We love getting dolled up every now and again, but chances are, a lot of us haven’t really considered where our make-up is actually coming from.
But vegan beauty products contain no animal ingredients at all, omitting honey, beeswax, milk and eggs, so you can look radiant while safe in the knowledge that your look is totally ethical.
These brands all have vegan ranges, so you can slap on to your hearts content, with a clear conscience.
Every last item in e.l.f’s range is 100 percent vegan, including the make-up brushes, which are completely synthetic. It’s even been endorsed by leading animal rights organisation, PETA. If that’s not a stamp of approval then we don’t know what is.
Order online for delivery to Dubai from Souq.com. www.elfcosmetics.com.
Kat Von D
The brand has an entire #Veganalert range that doesn’t use any animal products or by-products and has not been tested on animals. In true Kat Von D ferocity, you’ll find bright bold colours in every dramatic hue, from tattoo eyeliners and everlasting lip liners to studded crème lipsticks and holographic eyeshadow palettes. We can’t get enough.
Available at Sephora, various locations including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha www.katvondbeauty.com.
Expect a massive collection of vegan beauty products including everything from cleansing gel and tinted moisturiser to fake lashes and lip gloss. Not only are the products natural and kind to your skin, they also come in gorgeous packaging. You’ll want it all.
Available at Sephora, various locations including The Beach, opposite JBR, www.tartecosmetics.com.
The Body Shop
It feels good to know that no animals are being harmed in the pursuit of our vanity. The Body Shop is famously against animal testing and has worked with Cruelty Free International over the past three decades. All of the make-up brushes on sale here are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, and the extensive vegan range extends to moisturising vegan make-up made with aloe vera to vegan skincare crafted with essential oils.
Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thebodyshop.com.
For 100 percent cruelty-free beauty products and an impressive selection of vegan cosmetics, hit up Too Faced. Even its make-up brushes are made from soft “teddy-bear hair”, and its list of merchandise is as long as your arm. Snap up primers, mascaras, liners, lipsticks, bronzers, foundations and more.
Available at Sephora, various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.toofaced.com.