HelloGiggles/Anna Buckley; Vapour, Elate, Honest, Nu Evolution, Herbivore, ILIA, Lily Lolo, Evelyn Iona, Gressa
Gina Florio
February 23, 2017 12:55 pm

We care just as much about what we put into our body as what we put on our body, which is why we’ve all become much more aware about what ingredients make up our favorite beauty products, and how these products were made. Sadly, according to PETA, there’s currently no ban in the U.S. on animal testing of cosmetics, so we have to be the ones to hold companies accountable and inquire about the creation process. But there’s good news. If you’re looking for all-natural, cruelty-free makeup made with environmentally friendly ingredients, you’ve got quite a few choices at your fingertips.

Companies like Honest Beauty, Vapour Organic Beauty, and Elate Clean Cosmetics are committed to bringing you cosmetics that are going to nourish your skin with unprocessed ingredients, while also giving you peace of mind that no animals were harmed while they were being made. These products are also long-lasting and high-performing, so you’ll look and feel fabulous while your skin soaks up all the goodness. Finally, these are all totally affordable, so your wallet isn’t going to feel the

Here are nine beauty products that are natural and cruelty-free.  

Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use

Created in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico, Vapour Organic Beauty is run by two women, Krysia Boinis and Kristine Keheley, who understand the significance of high-performance cosmetics that are made with the natural, organic products. They run a USDA-approved organic lab, and you’ll never find chemicals, parabens, phthalates or nano-particles in their makeup. None of their products have been tested on animals.

Our favorite pick:

This multi-use stick is your all-in-one beauty stop. You can use it on your eyes, lips, and cheeks, and it serves as the perfect midday pick-me-up. It comes in many different colors, and in three different variations: Classic, Stain, and Radiant. Each one slides onto the skin smoothly and doesn’t cake up, even if you’ve been wearing it all day long. 

Elate Clean Cosmetics Full Tint Foundation

Elate Clean Cosmetics sells products that are vegan, cruelty-free, toxin-free, gluten-free, and all their makeup comes in sustainable packaging. As if that’s not enough to win you over, their prices are more than affordable. Follow their Instagram for all the colorful makeup inspiration you never knew you needed.

Our favorite pick:

This whipped cream foundation is made with coconut, jojoba, and argan oils, and the whole list of ingredients is vegan. Choose from four different shades and keep in mind that this foundation is buildable, so you can adjust the level of coverage by how much you use. Your skin will feel amazing when you apply this foundation. It goes on like silk and gives you a natural glow. 

Nu Evolution Cosmetics Lipstick

Instead of packing their beauty products with toxic chemicals that get absorbed into your bloodstream and cause irritation to your skin, Nu Evolution uses organic, natural ingredients that will soothe your face and lips while also giving you long-lasting bold colors.

Our favorite pick:

Choose from 13 different shades of this cruelty-free lipstick made in the U.S. The pigmentation is bold and vibrant, and your lips will be hydrated for hours to come. All the lipsticks are made with castor oil, shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter, among many other wholesome ingredients.

Honest Beauty Younger Face Deep Hydration Cream

You may already know about Jessica Alba’s company, Honest, which sells non-toxic household items that won’t even harm a baby’s delicate skin. They’ve branched out to create Honest Beauty, a makeup and skincare line that offers the same thing to their customers: trustworthy products that are made without the harmful additives or chemicals.

Our favorite pick:

This luxurious moisturizer only costs $34. It’s made with chamomile and calendula, radish seed oil, and baobab fruit, which is naturally rich in vitamins A and E. Your skin will look more radiant, more nourished, and smoother than ever.  

Herbivore Botanical Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

Herbivore Botanical hits all the marks — vegan, toxin-free, plant-based — and they don’t test anything on animals. They refuse to use synthetic ingredients, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, or chemicals. Julia and Alex, a husband and wife duo, started making their beauty products out of their kitchen in Seattle. 

Our favorite pick:

This refreshing face mist is made with pure plant actives. Coconut water is the base, and then you’ll also find hibiscus flower and rose mixed in there to give your skin a shower of hydrating goodness. All of the oils used in this mist are cold-pressed or steam distilled. 

ILIA Beauty Vivid Concealer

Each product from ILIA is made with up to 85 percent bioactive organic ingredients. Founded in Vancouver, Canada, this beauty brand is dedicated to making the most nourishing makeup you can find, because we all deserve to have beauty products that are just as gorgeous as they are ethically made.

Our favorite pick:

Their concealer is made with aloe and coconut oil, as well as arnica and green tea extract to ease any kind of inflammation your skin might be suffering from. Kiss those dark circles under your eyes goodbye.

Lily Lolo Mascara

Lily Lolo is a vegan mineral makeup brand based in London, and they have a wide range of products to peruse through if you’re looking for your next source of cruelty-free makeup that won’t make you break out. 

Our favorite pick:

Ever used vegan mascara? Now’s your chance. This mascara is completely free of GMOs, preservatives, petroleum based chemicals, and fillers. To boot, it’ll amplify your lashes without breaking the bank. 

Evelyn Iona Gel Eyeliner

All the Evelyn Iona cosmetics are made with organic, natural ingredients, and their central philosophy is to help you live a caring, conscious lifestyle. Their products are made sustainably, so you can rest assured that what’s in your makeup drawer hasn’t harmed the planet.

Our favorite pick:

The products you put closest to your eyes should be the safest ones of all, because there’s nothing glamorous about having toxins or chemicals fall into your eyeballs. You can trust Evelyn Iona with this organic and natural eyeliner that’s made with beeswax, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E. The gel is long lasting, and you can achieve the perfect cat eye with it. It’s been rated five out of five by customers on their website, so they must be doing something right.

Gressa Skin Purifying Cleanser

Based in Seattle, this skincare and makeup company is all about getting you the most bang for your buck. While a lot of other similar brands could potentially cost you a fortune, Gressa Skin is all about making their natural products accessible and reasonably priced.

Our favorite pick:

Get your hands on this cleanser that removes impurities, strengthens skin, and reduces redness. The key ingredients of this product, and every other Gressa product, are naturally occurring items from the earth, including roman chamomile oil, jojoba oil, and ylana ylana oil. It’s perfect for sensitive skin, leaving you feeling clean but not tight and dry.

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