The best vegan mascaras for guilt-free, fluttery lashes
Eye makeup with a conscience
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / February 26 2021
If we were stuck on a desert island and there was only one makeup item we could take with us, it would be mascara.
The eye-opening, drama-inducing lash definer is a mainstay in our routine and can completely overhaul a look, taking us from low-energy to ‘on’ with just a few expertly maneuvered strokes.
But by the same token, traditional formulas are somewhat unkind to our furry friends and an animal product-free way of living, with a tendency to favour non-vegan friendly ingredients.
Thankfully though, there are a collection of brands taking the initiative to give us guilt-free, high-performing formulas. Here are some vegan-friendly mascara offerings your lashes will love.
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY At Lash’d Lifting & Volumizing Mascara
Need your mascara to last through a day at work and maybe a sweat sesh at the gym too? This long-wearing, flake and smudge-free formula is for you. Lengthening and curling, this good-looker contains lash conditioning biotin peptide and provitamin B5 that strengthens and enhances the appearance of lashes. And if you were wondering where all that volume was coming from,lightweight vegan plant waxes are the culprit. Sorry, not sorry.
MECCA MAX Wink Ink Super Mascara
We’re chomping at the bit to hand over the crisp $20 it costs for this wink-widening mascara. Flake-free and 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free, this little guy can be layered easily, making it the perfect pick for your makeup bag. Ideal for touch-ups on-the-go or switching from daytime to evening looks, think lengthened and volumised lashes, all night long.
ICONIC London Triple Threat Mascara
We’ve got a true triple threat on our hands here; we’re talking lift, volume and length coming your way with just a few swipes of the low profile wand on this bad-boy. Say buh-bye to regular lash lift or extension appointments and forget the falsies on a night out – this is all you’re gonna need from here on out kids.
BITE BEAUTY Upswing Full Volume Mascara
Look, we might be a bit biased about this one (it’s our pick for a full face of vegan makeup) but the chunky wand on this bronzed beauty is genius, delivering standout voluminous lashes with just a few swipes. Intensely black and infused with vegan tree berry wax, this will build lightweight volume that’s smudge and flake-resistant for reliable wear.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.