BEAUTY

The Pool’s favourite vegan beauty buys

BEAUTY

The Pool’s favourite vegan beauty buys

Team Pool share their top vegan-beauty essentials

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By Elle Turner on

Team Pool share their top vegan-beauty essentials

By Elle Turner on
  • CATE'S PICK: STRIPPED Lavender Eye Make-Up Remover, £8

    I never would have expected that oil alone could take off my eye make-up, but this works surprisingly well. (Plus, it smells and feels super nice going on, as opposed to harsh make-up wipes that pull out your eyelashes.)

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  • FRANKIE'S PICK: URBAN DECAY NAKED 2 Paletee, £39.50

    Urban Decay is famous for its eye palettes, which contain soft blendable powders in a good selection of shades. While not all of its products are vegan, there's a clear section on the brand's website where you can see which products are animal-free. The Naked 2 eyeshadow palette is a very good example, featuring 12 colours in a spectrum of taupes, bronzes and golds, and a mixture of matte and shimmer.

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  • ELLE'S PICK: HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING POWDER IN LUMINOUS LIGHT, £42

    As far as powder highlighters go, you can't get much better than Hourglass. The Ambient Lighting Powders, in particular, are gorgeous and will give you healthy-looking, glowy skin in one swoosh. Plus, they come in a range of shades for all skin tones. Though not all of Hourglass' products are vegan, a whopping great selection are, and the brand has pledged to be completely animal-free by 2020. 

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  • HANNAH'S PICK: TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA, £19

    I actually didn’t realise this was a vegan product at first, meaning that now I love it more than ever. It is, in my opinion, one of the best mascaras on the market. It lengthens, thickens and just gives you really great, natural lashes. I’m obsessed. If you're wondering which products from Too Faced are vegan, they have a handy list here.

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  • ELAINE'S PICK: DERMA E ANTI-WRINKLE TONER, £12.78

    I love Derma E's Anti Wrinkle Toner, which I use every evening after cleansing to make my face feel fully cleansed and refreshed. It's much gentler than some of the other toners I've tried, which means I can use it every day without my skin feeling dry. All of Derma E's products are cruelty-free and vegan.

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  • CATE'S PICK: THE ORDINARY ROSEHIP OIL, £9

    This is the first face oil I've ever used, and it's still one of my favourites. It's lightweight, feels wonderful to put on and absorbs nicely. To make things easier, all of The Ordinary's products come with a little guide that makes it clear whether or not they're vegan.

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  • ELLE'S PICK: LE LABO THÉ NOIR PERFUME, FROM £55

    This is hands down my favourite autumn perfume – a bit smoky, a bit sexy and a tiny bit sweet (thanks to a dash of fig). It's absolute heaven and easily the perfume I get the most compliments on. As far as their ethos goes, the brand reckons it's "more humane to test cosmetics on New Yorkers [where the brand originates] than animals", and all of its products are vegan and PETA approved.

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  • FRANKIE'S PICK: Zoeva Premiere Lip Crayon, £9.80

    I really love lip crayons, as I find the pointed nib makes applying bold colour easier. These new crayons from Zoeva give a really good pop of pigment and have a soft, creamy texture that doesn't make your lips feel dry. The three colours have been inspired by the 20s jazz age, which feels very glamorous. My pick is the classic berry. Not all of Zoeva's products are vegan, but they do offer a lovely selection that are – happily, these lip crayons are completely animal-free.

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  • CATE'S PICK: NUUD CAREFREE DEODORANT STARTER KIT,£12.95

    This deodorant is a cream that you literally rub into your armpits every one to three days, and it works by fighting against the bacteria in your armpit that cause you to stink. It's the best vegan deodorant I've ever used.

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  • HANNAH'S PICK: PAI BACK TO LIFE HYDRATION SERUM, £42

    I slather this on my face whenever my skin feels like it needs some help. Whether it’s freezing cold, I’m a bit hungover or I’m feeling under the weather, this serum never fails to make my face feel hydrated, fresh and glowy. This is one of my miracle products. Everything from Pai is certified vegan.

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  • TORY'S PICK: SUPERDRUG NATURALLY RADIANT HOT CLOTH CLEANSER, £5.99 

    Superdrug's own-brand range is, broadly, really strong, incredibly budget-friendly (hello, three-for-twos) and mostly vegan. In fact, the brand has expanded its vegan offering by 20% in the last few years and now has over 700 animal-free products to choose from. I really love the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Cream Cleanser, which you use with a hot cloth to fully melt away all the day's grime.

