the best vegan dupes and replacements.
One of the hardest things about going Vegan is finding new replacements for the things you used to love especially when it comes to your ride or die beauty products.
Finding vegan products to replace your entire makeup bag can seem like a daunting task at first. The only downside to beauty companies extending their vegan ranges is the overwhelming choice and the damage it can cause to our bank accounts!
There are so many options available to us but sometimes it's difficult to tell what is worth spending your hard-earned money on OR if it's even worth the investment in the first place.
Luckily I've done all the research and testing for you and I have found some of the best vegan dupes for some of the cult favourite products that aren't cruelty-free.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand.
This contour wand is the perfect dupe for the popular Hoola Quickie Contour Stick. It blends seamlessly into the skin and gives you a naturally defined look. One of the reasons I love this product is because its foolproof, even for those who aren't confident doing a defined contour. It's very forgiving and doesn't go patchy or muddy throughout the day.
RMS Beauty Living Luminser.
I used to be obsessed with MAC strobe cream before my cruelty-free days. I love my skin to have a natural glow, and the living luminzer is my go-to. RMS makes all natural makeup - so not only does this leave your skin looking illuminated and healthy, you're also using a product that's kind to your skin.
NYX Pinched Blush.
When NARS announced that it was no longer a cruelty-free company one of the hardest products to let go of was my Orgasm blush. I had been searching for a product to give me that golden peachy glow and I finally found the perfect dupe in Pinched. It looks nearly identical on the skin and it's for a fraction of the price.
Eyeko Yoga Waterproof Mascara.
I cannot put into words how much I love this mascara. It's the perfect all-rounder. Long, curled, black lashes with no harsh chemicals AND it's in zero waste packaging. It's also by far one of the best waterproof mascaras I have ever tried. No smudging, flaking or transfer throughout the day and you need a seriously good oil cleanser to get this off. Try it, trust me you'll love it!
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes 2.
Better Than Sex is a cult favourite among the beauty community, but sadly Too Faced is no longer a cruelty-free company. I have to admit I was pretty gutted when I heard this. Better Than Sex was one of my all-time favourite mascaras, however, Legendary Lashes 2 saved the day. It gives you full, fluffy looking lashes that Better Then Sex is famous for, but I also think this is a better formula as it doesn't give you any flaking throughout the day.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand.
Yes, another Charlotte Tilbury product. Are you seeing a pattern here? This is hands down one of the best under eye products I have ever tried. Creasing is a huge issue for me, and I have no issues with this whatsoever. Not only does it brighten your eye area, but it also has skincare on the other side which helps to hydrate and soften any fine lines. Its a no-brainer, you need this in your makeup bag.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder.
I'm sure you've all heard the hype around this powder, and it's the perfect vegan dupe for the cult favourite Laura Mercier illuminating mineral powder. It gives you a candlelit glow, sets your makeup, blurs any imperfections and is an all-round wonderful product.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner.
I used to think that the Lancome Art Liner would be my ride or die eye liner until I found a vegan replacement that is way better. Tattoo Liner is foolproof, even for people like me who suck at doing eyeliner. It easy to use, lasts all day long and doesn't go patchy throughout the day. Kat Von D is an angel for making this product.
Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray.
Fix + was another one of my favourites and another product I really struggled to replace when I went cruelty-free. I recently discovered the illuminating setting spray from Cover FX and I've fallen in love with it. Its a super lightweight spray with a subtle glow that sets your makeup and refreshes your skin throughout the day. If you're struggling to fix a setting spray replacement you need to try this.
Chanticaille Just Skin.
This is by far my all time favourite tinted moisturiser. It gives a beautiful amount of coverage, but not too much that it hides my freckles, a natural healthy glow and the tube lasts for ages! I use it most days I wear makeup and I've only gone through three over the last few years. It has a hefty price tag but worth every single penny.
Charlotte Tilbury KKW Hot Lips.
If you're like me and you're not a lipstick person, but you're going to treat yourself just one product then this is it. Its the perfect nude that suits every skin tone and every makeup look. Need I say more?
Urban Decay Just Skin Concealer.
If you're looking for a new concealer this is by far the best I've ever tried. I have an extremely hard time finding a good concealer that works for me and this ticks every box. It doesn't crease, it doesn't dry out, it doesn't go patchy, it sits well on any base, you can use it for multiple areas on the face and it doesn't go cakey. It's perfect. If you haven't tried it yet then you need to!
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Mask.
When I realised that Glam Glow wasn't cruelty-free I was heartbroken because super mud is an incredible product. I have spent years trying to find a replacement and The Body Shop came through with an even better product. It has kinder ingredients for your skin and works just as well as Super Mud.
Zoeva Vegan Brush Set.
If you are looking to buy make brushes Zoeva is the only brand I would recommend. I have tried many brands from low to stupidly high price points, and not only are most brushes not cruelty-free (some are made with real hair?!) they simply aren't worth the money a lot of the time. Zoeva is very affordable and has an entire vegan range!
Eden Bomb Flowers.
I don't know how I didn't hear about this company sooner, but I am so happy I discovered them. Eden is an entirely cruelty-free, vegan, paraben free, sulphate free, and preservative free perfume company based in Brighton. Eden creates identical versions of your favourite perfume without the nasty stuff. Flower Bomb was my go-to scent until I discovered Eden and I was ecstatic to find a vegan version of my favourite scent.
Apothecary Assosicates Open Space Bath Oil.
I don't know about you, but I love a bath. I used to love Jo Malone bath oils and struggled to find a luxurious replacement that was cruelty-free. This isn't something I buy myself every day, but it's a nice treat to have every now and again.
Frank Body Shimmer Oil.
I'm obsessed with everything Frank creates, and this shimmer oil is no exception. I love a shimmer oil in the summer months and I used to love the Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil. Frank's product is made of all natural ingredients so it's much kinder to the skin and a fraction of the price tag.
What are some of your favourite vegan dupes?
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