Deciding to move towards vegan makeup is great until you realize that you know next-to-nothing about makeup ingredients. That’s okay! This list is meant to help you recognize ingredients that are not only vegan-approved, but healthy for your skin and lashes too.


While it isn’t surprising that products like eyeshadow and blush are vegan, unfortunately, some vegan beauty companies still test on animals. Look for cruelty free makeup companies that focus on the formula and the development process together. Here’s a list of everyday makeup products and vegan ingredients that make them better alternatives to traditional choices.


Effective, vegan ingredients you should look for in an eyeliner include jojoba oil, sodium hyaluronate, and ceramide 3. Jojoba oil is the holy grail of both makeup and skincare ingredients. It conditions the skin, and eyelashes, without blocking pores. It’s a lubricant by nature and promotes a smoother application of your eyeliner pencil.

Sodium hyaluronate is similar because of its hydration properties. But, the combination with ceramide 3 promotes cell turnover. This is healthier for the eyelashes and eyelid.


Vegan blush? Yes, please! These ingredients are more focused on vitamins than anything else. Vitamin B5 is the best element for moisturizing and plumping skin without animal products. Sodium hyaluronate works together with Vitamin B5 to retain moisture and reduce signs of aging.


Similar to blush, eyeshadows with vegan ingredients often include Vitamin B5 and sodium hyaluronate. The combination of the two reduces the appearance of wrinkles by plumping and smoothing the eyelid. Vegan ingredients do not hinder the pigmentation or vibrancy of the eyeshadow.


When it comes to vegan cosmetics, lipstick ingredients that aren’t animal products are easier to find than you may think. Some skin-loving favorites include carrot seed oil, rosemary leaf extract, and candelilla and carnauba waxes. Carrot seed oil, and its root extract, restore lip suppleness and firmness. Better than a lip plumper, this solution doesn’t sting or cause a burning sensation.

Rosemary leaf extract fights free radicals and can prevent early signs of aging. This works in tandem with the carrot ingredients to promote supple and full lips. Candelilla and carnauba waxes in lipstick formulas help your favorite shade stay pigmented longer.

Vitamins are also a rich source of hydration and prevent drying, chapping, or cracking. Vegan ingredients powerfully hydrate, protect, and strengthen lips without toxins, parabens, or sulfates.

About Thrive Causemetics

Thrive Causemetics create 100% vegan, cruelty free cosmetics that contains proven ingredients without the use of toxins or sulfates. A beauty brand and philosophy that beauty goes beyond skin deep, for every product purchased one is donated to a woman in need.

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