Here are 15 vegan drugstore products that are used for a full face of makeup that can create gorgeous look at a decent prize.
e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer: This is the only vegan primer I got although I’ve heard that NYX’s primers are amazing. They come in different colors like the tone adjusting green, brightening lavender, radiant glow which has shimmer, and the clear one which can make your makeup last longer and doesn’t seem to cause any breakouts.
e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20: People usually don’t have time to put a full face of makeup every single day and sometimes the skin needs a little break from putting so many products in the skin. For the days where you’re in a hurry or you want a light coverage, I highly suggest this tinted moisturizer which not only protects your skin for the sun but also doesn’t seem to cause any breakouts which is great for anyone with an oily complexion.
Wet n Wild CoverAll Crème Foundation: This foundation has medium coverage and applies smoothly to the skin. I will admit that you have to put primer and setting spray as soon as you finish your makeup because it does seem to last if it’s not primed or doused in setting spray or powder. Wet N Wild also has a list of vegan products in their website that you can check out here.
Jordana’s Forever Flawless Pressed Powder: This powder can control shine and provides a medium to light covering depending on the way you use it. For a light coverage, use your favorite powder brush and for a medium coverage you can use either a makeup sponge or the puff the powder provides.
e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder: It’s safe to say that St. Lucia is a dupe of Nars’ Orgasm and Laguna and it is absolutely amazing. It’s not extremely pigmented so both the bronzer and the blush is great for a natural look and you don’t need a lot of the product so it can last months.
NYX Dark Circle Concealer: I did a lot of online research on the company’s products since NYX does not give a list of their vegan products and have admitted to using animal derivatives. I highly suggest checking out Carmine Free’s list of NYX suitable vegan products) and checking out Vegan Needs to make sure that the NYX products are vegan. This concealer is definitely worth the price, it has coconut oil and has managed to cover my infamous dark circles and blends easily.
e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer: This eyeliner is great for people who have oily eyelids and hate having smudgy makeup. It has a smooth application and it blends easily, especially if you use your fingers or beauty blender (which is also vegan!) This will make your eyeliner and eyeshadow last all day and it’s not waterproof so it’s easy to take off.
Wet n Wild’s Walking on Eggshells: This trio is definitely MAC’s dupe of Shroom, Cork, and Naked Lunch. It’s extremely shimmery and the eggshell color can actually be used as a highlighter for your face as well as your browbone. The product itself is high pigmented, so opt for a brush if you’d like a more light and natural look, but overall it’s easy to apply and blends easily.
Jordana’s Cat Eye Liner: I had actually gotten this products months before the makeup detox and I had fallen in love with it since I was starting to learn how to do a cat eye. I think it’s great since it dries really fast compared to other eyeliners and its easy to apply, especially with such a fine tip that helps cover any mistake I’ve done in my eyeliner.
e.l.f. 3-in-1 Mascara: I’m actually glad I found this mascara since it doesn’t clump or flake and the wand is similar to Benefit’s They’re Real mascara, which used to be my holy grail before the Makeup Detox. The only negative thing I can say about this is that it’s not a waterproof, but overall it’s amazing and I tend to use it everyday.
Jordana’s Easyliner for Lips:This is a great retractable lip liner that I sometimes use as a lipstick if I don’t have time to put my lipstick. Just fill in your lips entirely with any of Jordana’s lip liners and you’re good to go!
NYX’s Matte Lipstick: I love NYX’s colors and pigments, especially their matte lip cream, but I’m still researching whether or not they’re vegan. The company itself is against animal cruelty, even though its parent brand is L’oreal, but I’m glad the matte lipsticks are 100% vegan.
Eco Brushes: These are 100% Vegan brushes made from bamboo and recycled aluminum ferrules and the company is against animal cruelty.They have super soft bristles and are absolutely amazing.
Note: This is not a sponsored article. All of the products that have been mentioned were not given to me, I bought them myself and these are my honest reviews.