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  • cATE'S PICK: DR BRONNER LAVENDER ORGANIC SHAVING SOAP, £9.99

    I've tried so many shaving creams and foams and this is, by far, my favourite. I get a closer shave than I do with other products, and the bottle lasts ages. (I think I've had mine for four months, but that may say more about how often I shave than value for money...) The majority of Dr Bronners products are vegan, with the exception of the lip balms, which contain beeswax and honey.

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  • HANNAH'S PICK: REN MOROCCAN ROSE OTTO BODY LOTION, £28

    Unlike some rose-based products, this isn’t overpowering or saccharine. Instead, it feels very nourishing and like it’s really hydrating skin. After a shower or bath, it feels like the ultimate luxury. For Ren's full vegan selection, click here.

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  • CATE'S PICK: GLOSSIER PERFECTING SKIN TINT, £20

    If you love a lightweight, natural-looking foundation, then this is for you. It goes on wonderfully and the bottle lasts a long time. Several of Glossier's products are vegan (including the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Invisible Shield Sunscreen and Skin Tint), you can tell by scrolling to the bottom of its product pages to check out its claims.

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  • ELLE'S PICK: NAILBERRY BREATHABLE NAIL POLISH, £14.50

    This unassuming nail polish actually packs a really impressive list of credentials – it's PETA certified as cruelty-free and vegan, it's halal-friendly and it's one of the cleanest formulas you can find, since it doesn't contain well-known chemicals and irritants like formaldehyde, gluten and alcohol. Beyond that, it provides a very sleek looking mani and sticks around without chipping for a good week. The shade selection is excellent, too. I love this dark wine shade.

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  • FRANKIE'S PICK: LIXIR UNIVERSAL EMULSION, £45

    If you are looking for a simple, light moisturiser, then this is worth a try. Use it in the morning and at night to hydrate and smooth. It works a treat under make-up and looks great on the bathroom shelf. All of Lixir's products are vegan.

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  • Cate's Pick: JĀSÖN Body wash, £9.16

    These big bottles of body wash last FOREVER. No matter which scent or formula you buy, they all smell SO GOOD and don't dry out your skin. Most of Jāsön's products are vegan, and absolutely no cruelly obtained animal ingredients are used, though some products, like the Cooling Minerals & Tea Tree Muscle Pain Therapy, contain beeswax. 

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  • ELLE'S PICK: COVER FX SHIMMER VEIL EYESHADOW, £22

    Cover FX is such a brilliant, fully vegan brand, I haven't tried a formula from them I haven't liked. The primer sprays are excellent, the customisable drops are genius and the foundation gives beautiful coverage. Going into party season, the shimmer veil eyeshadows will be a constant in my make-up bag – they're just the right amount of sparkle, but sill subtle enough for daytime.

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  • VIC'S PICK: THE BODY SHOP ALMOND MILK BODY YOGHURT, £8.50

    The Body Shop's Almond Milk Body Yoghurt is incredible. It feels so, so silky, packs a good punch of moisture but sinks in quick (plus, it smells amazing). Around half of The Body Shop's products are vegan and they have a really good selection.

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  • HANNAH'S PICK: SOAPER DUPER BODY WASH, £6

    This smells delicious, works its way into a satisfying lather and, more than that, it supports a great cause – Wateraid. The brand doesn't test its products on animals, nor does it use animal byproducts. The packaging is recyclable and the ingredients are naturally derived. The brainchild of the wonderful Marcia Kilgore, (formerly of Soap & Glory), this brand truly has a conscience and is working to make the world a better place, one body wash at a time. 

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  • ELLE'S PICK: TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION, £33

    This is an ideal autumn foundation, it's thicker than your average, gives amazing coverage, but doesn't feel too heavy. If you like a full base, and your skin errs on the side of oily, you may find you like it, too. Everything from Tarte is certified vegan.

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  • Frankie's Pick: Skyn Iceland Firming Eye Gels, £25 for 8 packs

    If I've had too much wine the evening before or a crappy night's sleep, I bung these on in the morning, while I get dressed. They cool, refresh, take eye puff down and make me feel more human. And the good news is, all of the Skyn Iceland products are vegan.

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  • ELLE'S PICK: DR ROEBUCK'S TASSIE ANTI-POLLUTION SERUM, £46

    This is ultra lightweight, sinks in immediately and is jam-packed with delicious skin-plumping ingredients, like vitamin B3, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and blueberry extract (which is full of antioxidants, to protect skin against pollution). Use it in the morning before your moisturiser and SPF. All of Dr Roebuck's products are vegan, with the exception of the Tata Healing Mask, which contains honey.

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