Tis the season to splurge on all of the special people in your life. For those of us with vegan friends and family - we have to be extra mindful when making our list, checking it twice, and... selecting holiday gifts (due, of course, to the restrictions they may adhere to regarding their lifestyle). Cool, cool, we are happy to oblige.
This is especially true when it comes to makeup and skincare products. Vegan beauty products are produced exclusively without harm to animals. We like the sound of that - and thankfully almost every brand out there offers vegan-friendly options. From brands, like Hourglass Cosmetics, Pacifica, and Lime Crime, to false lashes, and brushes, there are seriously endless options. Keep scrolling to browse our gift ideas on MIRA.
You leave out the milk and cookies for Santa - and he'll leave the Milk Makeup under the tree, deal? Sounds like a festive plan to us. Did you know all of Milk Makeup's KUSH and Cannabis products are formulated with conditioning, hemp-derived cannabis seed oil? This pouch of vegan products is an ideal holiday pressie, because it packs a punch of hydration, that we can all use in the Wintertime. What's more? Hemp seed oil contains important fatty acids such as linoleic acid and vitamins that help protect the skin and promote faster cell regeneration. This handy vegan collection comes with the Cannabis Hydrating Face Mask to moisturize, calm, and cleanse skin - all in one (we love that). It also includes KUSH Lip Balm in Green Dragon, Cannabis Hydrating Face Mask, Mini KUSH High Volume Mascara, Cooling Water Eye Patches, and a Mini Cooling Water stick. The products are nourishing, clean, and hands down, super cool - they make a great vegan gift idea.
L'Occitane is one of those skincare brands that just looks, feels, and smells luxurious. The classic glass jar has a timeless beauty vibe, that earns a place on our nightstand - and is certainly a top vegan beauty gift to give this year. The creamy and melting texture is formulated with a high concentration of shea butter, ideal for the cold, winter season. It literally quenches dry, sensitive skin, leaving in its wake, a supple and soft feel. We can all agree - after washing our hands - millions of times - this particular year - a rich moisturizer to pamper our paws is a welcome token of affection. The formula lasts all day and helps to protect against extreme climatic conditions. Good idea: The essential care worker, or teacher in your community deserves a jar of this magic moisturizer. The subtle warm scent is like a hug.
Naughty or Nice? This lip gloss definitely makes the nice list if you ask us - so give the gift of a perky pout this holiday season. Tower 28 Shine On Lip Jelly provides slick, around-the-clock super-sheen color. The lippie creates non-sticky shine that, quite simply, gleams big. We are kind of obsessed with this vegan brand because their products are not only affordable, but also high quality and certifiably clean. The jelly formula comes in 6 sheer shades: chill (clear), fearless (berry tint), fire (on the orange side), magic (clear with gold shimmer), spicy (red), and XOXO (pink). Pop one of these tubes in your tween's Christmas stocking, gift one to a fave co-worker, and spread the spirit on one of the 8 nights of Hanukkah this holiday season.
Created by the former chief chemist at MAC Cosmetics, Cover FX has been committed to effective, clean, vegan products since its launch. Their Glam Glow Liquid Lights Set is a generous and gorgeous gift for the special vegan beauty lover in your life this holiday season. Not one, not two, not three, but seven of the brand's liquid illuminators come together in this lovely rose gold box (seriously, all you need is a bow, so skip the wrapping). The vault contains Glitter Drops in mirage, aurora and lunar - experiment under or over makeup, or mixed into your fave beauty product for an incredible luxe glitter finish for the face and body. Also included: Enhancer Drops in halo, celestial, rose-gold and candelight - ideal to highlight and contour, or mix with your foundation for an all-over glow. The more drops you use, the more luminosity you’ll get, which makes this not only a lit gift to give, but kind of perfect for safe, social gatherings this holiday season, or OK, let's get real, so you can really dazzle on the festive Zoom call with your besties.
