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Finding great beauty products is rarely easy, but when you're looking for vegan products things can be a little tougher. Luckily, more and more companies are becoming cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny-certified, creating products that work great and better the planet. Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect cry-proof mascara, a highlighting palette, or a great new lipstick, these products are just what you'll want on your big day and beyond. Bonus: Not only will these skincare and makeup finds help you look your best, but they'll also help you feel your best knowing they're good for you and the enviornment.
Here, we rounded up our favorite vegan-friendly beauty products—from makeup to moisturizers—that are about to become your cosmetic bag must-haves. Plus, we just saved you a whole lot of time that would be otherwise spent reading label after label deciding what you can and can't buy. Click through to see the items you need to add to your beauty arsenal.
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection
If you don't feel like wearing a face full of makeup, just stick with one product: This mascara. The lightweight, oil-free formula will make your lashes look miles long, instantly perking up your eyes. And if you want to add additional coats throughout the day, you won't be left with a flaky mess. This mascara is designed for exactly that, keeping your lashes moisturized and soft so when you put more on, it looks refreshed rather than cakey.
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection, $16, urbandecay.com.
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French Girl Cleansing Wash
This cleansing wash is one of French Girl's bestselling products for a good reason: The creamy formula contains activated charcoal, green tea extract, and aloe and jojoba oil to soothe, detoxify, and balance the skin. Great for all skin types, giving your face a massage every night with this wash will give you bright, smooth, and a photo-ready face.
French Girl Cleansing Wash, $18, etsy.com.
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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Covering up blemishes, dark circles, and other imperfections can go one of two ways: You'll either end up with a silky smooth and flawless complexion, or you'll be left with your product settling into fine lines and clinging onto dry skin, making what you were trying to hide even more noticeable than before. This concealer blends, firms, covers, and reduces redness, all while keeping your skin moisturized and radiant.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30, sephora.com.
Charlotte Tilbury's products never disappoint, and this lipstick is no exception. The color looks great on all skin tones, and, because it's so hydrating, you won't be left with dry lips at the end of the day like some matte formulas. The fact that this lipstick is long-lasting is definitely a perk, but the thing you'll love most is its 3D glow pigments, which create the illusion of fuller lips. Pucker up!
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Love Liberty, $34, nordstrom.com.
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Herbivore Lapis Oil Balancing Facial Oil
Adding oil to your face sounds scary, especially if you have oily skin. But don't fret! This facial oil works great on combination and oily skin types, reducing redness and hydrating without clogging pores. Since it's made without artificial ingredients, fillers, alcohol, fragrance, and everything else you don't want near your skin, you can rest assured that it will leave your skin looking better than ever.
Herbivore Lapis Oil Balancing Facial Oil, $72, sephora.com.
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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette
How pretty is this palette? The neutral colors complement any skin tone, giving a subtle shine and a whole lot of glow. With a velvety formula that hydrates lids, the color won't sit in fine lines and will blend evenly onto your skin. And thanks to a mix of matte and metallic shades, you'll be able to create an eye-catching look for any occasion.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette, $36, sephora.com.
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Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser
Because our faces need superfoods, too, this gel cleanser is full of antioxidant-rich kale, spinach, alfalfa, and green tea to get rid of all the dirt and toxins on your skin without drying it out. The refreshing formula isn't just great for removing makeup and cleaning your skin; it also helps protect against redness and free radical damage.
Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser, $36, sephora.com.
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
This product might be a little pricey, but think of it this way: You're getting three different shades that are all equally beautiful. Free of talc, gluten, and nano particles, this palette will give your skin a luminous glow without any irritation. And because it's so natural looking, you'll be getting compliments from everyone you meet.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, $62, sephora.com.
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Want picture-perfect brows? Look no further than this ultra-fine pencil. Ideal for filling in sparse spots, the smudge-proof formula is so natural-looking that your guests won't even be able to tell you touched them up in the first place. Plus, no need to worry about it rubbing off midday: The color will stay in place until you wash it off at night.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $21, sephora.com.
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Juice Beauty Antioxidant Moisturizer
The next time you moisturize your skin, do it with wholesome ingredients like malic apple, jojoba oil, sweet cherry, and aloe leaf juice. It's great on all skin types and has a handful of benefits, from brightening and evening skin tone to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your silky smooth skin will thank you.
Juice Beauty Antioxidant Moisturizer, $39, juicebeauty.com.
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Botanics Radiant Youth Refining Microdermabrasion Polish
If you want to revitalize your skin by getting rid of dead skin cells, this is the product for you. Formulated with Ginko plant extract, your complexion will go from dull to bright and smooth right after you use it. It's basically a spa treatment in a tube.
Botanics Radiant Youth Refining Microdermabrasion Polish, $13, ulta.com.