It’s World Vegan Month and to celebrate, I’ve decided to bring you my collection of Cruelty Free and Leaping Bunny Approved lipsticks.
There has never been a better time to be selective and make conscious decisions that are better for your health, our planet and the animals we share it with.
To start off the month, I thought I’d bring you all the amazing, organic and cruelty free red lipsticks I’ve collected. Red is one of the harder shades to create because the vibrant colourant normally used is carmine (which is a crushed insect, purified and processed).
Before I started this blog, I never wore red lipstick. I saw it on other women and damn I admired them! Red can be powerful. It can be sultry. It can be flirty. It demands attention no matter what. That’s exactly why everyone should have a red in their makeup kit.
If you’re vegan, or concerned about the ingredients going into your makeup then there’s no reason for you to miss out on this gorgeous shade.
You’ll find individual reviews on each brand by following the links below:
- Gressa – Aux Rouge and Regal
- Fitglow – Love *This formula includes beeswax so it’s not completely vegan*
- Clove + Hallow – Flaming Coral and Damsel
- Adorn Cosmetics – Deep Red
- Inika – Auburn Ambition
- Au Naturale Cosmetics – Cha Cha, Salsa and Going Rouge
From the sheer touch of Gressa, to bright and stunning Clove + Hallow or sultry and deep Au Naturale, they’re plenty to pick from.
Also, did you know the best way to compare red lipstick is by swatching a few of them side by side? The reason the undertone is so important, is because it’ll help you in determining what suits your skin tone.
Warm toned reds suit warm toned skin and cool tones suit their counterpart. Honestly? I haven’t met too many reds that I can’t wear, but the ones that are guaranteed to complement my skin tone are those that have an orange or pink undertone. Damsel is the only blue-toned of this bunch.
My favourite out of these is Love by Fitglow. It absolutely pops with it’s pink undertone.
Natural Red by Adorn Cosmetics is another vegan lipstick I’d recommend trying. It’s more of a warm pink with red undertones, but still a beautiful shade for anyone wanting a hint of red.
So that’s it for this week! I hope this helps you to find a red that’s perfect for you. Let me know which shades you’ve tried in the comments below. Are there some organic and vegan brands you’ve tried and think I’ve missed?