Found: the perfect gift for anyone who might get caught under the mistletoe, or who's going to kiss their one and only to ring in 2021! Smooching aside, one thing is certain: Your pout will be pampered and look so pretty! Seriously, if there's a lipstick fanatic in your life, this trio is for them. Bite is hyper-focused on lip products and rolls out some of the best vegan, clean, cruelty-free, and gluten-free options on the planet. This three-piece set features BITE Beauty's clean lip essentials. The mask is the most intensive lip treatment you'll find on the market. It's powered by agave nectar and packed with mangosteen and açaí for antioxidant-rich TLC. It creates a nurturing hug of hydration you can feel - and see. The balm is actually a brand-new formula that features a creamy, smooth-gliding texture for comfortable wear, minus that annoying waxy feel (chapped lips everywhere, rejoice). Made with nourishing agave nectar, mongongo oil, and rich cocoa butter, this vegan balm provides all day hydration. Finally, the high-performance crayon is packed with pomegranate oil and wild African mango to nourish your lips. The blurred, high-pigment delivers in-your-face color with a creamy-matte finish. We love its built-in sharpener, too. Bottom line: Vegan beauty gift goals.
Give the gift of Juice Beauty vegan skincare this holiday season. The sustainable packaging contains 5 merry and bright products to create an even and smoother complexion. The secret is in the clean formula. GREEN APPLE® Age Defy contains malic acid from organic green apples and a potent age-defying cocktail of alpha lipoic acid, Vitamin C & CoQ10. The kit includes: Brightening Gel Cleanser, Age Defy Serum, Peel Full Strength, Brightening Emulsion Lightweight Moisturizer and Age Defy Moisturizer. The system smells as sweet and crisp as you'd expect - and makes for a special at-home spa day. "A friend told me about this Juice Beauty kit so I picked it up on a whim. It has changed my skin completely! Obsessed!" notes a consumer.
Formerly Kat Von D Beauty (the makeup artist left the company earlier this spring), KVD Vegan Beauty is known for its high-performance, cruelty-free makeup - and it's also an "epic" gift to give. The edgy packaging is an homage to the founder’s history as a tattoo artist. The box is packed with 4 of KVD's bestsellers to create a full-face look that we are obsessed with. The #1 award-winning Tattoo Liner in "Trooper Black," features optimized inky pigments for opaque, all-day long wear that’s waterproof and smudge-resistant. Next, the mini Lock-It Setting Powder softly diffuses pores for a velvety-matte, photo-ready finish (no chalkiness, no flashback and no added texture - we swear). Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in matte brick red "Outlaw" packs natural lip conditioners, including vitamin E and sunflower seed wax, plus major pout payoff. The rich pigment slides on like a gloss and finishes to a true matte. Last but not least, a full-size Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in mauve pink nude "Lovecraft" that delivers bold, creamy color. Expect a big thank you.
As you know, it can be hard to find vegan beauty options that aren't expensive, but drugstore brand, E.L.F. has a wide range of products at price points you'll love. That said, since we've all been wearing face masks 24:7 to stop the spread of Covid19, why not give a little secret Santa to someone special this year? We think it's a great idea, too. Anyone who has been wearing a face-covering at work, school— anywhere, really, can use some self-care. The travel-size vegan e.l.f. products include: daily face cleanser, prep and hydrate balm, daily hydration moisturizer, nourishing night cream, and illuminating eye cream. The petite pouch fits snuggly in a Christmas stocking, just saying.
A one-of-kind, natural clarifying and cooling gel face mask, that also doubles as a gentle exfoliator is a thoughtful idea when it comes to gift-giving this year. Chances are you’ve glanced Herbivore’s chic packaging while scrolling Instagram - now is your chance to gift this gorgeous product. The vegan formula contains a star ingredient, called blue tansy oil, that works to soothe irritated skin and reduce redness. White willow bark (high in salicylic acid) and natural alpha hydroxyl acids via papaya and pineapple work together to gently exfoliate and rid the skin of dead cells. Aloe leaf decongests and unclogs pores for a smoother, healthier-looking complexion. "I love this mask! It has kept my skin beautifully clear all year long. It has become a staple in my beauty routine, I will repurchase routinely," says a happy consumer who used this mask during quarantine this year. We could all use some "clarity" and self-care this year. Shop for Herbivore on MIRA.
Beauty lovers and makeup aficionados are always in need of a new brush, or two, or ten for seamless and flawless buffing and blending... and experimenting. Trust us. So, the Marble Luxe 1o Piece Brush Set by BH Cosmetics is definitely something to ponder this year, when you're shopping for someone who is into vegan beauty products - because all brushes are not made the same. These beauties are constructed with marble and rose-gold handles and silky soft synthetic bristles. The elegant set contains the essential brushes for your face and eyes - and work well with powders, liquids and creams. Bonus: They are so pretty, you'll want to display them in a clear jar to add a little functional decor atop your bathroom vanity.
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