Makeup Artist Jobs – 7 Plant-Based and Vegan Beauty Brands

Going green isn’t just a beauty trend – it’s beneficial in the long run for both you and the planet. Drop the nagging voice in the back of your head saying eco-friendly products are less powerful, less vibrant or less exciting than their mainstream counterparts. In recent years, plant-based and vegan skincare brands have definitely upped their ante and have a huge array of makeup, body and haircare products to offer. Read on below for seven plant-based and vegan beauty brands to try the next time you’re looking for new items for your beauty regime!

Andalou Naturals

If there were a brand that offered certified organic, plant-based products at an amazingly affordable price that you needed to try it would have to be Andalou Naturals. They offer a full range of skincare products for aging, dull, acne-prone, dehydrated or sensitive skin which features aloe vera, argan oil, and pumpkin, to name a few. Bonus: nearly every product in their haircare and body line are 99% nature derived!

Frank Body

If you were around for the complete Instagram coffee body scrub takeover a few years back you’re already acquainted with Frank. Known for their caffeine-infused body scrubs, the down-to-earth brand has expanded its line to include cleansers, moisturizers, masks face and body balms. Their latest claim to fame is the release of a limited edition Shimmer Scrub that gives off a lasting unicorn glow!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Shocked? The originators of your favourite Lip Tars are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Known for their punchy lip shades in traffic-stopping yellow, latex teal green, and true opaque white, this makeup brand’s formulation includes castor seed, hemp and peppermint oil as well as a healthy dose of vitamin e. For natural ladies who don’t fit into the green hippy aesthetic, OCC is worth a second look.

Sunday Riley

Vegan luxury may not be the norm, but with the huge following Sunday Riley has accumulated we’re sure that’s soon to change. Their bestsellers include the Luna Sleeping Night Oil and the Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, which are staples in the skincare routines of editors of Marie Claire and Allure magazine as well as celebs Stella McCartney and Julianne Moore. Add these to your beauty wishlist ASAP!

INIKA Organic

What good is all this vegan or plant-based makeup if you have nothing to apply it with? INIKA Organic makeup brushes utilize a completely recyclable black canvas roll to store eight essential, pro-quality brushes that include every brush you’ll ever need for face, eyes and lips. The brush hairs are also made from premium synthetic materials and sustainably sourced wood.

Tata Harper

With the motto “Beauty Without Compromise,” you can rest assured Tata Harper’s full range of skincare, cosmetic and aromatherapy products will come through and deliver! This green beauty brand stands out from the crowd by sticking to 100% natural and non-toxic plant-based ingredients. Their cleansers, moisturizers, and masks have even received notable accolades from Allure and ELLE magazines.

Whole Foods

Did you know Whole Foods carries a full range of in-house skincare and hair products that are up to 97% plant-derived? When searching for a plant-based hair product that delivers, look for this simple collection of colour preserving, moisturizing and volumizing shampoos and conditioners. Add these to your list the next time you’re in the grocery store!

That’s all for now — are there any specific plant-based or vegan beauty brands you’re currently loving? Let us know in the comments below!

Inspiration image courtesy of Nature Humaine

Product Info:

1. Andalou Naturals – Image courtesy of Debbie’s Health Office

2. Frank Body – Image courtesy of Forbes

3. OCC Makeup – Image courtesy of The Gloss

4. Sunday Riley is available at Sephora – Image courtesy of Allure

5. INIKA Organic – Image courtesy of Shizo

6. Tata Harper – Image courtesy of Tata Harper Blog

7. Available at Whole Foods – Image courtesy of My P Brand

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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