Stars, they are just like us! At least it's cool to think they are. However, this actually rings true when it comes to vegan makeup and skincare. If you follow a vegan lifestyle, or just prefer your beauty products do not contain animal ingredients, animal by-products, or any other animal-derived ingredients, you're not alone - Hollywood royalty is right there with you.
We can find beauty inspo anywhere (HBO's Euphoria, Emily in Paris, Ru Paul ... even researching dupes for best-selling luxury products), but it feels good to follow in the lead of a famous person, who is making a good choice, like buying and wearing vegan makeup, or, even creating a new line. And these days, it seems like every celeb is popping up with a makeup, or skincare line, and vegan to boot!
We've rounded up some great vegan product options celebs swear by, so keep scrolling.
Here at MIRA, we love Jessica Alba's fresh and dewy makeup vibe. So, of course we're fans of Honest Beauty. Ideal for the winter season ahead, when our lips require extra hydration, is the brand's vegan Tinted Lip Balm, $8.99. It's available in 7 juicy shades (blood orange, dragon fruit, fruit punch, lychee fruit, plum berry, summer melon, and white nectarine). The sheer formula offers a tint of buildable color. Jess's fave lip balm hydrates for up to 8 hours, so no more, frantically digging deep in your pockets for your trusty chapstick (although we totally have 17 tubes of classic cherry Chapstick, too). This natural, vegan formula is made with organic ingredients, free of parabens, that is perfect for pampering your pout.
Cher is def not clueless when it comes to vegan skincare. Alicia Silverstone has been an advocate for a vegan diet and cruelty-free beauty forever. If you follow her on Facebook, you've seen her harvesting organic produce from her garden and whipping up farm-to-table kale salad for her cutie-pie son, Bear (who is also vegan). The actress and author, takes the same kind of pride in her beauty and skincare routine. "When I am going to put something on my skin, I look for the cleanest moisturizers and cleansers and scrubs and things," she told Parade. "I really make sure that every single thing I consume in terms of clothing, beauty, skin products, serves my wellness ethos. It’s vegan. It’s wholesome ingredients. It’s cruelty-free, ideally third-party certified, non-GMO, fair trade, all that kind of stuff." Shop for one of her fav products right here on MIRA: Skincare Anti-Aging Serum by Annmarie, $59.
We are huge supporters of Rihanna's line, Fenty Beauty - and can really get behind the cruelty-free, vegan, unisex skincare line. I mean, it literally serves everyone! One of our must-have products is the Pro Kiss’r Lip-Loving Scrubstick, $16. We're all so hellbent on exfoliating our faces and buffing our bodies, that we forget our pout deserves a little pampering too. This vegan scrub stick is non-greasy and packed with apricot seed scrubbers to gently exfoliate, while nurturing lips. The end result, is super supple, kissable lips... just like Rihanna's. Fans of this product say, "Amazing! My fave! Totally joining the fan club here for this product. This one does its job: scrubs your lips nice and clean, with no trace of residue or extra skin behind, while being gentle enough to not hurt your lips. I wear heavily pigmented lippies and glosses every day, and I use this scrub daily, and my lips are in top shape!"
Gaga Ooh La La—Lady Gaga is a beauty icon and risk-taker - and we've been crushing hard on her vegan and cruelty-free beauty line, HAUS Laboratories since it launched in 2019. The free-spirited line recently rolled out new bronzer and blush duos, $26. The shimmery and earthy colors absorb and reflect light to deliver a luminous glow. The blush offers a blurred finish that is soft and youthful. “These bronzer and blush duos are meant to celebrate the heat of your passion,” Gaga has said. “We formulated them to be a silky powder, that leaves a clean buildable finish with rich flirtatious hues and beaming highlighters. I’ve named them Heat Spell and Head Rush to indicate the ecstasy of celebrating you.” All of Haus Labs’ products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products. We have to say, a beauty industry Star Is Born. Shop HAUS on MIRA.
With Rare Beauty, Grammy Award-winner, Selena Gomez wanted to create a beauty brand for everyone. That's why she launched with 48 shades of foundation (and concealer), and formulated each product with ease of use in mind. The everyday vegan foundation is weightless and breathable, providing all day, medium to full coverage that melts into your skin to look like you - never, ever to mask your natural beauty. "The texture of my entire line is very flexible," Gomez said during an interview with Byrdie. "You can move it around; I wanted every single person to be able to find their perfect shade." Awesome Fact: Rare Beauty is dedicated to mental health awareness, and vowed to raise over $100 million over the next decade to provide mental health services for underserved communities. Shop one of Selena's fave vegan products from her line right here on MIRA: Soft pink liquid blush, $20. You'll get a pinch-perfect flush using this featherweight formula infused with long-lasting pigments that last all day (available in both dewy and matte formulas).
