The Best Vegan Lipstick Brands of 2022 & A MUST HAVE MAC DUPE 

Listen up lipstick lovers, we have some news for you:

Vegan lipsticks are better! Better for your lips, better for your health, and even better for the planet.

Most non-vegan lipsticks contain ingredients like lanolin, beeswax, shellac—and even carmine; a dye made from crushed beetles. Gross!

Vegan lipstick contains fewer harmful chemicals and uses natural ingredients like avocado oil, aloe vera extract, and vitamin E to keep your lips moisturised all day long.

We’ve rounded up our top five best vegan lipstick brands so that you can choose one that’s right for you. Whether you prefer satin or long-lasting, or if a staple red is your go-to colour, we’ve found a lipstick line for everyone.

Here are our top 5 best vegan lipstick brands:

  1.  Best Vegan Matte Lipstick: Urban decay Vice Lipstick 

Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick is back with a new look and new vegan formula and we’re here for it!

The Vice Lipsticks give high-impact, long-lasting colour in a single swipe.

Forget dry, flaky lips! The creamy, moisturising formula gets a boost from aloe vera and avocado oil, ingredients known to be rich in antioxidants.

We’re super excited about the Matte shade Backtalk, it’s an absolute must-have for any beauty junkie’s collection.

  1. Best Vegan Satin Lipstick: E.L.F. Srsly Satin Lipstick

Known for their cruelty-free makeup, E.L.F. Cosmetics has a line of vegan satin lipsticks that we think might become your new favourite.

The lipsticks are silky-smooth, creamy, and infused with Macadamia Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Meadowfoam Seed Oil to nourish and protect your lips while you wear them.

And best of all? E.L.F guarantees us they’re made from the skin-loving ingredients that you want, minus the toxins you don’t!

Be sure to check out the colour ‘Crème’ for the perfect shade of nude. 

  1. Best Vegan Conditioning Lipstick:  Beauty Without Cruelty Natural Infusion Moisturising Lipstick

We love a good lipstick, but we hate how they can dry out your lips. That’s why we’re so excited about Beauty Without Cruelty Natural Infusion Moisturising Lipstick.

Unlike other lipsticks that are made with toxic ingredients and preservatives, this one is 100% vegan, gluten-free, and fragrance-free, so it’ll leave your lips feeling soft and supple without any risks to your health.

The brand uses bio-sourced alternatives to preservatives and chemical-based cosmetics products and is committed to helping people look good without harming animals or the environment.

The shades range from pale pinks to deep reds and purples, so you’re sure to find something for your style.

We recommend the gold shade to make you feel like royalty.

  1. Best Long-lasting Vegan Lipstick – NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie XXL

Are you a lipstick lover who wants to know if there’s a way to keep your lips looking their best all day long?

Well, we’ve found the answer to your prayers!

NYX Lip Lingerie XXL is our top pick for the best long-lasting vegan lipstick range.

This formula has zero transfer and will last through anything—so you can eat, drink, laugh, kiss, and live your life without worrying about your lipstick fading away.

Hailed as “the 1st liquid shapewear for your lips,” this creamy matte formula gives smooth lines and fuller-looking lips without drying out your lips like other long-lasting lipsticks tend to do.

We recommend staying on trend with the shade Warm Up, a red/orange to suit all skin tones.

  1. Best Classic Red Vegan Lipstick (RUBY WOO MAC DUPE) – Barry M Cosmetics Matte Lip Paint, Bombshell

The Barry M matte lip paint, Bombshell, is a vegan red lipstick that is a perfect dupe for popular Mac Ruby Woo lipstick and it’s even better because it’s cruelty-free!

The formula is smooth and creamy, and when you apply it, you’ll be left with a bright red finish that will have everyone guessing what brand of lipstick you’re wearing.

This product is suitable to wear all year round and is sure to remain a staple in your makeup bag.

And there you have it, our top 5 vegan lipstick picks of 2022.

It’s never been easier to look good without harming any animals in the process!

Let us know your favourites in the comments below!

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