Vegan Eyeshadow & Bright Colours
These posts about vegan eyeshadows are some of my favourites to write! I love trying out new and different palettes, browsing for the best colours and formulas. The last post I did, on glitter eyeshadows, really came in handy this halloween! This post is all about vegan and cruelty free eyeshadow with popping colours – full summer ’19 vibes.
Like I’ve said before, vegan eyeshadows used to be really hard to come by. I think they were about the last thing brands started making with vegan options, because cloning the creamy formula you get with lanolin (from sheep’ wool) as an ingredient was so difficult. Thankfully, some brands have started to find amazing alternatives and, more importantly, realised how important it is to have cruelty free and vegan makeup on the market.
All of the intense-colour eyeshadow palettes on my list are totally cruelty free and vegan. If a cruelty free brand I’m talking about is owned by a non-cruelty free parent organisation, I’ll always let you know! (Here’s why I still buy products from cruelty free brands that are owned by animal testing parent companies.)
Tarte Sugar Rush Sunbeams & Daydreams Eyeshadow Palette
This vegan eyeshadow palette by Tarte contains a combination of bright neon shadows and glitter shades (that look more shimmer than glitter when they’re on, to be honest). I love the colour scheme – it is definitely super summery (so not entirely appropriate for a November blog post), but I was really drawn to the unusual combination of bright and verging-on-neon colours. I feel like this is a more diverse eyeshadow palette than it looks. Tarte’s website shows up-close images of these shades being worn on their website, which is great because you know exactly what you’re going to get.
I also love the packaging. The lid of this palette has major festival vibes and looks like something anyone would want in their makeup bag. It also comes with a matching brush (which is a massive plus given that it’s not cheap). Usually £30, this palette is currently on offer at £25.
Revolution X Alexis Stone The Instinct Palette
This vegan eyeshadow is definitely the best value-for-money purchase on this list. Revolution collaborated with Alexis Stone to create what is actually a pair of palettes. This one contains 28 “highly pigmented pressed pigments” in a wide range of colours, every single one made with a cruelty free and vegan formula. The accompanying Transformation Palette is intended to finish your look with an additional 7 glitters and shimmers. Both of these eyeshadow palettes are vegan and cruelty free.
The Instinct Palette (pictured above) is just £20, which is an absolute bargain for the range of colours you get. The add-on Transformation Palette is just £10. Although a gimmick more than anything else, the eyeshadow palette cases are also designed to magnet together!
They are, however, so pigmented that they can stain your skin, so be sure to purchase a primer and oil-based makeup remover before you get cracking with this!
Illamasqua Artistry Palette – Experimental
This is the most expensive palette on this list, but I couldn’t resist these gorgeous bright colours. This palette is currently listed for £38 on the Illamasqua website under their ‘vegan’ tab. Although I haven’t used this exact palette before, I know from past experience with Illamasqua formulas that this will be worth the money for those who can afford it.
This bold vegan eyeshadow palette was created by Illamasqua to celebrate their 10th birthday. Across the top row you have a sunset of yellow and orange hues, followed by complimenting greens, blues and purples.
Barry M Hi Vis Neon Liquid Shadow & Eyeliner
Okay, I know I’m cheating a little here because this post was supposed to be about palettes, but none of them are quite living up to the ‘neon’ I had in mind when I wrote ‘brights and neon’. Although all of the eyeshadow palettes above are amazing and may be what you’re looking for, if you came looking specifically for neon you’re probably disappointed. That’s why I wanted to include these. These cruelty free and vegan liquid eyeliners from Barry M may not look neon from the outside, but -trust me- they deliver! For just £4.99 each you can’t go wrong.
These paints are designed for face and body, and come in a range of colours that are highly pigmented and very hi-vis. Every colour is vegan and cruelty free. Water activated products have always worked wonders for me, and these are no exception. The pigmentation and staying power you get is always next level!
In the rest of Barry M’s Hi Vis collection they also have vegan nail paint, vegan waterproof eyeliner and a neon brights eyeshadow palette.
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