Actress Millie Bobby Brown may only be 16, but she’s got a strong head on her shoulders when it comes to business, beauty, and brains. The impressive teen who plays super-natural, waffle-loving, Eleven on the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things launched a beauty line, to pay homage to her grandma - Florence by Mills is Vegan Action and PETA-certified, plus cruelty-free. The brand is marketed to tween and teens thanks to products including body highlighter and those trendy peel off face masks, $20 - but we're here to tell you, adults will love this clean, vegan line, too, at least we do. The purifying charcoal formula draws out dirt and oil, while witch hazel keeps your skin clean and happy. Soothing lavender oil delivers chill vibes by calming the skin and senses. Just wait until you peel it off! It's majorly addictive.
Actress and daytime talk show host, Drew Barrymore is all about flower power. So it makes sense her affordable drugstore beauty line is called Flower Beauty. “We’ve been cruelty-free since day one,” the brand says on its website. “We test our products on people, not our furry friends.” While the line isn't 100% vegan (they use carmine and beeswax in some products), there are several options that fall under the certified vegan category, like Blush Bomb Color Drops for Cheeks. The lightweight, silky formula blends seamlessly, giving off a healthy, flushed glow - and at just 10 bucks, we love the price point. It's also extremely buildable and natural-looking - and available in 6 universally flattering shades (bitten, bubbly, cinnamon, melon, nectar, and pinched) that look gorgeous on all skin tones. Shop the Flower Beauty line on MIRA.
Meghan Markle has said Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder, $65 by Tatcha, "Just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation." The secret to this gentle, vegan formula is Japanese rice bran - it is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and nourishing moisturizers to promote cell turnover and reveal brighter skin. Plus, rice and papaya enzymes sweep away dead skin cells, and pearl hydrates with amino acids, collagen, and minerals. This vegan cleanser will make you feel like a real-life princess.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr's beauty and skin care line, Kora Organics is PETA-certified, cruelty-free and almost entirely vegan. “These products are not tested on animals – they are tested on me,” Kerr says on her website. In fact, there are only two non-vegan products (they contain beeswax) that are clearly listed on the packaging. Miranda's fave product, you ask? "In the morning, I first cleanse my face with Kora Organics Foaming Cleanser ($30). It's very gentle so it doesn't strip my skin [of the natural oils]" Kerr has said. This vegan cleanser is formulated with noni fruit, chamomile, and calendula extracts, combined with avocado oil to soothe and calm your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and soft - just look at the Victoria Secret Angel's glowing, fresh skin - that is proof enough. It gently cleanses without over-drying or irritating the skin, removes makeup, relieves redness, and keeps skin hydrated.
Singer Kesha proudly shared on Instagram that “vegan beauty is the only way to go.” Kesha Rose Beauty is cruelty-free, vegan and is in PETA’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies Program. Kesha is obsessed with her line's FTW Eye Shadow Palettes: "I went through 25 to 30 different kinds of glitter because I wanted it to go on smoothly. I wanted it to really feel like silk so the shimmery eye shadows could be used as highlighter, too," she told Allure in a 2019 interview. The magical palette is $36, and contains 12 celestially charged hues. This actually makes for a funky Halloween palette.
Alex Morgan, AKA, our hero, is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Tottenham Hotspur of the English FA Women's Super League. She's best known as the United States women's national soccer team co-captain - who helped secure the 2019 World Cup. The new mom, to baby Charlie Elena is a vegan and takes her lifestyle very seriously. This means, Morgan is all about vegan makeup and skincare. Her go to vegan mascara? Lights, Camera, Action by Tarte ($23). "This mascara is one I can use while working out, or it can be used for going out," the soccer icon has said. Of course, she can - it delivers a 35 percent increase in curl, while also lengthening, volumizing, and conditioning lashes for 24-Hr smudge-proof, flake-free wear - score! (We're also fans of KUSH Lash Primer, Milk Makeup and Caution Extreme Lash Mascara by Hourglass - both vegan of course.)
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