This Vegan Lipsticks Australia guide is designed to help Australian vegan beauty lovers locate the best vegan lipstick to match their needs, and lipstick colour and finish wants.
More beauty lovers are making the choice to go vegan and more vegan beauty brands are gradually catering for this. The availability of vegan makeup Australia wide is slowly rising.
Vegans are still asking however what vegan products you can buy in Australia and vegan beauty lovers are especially asking about the availability of vegan makeup brands Australia wide. Hence the compilation of this vegan lipsticks guide.
If you have friends who are vegan these vegan lipsticks make perfect, thoughtful vegan beauty gifts for all occasions.
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- 1 Vegan Lipsticks Australia Comparison Chart
- 2 Is ‘Vegan Lipstick’ the same as ‘Cruelty-Free Lipstick’?
- 3 What Animal Derived Products Do Non-Vegan Lipsticks Contain?
- 4 What Are Vegan Lipstick Ingredients?
- 5 Vegan Lipstick Reviews & Colour Ranges
- 5.1 Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick
- 5.2 Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Vegan Liquid Lipstick
- 5.3 Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Color Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick
- 5.4 Lime Crime Velvetines Metallic Liquid Matte Lipstick
- 5.5 Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick
- 5.6 NEEK Skin Organics 100% Natural Vegan Lipstick
- 5.7 INIKA Cerified Organic Vegan Lipstick
Vegan Lipsticks Australia Comparison ChartThis Vegan Lipsticks Australia comparison chart lists some of the best vegan lipsticks currently available for purchase in Australia.
There is more detailed information about each of these vegan Australia lipstick ranges further down this post, including their available colour shades.
|Kat Von D Beauty|
Studded Kiss Creme
|3 Different Finishes:|
|Kat Von D Beauty |
|Tarte Rainforest |
Of The Sea Color
|Creamy Hydrating |
|Inika Certified |
|Certified Organic |
Is ‘Vegan Lipstick’ the same as ‘Cruelty-Free Lipstick’?
Unfortunately the answer is no! The terms ‘vegan’ and ‘cruelty-free’ are not interchangeable. Let me explain.
Vegan Lipstick Definition
Vegan beauty products, such as vegan lipsticks, do not contain any animal derived ingredients.
A ‘vegan’ label however does not mean that the lipstick or it’s ingredients were not tested on animals.
Cruelty-Free Lipstick Definition
‘Cruelty-free’ means that the product was not tested on any animals. This includes both the finished product, as well as the individual ingredients.
Products do not need to be vegan to be cruelty-free.
Cruelty-free lipsticks do sometimes contain animal derived ingredients.
What Animal Derived Products Do Non-Vegan Lipsticks Contain?
Tallow, which is more commonly known as fat, can be found in non-vegan lipsticks.
Lanolin, which is a liquid derived from sheep’s wool, is another often used ingredient in non-vegan lipsticks.
Finally beeswax is also a common animal derived ingredient added to non-vegan lipsticks.
These are all added to lipsticks to improve their texture and application.
Another animal derived ingredient you may not have heard of is carmine. Carmine is actually crushed cochineal insects. Doesn’t that sound gross to be smearing crushed insects onto your lips!
70,000 female cochineal insects are crushed to make just 1 lb of red dye, which is used in cosmetics, especially in red lipsticks and blushes.
What Are Vegan Lipstick Ingredients?
Vegan lipstick ingredients vary from brand to brand.
Vegan lipsticks use either plant based or synthetic ingredients made in a lab instead of animal derived ingredients.
Natural vegan lipstick contains mineral and natural plant based dyes to create colour. Instead of beeswax they use vegetable based wax for easy application.
Natural vegan lipstick includes coconut oil, jojoba oil, macadamia oil and/or sunflower seed oil to keep lips hydrated.
Vegan Lipstick Reviews & Colour Ranges
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick
In answer to the question ‘Is Kat Von D makeup vegan?’ I am happy to report that the entire Kat Von D Beauty product line is cruelty-free and vegan.
The Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Creme lipstick range has a beautiful creamy texture that both looks and feels lovely on the lips. It contains macadamia oil to nourish your lips.
There are three different finishes in this lipstick range depending on which colour you choose. The finishes include satin-matte, glimmer and metallic. They are all boldly pigmented.
I love the stylish studded tube and the embossing on the lipsticks is ever so luxe looking.
The colour range consists of a comprehensive 38 pigmented colours as shown below. Whether you are wanting a vegan red lipstick, a vegan bold berry lipstick, a vegan purple lipstick or even a vegan black lipstick, the Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Creme range of vegan lipsticks will have a shade for you.
I particularly love the dark red vegan lipstick in this range.
Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Vegan Liquid Lipstick
The Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick range is a vegan matte liquid lipstick range that is also cruelty-free and formulated without parabens.
It is a long-wear, high-pigment vegan liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish and all-day lightweight comfort.
It glides on easily like a gloss but dries to a true matte finish. It contains vitamin E and sunflower seed extract to enhance the comfort on your lips.
These vegan lipsticks really are everlasting! Eating, drinking, kissing, nothing wears these lipsticks off!
The Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick comes in 40 shades. At the time I was compiling this Vegan Lipstick Australia Guide the shades with a cross through them were sold out, but it is my understanding that they will be restocked so do check their availability if you are wanting to buy any of them.
That vegan blue lipstick shade looks amazing and several of the nude shades are also calling my name!
Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Color Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick
There are several vegan makeup brands at Sephora. Another of the vegan brands Sephora stocks is Tarte. All Tarte products are cruelty-free and vegan.
This Tarte lipstick range is one of my own personal favourites, and in my opinion one of the best vegan lipsticks currently available.
It is a moisture rich, full coverage lipstick that is very comfortable to wear!
Due to its high hydration it’s perfect for wearing during the drying winter season.
It comes in 23 creamy shades in a range of nudes, pinks, berries and browns.
I love the unique baby blue marbleised tube too!
Lime Crime Velvetines Metallic Liquid Matte Lipstick
This range of Lime Crime vegan lipstick is GORGEOUS!
If you love metallic lipsticks you will absolutely love this range of Lime Crime metallic lipstick.
They have good staying power and dry down to a luxurious opaque ‘liquid metal’ finish.
This vegan lipstick makes your lips feel luxuriously velvety, like a rose, and will last all day with minimal touch ups required even after eating.
All Lime Crime products are PETA verified vegan and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free.
Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick
Like the above Lime Crime Velvetines Metallic Liquid Matte Lipsticks these Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipsticks are also inspired by the luxurious velvety texture of rose petals.
The Velvetine liquid matte lipstick dries to a touch-proof velvet finish.
As with all Lime Crime lipsticks these lipsticks are PETA verified vegan and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free.
NEEK Skin Organics 100% Natural Vegan Lipstick
NEEK Skin Organics are an Australian made range of ethically-friendly skincare and makeup products.
NEEK lipstick is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free and 100% natural. NEEK lipsticks are gentle on the lips and ideal for reactive skin types
INIKA Cerified Organic Vegan Lipstick
INIKA Certified Organic Vegan Lipstick provides effortless nourishment and hydration without compromising on performance or colour.
These INIKA vegan lipstick products contains certified organic natural shea butter and jojoba oil to moisturise and protect your lips.
These lipsticks are certified vegan and certified cruelty-free, and are a certified halal lipstick.
There are 14 shades in the range overall of which the 6 shades pictured below were available at the time of compiling this guide.
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Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance suited to your specific needs. Ingrid was an Influencer Judge in the TVSN Beauty Awards 2023, and also in 2021 in the hair care category. She has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.