Yep, no cat in the tube.
Being a vegan and looking for cruelty-free AND vegan lip products can be really hard, since most brands today put carmine (red dye made from crushed female beatles), beeswax or even lanolin (grease extracted from sheep wool) in their lip products - even those who claim to be cruelty-free. Since I am aiming to buy mostly vegan stuff lately, I have done some research and found some vegan lipstick/lipstain/lipgloss brands on the market!
Ingredients: Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microsristallina), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Methylparaben, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Lecithin, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylparaben, BHT, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate [+/-(MAY CONTAIN): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 28 (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)]
Where to buy? Manicpanic.com and eBay (selected sellers).
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil, Mentha X Peprita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate | May Contain: Silica Dimethyl Silylate, D&C Red #6, D&C Red #7, D&C Red #27, D&C Red #30, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Yellow #6, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica
Where to buy? OCCmakeup.com, Sephora and Cocktail Cosmetics.
- Kiss My Sass Cosmetics Lipstick
Ingredients: ricinus communis seed oil (castor oil), titanium dioxide, euphorbia cerifera wax (candelilla wax), mangifera indica seed butter (mango butter), simmondsia chinensis seed oil (jojoba oil), iron oxide, orbignya oleifera seed oil (babassu oil), flavor, tocopheryl acetate
Where to buy? Kmscosmetics.com
- Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipsticks
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera) , Rose Wax (Rosa damascena) , Synthetic Fluorphlogopite , Iron Oxides , D&C Red No. 27 Aluminium Lake ,Titanium Dioxide
Where to buy? Lush.com and local Lush stores.
Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Mica, Synthetic (Cera Alba) Wax, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Silica Silylate, Silica, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol Denat, Hexylene Glycol, Flavor. [+/-] Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), FD&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:1), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492), FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140), FD&C Blue No 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)
Where to buy? Limecrimemakeup.com, Cocktail Cosmetics, Love Makeup, Cutecosmetics.co.uk, Crush Cosmetics and Beauty Joint.
Ingredients: Jojoba oil, Castor oil, Cocoa Butter, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax, Vitamin E, Grapeseed oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide May Contain: Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, FD&C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #6 Barium Lake, D&C Red #6 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #7 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #21 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #27 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #30 LakeFD&C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #6 Barium Lake, D&C Red #6 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #7 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #21 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #27 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red #30 Lake
Where to buy? Smash Cosmetics Etsy store.
- Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty - Purely Kissable Lip Color
Ingredients: Organic oils of helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, ricinus communis (organic castor seed oil)*, sesamum indicum (organic sesame seed oil)*, theobroma cacao (organic cocoa seed butter)*, hydrogenated glyceryl abietate, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla wax), copernicia cerifera (carnauba wax), butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, manihot esculenta (organic tapioca)*, zea mays (organic corn)*, rosa canina (organic rosehip fruit oil)*, passiflora incarnata (organic passion flower oil)*, vitis vinifera (organic champagne grape seed oil)*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oil), euterpe oleracea (organic acai berry)*, lycium chinense (organic goji berry)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E). May contain titanium dioxide, mica, iron oxides.
Where to buy? Naturisimo.com, Juicebeauty.com, Skinstore.com.
- Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Liquid Lipticks
Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Vegetable Glycerin, Castor Seed Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax, Mica, Titanium Dioxide. (May Contain: FD&C Blue #1, Iron Oxides, Magnesium Myristate, Manganese Violet, D&C Red #7, D&C Red #27, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #5)
Where to buy? Prettyzombiecosmetics.com
I hope this helps your shopping issues if you’re vegan or simply want to buy 100% ethical makeup like me. Let me know if you can think of more vegan lipstick brands in the comments below. Cheers!