February 28, 2021
Lip Products That Don't
Compromise On Quality
Our top picks of the very best vegan-friendly lip balms, tints and lipsticks
Many of the traditional moisturisers found in lip care products, like lanolin and beeswax, are derived from animal ingredients. But it is possible to make high-quality lip care without them. At Code8 we’re proud to offer a variety of vegan-friendly lipsticks, lip tints and lip lacquers, that are instead made with a premium blend of plant waxes and seed oils. They are just as nourishing and look equally flattering on the skin. Here are our top three favourite cruelty-free products.
Bold Vegan Lip Lacquers
Formulated with intensely rich colour, the Code8 Glaze Lip Lacquer is perfect for those times when you want a semi-glossy liquid lip look. Just one swipe with the doe-foot applicator gives you a striking three-dimensional pout that’s smudge-free, buildable and stays in place all day long. This vegan lipgloss-lipstick hybrid is available in eight shades and is made from a blend of natural hydrators, including Castor and Sunflower Seed Oil as well as Synthetic Beeswax. It will keep your lips feeling smooth, soft and moisturised all day long, and you can wear it safe in the knowledge that no animals were harmed in the making of it. Plus it comes in a glass tube, so it's recyclable and environmentally friendly too.
Multi-Use Vegan Lip Tints
Instead of beeswax, this multi-use vegan lip tint uses ingredients like Castor Oil, Shea Butter and Meadowfoam Seed Oil. These natural emollients give the crayon the hydrating and repairing benefits of a vegan lip balm, while the subtle tint means it also has the colour payoff of a sheer lipstick. It’s the perfect multitasking product for popping in your handbag, and it also works as a creamy eyeshadow or blusher. Apply the product straight from the crayon or use a brush and blend out along the cheekbone for precise application that gives a natural flush of colour on the cheeks. This range is available in three universally flattering shades and would make a great gift for any vegan makeup lover
Hydrating Vegan Lipsticks
Traditionally, lipstick is made with lanolin (which comes from sheep’s wool), but the entire Code8 Matte Velour Lipstick range is paraben-free, vegan friendly and cruelty-free. The vegan lipstick uses Sunflower Seed Oil, a well-known hydrator, as well as Candelilla wax, which comes from the leaves of the small shrub native to northern Mexico. These two ingredients are blended with other plant waxes and seed oils to create a formula that enhances the volume of the lips and glides on beautifully to achieve the perfect lip contour. Just one swipe from the bullet promises a highly pigmented, non-drying finish that’s long-lasting, matte but extremely comfortable.
We hope this blog post has helped you see there’s no reason why vegan lipsticks, glosses or balms can’t be just as high quality as traditional formulas. Now all that’s left to do is decide which of the beautiful vegan lip products you want to add to your makeup collection first. Browse our entire vegan friendly makeup range here.