Your Cruelty-Free and Vegan Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is here and if you’re a beauty fanatic, now is definitely the time to get that beautiful summer glow in order. If you’re not a fan of brands that aren’t cruelty-free, don’t fear, there are many brands that are moving away from testing on animals. Here are the top 5 cruelty-free & vegan beauty products that you need for this summer!

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

Illamasqua is a vegan brand that has been awarded as a 'Cruelty-free’ brand by PETA. Their Skin Base Foundation is a lightweight foundation that is perfect for those hot summer days when you still want a natural yet flawlessly smooth complexion. In addition to having Vitamin C and E in it, the foundation also comes in 26 different shades. All shades, as well as all other Illamasqua products, can be found here.

Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Eyeshadow

Talk about nostalgia! Glamour Dolls, another awesome vegan, and cruelty-free makeup brand teamed up with one of our fave 90’s designers to create this seriously adorable collection. This sweet shimmery pink eyeshadow is perfect for a bright-eyed, 'no makeup' makeup look. The Lisa Frank x Glamour Doll collections also carry brushes as well as other products. You can shop the entire collection here.

Suki Concentrated Clarifying Toner

The Suki concentrated clarifying toner is the perfect toner for both combination skin as well as oily and acne prone skin. Toners are definitely a necessity for the summer to keep this skin nourished and fresh. While the brand is not a 100% vegan, it does offer tons of products that are. This toner is cruelty-free and has a lot of skin nourishing ingredients such as rose distillate, lavender oil, seaweed, chamomile, tea tree oil, aloe, and Vitamin C peptides to name a few. The full ingredient list can be found here.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Yes! This fan favourite is both cruelty-free and vegan! Who would’ve thought? The mascara has even been acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free product. This popular mascara is best known for giving lashes that full, long and flirty look so you can ditch the falsies and pesky glue this summer. You can shop for all of the vegan products offered by Too Faced, including the Better Than Sex mascara right here!

Pacifica Crystal Punk Holographic Mineral Lip Gloss

Pacifica is a 100% vegan and 100% cruelty-free brand that carries many different cosmetic products. One of their most popular products is their Crystal Punk holographic mineral lip-gloss that comes in 3 gorgeous iridescent colours that are sure to give your lips just the right amount of shine. Formulated with rose seed oil and jojoba oil, this nourishing and non-sticky formula is the perfect lip product for this summer. Find all 3 colours and all of Pacifica's other clean beauty products, here!